|Alpha & Oranges
Artist: Atomic Opera
Label: Indie - Fan club release available at the following URL
Length: 47:30 time / 10 tracks
There's something haunting about a clownThere is a been-there-and-heard-that quality to much of this work, but these were Atomic Opera's formative years when their influences were more prominent. Frank Hart himself is likely to admit that this CD does not represent Atomic Opera's best work. To paraphrase a line from Monty Python's Holy Grail, "They got better." Yet, the overall quality of production, songwork, and musicianship indicate that Atomic Opera's nuclear reaction was ready to reach critical mass.
With a smile that is painted on
And my mask is an empty stare
And the rain is falling everywhere
When the laughter gets the best of me
And I feel like a violent fool
In my dream where it all came true
Where my heart has broken every rule
Time goes and days pass by and
All my memory fades
In the rain parade.