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 eleven of the journey went as follows:
Frank Zappa – peaches in regalia
Mothers of Invention – dog breath in the year of the plague
Led Zeppelin – friends
Bo Hansson – the sun [parallel or 90 degrees]
Chicago – a hit by Varese
Chicago- dialogue [part-2]
Pink Floyd – take up thy stethoscope and walk
Pink Floyd – biding my time
Khan – Space Shanty
Khan- hollow stone [including Escape of the Space Pirates]
Yes – madrigal
Genesis – a trick of the tail
Genesis – entangled
Genesis – Fountain of Salmacis
Shawn Phillips – She was waiting for her mother at the station in Torino …
Shawn Phillips – whaz’ zat [etc]
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.
Also known as as the 661 Greatest Records of the so-called Prog Rock era, the Solid Time of Change is Randophonic’s latest countdown — an overlong yet incomplete history of whatever the hell happened between 1965 and 1979 – not in all music, not even in most of it, but definitely in a bunch of it.
What is Prog Rock? Is it different from progressive rock, or for that matter, rock that merely progresses? Four programs in and sixty-five selections down and you’d think we’d have a solid answer to these questions, but like the proverbial zoom into an old photograph, the closer we look, the murkier things get. Which isn’t to say the music isn’t great and thus, here’s to the best kind of confusion and a year’s worth of radio to figure it all out.
Part four of our journey went as follows:
Focus – harem scarem
Frank Zappa + The Mothers – Inca Roads
Rick Wakeman – Catherine of Aragorn [+ excerpts]
Rick Wakeman – Anne of Cleves
King Crimson – moonchild (part 1)
Moody Blues – the word
Justin Hayward + John Lodge – nights winters years
Sweet – love is like oxygen
Procol Harum – Grand Hotel
Klaatu – prelude
Klaatu – so said the lighthouse keeper
Klaatu – hope
Gentle Giant – Mister Class + Quality
Gentle Giant – three friends
Steve Hillage – om nam Shivaya
Steve Hillage – hurdy gurdy glissando
Cream – as you said
Installment #5 of The Solid Time of Change airs Saturday, June 4th at 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours.