Planet P Project

Planet P Project

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Planet P Project Review

by Tom Demalon

Planet P Project, known originally as simply Planet P, is the studio brainchild of producer Peter Hauke, and an American expatriate living in Germany, Tony Carey, who had played for a while with Rainbow. Carey wrote all of the songs and played various instruments on the band's 1983 debut album Planet P Project. The music is layered in synthesizers and has a decidedly dated feel to it, while Carey's lyrics tend toward bleak expressions of isolation. The album did spawn a modest radio hit in the thumping "Why Me?," which even made inroads at Top 40. Nothing too special going on here, although Carey does exhibit a good sense of melody on tracks like the propulsive, delusion-of-grandeur tale in "King for a Day" and the dreamy "I Won't Wake Up."

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