As one of the first Progressive bands in Washington State, GLASS made a name for themselves across college campuses and coffee houses, weaving their unique blend of English progressive influences i. In the mid 70's members of the band made their way to England, the birthplace of their musical roots.
But their goal of being signed to a European record label was not forthcoming and they returned home in the summer of ' Back home in The States they persevered writing new material, weathering member changes and opening minds with their visionary sound. Unfortunately, they weren't able to break into the commercial music scene of the day - their location and music being somewhat removed from the mainstream back then - and the financial rewards necessary to keep their artistic endeavor alive were not forthcoming.
In A last ditch attempt to keep the band alive was mounted and longtime friend and drummer Paul Black was brought in to replace Jerry. After a career move to New York City that summer, a subsequent string of non-eventful performances there and one final studio recording with Jerry back in Seattle the following year, GLASS finally called it quits.
Fortunately for the music world, their permanent retirement was not to be. In early , after a decade of watching the Internet - driven International Progressive Music Scene grow, the original members of GLASS decided that perhaps the world had now caught up with them. Meetings ensued throughout that year, old master tapes resurfaced, archiving was done and the resulting triumph was the CD "No Stranger to The Skies" on their own independent label Relentless Pursuit Records.
The album is a brilliant retrospective that includes material spanning the length of their early career. The CD set has done so well that in May of , the French Progressive label Musea Records re-released it worldwide through retailers and major online music sou The CD set has done so well that in May of , the French Progressive label Musea Records re-released it worldwide through retailers and major online music sources such as Amazon.
Finally, the goal they sacrificed and struggled so hard for in the '70s was realized. The Musea re-release capped an unprecedented year of achievement for the regrouped band that included return appearances at two major International Progressive Music Fests. Wallace Heavenly Forever free Fear Interlude free Spin Room ft. TMFSE Days of Love; Nights of War Nosebleed free Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:.
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This alludes to the adage that "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic wrote retrospectively: "It may not be punk — then again, it may be his concept of punk — but Glass Houses is the closest Joel ever got to a pure rock album.
But then, so's the flu. Closer than any skinny-tie bands , that's for sure: gregarious, shameless, and above all profitable. Of course, if it doesn't make up in reach what it lacks in edge, ironists and aesthetes needn't notice it's there.
And beyond 'Sleeping With the Television On,' I couldn't tell you thing one about side two, which I just played three times.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billy Joel. Rock new wave  pop . On the LP and some CD releases, Joel is shown looking through a hole after throwing a rock in the glass house. This is also seen on the front cover of some of the single releases from this album. This section does not cite any sources.
Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Are We Not New Wave? University of Michigan Press. Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. The front cover photo features Joel poised with a fist-sized rock just moments before tossing it through the second storey window of a glass house. The house used in the photo happens to be owned by Joel and is located on the waterfront in Cove Neck, a village in Long Island, New York.Looking Glass [LP VINYL] Looking Glass Format: Vinyl. Back. Looking Glass Selt Titled Lp Record Brandy out of 5 stars 1. Vinyl. 2 offers from $ It's a fine album, typical 70's. Loved the song Brandy as a kid and just had to have this album. Read more.4/5(2).