Saturday, April 7, 2007

Rain Parade - Emergency Third Rail Power Trip/Explosions in the Glass Palace (1983/84)

Rain Parade were a part of the 80s Paisley Underground scene in LA along with such bands as the Bangles, the Three O'Clock and the Dream Syndicate. Of this scene, Rain Parade had the most psychedelic influenced sound. Their music is calm, melodic pop heavily inspired by 60s music, most noticably the Byrds. This album combines the 1983 LP Emergencty Third Rail Power Trip and the 1984 EP Explosions in the Glass Palace, which does not include the departed founding member David Robak. Robak would go on to form Opal, which eventually would become Mazzy Star.

Stand-Out Tracks:
"This Can't Be Today"
"I Look Around"
"Look At Merri"
"No Easy Way Down"

"Look At Merri"

Download Emergency Third Rail Power Trip/Explosions in the Glass Palace (2 files)


Mark said...

Beautiful stuff, thanks for posting these discs! One minor quibble -- the EP is called "Explosions In The Glass Palace," not "Glass House."

Doug said...


flippedcanvas said...

Interestin'stuff in fact for the note I'm downloadin'this1 and have been listenin'to Crashing Dreams.
Thanks for this one too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much:)

hammersb said...

Thanks for this download. I love Opal and have been looking for this album!