ARMSTRONG, TOM

THE SKY IS AN EMPTY EYE (TOMPKINS SQUARE)

ARMSTRONG, TOM - THE SKY IS AN EMPTY EYE 111217
Format:
1 CD
Release:
28.04.2017
Label:
TOMPKINS SQUARE
Kat.-Nr.:
111217
Barcode:
0856225005357
Tom Armstrong's The Sky Is An Empty Eye is the first of several reissues planned by Tompkins Square of full albums by artists featured on Imaginational Anthem vol.8.

Armstrong's self-released LP from 1987 sports blissed out acoustic numbers like the one featured on IA8, along with some electric workouts and even a deep pysch vocal tune.

In his own words,today : "I was born in Elmhurst IL, lived there 29 years. Had a brief career playing open mikes and bars for tips, drinks and nominal cash payments, even gave some guitar lessons.

In 1984 I was offered a half partnership in an engineering firm in Dallas, so I moved to Texas.

My wife bought me a Tascam 4 track recorder for my birthday, I went crazy with it. Recorded a bunch of melodies that had been rattling around my brain since I was 8 years old.

Liked what I heard, decided to make an LP. By this time I was an old hand at graphic design for promotional material, so I designed the cover myself.

Handed the albums out to business associates, as promotional material for other business interests, at a drunken open mike at a bar in Pinos Altos, NM." Now Tompkins Square makes it a bit easier to acquire
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WHITE PINES
  • 1.2. THE THING
  • 1.3. DREAM WALTZ
  • 1.4. BURLESKE
  • 1.5. KELLER
  • 1.6. THE SKY IS AN EMPTY EYE
  • 1.7. WINTER LAMENT
  • 1.8. MAMA'S BABY
  • 1.9. BEBOP
  • 1.10. THUNDER CLOUDS