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1931 (Go Out Dancing Part 1)
Planet P Project
1931 (Go Out Dancing Part 1)
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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The Planet P Project was started in 1983 as a method for Tony Carey to put out a certain style of music that didn't fit in with some of his other work under his own name. The first album garnered the radio and video hit "W...  more »

     
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All Artists: Planet P Project
Title: 1931 (Go Out Dancing Part 1)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: PROGROCK
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 1/1/2001
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Euro Pop, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 837792009160

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The Planet P Project was started in 1983 as a method for Tony Carey to put out a certain style of music that didn't fit in with some of his other work under his own name. The first album garnered the radio and video hit "Why Me", a year later Tony followed it up with the 2nd Plant P album (a double) "Pink World" which has been compared to Pink Floyds "The Wall" for its depth and intensity.

Tony has over 30 albums to his credit and as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. His searing Mini Moog work on the classic Rainbow album "Rainbow Rising" is legendary.

Now after 2 decades Tony has come back to Planet P Project and is once again breaking ground.

"1931" is the first record of a trilogy: "Go Out Dancing", which will continue with "Levittown", about the fifties, from drunken Joe McCarthy to the Birth of the Cool to the Kennedy Boys, and "Out In The Rain" which according to Tony, will be all he has to say about the disgraceful state of the world's unfortunates - which of course is just about everybody... "1931" itself deals with the radical right, starting in Weimar Germany in 1923, right through to the Federal Building and including all that fun bunch of nazis, including Tim McVeigh and the militia movement... racewar, indeed! Tony hopes he doesn't pull any punches. Viciously satirical, at times quite lyrical and melodic and at other times some Sick Shit. "If you can SEE it, you're IN it - there's no line dividing the two" is the main theme in this record. What they used to call civic responsibility.... or civil courage. The 2nd and 3rd G.O.D. records will follow as fast as Tony can make 'em. KEEP BELIEVING.

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CD Reviews

Worthy of the Planet P name
DrXenos | 02/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't be put off (as I initially was) by the "Go Out Dancing" in the title. This is NOT a dance album or technopop (ignore other reviews that says it is). It took a couple of plays through the album for me to "get it." Now, I cannot stop playing it. It's kind of like if "Pink World" were applied to the "real world." "Where Does it Go," the last song on the album is my favorite. The guitar playing is very powerful."
Tony Carey's eerie synthbeats pound on...
Jeff Chapman | Nagoya, Japan | 05/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After a twenty-year wait, fans of the original Planet P album and the succeeding "Pink World" will find some comfort and fulfillment in this slightly eerie but accessible collection of Tony Carey's doomsday tunes. With a strong lyrical focus on authoritarianism and mind control-related themes set against percolating synth beats in tunes like "Join the Parade" and "Work (Will Make You Free)", there are still plenty of musical sidetracks taken on this album that add a sense of color and evoke an environment that is at once dark and yet begging to be completed.

While the lyrics on "1931" present a compelling and entertaining story (for instance, the amusing revamp of the "This land is my land... this land is your land" phrase in "The Judge and the Jury"), the production of this album in general lacks the feeling of fullness and depth that gave "Pink World" such a haunting character. Even so, Carey dabbles in a few different musical genres on this album while intertwining them with his lyrical message, at times evoking the mood of the first Planet P album with a few new things to say.

In general, "1931" seems to remain firmly entrenched in the "synthpop with a little grunge" genre that popularized the first album, taking few musical risks but delivering solid melodic moments, such as the snappy staggered phrasing on the opener, "My Radio Talks to Me", or the emotion-filled verses of "Waiting For the Winter". On the other hand, while enjoyable, the return to blatant 80's new-wave beat on the choruses of "Believe It" and the tight 90's dance-shuffle feel of "The Things They Never Told Me" seems to be almost anti-climactic. Still, Carey's voice seems to have improved with age, with many spoken word portions that lend a further haunting quality to the album in total, tying the album together. The comparative lack of guitar parts and strong lead lines on this album, however, will be a bit of a disappointment for fans of Pink World that enjoyed the intensity and solid focus of that album.

Although "1931" is apparently the first part in a series of three albums, followed up by "Levittown" released this year, on the whole the album speaks on its own, not only as a blast from the past already defined by "Pink World" more than two decades earlier - and as a nod to the musical eras that have passed since the previous Planet P Project release - but as a precursor of new things to come.
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