549. the meaning

Stupidtramp as some eventually came to call them were actually pretty darned good until they started selling bucketloads of records. Fact is, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love them for a while in the mid-70s, Crisis What Crisis? in particular – a solid forty plus minutes of thoughtful, innovative, ambitious pop … and beyond. The Meaning gets the nod here, because it’s damned important. Meaning, that is. Assuming there is one.” (Philip Random)

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30. The Solid Time Of Change

Installment #30 of the Solid Time of Change aired on Saturday February-25-2016 (c/o CiTR.FM.101.9).

Podcast (Solid Time begins a few minutes in). Youtube playlist (somewhat inaccurate).

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.

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Part Thirty of the journey went as follows:

  1. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – sky high
  2. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – joybringer
  3. Roxy Music – if there is something [live]
  4. PFM – celebration (of ghosts)
  5. Supertramp – fools overture
  6. Caravan – For Richard
  7. Synergy – disruption in world communications
  8. Kraftwerk – autobahn
  9. Eagles – journey of the sorceror
  10. Roy Harper – the same old rock

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 page.

869. another man’s woman

“It’s true. I only started thinking of Supertramp as Stupidtramp after about their fifth album. Because they were actually pretty darned good for a while through the mid 1970s with 1975’s Crisis What Crisis? a standout because it really didn’t get overplayed, and the cover was a gem (man on holiday in an industrial wasteland), and songs like Another Man’s Woman showing a genuinely strong band that could really work the dynamics, even show a little soul.” (Philip Random)

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23. The Solid Time Of Change

Part Twenty-Three of the Solid Time of Change aired Saturday November-26-2016 c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.

Podcast (Solid Time starts a few minutes in). Youtube playlist (incomplete and 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 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-Three of the journey went as follows:

  1. Steve Hackett – ace of wands
  2. Camel – lunar sea
  3. Yes – astral traveler
  4. Led Zeppelin – the rain song
  5. Donovan- roots of oak
  6. Gentle Giant – experience
  7. Gentle Giant – I lost my head
  8. Velvet Underground – the murder mystery
  9. Supertramp – hide in your shell
  10. Frank Zappa – the torture never stops
  11. Grateful Dead – Blues for Allah
  12. Grateful Dead – sand castles + glass camels
  13. Grateful Dead – unusual occurrences in the desert

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.

19. The Solid Time Of Change

Part nineteen of the Solid Time of Change aired Saturday October-22-2016 c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.

Podcast (Solid Time starts about five minutes in). Youtube playlist (incomplete and 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 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 nineteen of the journey went as follows:

  1. King Crimson – pictures of the city
  2. Todd Rundgren – how about a little fanfare?
  3. Todd Rundren – I think you know
  4. Todd Rundgren – the spark of life
  5. Utopia – [fragments of] the Ikon
  6. PFM – il banchetto
  7. PFM – is my face on straight
  8. Rush – La Villa Strangiato
  9. Led Zeppelin – four sticks
  10. Supertramp – the meaning
  11. Man – c’mon [edit]
  12. 361. Nektar – finale [to the centre of the eye]

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.

5. The Solid Time Of Change

Part five of the Solid Time of Change aired Saturday June-4-2016 c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.

 

Youtube playlist (possibly not the exact versions that were played). Podcast.

Also known as as the 661 Greatest Records of the so-called Prog Rock era, the Solid Time of Change is Randophonic’s current countdown project — 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 somehow from progressive rock, or for that matter, rock that merely progresses? These may seem like simple questions, but they are in fact doors that open unto some of the most complex enigmas of our time, which are best resolved by actually listening to the radio shows.

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Part five of our journey went as follows:

  1. Yes – every little thing
  2. Yes – I see you
  3. Yes – no opportunity necessary no experience required
  4. Traffic – 40,000 Headmen
  5. David Bowie – memory of a free festival
  6. Renaissance – a trip to the fair
  7. Supertramp – Rudy
  8. Camel – first light
  9. Genesis – horizons
  10. Genesis – Can Utility and the Coastliners
  11. Cat Stevens – Angelsea
  12. Pink Floyd – Sysyphus
  13. Pink Floyd – + Cirrus [edit]
  14. Pink Floyd – pigs [three different ones]
  15. Melodic Energy Commission – song of the Delatron revises the scene
  16. Bo Hansson – divided thoughts [attic reality]
  17. Bo Hansson – flight to the ford

Solid Time of Change #6 airs Saturday, June 11th at 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours.