The band that created the Bulls intro music plays the suburbs on Friday

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You know that ominous, quasi-psychedelic, galvanizing music that plays when they introduce the Bulls before home games? Well, the band that created that song is playing Saint Charles on Friday. It's the Alan Parsons Project, consisting of the man whom the band is named after, keyboardist Eric Woolfson, and a rotating cast of session musicians; Parsons is arguably more famous for being an engineer on and important contributor to the Beatles' Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Thanks to its presence on classic-rock radio and in virtually every sports bar in America, most people know the Bulls' intro music is "Sirius," an instrumental track that leads into "Eye in the Sky," the title track of the Project's 1982 album. I own that album on vinyl, and it's aged pretty well, a strong example of late-70s and early-80 slick AM rock with proggy, psychedelic flourishes. It also has some exquisite pop songs, particularly the closing track, "Old and Wise," featuring Colin Blunstone of the Zombies. It's the kind of song one might think the Zombies might have made had they stuck through the 70s and 80s. It's today's 12 O'Clock Track—check it out below.

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