226. stratus

“I first heard the groove from Stratus via the main sample from Massive Attack’s rather brilliant Safe From Harm. But Billy Cobham‘s original track roars off in a whole other direction, and blisteringly so. The lead guitar comes care of a guy named Tommy Bolin who was supposed to be the saviour of the instrument in the early-mid-70s … until he hooked up with Deep Purple and eventually OD’ed on heroin. As for Mr. Cobham, I figure if he was a good enough for Miles Davis, he was good enough for all humanity.” (Philip Random)

17. The Solid Time Of Change

Part seventeen of the Solid Time of Change aired Saturday October-1-2016 c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.

Podcast (Solid Time begins a few minutes in). Youtube playlist (not entirely accurate).

This continues to be Randophonic’s main focus, our overlong yet incomplete history of the so-called Prog Rock era (presented in countdown form) – 661 records from 1965 through 1979 with which we hope to do justice to a strange and ambitious time indeed, musically speaking.


Part seventeen of the journey went as follows:

  1. Sensational Alex Harvey Band – the man in the jar
  2. Strawbs -heavy disguise
  3. Strawbs – round and round
  4. Billy Cobham – stratus
  5. Harmonium – un musicien parmi tant d’autres
  6. Simon + Garfunkel – the boxer
  7. Electric Light Orchestra – Mister Kingdom
  8. Peter Hammill – Imperial Zeppelin
  9. Yes – we have heaven
  10. Yes – southside of the sky
  11. Queen – procession
  12. Queen – father to son
  13. Queen – white queen
  14. Camel – Snow Goose [the big edit]

Fresh episodes air pretty much every Saturday night, starting 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours via our Facebook.