With Hughie absent, Butcher re-examines The Boys' first encounter with The Seven, trying to figure out what went wrong. But first there's some disquiet in the ranks to be dealt with, not to mention the return of an old and unexpected enemy - who finally, incredibly, has come into his own. Meanwhile, on The Seven's floating headquarters, a flying lesson goes badly awry... 'Proper Preparation and Planning', Part One. MATURE THEMES --
Rabbit formed by guitarist Trevor Rabin was his first major recording band, based in South Africa. This debut album contained all original material except for a cover of Jethro Tulls Locomotive Breath which was issued as a single in their homeland. As well as a successful solo career Rabin joined YES in the mid 80’s, and wrote ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ taken from the YES album 90125 which gave the band their biggest ever hit single. Trevor Rabin’s also scored over three dozen movies including, Con Air, Bad Boys 2, Snakes on a Plane, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Rabin continues to record and tour till this day, and resides in Los Angeles, California.
A few years after their foray into musicals, the Pet Shop Boys, who are quite possibly disco-pop's most intellectual act, have returned with another project: a live score to Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin. Battleship Potemkin was a silent film made in Leninist Russia in 1925, and tells the (somewhat idealized) story of a revolt among sailors of the Czar's Black Sea fleet. Given the Pet Shop Boys' history of playing with Leninist imagery (take, for example, the lyrics to 'West End Girls'), they were a suitably apt choice to do a live score to this film.
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys marked the commercial and artistic apex of the second coming of Traffic, which had commenced in 1970 with John Barleycorn Must Die. The trio that made that album had been augmented by three others (Ric Grech, Jim Gordon, and "Reebop" Kwaku Baah) in the interim, though apparently the Low Spark sessions featured varying combinations of these musicians, plus some guests…