“Being a little kid in the 1960s definitely had its pluses, Tiny Tim among them. What other decade would allow such a sublime and beautiful weirdo into their TV rooms en masse with appearances on Ed Sullivan, Rowan + Martin, the Smothers Brothers, even Hockey Night In Canada? Tiptoe Through The Tulips was the insanely catchy hit, of course, but that whole 1968 album God Bless Tiny Tim was erupting with weird wonder, and my best friend Patrick had it. We quickly nailed The Other Side as the high water mark mainly because of the insane laughter at the beginning. How could we not laugh along? Meanwhile the icebergs were all melting, the oceans were rising (yup, even back then in ’68), yet all the world was singing, having a swimming time, becoming fish, the map having changed and with it we. The man was onto something. Seriously.” (Philip Random)
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 Twenty-Eight of the journey went as follows:
- Jethro Tull – Dharma for One [live]
- Strawbs – where is this dream of your youth?
- Strawbs – Benedictus
- Alice Cooper – I Love the Dead
- Tiny Tim- the other side
- Vangelis – he-ho
- Vangelis – we were all uprooted
- Moody Blues – melancholy man
- Procol Harum – a salty dog
- Yes – to be over
- Doors – The End
- Pink Floyd – careful with that axe Eugene
- Van Der Graaf Generator – my room [waiting for wonderland]