In addition to my love of prog-rock bands like Rush and ELP, back in the 80’s I also loved the explosion of “solo” players like Yngwie, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, etc. Perhaps my favorite though was not a guitarris, but a bassist by teh name of Stuart Hamm.

His albums had a strong science fiction theme. The first was titled Radio Free Albemuth, and the – IMO far better – album that succeeded it and was my first introduction to him, Kings of Sleep, had song titles like “Count Zero” and “Black Ice” explicitly referencing William Gibson cyberpunk stories.

Strap in, and enjoy.

and finally, the title track, “Kings of Sleep”