All posts for the month December, 2020


In Conversation with Joe Cairney. Featuring music from Comedy of Errors, Grand Tour, as well as a special tune from Drifting Sun and Dead Bob’s EP of the Week, ‘Four of Fear’, by Kyros.

Kyros – Ace’s Middle

Drifting Sun – Yippee Ki Yay (You Fothermucker)

Comedy of Errors – Time There Was

Kyros – Fear of Fear

Grand Tour – The Grand Tour, Pt.1

Grand Tour – Game Over

Comedy of Errors – Something She Said

Comedy of Errors – The Student Prince Pt.1


Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 371 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • DBA – Love Among The Ruins
  • Arc Of Life – You Make It Real
  • Kepler Ten – Clarity
  • Marley Davidson – Island Of Dreams
  • Kate Bush – Violin
  • Animals As Leaders – Ectogenesis
  • Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – Callisto Cuddle Sponge
  • Steve Morse – Carol Of The Bells
  • Phog – Awakening
  • The Room – Screaming Through The Noise (Live)
  • Cynic – True Hallucination Speak
  • Gordian Knot – Rivers Dancing
  • OSI – Shutdown
  • Transatlantic – The World We Used To Know
  • Hawkestrel – Ein Weihnachliches Lustobjekt
  • Tom Slatter – Our Very Final Christmas
  • The Comet Is Coming – Blood Of The Past
  • Roger Waters – Déjà Vu (Live)
  • Schnellertollermeier – Before And After
  • Six Days End – Stranger Within
  • The Fierce And The Dead – Let’s Start A Cult
  • The Tangent – Music Inspired By Music Inspired By The Snow Goose
  • Sleeping Pandora – Aurora
  • The Flower Kings – What If God Is Alone?
  • Bjorn Riis – Desolate Place

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The Prog Mill edition 239 for Progzilla Radio (459 in total), first broadcast 13 December 2020, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. This edition includes THE ROB REED SPECIAL – a 90 minute look through the music of the glittering career of the Welsh prog musical maestro with tracks from many of his different band and solo projects, compiled by, and including album reviews by Leo Trimming of the Progressive Aspect.

Here’s the Playlist

1 Magenta – Glitterball (Chameleon)
2 Cyan – Home (The Creeping Vine)
3 Magenta – The Rose (The Masters of Illusion)
4 Kiama – Cold Dark Heart (Sign of IV)
5 Robert Reed – Sanctuary II part 2 (Edit) (Sanctuary II)
6 Robert Reed – Gatherings at Farewell Places (Cursus 123 430)
7 Les Penning & Robert Reed – Amaryllis (Return to Penrhos)
8 Kompendium – Beneath The Waves (Beneath the Waves)
9 Chimpan A – Stars (The Empathy Machine)
10 Rob Reed/Steve Hackett/David Longdon etc – Spectral Mornings (Progzilla Mix)
11 Magenta – The White Witch Finale (Live) (Another Time, Another Place)
12 Magenta – Wondrous Stories (Single)

Plus later on…

13 Checking for Echo – Stillborn (Life & Other Short Stories)
14 Downes Braide Association – Love Among The Ruins (Halcyon Hymns)

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #394 (The Style Remains The Same)

This week’s pretty simple:  New and Classic… Classics, spanning 50 years.

  • Arabs in Aspic – “Madness and Magic” from Madness and Madness on Karisma Records (2020)
  • Amon Düül II – “The Return of Ruebezahl” from Yeti on Liberty (1970)
  • Amon Düül II – “Eye Shaking King” from Yeti on Liberty (1970)
  • Ring Van Möbius – “Distant Sphere” from The 3rd Majesty on Apollon (2020)
  • Caravan – “Can’t Be Long Now (Francoise/For Richard/Warlock) from If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You on Decca Music Group Ltd (1970)
  • Needlepoint – “Shadow in the Corner” from The Diary of Robert Reverie on BJK Music (2018)
  • Van Der Graaf Generator – “Lost (The Dance in Sand and Sea/The Dance in the Frost)“ from H to He Who Am The Only One on Charisma (1970)
  • Quatermass – “Up On The Ground” from Quatermass on Harvest (1970)
  • Ring Van Möbius – “Illuminati” from The 3rd Majesty on Apollon (2020)
  • Miles Davis – “Miles Runs the Voodoo Down” from Bitches Brew on Columbia (1970)

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Broadcast 13th Dec  2020

Show 139

1.    Radio Prague / Genetic Engineering Orchestral Manoevers In the Dark
2.    Last Train to London Electric Light Orchestra
3.    Stop, Look & Listen Jeff Beck          \Randy
4.    Riders On the Storm The Doors
5.    The Chamber of 32 Doors Genesis
6.    Never Is A Long Time Glass Harp
7.    Atlantis Calling Flash & the Pan
8.    Harem Scarem Focus
9.    Bennett Built A Time Machine Spock’s Beard
10. Save Me Violinski
11. The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy
12. Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan
13. Just Friends Amy Winehouse
14. Perfect Day Lou Reed
15. In My Life (Mono) The Beatles
16. My Best Friend Queen
17. Wovoka Redbone
18. That’s All You Need Faces w/Rod Stewart
19. Earth Blues Jimi Hendrix
20. I Need A Man To Love Big Brother & the Holding Company
21. Black Flame Renaissance
22. Rabbit Eyes Rise
23. (I Took) A Walk Shawn Phillips
SIAS: Pink Floyd – The Wall (side 2) Pink Floyd – The Wall (Side 2)
24. Goodbye Blue Sky Pink Floyd
25. Empty Spaces Pink Floyd
26. Young Lust Pink Floyd
27. One of My Turns Pink Floyd
28. Don’t Leave Me Now Pink Floyd
29. Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3 Pink Floyd
30. Goodbye Cruel World Pink Floyd
31. Dailight Darkness Orphan
32. The Cukoo Jesse Collin Young
33. Blue Sky Allman Brothers Band
34. Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
35. The Hangman and Papist Strawbs
36. When We Were Young This Winter Machine
37. Maybe I Can Fool Everybody (Tonight) Crack the Sky
38. Allegro Sky
39. Metamorphosis Curved Air
40. Merlin the Magician Rick Wakeman
Jazz Fusion Explosion!
41. Arroyo Kittyhawk
42. Happy Robots Jean Luc Ponty
43. Wildlife Yellowjackets
44. Cactus Blossom Ben Tavera King
Chillin’ Down in the KrazzLoft
45. All Day Music War
46. Don’t Stop Bloodstone
47. A Love Song Loggins & Messina
48. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother The Hollies
49. Happy Trails Quicksilver Messenger Service



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The Progressive Rock show track listing for Sunday 13th December 2020

Artist Title Year Time
Camel Please Come Home 1981 1:12
Camel Reflections 1981 2:39
Camel Captured 1981 3:12
Pat Metheny Pathmaker 2020 8:15
Fish A Feast of Consequences 2013 4:28
Deep Purple Bolin/Paice Jam 1975 5:46
Ivor Cutler Mary Is A Cow 1959 1:26
Clannad Anam 1990 4:00
Harold Budd The Serpent (In Quicksilver) 1981 4:00
Leprous I Lose Hope 2019 4:40
Riverside The Struggle for Survival 2018 9:30
Eagles Hotel California 1976 6:28
Checking For Echo Stillborn 2020 6:50
Focus Focus II 1971 4:00
John Adams Saxophone Concerto (2nd movement) 2013 5:47
Deep Purple This Time Around 1975 3:21
Deep Purple Owed To ‘G’ 1975 2:56
Deep Purple You Keep On Moving 1975 5:18
Magic Pie Table For Two 2019 4:02
Lee Abraham Twisted Metal 2019 3:28
Karen Matheson Evangeline 1996 2:23
Kate Bush December Will Be Magic Again 1980 4:48

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  1. Lies Through The 80’s – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  2. The Universe Inside Of Me – Simon Collins
  3. Stink Foot – Frank Zappa
  4. Mr Strangeless Vs The Sun – Sector 9
  5. Violin – Kate Bush
  6. Gatherings At Farewell Places – Robert Reed
  7. Exposure – Peter Gabriel
  8. 31 Ways To Lose Your Lover – The Backstage
  9. Fusion – Martin Orford
  • Waitress – Tori Amos
  • Blood On Your Hands – Illuminae
  • Ride Like The Wind -Christopher Cross
  • Under Your Spell – The Tangent
  • L’Estasi Delloro/Bandini Mix – Ennio Morricone
  • Light – Broken Parachute
  • One Small Soul – Abel Ganz
  • Partners In Crime – Pymlico
  • Afraid Of Everything – Pendragon



The Progmeister’s theme (Theme to Department S) Edwin Astley

Asteroid – Pete Morgan


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Northern Star 10th Dec 2020.

Mash Mish  !

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  • Mostly Autumn – Overture (forge of Sauron)
  • Thirty seconds to Mars – Closer to the edge
  • Teramaze – The Divulgence Act
  • Nektar – Listen
  • Pallas – Fall and Rise
  • Tom Slatter – Weather balloons and Falling Stars
  • Nine Skies – Burn My Brain
  • Kyros – Reset rewind
  • Spirits Burning & Michael Moorcock – Conversation with H G Wells
  • Maidens of Mercury – City Lights
  • Kepler ten – Clarity
  • Cynic – King Of Those who know (remix)
  • Faruq Z Bey – with Northwoods – Truth Serum
  • Hats off gentlemen it’s Adequate – Callisto Cuddle Sponge
  • Malcolm Galloway – Chrysalis
  • Shpongle – Walking Backwards Through The Mirror Of Cosmos
  • Blacklist – replacer
  • Ne Obliviscaris – And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope
  • The Gift – Sweeper Of dreams
  • June Tabor & The Oyster band – Finisterre
  • King Crimson – Easy Money
  • Blackfoot – Warped
  • Yes – Close To the edge

Closing theme Phil Lively What a wonderful world

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Tons of tasty tunes abound on this week’s Prog-Watch! Prick up your ears to hear great stuff from Jakko Jakszyk, Anèma, Jim Griffin, Antony Kalugin, Laura Piazzai, IT, Gandalf’s Fist, Potter’s Daughter, Circu5, Logos, Dyble/Longdon, and Tiger Moth Tales!

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