382. the man in the jar

“I saw the Sensation Alex Harvey Band in 1975, warming up Jethro Tull, and yeah, it was sensational. They had props and costume changes, and there seemed to be a story being told. Maybe concerning a Man In a Jar, a track which I only got around to hearing (on record) maybe ten years later, bored, picking through a pile of old albums a friend was getting rid of. It was an instant keeper, and not just for the one song, the whole album being a sort of sleazy back alley opera about sleazy back alley stuff, and yet redeemed by an impossible dream, which are always the best ones. There were even bagpipes before it was all done.” (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.