This is Randophonic’s latest countdown, the 661 Greatest Records of the so-called Prog Rock era, 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, particularly during those five years in the middle (1969-1974).
What is Prog Rock? Is it different somehow from progressive rock, or for that matter, rock that merely progresses? These may seem like simple questions, but they are in fact doors that open unto some of the most complex enigmas of our time, and thus as good a reason as any for a year of radio.
Part six of our journey went as follows:
- Peter Hammill – the institute of mental health is burning
- David Bowie- See Emily Play
- Brand X – the sun in the night
- Donovan- cosmic wheels
- Turtles – grim reaper of love
- Nektar- do you believe in magic
- Nektar – desolation valley
- Nektar – waves
- Steppenwolf – monster
- Wishbone Ash – the king will come
- Wishbone Ash – throw down the sword
- Genesis – chamber of 32 doors
- England – all alone
- England – three piece suite
- Jethro Tull – for Michael Collins, Jeffrey and me
- Jethro Tull – Pibroch cap in hand
- Electric Light Orchestra – Kuiama
Solid Time of Change #7 airs Saturday, June 18th at 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours.