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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

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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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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #287
(Music For The Dark Days)

As we transition from Autumn to Winter, the days grow shorter… but better for listening to great music.

Join me in listening to some classics… and soon-to-be-classics that will warm your cold heart. ;o)

Remember, you can stream/download this, and any of the 126 previous editions of The Progressive Tracks Show broadcast on Progzilla Radio, any time you want at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks.

PLAYLIST:

  • Twenty Sixty Six & Then – “Autumn” from Reflections on the Future on Glass Ark Music
  • Atomic Rooster – “Winter” from Atomic Rooster on Sanctuary
  • Magma – “Ork Alarm” from Köhntarkösz on Seventh Records
  • The Laze – “PolyGone” from Cryptic Plumage on Extreme Ultimate
  • Maat Lander – “Space Scum” from Seasons of Space • Book #2 on Clostridium Records
  • Space Streakings – “Do! Sports ”a little bit”” from First love on SKiN GRAFT
  • Yes – “Five Per Cent for Nothing” from Fragile (Deluxe Edition) on Rhino/Elektra
  • Amgala Temple – “Bosphorus” from Invisible Airships on Pekula Records
  • Maat Lander – “The Asteroid of Living Machinery” from Seasons of Space • Book #2 on Clostridium
  • Amgala Temple – “Moon Palace” from Invisible Airships on Pekula Records
  • The Laze – “Scaffolds” from Cryptic Plumage on Extreme Ultimate

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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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

 

If you missed this week’s Prog-Watch you can listen HERE

This week’s program is another one of those mash-ups that I like to refer to as a variety show…just a bunch of great progressive rock, new and old, but with an emphasis on the new(er). We’ll hear music from Yes, Neal Morse, Renaissance, Flying Colors, Karibow, Flutatious, Steven Wilson, Kino, Riverside & Vinegar Joe! Get out of your brain on the Prog-Watch 515!