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This week on Prog-Watch I am wrapping up my coverage of rock legend Ken Hensley! Ken and I chat about his PledgeMusic campaign and his new anthology, Rare and Timeless, and about what’s coming up in his near future. I also spin plenty of music from his illustrious career…with Uriah Heep, Toe Fat, and Ken Hensley & Live Fire, his collaboration with John Wetton, and of course some solo stuff, including a few from that brand new anthology!

520: In Conversation with Ken Hensley, Pt. 2


Guitar legend Mick Box has been rocking with Uriah Heep for approximately 50 years! This week he is my esteemed guest on Prog-Watch! Mick and I have a quick chat about the current Heep tour, their forthcoming album, and their PledgeMusic campaign, and along the way I spin lots of great Heep music, new and old!

518: In Conversation with Mick Box of Uriah Heep


Part One of my Ken Hensley coverage is now available at Progwatch.com

Ken Hensley is a self-proclaimed survivor…a veteran of the mega rock star days of the 1970s, and a music business machine that would just as soon grind up, spit out, and replace band members, rather than stop the money stream long enough for them to get help for addictions or other problems. In a career going back more than 50 years, his compositions and versatile musicianship put Uriah Heep on the map and then sustained a solo career and various bands, collaborations, and projects up through today. I was lucky enough to catch up with Ken a few weeks ago and chat at length with him about his illustrious career and his most recent project, a solo anthology called Rare And Timeless, driven and curated by Ken himself, and done in conjunction with BMG and PledgeMusic. This week I am proud to present some of that interview and a “Heeping” helping of great Ken Hensley music! (Part Two will follow in a few weeks.)

516: In Conversation with Ken Hensley, Pt. 1


Progressive Tracks Show #254 (Supporting Live Music), originally broadcast on Saturday, March 24, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

You’ve heard me say it more than once:  Supporting artists by attending live shows is the best way to ensure you’ll be able to hear more great music in the future.  There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing your idols on stage, experiencing a young band maturing before your eyes, or discovering the talent of a previously unknown opening band.  But you have to be there to create the memory.

This week we’ll highlight some of the artists who are out on the road in the next few months.  And no matter where you live, chances are they’ll be making the rounds somewhere near you.   And yes, we’ll have some new music too.

  • Forsqueak – “Lapis” from Forsqueak on Almendra Music
  • Pinn Dropp – “Kingdom of Silence” from from Pinn Dropp EP on 766990 Records DK
  • Flutatious – “Rendezvous in Marrakesh” from Festival on Magick Eye Records Ltd
  • Uriah Heep – “The Wizard” from Demons and Wizards (Deluxe Edition) on Castle Communications
  • Uriah Heep – “Shadows of Grief” from Look at Yourself (Expanded Deluxe Edition) on Castle Communications
  • Bent Knee – “These Hands” from Land Animal on InsideOutMusic
  • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – “Part 3” from Pink Lady Lemonade (You’re from Inner Space) on Alien8 Recordings
  • Steven Wilson – “No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun” from Insurgentes on Kscope
  • Flutatious – “Festival” from Festival on Magick Eye Records Ltd
  • The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster – “Wires\Dream/Wires” from Wires\Dream/Wires on Rockosmos
  • Forsqueak – “Kitalpha” from FSK on Almendra Music
  • Pinn Dropp – “Unresolved” from Pinn Dropp EP on 766990 Records DK

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

Progressive Tracks Special (“The Progzilla Birthday Massacre”), originally broadcast on Sunday, March 4, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.


This special one-hour show was created as part of the Progzilla Radio 3rd Birthday Bash.  I purposely used tracks that I’ve played on the show at some time or another, to give listeners a feel for what I play on a weekly basis.  But I mixed in some interesting, non-Prog, birthday-related tracks as well.  And wouldn’t you know… as it often does, a story line germinated (at least in MY head)!  So as you listen, feel free to create your own story from the music and lyrics.  I’ll not tell you mine, as you’d probably have me institutionalized.



  • The Birthday Massacre  – “Happy Birthday” from Nothing and Nowhere on Metropolis Records
  • October Equus  – “Lupus In Fabula” from October Equus on Ma.Ra.Cash Records
  • The Sugar Cubes  – “Birthday” from Life’s Too Good on Elektra
  • Uriah Heep  – “The Magician’s Birthday from The Magician’s Birthday on Sanctuary Records
  • Gravitysays_i  – “More Than A Matter Of Instinct” from Quantum Unknown on Inner Ear Records
  • Chickn – “Omens” from Chickn on Inner Ear Records
  • Ween – “Birthday Boy” from God Ween Satan – The Oneness on TwinTone Records
  • David Wallimann – “Fall” from Evolving Seeds of Glory on Independent
  • Plastic Overlords – ‘Twelve Steps to Seventh Heaven” from Sonic Astronomy on Independent
  • Weird Al Yankovic  – “Happy Birthday” from Weird Al Yankovic on Volcano Entertainment, III LLC

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

This week’s Prog-Watch is now available from the website Progwatch.com at the following link: Prog-Watch 427

Variety is on tap in this week’s episode! Hear from Uriah Heep, Ben Craven, Dreadnaught, Foreigner, Syncage, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Manfred Mann`s Earth Band, Snarky Puppy, IO Earth, Anekdoten & Rocket Scientists! Also, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will be enlightening us on the great new album by The Mute Gods!