Part four of The Solid Time of Change aired Saturday May-28, 2016 c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.
Also known as as the 661 Greatest Records of the so-called Prog Rock era, the Solid Time of Change is Randophonic’s latest countdown — an overlong yet incomplete history of whatever the hell happened between 1965 and 1979 – not in all music, not even in most of it, but definitely in a bunch of it.
What is Prog Rock? Is it different from progressive rock, or for that matter, rock that merely progresses? Four programs in and sixty-five selections down and you’d think we’d have a solid answer to these questions, but like the proverbial zoom into an old photograph, the closer we look, the murkier things get. Which isn’t to say the music isn’t great and thus, here’s to the best kind of confusion and a year’s worth of radio to figure it all out.
Part four of our journey went as follows:
- Focus – harem scarem
- Frank Zappa + The Mothers – Inca Roads
- Strawbs- tomorrow
- Rick Wakeman – Catherine of Aragorn [+ excerpts]
- Rick Wakeman – Anne of Cleves
- King Crimson – moonchild (part 1)
- Moody Blues – the word
- Justin Hayward + John Lodge – nights winters years
- Sweet – love is like oxygen
- Procol Harum – Grand Hotel
- Klaatu – prelude
- Klaatu – so said the lighthouse keeper
- Klaatu – hope
- Gentle Giant – Mister Class + Quality
- Gentle Giant – three friends
- Steve Hillage – om nam Shivaya
- Steve Hillage – hurdy gurdy glissando
- Cream – as you said
Installment #5 of The Solid Time of Change airs Saturday, June 4th at 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours.