That ‘other’ entity at which I present over in the United Kingdom is celebrating 5 years on the Internet. So all the Progzilla Radio DJ’s have created shows featuring the songs that hooked them on progressive rock, as well as some favorites from the past 5 years. Even though I broke the rules… just a bit, this is mine.
Why celebrate Progzilla Radio’s 5th Birthday on KPTZ?
You might also ask: Why is a raven like a writing desk? I haven’t the slightest idea!
This week’s Prog-Watch is an entire show dedicated to prog rock classic tracks! I’m spinning tunes by Genesis, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, King Crimson, Kansas, The Alan Parson Project, Yes, Jethro Tull, The Electric Light Orchestra, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, and Caravan! Our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, is also doing a Progressive Discoveries segment on a classic album… Breathless by Camel! Come along as Prog-Watch goes “old school”!
This week on Prog-Watch it’s another of my themed specials, and the theme is family! Every song has to do with family and especially close family members (Mother, Father, Sister and Brother)! Music will be supplied by great classic and contemporary artists, including Jethro Tull, Genesis, Yes, Pendragon, Alan Parsons, Renaissance, Seven Steps To The Green Door, Queen, IO Earth, Traffic, The Nice, The Who, Dukes Of The Orient, and Peter Gabriel! Come along for a fun ride!
On this week’s Prog-Watch my very special guest is the one and only Martin Barre of Jethro Tull fame! Martin and I talk Tull and his solo career, and along the way there is plenty of great music…a few Tull tunes on which Martin really shines, and lots of great music from his solo albums, including a few from his fabulous new album “Roads Less Travelled”!
This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! My usual criteria apply: an EPIC must be over 10 minutes long; and we will hear one for each major decade of our favorite genre! This time we’ll hear music from The Flower Kings, Big Big Train, Southern Empire, Jethro Tull and Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe!
I hope you will join me for some wonderful, modern rock symphonies!
This week on Prog-Watch I’m shaking the family tree of one of my favorite bands of all time…Jethro Tull! So much great stuff shakes out, including music from Blodwyn Pig, Aviator, solo Ian Anderson, solo Martin Barre, and some real lost gems from the late Glenn Cornick’s Wild Turkey!
Review by TCat — All India Radio's Martin Kennedy returns to the signature ambient and atmospheric layered sound the project is famous for after their 2019 experimental turn for the album 'Eternal' with the 2020 release entitled 'R E A L M' and brings along Josh Royhouse to add his piano to these surreal and […]
Review by siLLy puPPy — Once upon a time when the Canterbury Scene referred to a specific cast of players who crafted adistinct improvisational style of progressive music that blended disparate doses of jazz, rock andpsychedelia embellished with clever technically infused tight-knit rhythms along with a healthy doseof satirical whimsy. These artists emerged from the […]
Review by BrufordFreak — I was really not ready to listen to any new music this year until I was given notice from Bandcamp that John Holden had released a new album. Some of you may remember John's 2018 debut, Capture Light, the one that stirred none other than Maestro Steve Hackett to endorse and […]
Review by BrufordFreak — I am impressed most of all by the dedication to the "loose" concept of this album: both T.S. Elliot's poem "The Hollow Men" and the spectrum of choices that lead to man's "human" and "inhuman" behaviours--despite the fact that this is an "instrumental" album. (There are voice samples from a wide […]
Review by Bill65 — For those of us who were around in the 1970's, growing up listening to progressive rock music, among the plethora of bands,were a small group of artists emanating from the Canterbury area of England.Collectively,these bands and artists were labelled as being part of the Canterbury scene or sound.Two of these bands […]
Review by Rivertree — Wow! Here we are getting close to a genuine canterbury sound, while showing strong roots back into the 1970s. This is the first ZOPP outing, hopefully not the last. More of a solo project initiated by United Kingdom based award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Stevenson. He provides the arrangements, guitar, bass, […]
Review by kev rowland — In 2017 TFATD released a live album which was recorded at the Ramblin' Man Festival, in July the year before. Now we have in front of us another live album which was recorded slightly more than a year from the previous album, but with no duplicated tracks whatsoever. This was […]
Review by kev rowland — Here we have the fourth album from Knifeworld, Guapo and Chrome Hoof keyboard player Emmett Elvin. With this release he provides 6 and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, bass, pianos, synths, organ, vocals, recorders, casserole and biscuit tin (honest, that's what it says here) and is joined by Alex […]
Review by kev rowland — According to the Bible (as described by Record Collector), 'The Progressive Underground Vol. 1', I first reviewed Drifting Sun in January 1997 when they were a very different beast indeed to what I am listening to now. Pat Sanders (keyboards, drum programming, composer and producer) and bassist Manu Michael are […]
Review by kev rowland — It is fair to safe that I'm not a massive fan of the only other release I have heard from Botanist, and I'm still not too sure about this one, but my mind is slowly starting to get around to understand what this incredibly different and experimental form of black […]