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Strange Advance was a Canadian band from the 1980s whose music was a fusion of progressive rock and new wave. The band's signature sound combined highly synthesized melody, driving rhythm, and space opera themes. Strange Advance was made up of Drew Arnott (keyboards, percussion, vocals) and Darryl Kromm (lead vocals, guitars), who met in Vancouver and founded the group in 1980. Paul Iverson would play bass in the band leading up to the second album.

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  • Avatar for DiscoJer
    Damn, these guys are really, really good. Shame they never caught on outside of Canada, though I guess better there than Guam
  • Avatar for pt206
    worlds away, will you stay
  • Avatar for Anioldzifko666
    I discovered them music by mistake but this is simply amazing.
  • Avatar for exeter232
    Have always loved Strange Advance since the day I heard "Worlds Away" in 1982. It's always been a kick in nether regions that the bottom fell out of the New Wave Market in 1987-88 and SA wouldn't go much further. They have always been part of my playlist and they always will. They are part of the fabric of my youth and the Canadian 80's.
  • Avatar for LQQKIE
    Join group [group]Canada[/group], if you like [tag]Canadian[/tag] Music
  • Avatar for chaoszac
    'similar artists' are ridiculous. glass tiger and the box? just because they're canadian doesnt mean they are similar
  • Avatar for TurdHeart
    Pretty shocking to me that there's only just over 10K plays... I'd never consider this band obscure... maybe just because I grew up in Canada.
  • Avatar for Ahn_Dromeda
    if anyone has an mp3 of "love becomes electric" that they can flip me, i would be forever in your debt :)
  • Avatar for NewMachineTat
    "Home Of The Brave" has one of the most amazing guitar solos for its ending- and got completely missed by MTV and the US market (remember, U2 was just coming out of the box, and the Police ruled the airwaves). I have to give props to Scott Muni at WNEW-FM for playing "World's Away" and getting me hooked... The music is so indescribable in its excellence.
  • Avatar for that80sguy
    "Worlds Away," "We Run," "The Second That I Saw You" and "Love Becomes Electric" all charted in Canada.

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