“Poco were one of those bands I used to hear a lot on the radio and didn’t like, their country infused soft rock being so inoffensive it became the opposite. But not Rose of Cimarron, which rose profoundly from the soft, sticky muck and set the god damned sky on fire the first time I gave it a proper listen. By which I mean, it’s BIG like a great western sunset, with a breeze throwing up dust at least as old as time, catching the rays of that setting sun and reminding me of why I’m glad I’m alive. Because every now and then life, the universe, God, or maybe just a soft rock band operating out of LA touches something epic and eternal and unleashes music so god damned beautiful even the hills get to weeping. And it’s even a true story. Sort of.” (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-One of the journey went as follows:
Jeff Beck Group – Beck’s Bolero
Mothers of Invention – Money Fragments
Camel – lady fantasy
Pink Floyd – let there be more light
Pink Floyd – absolute curtains
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart grooving
Spirit – like a rolling stone
Poco – Rose of Cimarron
It’s a Beautiful Day – white bird
Van Der Graaf Generator – pilgrims
Amon Duul II – Kanaan
Amon Duul II – phallus dei 
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