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The Beatles were kind of my “gateway” band. Before I discovered them, I liked music probably about as much as your average teenager. After I discovered them, I became what I suppose you would call a “music fanatic”. Their music resonated with me on many different levels and I was amazed at the transformational musical journey they had made in less than a decade. Once I had absorbed just about everything they had done I moved on to explore the musical catalogs of Badfinger, The Who, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and countless other classic rock bands. Eventually my explorations led me to Yes, The Moody Blues, Genesis, ELP, and the entire world of Progressive Rock. But I really owe it all to the Beatles…for me they were the spark. If you listen to interviews with many of the people who went on to found some of the greatest Golden Age Prog bands, you will also find that many of them were directly influenced in some way by the Beatles.

So I always knew that I would do some kind of Beatles show at some point. The impetus to finally do it came a few weeks ago when I was presented with an opportunity to interview Tom Murray, an author and photographer who actually spent a whole day taking some beautiful, classic, color photos of the Beatles back in 1968, on the eve of the release of The White Album. Tom has since published a book called “Mad Day Out” with not only his Beatles photos from that day, but also lots of other great pictures from the heady days of the 1960s. Speaking to Tom was a link to the legend of the Beatles.

So I offer you Prog-Watch 528 – A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles! The program features a few of the Beatles “proggier” tracks, a few cool tribute tunes, and lots of great covers of Beatles songs by some Prog and Prog-related artists. Plus a bit of my chat with Mr. Tom Murray. I hope you will join me!

Other artists featured include Matthew Sweet, ELO, Stackridge, BJH, Bloodrock, Yes, Steve Hillage, Arjen Lucassen, Paul Carrack, Harry Nilsson, Phil Collins and The Gods.

528: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles

 

The Progressive Tracks Show #219 (Deluge Of Prog), originally broadcast on Friday July 14, 2017, is now available to download or listen to any time you desire.

There is truly a downpour of new progressive rock in 2017… and I cannot seem to keep up.

Problem?  Hardly one to complain about anyway!  So sit back, and let me preview some of the new stuff for you.

PLAYLIST:

  • Karibow “Here” from From Here To The Impossible on Progressive Promotion Records
  • Monobody – “Exformation (Audiotree Live Version)” from Monobody on Audiotree Live – EP on Audiotree Music
  • Discipline – “Life Imitates Art” from Captives of the Wine Dark Sea on The Laser’s Edge
  • The Beatles – “Strawberry Fields Forever (Stereo Mix 2015)” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Edition) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • The Beatles – “Penny Lane (Stereo Mix 2017)” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Edition) on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Radiohead – “Electioneering” from OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 on XL Recordings
  • Kingbathmat – “Nihilist” composed by John Bassett from Dark Days on Independent
  • Amplifier – “Rainbow Machine” from Trippin’ with Dr. Faustus on Rockosmos
  • Time of Orchids – “Same Exact” from Much Too Much Fun on Time of Orchids
  • Monobody – “Lifeguard of a Helpless Body (Audiotree Live Version)” from Monobody on Audiotree Live – EP on Audiotree Music
  • Amplifier – “Kosmos (Grooves Of Triumph)” from Trippin’ with Dr. Faustus on Rockosmos
  • Discipline – “Burn The Fire Upon The Rocks” from Captives of the Wine Dark Sea on The Laser’s Edge
  • Karibow – “A Crescent Man” from From Here To The Impossible on Progressive Promotion 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