Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Explorer (Tony Carey) - Explorer (1982) by Req

Instrumental rock/electronic/disco project from former Rainbow keyboardist Tony Carey.

Leftfield, Synth-pop

Producer - Peter Hauke

Tracklist :

01 Enjaw J (3:45)
02 Transit To Nowhere (3:53)
03 No. 8 (3:26)
04 Megawar (4:16)
05 Queen Of Scots (2:51)
06 Blue Fusion (3:23)
07 Dynamite (3:35)
08 Rabbits (3:40)
09 No. 14 (3:34)
10 Yellow Power (2:33)

Link to download :

Here is a highly recommended instrumental album,you wont be disappointed if you try.Lot of synths ,less guitar !
My favourite song is "Rabbits"

Biography :
Tony Carey was the keyboardist for the band Rainbow from 1975 to 1977, appearing on the studio album Rainbow Rising (1976) and on the live albums On Stage (1977) and Live in Germany (1994). He is particularly noted for the keyboard introduction to "Tarot Woman", the first cut on the Rainbow Rising album and the keyboard solo on "A Light in the Black" the last cut on the "Rainbow Rising" album.
He had a minor hit in the early eighties with "I Won't Be Home Tonight", and then a bigger hit with "A Fine, Fine Day", which reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in March 31, 1984. It also reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and a followup single, "The First Day of Summer", reached #33 in July 1984. Both are featured on the album, "Some Tough City", which hit #60 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Carey opened for Night Ranger on many dates of their 1984 tour in support of that album.
He also fronted the science-fiction oriented "band" Planet P Project ( Ive posted before...), which was in fact merely a vehicle for Tony's more progressive solo work. Planet P Project released two albums, Planet P in 1983 and Pink World in 1984, for which Tony wrote all the words and music, sang the lead vocals, and played most of the instruments. Session men on lead guitar, saxophones, programming, and drums on some tracks made up the rest of the "band."
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Next time i will upload a new wave like and rare album (vinyl rip) : The Pinups - untitled 1979 (produced by Tony Carey) as well as some more other from Tony Carey
FASHION -Fabrique


Blogger darryl said...

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10:31 AM  
Blogger theressa said...

Thanks, great album. By any chance do you also have his album with Planet P called : Levittown, Go Out Dancing part 2 (2007). If so, please post that album for me.

6:17 PM  
Blogger the saucer people said...

LOL! I was just saying on an earlier post in the comments section for the 'Grand Popo Football Club' album that it must have been a couple of weeks since my search for the weird, wonderful and uber-obscure has brought me back to this blog....then an hour later I am looking through Mister Italo's blog where he posted a video for Enjaw J by Explorer and underneath saying it was a really hard to get album so a quick search later and Saltyka's blog is the first thing that comes up on Google for this album!

Anyway, sadly the RS link is dead but I did manage to find it on Paul Durango's 36 15 Moog blog but I am not 100% sure if its the same rip though it says its ripped at 192 like this one so it probably is...also mentions that on this rip the last 20 seconds of 'Yellow Power' is cut off so that will definitely identify it as the same or a different rip than the one you posted (if it is a different rip is there any chance of reposting yours?)

anyway, here is the link:

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes sure. But have to check it first, will come back if it is different:)

Anyway i have uploaded to you some Romanelli and Synth&Gert here:

Check it if you still didnt see them. And thanks for the info belong to 'Grand Popo Football Club':)

1:27 AM  
Anonymous said...

There's no doubt, the dude is absolutely right.

11:43 PM  

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