Anyone remember Planet P Project from the 80s? It's basically
a two-man-band comprised of Tony Carey and his producer. A
few years ago Carey was offering a free download from his website
of a new Planet P album called "Go Out Dancing vol. 1: 1941".
I've always liked the first Planet P album a good bit, so I
Since then he's released two more volumes to make it a trilogy,
"Levittown" and "Out in the Rain". I just picked up volumes
2 and 3 recently.
The whole thing is surprisingly good. It has that 80s pop
sound to it, but updated with more modern equipment. Lots of
tastey keyboards, and the programmed percussion didn't put me
off at all. It's definitely more pop than prog, but good stuff.
Very catchy and at the same time more than a little thought
The lyrics seem to be some sort of concept album based on the
politics of the second half of the 20th century. It starts with
the conditions that lead to the rise of the Nazis and by the end
of volume 2 leads to a nuclear war. I think volume 3 is supposed
to be a survivor of the war looking back over his life. The big
theme that runs through the whole thing is "never trust anyone
who wants to lead you", whether it be a politician or a religious
Carey nails a kind of bitter but humorous cynicism, sort of like
a cross between Roger Waters and Kevin Gilbert. The more I listen
to these albums, the more I like them.
Just curious if anyone else has heard them...