Electro Glide in Blue is a 1997 album by the British band Apollo 440. The album features Charles Bukowski, Billy Mackenzie and a tribute to Gene Krupa: all three of whom had become deceased by the time of the album's release. On the day that Princess Diana died, BBC Radio One suspended its regular schedule out of respect and spent the day playing more understated music; the track Stealth Mass in F#m was played several times on this day. The title of the album is a reference to the movie Electra Glide in Blue.
Pianist Denny Zeitlin has the distinction—among many others—of having written one of the loveliest of loves songs: "Love Theme From Invasion of the Bodysnatchers." The tune can be heard in its unadorned beauty on Zeitlin's Precipice (Sunnyside Records, 2010), the recording of an extraordinarily beautiful and adventurous solo concert. The original version of the tune, from the soundtrack of the 1978 movie, Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978)—a masterful remake of the classic 1954 science fiction film—was Zeitlin's lone effort at writing for film. Hired originally to do a "jazz" score, Zeitlin found it necessary—when plans changed—to convince the powers-that-be that he was indeed capable of writing music for symphony orchestra and electronics—the then-new-on-the scene synthesizers.
The RAIN album will be released on 11th November 2013 and we're very excited about the way Rain is sounding. There are more details about the RAIN on the 'Rain' page. The writing and recording of RAIN has been a journey of discovery for Andy and Pete, and we're sure you'll hear the influence of Pink Floyd in there but hopefully our unique style will come through and become familiar in our music. The most difficult decision we have to make now is what to leave off the album? We have enough material to fill a double album! So maybe we'll be working on the next album as soon as Rain is release and we've had a few moments to get our breath back!!