260. We’re Only in it for the Money [part one]

“It’s only 1968 and Frank Zappa and his Mothers have already had it with the hippies and their bullshit, but he hates the straights even more. And we get it all in the full-on technicolor onslaught of satirical genius that is We’re Only In It For The Money, all thirty-nine plus minutes of it. Technically, it’s nineteen separate tracks but they all flow together (sometimes smoothly, sometimes deliberately not), so I’ve always thought of it as one epic piece, or two in the case of the original vinyl. And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t prefer side one, if only for its inclusion of perhaps the single greatest minute of Mr. Zappa’s entire discography, What’s the Ugliest Part of Your Body? The answer being your mind. It’s funny because it’s true.” (Philip Random)

(photo: Robert Davidson)

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273. plastic people

“As a kid who hit his teens in the early 1970s, I sort of always knew about Frank Zappa and his Mothers and their various crimes against humanity, but I never really fell in love until I heard Absolutely Free toward the end of high school, Plastic People in particular, and how nastily, incisively, hilariously it skewered all the transparent, pre-fab zombies I walked the halls with, who I once thought of as friends, but now, they just seemed hard-wired for lives of desperate boredom, intent on becoming just like their parents, only worse, because normal always gets worse. Yet Plastic People is in fact not about suburbia 1977, but Los Angeles 1967, a grand piss take of pretty much everyone, even the hippies, and how there was plastic where their souls should have been. It was just that kind of town, I guess. Still is, apparently.” (Philip Random)

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22. The Solid Time Of Change

Part Twenty-Two of the Solid Time of Change aired Saturday November-19-2016 c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.

Podcast (Solid Time begins a few minutes in). Youtube playlist (incomplete and not entirely inaccurate)

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.

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Part Twenty-Two of the journey went as follows:

  1. Eddie Kendricks – keep on truckin’
  2. Emerson Lake + Palmer – lucky man
  3. Manfred Mann – waiter there’s a yawn in my ear
  4. Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein
  5. Genesis – the knife
  6. Genesis – return of the giant hogweed [the march]
  7. Renaissance – ocean gypsy
  8. Renaissance – Mother Russia [half-live]
  9. The Mothers – Montana
  10. Jethro Tull – Baker Street Muse
  11. King Crimson – prelude [song of the gulls]
  12. King Crimson – islands

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.

18. The Solid Time Of Change

Part eighteen of the Solid Time of Change aired Saturday October-8-2016 c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.

Youtube playlist (not entirely inaccurate).

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.

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Part eighteen of the journey went as follows:

  1. Frank Zappa + The Mothers – cheepnis
  2. Frank Zappa + The Mothers – Son of Orange County
  3. The Nice – dawn
  4. The Nice – America
  5. Jethro Tull – bouree
  6. Gryphon – second spasm
  7. Gentle Giant – in a glass house
  8. Gong – other side of the sky
  9. Gong – sold to the highest Buddha
  10. Gong- castle in the clouds
  11. Gong – prostitute poem [excerpt]
  12. Gong – oily way
  13. Gong – outer + inner temple
  14. Peter Gabriel – Down the Dolce Vita
  15. Peter Gabriel – slowburn
  16. Peter Gabriel – white shadow
  17. Genesis – one for the vine

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.