The Solid Time of Change is our overlong yet incomplete history of the so-called Prog Rock era – 661 selections from 1965 through 1979 with which we hope to do justice to a strange and ambitious time indeed, musically speaking.
Part Forty-Two of the journey went as follows:
Mason Williams – classical gas
Van Morrison – you don’t pull no punches but you don’t push the river
Genesis – the musical box
Rainbow – stargazer
Deep Purple – sweet child [space truckin] in time
Rolling Stones – you can’t always get what you want
Beatles – strawberry fields forever
Beatles – revolution 9
Pink Floyd – echoes
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“Rising was Rainbow‘s second album, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the cover that grabbed me: God’s (or perhaps Lucifer’s) own hand thrusting from the waves of a boiling storm, grabbing a rainbow straight out of the sky. And the music’s mostly up to it (even if, like me, you were never that much of a metal fan), particularly something like A Light in the Black that storms so fiercely for your heart and soul, you tend to forget your biases. All hail the dark and mysterious power of Ritchie Blackmore‘s guitar, and the rest of the band for that matter.” (Philip Random)