Friday, August 22, 2008
The Video Vault: Polyrock
One of the highlights of the 2.0 web world is the uncovering of some of my favorite musical gems, thanks to sites like YouTube, etc.
On a semi-regular basis, I'm going to post some of these classic tracks in my Video Vault here within my blog ... I hope you enjoy!
We start off with Polyrock, an American post-punk/new wave band formed in New York City in 1978 and active until the mid-1980s. Strongly influenced by minimalism, the group was produced by the composer Philip Glass and Kurt Munkacsi. The band, led by singer/guitarist Billy Robertson (formerly of the group Model Citizen), had a keyboard-heavy, pattern-based sound strongly reminiscent of Glass's work; in fact, Glass performed on their first two albums.
The group signed with RCA by 1980, and delivered their debut album that same year. Another album followed in 1981 (Changing Hearts), but Polyrock disbanded in 1982. This is their "hit" from their debut lp, "Romantic Me":