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If you pass it up you'll definitely be missing out!
Gowan is one of my favorite artists and I'm happy he's Canadian like me. He falls into the category of Progressive rock but some of his music sounds like Classical music and Hard rock. He is very musical and an awesome pianist. Also compared to much of the music of that time [1980s] his work was very unique and different. I'm a bigger fan of 70s music but Gowan is still one of my top favorites.
So if you like bands like Rush, The Beatles Styx and Yes try this amazing artists music. It rocks! It is outstanding! Rock On!
In his home country of Canada, Gowan has consistently put out hit album after hit album. He is a consumate musician (having a degree [A.R.C.T.] in music from the University of Toronto, in piano and music theory) and his live shows are not to be missed.
He is one of this genre's top lyricists, in any country. Witness the following from "Criminal Mind" (the last song on 1985's _Strange Animal_):
"Some people struggle daily/ The struggle with their conscience/ Till the end/ I have no guilt to haunt me/ I feel no wrong intent"
Typically, Gowan's lyrics are inspired by personal experience, or news events, or through conversations with various people. The song quoted above, for example, was inspired by a conversation with a friend of his, whose occupation was a prison security guard.
Do yourself a favour: add this artist to your collection.
Most recent customer reviews
I played my first copy of this to death and had to replace it with a new one. Great CD and a great production!Published on Nov. 20 2013 by Douglas A Nicholls
This album is a classic 'one-off,' an assertion substantiated by the delete-bin albums Gowan released subsequently. Read morePublished on June 20 2009 by montyw
I first heard of Gowan because he was a member of Styx and I was really getting into their music (this was obviously recently. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2004 by Brit
'Strange Animal' was the big hit from this album but I think the best tracks are 'Cosmetics' and 'City Of The Angels'. Read morePublished on June 20 2003 by W. Grandy
great Canadian music!! A must have for nay Canadian music fan!! A must have for any 80's music fan!!
Gowan fan from Ontario
keep rockin' Lar