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This week’s Prog-Watch is a Variety program with a Guest DJ Feature! I’ll be spinning tracks from Robyn Ferguson, Tarmak, Ubi Maior, Airbag, Silas and Saski, Nick D’Virgilio, Steve Thorne, and Haken! Our Guest DJ, Mr. Tony Zappa (no relation to Frank, he informs me) has chosen songs from Yes, Spock’s Beard, King Crimson, and Jon And Vangelis, and I’ll be mixing those in and reading Tony’s commentary!

723: Variety with a Guest DJ Feature

 

 

 

 

 

This week I’m celebrating the 5th Birthday of my flagship station, Progzilla Radio, with a special exploring five of the albums that got me into Progressive Rock in the first place! Take a little trip down memory lane with me and the Beatles, the Moody Blues, the Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, and Yes! 

Special: Celebrating Progzilla Radio’s 5th Birthday

 

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!

PLAYLIST:

  • The Moody Blues – “The Morning:  Another Morning” from Days Of Future Passed on Deram (1968)
  • Chicago Transit Authority – “Listen” from Chicago Transit Authority on Columbia (1969)
  • Jethro Tull – “Aqualung” from Aqualung (SW Remaster) on Parlaphone UK (1971)
  • Pink Floyd – “Money (Remaster)” from The Dark Side Of The Moon on Pink Floyd Records (1973)
  • Yes – “Perpetual Change” from The Yes Album(SW Remix) on Panegyric (1971)
  • Bent Knee – “Shiny Eyed Babies” from Shiny Eyed Babies on Bent Knee (2014)
  • Bent Knee – “Way Too Long” from Shiny Eyed Babies on Bent Knee (2014)
  • Naked Truth – “Rapid Fire” from Avian Thug on RareNoise Records (2015)
  • Amoeba Split – “The Book Of Days” from Second Split on Azafrán Media (2016)
  • Bubblemath – “Avoid The Eye Candy” from Edit Peptide on Cuneiform Records (2017)
  • Dai Kaht – “Hertz Kömatt” from Dai Kaht II on SoleilZeuhl (2020)
  • Loomings – “Sick Notes” from Hey Weirdo! on Soleil Mutant (2019)
  • Loomings – “High Bar” from Hey Weirdo! on Soleil Mutant (2019)
  • Amgala Temple – “The Eccentric” from Invisible Airships on Pekula Records (2018)
  • Dai Kaht – “Zöbehr-Daï” from Dai Kaht II on SoleilZeuhl (2020)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are almost 200 podcasts now!).

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The Progressive Tracks Show #346 (Welcome To The Future)

2020… 2020?!!

Well, here we are.

But is this the future we wanted?

PLAYLIST:

  • Space Ritual – “Arrival In Utopia” from Otherworld on Esoteric (2008)
  • Randy McStine – “Bottom Feeder Blues” from Idle on Independent (2019)
  • Turtle Skull – “No News Is Bad News” from Turtle Skull on Art As Catharsis (2018)
  • Band of Gypsys – “Them Changes” from Band of Gypsys on Polydor (1970)
  • Crack The Sky – “Lost In America” from From The Greenhouse on Grudge Records (1989)
  • Stop Motion Orchestra – “Instant Everything!” from Instant Everything! on Egg Helmet Records (2014)
  • Delusion Squared – “Devolution” from Anthropocene on Delusion Squared (2018)
  • IT – “Voices” from We’re All In This Together on Progressive Gears (2017)
  • United Progressive Fraternity – “The Water” from Fall In Love With The World on InsideOutMusic (2014)
  • Yes – “Hold On” from 90125 on Atlantic (1983)
  • Built For The Future – “Build For The Future” on Chasing Light on Newspeak Music (2015)
  • Jim Bartz – “The Source of Futures“ from P.O.E.A.S (Pictures of Earth + Space) on Imagineer A/V (1995)
  • Magic Bus – “Distant Future” from Phillip The Egg on Back To The Garden Records (2017)
  • The Final Age. – “Past Minus Future” from The Final Age. On Independent (2018)
  • Deep Space Destructors – “Spaceship Earth” from III on Deep Space Destructors (2014)
  • David Bowie – “I Know It’s Going To Happen Someday” from Black Tie White Noise on Arista (1993)

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are well over 180 podcasts now!).

Most importantly, SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST below, so you’ll have it delivered to your fingertips weekly! ˅˅˅˅˅˅˅˅

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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”!

648: Classix, Vol. 1

 

 

Another themed special on Prog-Watch this week, and the key word is HEART! We’ll hear from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Trevor Rabin, King Crimson, Robert Berry, The Alan Parsons Project, Pete Townshend, Yes, Marillion, Moon Safari, Zebra, Colin Blunstone, Esquire, Rush, GTR, mystery, John Wetton, and Manfred Mann`s Earth Band! Come along for a fun ride!

646: Affairs of the Heart

 

 

 

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #333  (Music As Refuge)

I’ve learned a lot over the past 6 years of presenting The Progressive Tracks Show:

I’ve learned that music matters more than what the presenting DJ says… I’ve learned that up-and-coming musicians need DJ and listener support to continue creating new music… and I’ve also learned that some music is a refuge… especially in difficult times.

Tonight’s music is a refuge for those who need it… but there may be more to it, if you dig a bit deeper.

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

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 170 podcasts now!).

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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!

639: All in the Family

 

This week’s Prog-Watch is a variety program with a few special features! There will be a little feature on Thomas Thielen and a sneak peek at the next “t” album called Solipsystemology! (Thomas loves those titles that just roll off the tongue, doesn’t he?) I also have a Guest DJ, Bill Dunaway of High Ridge, Missouri, USA! Bill checks in with some of his Prog Rock favorites, and I mix in a few newer tracks, as well. So in addition to the “t” music, you can expect a boatload of great stuff, new and old, from the likes of Bill Bressler, Yes, Duke 72, Vangelis, Red Bazar, Big Big Train, Dreamwalkers Inc, and Spock’s Beard!

608: Variety, a ‘t’ Feature + a Guest DJ Feature

 

 

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

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