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Progressive Tracks Show #380 (Labor Day… but is anybody really laboring?)

This is the strangest Labor Day Weekend ever… especially if you’re used to playing or listening to live music.  So this week it’s all live tracks to provide some sense of normalcy.

You’re welcome.

  • Rush – “What You’re Doing/Working Man” from R40 Live on Anthem Entertainment (2015)
  • Jane Getter Premonition – “Transparent” from On Tour on Big Fun Records (2017)
  • Vasil Hadzimanov Band – “Zulu” from Alive on Croatia Records (2016)
  • Circuline – “Stereotypes” from CircuLive NewView on Independent (2020)
  • Glass – “Set One (Give The Man A Hand/Dedicated to Mike/Astral/The Border/Crossing)” from Live at Progman Cometh on Musea (2007)
  • Hamster Theatre – “Bug 2: History of the United States of America” from The Public Execution of Mr. Personality/Quasi Day Room – Live at the Moore Theatre on Cuneiform Records (2006)
  • Face Ditch – “Alternative Values” from In the Interim on Build a Buzz Records & Books (2020)
  • Slivovitz – “Negative Creep from Liver on MoonJune Records (2018)
  • French TV – “Look at the Bears! Look at the Bears! Look at the Bears!” from Stories Without Fingerprints on Pretentious Dinosaur Productions (2020)
  • Red Kite – “You Don’t Know, You Don’t Know” from Red Kite on RareNoise Records (2019)

Feel free to contact me any time via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

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Yep, this week it’s another of my indeterminate, music-driven theme shows.

While the show’s title explains a lot… the image representing the show may confuse you.  But I assure you, it’s relevant to the story.

I’ve incorporated some new releases in with some classics for this show.  So keep your ears open for some great music you’ve not heard!

Take time to put on some headphones and immerse yourself in some quality, message-laden progressive rock.  Just remember… the message you decipher is your own.

Because the days are still long: Remember, you can steam/download this, and any of the 113 previous editions of The Progressive Tracks Show broadcast on Progzilla Radio, any time you want at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks.

– Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

Email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org  (Comments are always welcome)


  • Chemical Clock – “Plastic World” from Plastic World on Independent
  • Neal Morse “Overture” from The Similitude of a Dream on Radiant Records
  • Neal Morse – “The Dream” from The Similitude of a Dream on Radiant Records
  • Damon Waitkus – “You Are Vulnerable” from Anxiety on Damon Waitkus
  • The Flower Kings – “Black and White” from Unfold the Future on InsideOutMusic
  • Mike Kershaw – “The Fear Inside Me” from Arms Wide Open on Bad Elephant Music
  • Genesis – “That’s Me” from From Genesis to Revelation (Special Edition) on Jonjo Music Ltd
  • Echo Tail – “Negative Relations” from Fields of Vision on Echo Tail
  • Shoot – “Old Time Religion” from On the Frontier (Bonus Edition) on Angel Air
  • Tool – “Intolerance” from Undertow on Zoo Entertainment
  • Silver Key – “Learn to Let Go” from In the Land of Dreams on Ma.Ra.Cash Records
  • Paul Cusick – “Tears” from P’dice on Q Rock Records
  • Hamster Theatre – “We Unearth the Lost Book of Mister Personality, And Its Consequences (Live)” from The Public Execution of Mister Personality / Quasi Day Room: Live at the Moore Theatre on Cuneiform Records
  • Mike Kershaw – “All That Matters Is The Fear” from Arms Wide Open on Bad Elephant Music
  • Dave Kerzner – “Hypocrites” from Static on Independent
  • Cell15 – “Tears” from River Utopia on Independent
  • Supertramp – “If Everyone Were Listening” from Crime of the Century on A&M
  • Crescent Moon – “What Do We Do Now” from Dissonance on Independent
  • Ayreon – “Deathcry of a Race” from The Source on Mascot Label Group
  • Paul Cusick – “The Human Race” from P’dice on Q Rock Records
  • Queen – “Is This The World We Created…? ” from The Works on Parlophone

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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Progressive Tracks Show #255 (Supporting Live Music… MORE), originally broadcast on Saturday, March 31, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Déjà vu?

Nope, it’s ANOTHER show highlighting the many groups that are on the road right now. But that’s not all, as we’ll also highlight some great new music.

Supporting artists by attending live shows is the best way to ensure you’ll be able to hear more great music in the future.

So listen to the show this week… attend the concerts and purchase the music as you can… and enjoy the memories forever!  It’s pretty simple, actually.

  • Consider the Source – “You Are Obsolete” from World War Trio, Pts. II & III on Consider the Source
  • Ruby the Hatchet – “Gemini” from Planetary Space Child on Tee Pee Records
  • Protest the Hero – “c’est la vie” from Scurrilous on Universal Music Canada
  • Fang Chia – “Whatever 2” from Above Ground on Independent
  • Sons Of Apollo – “Divine Addiction” from Psychotic Symphony on InsideOut Music
  • Wooden Shjips – “Down by the Sea” from Dos on Holy Mountain
  • Orphaned Land – “Take My Hand” from Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs on Century Media
  • Jethro Tull – “Life Is a Long Song” from Living in the Past on Parlophone UK
  • Glaston – “Game of Tones” from Inhale/Exhale on Independent
  • Scarlet INside – “The Room of MUndane THings“ from The Room of MUndane THings on Independent
  • Hamster Theatre – “Oye Comatose” from The Public Execution of Mr. Personality on Cuneiform Records
  • Hamster Theatre – “Race Against Time” from The Public Execution of Mr. Personality on Cuneiform Records

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack