Art in America Download
Mar 8, 1983Royal Oak Music Theatre (Royal Oak, MI)
Art in America Download
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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

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Total Length:
38:55
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Art in America Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction00:54
  2. 2Instrumental02:19
  3. 3The Line04:39
  4. 4If I Could Fly05:21
  5. 5Band Introduction01:13
  6. 6Too Shy To Say03:50
  7. 7Won't It Be Strange05:50
  8. 8Undercover Lover05:21
  9. 9Loot04:14
  10. 10Art In America05:14
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Item Number:
  • 20049450-19316-AD
Date:
  • Mar 8, 1983
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction00:54
  2. 2Instrumental02:19
  3. 3The Line04:39
  4. 4If I Could Fly05:21
  5. 5Band Introduction01:13
  6. 6Too Shy To Say03:50
  7. 7Won't It Be Strange05:50
  8. 8Undercover Lover05:21
  9. 9Loot04:14
  10. 10Art In America05:14
Total Length:
38:55
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Chris Flynn - vocals, lead guitar; Kent Richards - keyboards, vocals; Dan Flynn - drums, percussion; Jim Kuha - bass, keyboard, bass pedals, vocals; Shishonee Flynn- harp, vocals, percussion

Art In America were around for one album and a fleeting glimpse of national exposure during the heyday of MTV in the early-1980s. Heavily influenced by the '70s progressive rock gods of the U.K. (Yes, ELP, Genesis, Alan Parson Project) but trying to fit into the electro-pop sound of that time, Art In America probably would have been done far better in the public eye if they had been signed to one of the major labels.

Spearheaded by Shishonee Flynn, and her brothers Chris (guitar/vocals) and Dan Flynn (drums), the group was augmented by bassist Jim Kuha and keyboardist Kent Richards, and had made a name for itself in the Detroit area, but never really had broke out past the fans of prog music.

After an obnoxious introduction by a DJ from WRIF-FM, the band launches into a memorable set featuring material from their debut LP. The record, which also featured members of the Dixie Dregs on it, was produced and engineered by Eddie Offord, the studio whiz behind the classic recordings of YES and ELP. (The album was re-issued in May 2008, on Renaissance Records).

Chris Flynn offers up some solid vocals throughout, and his sister Shishonee adds the edge to the band's sound with her harp and odd percussive accents. Not everything works, however; "The Line," is a mundane song about waiting in a supermarket line, and "Loot," is derivative of Rush. They group did have one regional hit single, "Undercover Lover," which they played near the end of the show.

The band is still together today, with only keyboardist Kent Richards gone from the original line-up.

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