Intergalactic Touring Band

The Intergalactic Touring Band was a fictitious group of British and American singers and musicians that recorded a sci-fi concept album, produced by Marty Scott and Stephan Galfas and released on Passport Records (US) and Charisma (UK) in 1977. The songs were written and arranged by Danny Beckerman and Wil Malone. Intergalactic Touring Band features […]


Fireballet was an American symphonic/art-rock band from New Jersey that released the albums Night on Bald Mountain (1975) and Two, Too (1976), both on Passport Records. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Jim Cuomo hailed from Spoils of War and Mormos and later played in the multi-national jazz-funk group Pacific Eardrum. Cuomo and guitarist Ryche Chlanda partook in […]

Spoils of War

The Spoils of War were an American psych-rock band from Urbana, Ill., that self-released an eponymous EP in 1969. Between 1967 and 1970, the band recorded approximately three albums worth of material that was later released by archivists Shadoks. Members: Jim Cuomo (organ, piano, clarinet, dobro, dombura, saxophone, vocals, recorder), Roger Francisco [aka “RoFran”] (bass, […]

Fireballet ‎– Two, Too… (1976)

Two, Too… is the second album by American symphonic/art-rock ensemble Fireballet, released in 1976 on Passport Records. Tracklist: A1. “Great Expectations” (4:30) A2. “Chinatown Boulevards” (6:42) —a. Crosstown Overture / East-West Melange —b. Datelines, Deadlines, Parables, Headlines A3. “It’s About Time” (6:12) B1. “Desirée” (2:45) B2. “Flash” (5:11) B3. “Carrollon” (6:00) B4. “Montage en filigrée” […]

Intergalactic Touring Band ‎– Intergalactic Touring Band (1977)

Intergalactic Touring Band is a 1977 sci-fi concept album produced by Marty Scott and Stephan Galfas for Passport Records. The songs are alternately credited to Danny Beckerman and Wil Malone and performed by variable casts of English and American musicians and vocalists, including Rod Argent (Argent), Dave Cousins (Strawbs), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Arthur Brown, Meat […]

Pacific Eardrum

Pacific Eardrum were a multi-national jazz-funk/soul band that released two albums on Charisma in 1977 and 1978, followed by a third on CBS in 1980. The band’s lineup featured three New Zealanders, two Americans and one Englishman. Members: Bill Kristian (bass), Dave MacRae (keyboards), Isaac Guillory (guitar), Jeff Seopardie (drums), Jim Cuomo (sax), Joy Yates […]