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Gymnastics in the '80s? Not quite, but Alan Parsons video is close



One of the most popular events of the summer Olympics is woman's gymnastics. For the USA, it's been an exciting time as Team USA led by Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are racking up the medals including the gold in the team overall. If you can't get enough of back flips and other gymnastic moves, then we have the video for you today on Lost and Found with the Alan Parsons Project and Stereotomy.

As the years progress, we continue to mine Youtube for the lesser known videos for the Alan Parsons Project. In 1986, the group released Stereotomy and its title track was the Alan Parsons Project's last visit to the Top 100 singles chart peaking at No. 82. The video for Stereotomy is full of strange visions as dancing people populate a studio room loft and zig zag between a cut and pasted gymnast flailing all over room with assorted back flips and moves.

What does Stereotomy mean? The word was coined by Edgar Allen Poe in his 1841 work The Murders In the Rue Morgue and refers to shape-shifting and is used as a metaphor that describes celebrities changing their behavior due to their fame. It's not the first time that Alan Parsons tipped his hat to Poe in his music as his 1976 debut album, Tales Of Mystery and Imagination, was a retelling of Poe stories.

This fall the Alan Parsons Project will start traveling the world to promote their concert album Live in Colombia that was released last month. 

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[Last modified: Monday, August 15, 2016 1:00pm]


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