Intergalactic Touring Band

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Intergalactic Touring Band Album Cover

The Intergalactic Touring Band (IGTB) was not an actual music group but rather a science fiction pop music concept album released in 1977 by the now defunct Passport Records in America and Charisma Records in England. The ensemble album featured many star performers from progressive rock and other genres, including Meat Loaf, Ben E. King, Larry Fast (Synergy), Percy Jones, Annie Haslam, Rod Argent, Peppi Marchello (Good Rats),[1] and many others. The songs are loosely held together by an epic theme of multi-generational space travel and human space colonization.

Fictional band members[edit]

  • Hope Larson — Lase Keyboard Panel
  • Ixol Phaane — Computerized Keyboard Synthesis
  • Justice Conrad — Globe Lase Base
  • Krys — Holographic Percussion
  • Raif Reed — Lase Guitar

List of songs and performers[edit]

Approach (Overture)
Silver Lady
Universal Zoo/Why
  • Lead vocal, "Universal Zoo": Arthur Brown
  • Lead vocal, "Why": Joel Krantz
  • Electric guitars: David Scance
  • Fender bass: Peter Sobel
  • Fretless Bass on "Why": Percy Jones
  • Keyboards: Brian Cuomo
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Primitive percussion: Paul Marchetti, Marty Scott, Peter Sobel
  • Synthesizers and vocoder: Larry Fast
  • Group vocals: Joel Krantz, Frank D'Agostino, Shelley Thompson
  • Additional vocals: Marty Scott, Peter Sobel, Bill Guerra
  • Orchestral arrangement: Danny Beckerman
  • Effects vocal: "The Boss"
Starship Jingle
  • Lead vocal: Peppi Marchello (misspelled Pepe in album credits)
  • Electric and acoustic guitars: David Scance
  • Electric Autoharp: Marty Scott
  • Fender bass: Peter Sobel
  • Keyboards: Brian Cuomo
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Synthesizers: Larry Fast
  • Flutes: John Zangrando
  • Group vocals: Joel Krantz, Frank D'Agostino, Shelley Thompson
  • Prepared effects: Larry Fast, Marty Scott, Peter Sobel
  • Orchestral arrangement: Wil Malone, Stephan Galfas
Heartbreaker
  • Lead vocal: Dave Cousins
  • Electric and acoustic guitars: David Scance
  • Bass guitar: Peter Sobel
  • Keyboards: Brian Cuomo
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Synthesizers: Larry Fast
  • Flutes: John Zangrando
  • Group vocals: Joel Krantz, Frank D'Agostino, Shelley Thompson
  • Orchestral arrangement: David Bedford, Stephan Galfas
Reaching Out
First Landing
  • Lead vocal: Steve Barth
  • Electric and acoustic guitars: David Scance
  • Bass guitar: Frank Prescod and Peter Sobel
  • Keyboards: Brian Cuomo
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Additional percussion: Mighty Young Joe Intile, B. E.
  • Synthesizers: Larry Fast
  • Orchestral arrangement: Wil Malone and Danny Beckerman
  • Group vocals: Joel Krantz, Frank D'Agostino, Shelley Thompson
  • Additional vocals: The Passport Munchkins
Space Commando
  • Lead vocal: Mr. Snips
  • Electric and acoustic guitars: David Scance
  • Bass guitar: Peter Sobel
  • Keyboards: Brian Cuomo
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Additional percussion: Marty Scott
  • Synthesizers: Larry Fast
  • Orchestral arrangement: David Bedford and Stephan Galfas
  • Group vocals: Joel Krantz, Frank D'Agostino, Shelley Thompson
Robot Salesman
  • Lead vocal: Jim Cuomo
  • Electric and acoustic guitars: David Scance
  • Electric guitar: Ryche Chlanda
  • Acoustic guitar: Peter Sobel
  • Bass guitar: Frank Prescod
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Synthesizers, Mellotron and vocoder: Larry Fast
  • Orchestral arrangement: Stephan Galfas and Brian Cuomo
Love Station
  • Lead vocal: Ben E. King
  • Electric guitars: John Tropea
  • Bass guitar: Frank Prescod
  • Keyboards: Brian Cuomo
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Additional percussion: Peter Sobel
  • Synthesizers: Larry Fast
  • Saxophone solo: Clarence Clemons
  • Guitar solo: John Tropea
  • Orchestral arrangement: David Bedford, Stephan Galfas and Brian Cuomo
  • Background vocals: Janice Pendarvis and Friends
A Planet Called Monday/Epilogue
  • Lead vocal, "A Planet Called Monday": Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt
  • Lead vocal, "Epilogue": Jeffrey Leynor
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Synthesizers: Larry Fast
  • Group vocals: Joel Krantz, Frank D'Agostino, Shelley Thompson, David Scance
  • Orchestral arrangement: Danny Beckerman
  • Electric guitars: David Scance
  • Bass guitar: Peter Sobel
  • Keyboards: Brian Cuomo
Keeper Keep Us
  • Lead vocal: Meat Loaf
  • Electric and acoustic guitars: David Scance
  • Acoustic and bass guitars: Peter Sobel
  • Fretless bass: Percy Jones
  • Keyboards: Brian Cuomo
  • Drums and percussion: Paul Marchetti
  • Synthesizers: Larry Fast
  • Group vocals: Joel Krantz, Frank D'Agostino, Shelley Thompson
  • Orchestral arrangement: Wil Malone

Discography[edit]

  • Intergalactic Touring Band — Intergalactic Touring Band — Passort Records (U.S.) — 1977
  • Vibra Corporation (aka Intergalactic Touring Band) — "Snow White Rock Christmas" b/w "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" — Passport PSC 7910 (U.S.) — 1977
Promotional-only 12" disc released during the holiday season.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ While credited as "Pepe Marchello" on the album, the correct spelling is "Peppi" as shown on the Good Rats website.