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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #304
(St. Progtrick’s Day)

In almost 6 years of creating Progressive Tracks, I’ve never done a St. Patrick’s Day show (mainly because I didn’t feel qualified).  Listen in this week to hear why…. Ha!

Don’t worry… as always, the music will be great.

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 143 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Geoffrey Castle – “Streets of Inwood” from The Deep Well Sessions, Vol. 1 on Twisted Fiddle Music (2012)
  • Dan Fogelberg – “Tullamore Dew” from Phoenix on Full Moon (1979)
  • Bill Grogan’s Goat – “Knockdhu Set” from Third Eye on Detroit Caprine Records (2017)
  • Horslips – “The Snakes’ Farewell to the Emerald Isle” from The Unfortunate Cup of  Tea on Horslips Records (1975)
  • Leah – “Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep” from Otherworld EP on Ex Cathedra Records (2013)
  • Irish Coffee – “Hear Me” from Irish Coffee on Akarma (1971)
  • Kingbathmat – “The Well of Sorrow” from Gravity Shield on Kingbathmat (2014)
  • Bill Grogan’s Goat – “Van Diemen’s Land” from Bill Grogan’s Goat on Beagletone (2007)
  • Yurt – “Rat Nebula” from II – Archipelagog on Yurt (2011)
  • Horslips – “The Shamrock Shore” from Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part  on Horslips Music (1972)
  • Irish Coffee – “Can’t Take It” from Irish Coffee on Akarma (1971)
  • Borge Olsen – “Brilliant” from Ultimate Fingers on Borge Olsen (2019)
  • Consider The Source – “Enemies of MagicK” from You Are Literally a Metaphor on Consider The Source (2019)
  • The Wrong Object – “Many Lives” from Into The Herd on MoonJune Records (2019)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #303 
(Expect The Unexpected)

Let’s see what’s in store for this week’s show:  Experiential journeying… flies with very different fates… angels and devils fighting… cities fighting… songs finally surfacing 20 years after being written… medicine served by lovely girls… South Park guitar wizardry… fret-less magicK… classic music… new music… AND… World Premiere Music!

That enough for you?    ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 142 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Sonora Sunrise – “Ancient Stones (Sundown)” from The Route Through The Canyon on Trail Records (2019)
  • Sonora Sunrise – “Unexpected Trip” from The Route Through The Canyon on Trail Records (2019)
  • Ovrfwrd – “Forbidden Valley Opiate” from Blurring The Lines… A Democracy Manifest on Prog Records (2018)
  • Cheer-Accident – “War Is A Warrior” from Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York on Skin Graft Records (2019)
  • Cheer-Accident – “Site” from Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York on Skin Graft Records (WORLD PREMIERE 2019)
  • Pink Floyd – “Grantchester Meadows” from Ummagumma on Columbia/Legacy (1969)
  • Yurt – “Angel Happatuth Meets Devil Dikkei “ from IV – The Obstacle Is Everything on Yurt (2018)
  • Pink Floyd – “Astronomy Domine (Live)” from Ummagumma on Columbia/Legacy (1969)
  • Kenny McCormick – “Transcendence” from Zenturies on Kenny McCormick (2019)
  • Lovely Little Girls – “Emphatic Service” from Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York on Skin Graft Records (2019)
  • Ovrfwrd – “Wreth” from Blurring The Lines… A Democracy Manifest on Prog Records (2018)
  • Sonora Sunrise – “Canyon” from The Route Through The Canyon on Trail Records (2019)
  • Kenny McCormick – “Absorption” from Zenturies on Kenny McCormick (2019)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

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Thymme Jones and Chicago’s long-time, genre-bending chameleons, Cheer-Accident, have contributed two new songs to the new Skin Graft Records compilation, “Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York”, that is scheduled for release later this month.

Progzilla Radio has the honor of premiering one of these tracks, “Site”, to the world on our web page and on The Progressive Tracks Show hosted by Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack.

Written decades ago but never recorded, “Site” recalls the guitar stylings of Cheer-Accident’s late guitarist, Phil Bonnet, who was responsible for the distinct sounds on classic albums like “Salad Days” and “Trading Balloons”.

Track Artists:

Carmen Armillas – vocals
Jeff Libersher- electric and acoustic guitars
Thymme Jones – backing-vocals, bass synth, drums, keys
Scott Rutledge – words
Todd Rittmann – mastering

Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York”, pits several forward-thinking bands from Chicago and New York in a musical battle for supremacy.  The compilation, featuring rare and exclusive songs, is due for release on Skin Graft Records on 15 March 2019, and is available through Bandcamp in digital download and compact disc formats at this site:

https://skingraftrecords.bandcamp.com/album/post-now-round-one-chicago-vs-new-york

Big thanks go to Mark Fischer at Skin Graft Records, for giving Progzilla Radio the opportunity to bring great new music to the world… and to YOU!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #302 
(The Struggle Is Real)

A theme show about personal challenges? Possibly.

But then, when have I ever told you what to think?    ;o)

I will tell you though, that some great tunes will be played (but you already knew that, right?).

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 141 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Type-7 – “The Interstellar Traveler” from  Interstellar Travelers on Type-7 (2019)
  • Cheeto’s Magazine – “Scum” from Amazingous on Cheeto’s Magazine (2019)
  • O.A.K. – “Liber in Tiberi” from Giordano Bruno on Aerostella Records (2018)
  • Psychoyogi – “New Ways of Losing” from Accident Prone on 620980 Records DK (2018)
  • The Mercury Tree – “I’ll Pay” from Spidermilk on The Mercury Tree (2019)
  • O.A.K. – “Sandali Rossi” from Giordano Bruno on Aerostella Records (2018)
  • Weend’O – “Time of Awakening, Part 1” from Time of Awakening on Sonicbond (2018)
  • Hanford Flyover – “Home” from Home – Single on Hanford Flyover (2018)
  • Mouth – “Sunrise” from Floating on Tonzonen Records (2018)
  • Psychoyogi – “Corporate Shoes” from Accident Prone on 620980 Records DK (2018)
  • Mythic Sunship – “Out There” from Another Shape of Psychedelic Music on El Paraiso Records (2018)
  • Mouth – “Homago Tago” from Floating on Tonzonen Records (2018)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #301 
(Continuing to ‘Generate’)

Welcome to the 2nd set of 300 editions of The Progressive Tracks Show… as I continue to ‘generate’ sound with the help of some amazing artists!

Some shows are pleasing… others are ‘interesting’. This particular one may fall into that ‘interesting’ category. It’ll be top-notch music, designed to expand your listening pallet!

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 140 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Tera Melos – “Trash Generator” from Trash Generator on Sargent House
  • a.P.A.t.T. – “Yes… That’s Positive” from Fun With Music on Hi-N-DRY L.L.C.
  • Frank Zappa – “Peaches en Regalia” from Hot Rats on Frank Zappa Catalog
  • Jork – “AE-35” from Uneasy Truce on Jork
  • Sha’s Feckel – “Knarrho” from Greatest Hits on Ronin Rhythm Records
  • Frank Zappa – “It Must Be A Camel” from Hot Rats on Frank Zappa Catalog
  • The Bob Lazar Story – “Meat Whores/Glass-Eyed and Frankly Ft. Crazy Legs” from The Silence of Perez de Cuellar EP on Lucidbrucemusic
  • Abrete Gandul – “Diligencias Pendientes” from on Abrete Gandul
  • Frank Zappa – “Willie The Pimp” from Hot Rats on Frank Zappa Catalog
  • Tera Melos – “System Preferences” from Trash Generator on Sargent House
  • a.P.A.t.T. – “Works Like A Charm” from Fun With Music on Hi-N-DRY L.L.C.
  • The Bob Lazar Story – “There’s No Trolley” from The Silence of Perez de Cuellar EP on Lucidbrucemusic
  • Abrete Gandul – “Tango Ideologicamente Falso” from Referencias Circulares on Abrete Gandul
  • Yowie – “The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You” from Synchromysticism on Skin Graft Records
  • The Bob Lazar Story – “My Hand Looks Like A Brontosaurus” from The Silence of Perez de Cuellar EP on Lucidbrucemusic

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #300 
(…And The Shows Fell, One By One)

300 Progressive Tracks shows don’t seem a lot, against the multitudes of invading music shows. But, if you’re a student of history, you know that quantity has little to do with strength.

Despite overwhelming odds, ProgTracks has led his listeners over the past 6 years, into battle against all that is mediocre (or even remotely hipster) in sound. Refusing to lay down his headphones for anyone, he has created a show as bombastic and entertaining as any in the prog realm (or any comparatively cheesy big-budget movie).

;o)

Won’t you join The Progressive Tracks Show ranks, to help secure the next 300? Ready your headphones and listen intently… for tonight we Prog!  Madness?  No… this is The Progressive Tracks Show!!

ProgHeads!!  Prepare For Glory!!

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 139 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Ibex – “Parthenogenesis” from Parthenogenesis on Independent (2017)
  • Lizard – “Half-Live” from Half-Live on Audio Cave (2018)
  • Gryphon – “(Ein Klein) Heidenleben” from Raindances on Cherry Red Records (1975)
  • All Traps On Earth – “Omen” from A Drop Of Light on Independent (2018)

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #299 
(Yesterday and Today)

This week we’ll explore some new music from new bands… new music from old bands… resurrect the Golden Tracks feature for 2019… and pay tribute to a jazz-fusion artist who recently left us.  Yes, 50 years of great progressive rock!

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 138 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Kraan – “Bandits In The Woods” from Let It Out on Intercord
  • Kraan – “Prima Klima” from Let It Out on Intercord
  • Hovercraft – “Neurosis” from Full Of Eels on Independent
  • Yes – “Every Little Thing” from Yes (Deluxe Edition) on Rhino Atlantic
  • Misfits of Sythia – “Falafel Induced Hiccups” from Uncanny Valley on Independent
  • Focus – “Heaven” from Focus 11 on In and Out of Focus Records
  • Quarkspace – “Solar Progenics” from All These Suns on Eternity’s Jest Records Inc.
  • Yes – “Survival” from Yes (Deluxe Edition) on Rhino Atlantic
  • Yes – “Yesterday and Today” from Yes (Deluxe Edition) on Rhino Atlantic
  • Misfits of Sythia – “D’entre les morts” from Uncanny Valley on Independent
  • Hovercraft – “Confusion” from Home (EP) on Independent
  • Kraan – “Psychedelic Man” from Psychedelic Man on EMI
  • Quarkspace – “All These Suns” from All These Suns on Eternity’s Jest Records Inc.
  • Focus – “Mazzel” from Focus 11 on In and Out of Focus Records

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #298 
(Considering The Future)

Things change in an instant…..
Life goes on as it usually does, until the unexpected occurs… and your life is forever changed.

Well, that’s us… but what about countries, and society as a whole? Change there is slower… or so it seems. But despite the perceived stagnation… change does happen.

This week we’ll listen to tunes about social change as a window to the future.

Yes, (good or bad) it’s another one of those ‘themed’ shows…   ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 137 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • 4dB – “Vieux Robo” from Animal on Musea
  • GruGrü – “Pendulum” from 333 on Independent
  • Fervent Send – “Dirty Lightless Underground Cold Apocalypse Shelters” from Super Stereo on Independent
  • Phil Keaggy – “Carved In Stone” from The Bucket List on KLM Records
  • Alco Frisbass – “Soufre et Mercure” from Le Bateleur on Fading Records
  • The D Project – “Crude Reality” from Find Your Sun on Ozéta Productions
  • Red Bazar – “We Will Find You” from Things As They Appear on White Knight Records
  • Quantum Pig – “Keep The Nation Warm” from Songs of Industry and Sunshine on White Star Records
  • Alco Frisbass – “Hombre Terre” from Le Bateleur on Fading Records
  • GruGrü – “Ghetto T.G.V.” from 333 on Independent
  • 4dB – “Fleur de Singe (Parts 1 & 2)” from Animal on Musea
  • Red Bazar – “Future Song” from Things As They Appear on White Knight Records

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #296 
(Music That Will Change You)

As we live our lives, we pass through portals/gates… significant events that present opportunities for real change… on the way to knowing our true selves.

Yes, (good or bad) it’s another one of those ‘themed’ shows…   ;o)

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 136 now!).

PLAYLIST:

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #296 
(Music That Will Change You)

Music has the power to change you… if you only listen.

This week’s playlist contains powerful tunes that will suck you in, and leave you… well, different.

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are 135 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Patrick Grant – “To Find A Form That Accommodates The Mess” from A Sequence of Waves on Peppergreen Media
  • Resurrecting Id – “Deep and Wide” from Ephemera on Resurrecting id
  • Kanaan – “The Groke” from Windborne on El Paraiso Records
  • Deep Space Destructors – “Psyche Remade” from Visions From The Void on Deep Space Destructors
  • Onségen Ensemble – “Dogma MMSVIII” from Duel on Onségen Ensemble
  • Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – “Modul 58” from Awase on Ronin Rhythm Records
  • Onségen Ensemble – “Think Neither Good Nor Evil” from Duel on Onségen Ensemble
  • Resurrecting Id – “Red Queen” from Ephemera on Resurrecting id
  • Kanaan – “A. Hausenbecker” from Windborne on El Paraiso Records
  • Patrick Grant – “One Note Samba” from A Sequence of Waves on Peppergreen Media

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!