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 Thirty-Seven of the journey went as follows:
Pink Floyd – one of these days
Triumvirat – Mister Ten Percent
Triumvirat – million dollars
Beatles – tomorrow never knows
Hawkwind – silver machine
Soft Machine – moon in June [excerpts]
Robert Wyatt – Alifib
Robert Wyatt – Alifie
Robert Wyatt – little red robin hood goes riding
David Bowie – quicksand
Genesis – stagnation
Peter Hammill – (this side of) the looking glass
Van Der Graaf Generator – house with no door
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.
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.
Part twenty of the journey went as follows:
T-Rex – once upon the seas of Abyssinia
T-Rex – king of the rumbling spires
Electric Light Orchestra – new world rising + king of the universe
Strawbs – starshine angel wine
Triumvirat – illusions on a double dimple
Yes- time and word
Yes – then
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso – miserere alla storia
Fleetwood Mac – albatross
Fleetwood Mac – hypnotized
Genesis – I know what I like [in your wardrobe]
Genesis – los endos
Caravan – nine feet underground
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.
“Two songs joined as one side long epic c/o Triumvirat, Germany’s answer to Emerson Lake + Palmer, the key point being that Triumvirat ended up being at least as good as ELP, probably even better insofar as they could contain their various egos and flash and actually deliver cohesive suites of music every now and then. Not that there still wasn’t some wanking, but we needed their kind of wanking back in the mid 70s. What else were you going to air-keyboard to after the girls had all split the party? And seriously, the whole Illusions on a Double Dimple album is worth your time. Passion and finesse, even groovy in places.” (Philip Random)
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? These may seem simple questions but they are in fact doors that open unto some of the most complex enigmas of this split-atomic age. And thus we are committed to exploring them in depth with a radio journey that shall likely take us a full year complete.
Part three of our journey went as follows:
Triumvirat – The march to the Eternal City
Aphrodite’s Child – you always stand in my way
Aphrodite’s Child – do it
Renaissance – the vultures fly high
Camel – freefall
Alice Cooper – The Man with the Golden Gun
Alice Cooper – unfinished sweet
Soft Machine – a certain kind
Yes – wonderous stories
Bee Gees – Odessa (City on the Black Sea)
Led Zeppelin – ten years gone
Genesis – looking for someone
Vanilla Fudge – some velvet morning
Hawkwind – 10 seconds of forever
Hawkwind -down through the night
Quicksilver Messenger Service – the fool
Installment #4 airs Saturday, May 28 at 9pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9.