This week I have another great variety program with music spanning five decades! We’ll hear from Queensryche, the Colin Tench Project, Magenta, Steve Winwood, Lifesigns, Fish, the Strawbs, Arena, and Steven Wilson! Plus, there will be another edition of Progressive Discoveries with Dr. Rob Fisher, looking at the great new album by White Moth Black Butterfly!
With the Moody Blues, he helped to define our favorite genre of music, and he continues to rock progressively today! He is John Lodge, legendary singer, bassist, and composer, and this week I am proud to say that he is my guest on Prog-Watch! John and I chat about some of the history of his storied band, his bass playing influences, and many other things, including his solo tour and forthcoming live album. Along the way we will hear plenty of great Moody Blues, Blue Jays, and John Lodge solo music, including a few from the forthcoming live album.
This week on Prog-Watch I wrap up my coverage of Dream Theater’s keyboard wiz, Jordan Rudess! Hear the remainder of my conversation with Jordan, and lots of great music ranging from peaceful solo piano pieces, to the crunch and flying keyboard solos of Dream Theater, Levin Minnemann Rudess, and Liquid Tension Experiment!
If you missed Part 1, you can find it here:
Join me for two hours of cool electronic and ambient music for an early autumn evening! Here’s what’s in store:
1. Klaus Schulze vs. Solar Moon – Let The Rain Come (from the album Contemporary Works 1, Disc 5 “Docking”, 2000)
2. Riverside – Rapid Eye Movement (2016 Mix) (from the album Eye Of The Soundscape, 2016)
3. Brian Eno – One-Two; and Two-Two (from the album Music For Airports, 1978)
4. Riverside – Night Session Part 1 & 2 (from the album Eye Of The Soundscape, 2016)
5. Ozric Tentacles – Plown; Will Of The Wisps; and Air City (from the album Paper Monkeys, 2011)
6. Karda Estra – The Pit And The Pendulum (from the album The Land Of Ghosts 3, 2012)
7. Pink Floyd – A Saucerful Of Secrets (from the album A Saucerful Of Secrets, 1968)
I hope you enjoy!
This week on Prog-Watch we pay a little tribute to the late Walter Becker of Steely Dan, before embarking on a great variety program with music from Ghostly Beard, Soul Secret, Drifting Sun, Peter Gabriel, Robert Reed, Bangtower, Wetton Downes Icon, and Gandalf’s Fist. Near the end of the program, two of the boys from The Aaron Clift Experiment drop in to chat about their recent concert activities and their crowd funding campaign for their projected third studio album, “If All Goes Wrong”. We finish with another by Walter Becker, this time from his solo career.
This week on Prog-Watch: another great show of mostly new stuff! We’ll hear from The Tangent, How Far To Hitchin’, Big Big Train, Cosmograf, Nad Sylvan, Karmamoi, Aisles, and Karibow! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will take us on another trip of Progressive Discovery with the intense new solo album by Bjørn Riis, of the Norwegian band Airbag!
On this week’s Prog-Watch my esteemed guest is music and video legend Kevin Godley of 10cc and Godley & Creme! We chat about all sorts of stuff, including the Gizmo, the split with 10cc, Godley & Creme, video directing, and his forthcoming solo album, of which YOU could be a part (if you write music)! Along the way, there is also be plenty of great music from Kevin’s illustrious career with 10cc, Godley and Creme, and GG06.