Alan Parson’s Project ‘Prime Time’ – Doyle’s ‘Not-So-Top-10′
Alan Parsons was a studio engineer at Abbey Road Studios; he engineered such classic albums as The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” (we interviewed him several years ago and I asked him what he remembered about the Pink Floyd sessions, expecting to hear tales of rock n roll excess, but he said what he remembered most was that he was making £1 per day). He formed his project and they had a string of minor hits until “Games People Play” hit the top twenty in early 1981. Their biggest hit “Eye In The Sky”, was #3 for three weeks in 1982. Their last top twenty hit, “Don’t Answer Me” charted in 1984, followed by the song I requested, “Prime Time” which hit #34; it was their last top 40 hit. Guess what? Big Joe didn’t play it.
You can watch the video and listen to the this week's Not-So-Top-10 song below.