“Growing up in suburban wherever back in the latter part of the early 1970s, you didn’t get much so-called black music on the radio, or the record stores for that matter. But every now and then, something epic like Keep On Truckin’ managed to blaze on through. I had no idea who Eddie Kendricks was (though I had heard of the Temptations), but man if my head didn’t turn whenever it came on, particularly the long album version which, to my then fourteen year old ears, just seemed to go on forever in the best possible way, expanding my soul and my consciousness as to what music could and should be. And honestly, it still does.” (Philip Random)
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 selections from 1965 through 1979 with which we hope to do justice to a strange and ambitious time indeed, musically speaking.
Part Twenty-Two of the journey went as follows:
Eddie Kendricks – keep on truckin’
Emerson Lake + Palmer – lucky man
Manfred Mann – waiter there’s a yawn in my ear
Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein
Genesis – the knife
Genesis – return of the giant hogweed [the march]
Renaissance – ocean gypsy
Renaissance – Mother Russia [half-live]
The Mothers – Montana
Jethro Tull – Baker Street Muse
King Crimson – prelude [song of the gulls]
King Crimson – islands
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