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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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

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

P.S.  You can skip looking for these posts each week by subscribing to the podcast below!

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

 

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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!

Progressive Tracks Show #256 (Always Eclectic), originally broadcast on Saturday, April 7, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Now I love classic progressive/art rock as much as anyone… but one of the things I love to do with The Progressive Tracks Show is to introduce listeners to music they haven’t heard before.

Sometimes that quest takes me into some interesting territory, and if I combine that with music you may have heard… well, can anyone say “eclectic”?

  • Mother Turtle – “Zea Mice Part 1-Kukuruzu” from Zea Mice on Mother Turtle
  • Moteur! – “Chiaroscuro” from En Traits Libres on Moteur!
  • Under A Banner – “Light Breaks Through” from Riot EP on Bad Elephant Music
  • Zechs Marquis – “Strapped To The Mast” from Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare on Zechs Marquis
  • Zechs Marquis – “Sirenum Scopuli” from Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare on Zechs Marquis
  • Dead Blonde Stars – “Coffer” from Resolution on Rockosmos
  • Henry Fool – “Poppy Q” from Henry Fool on Kscope
  • Yes – “Hour Of Need” from Fly From Here Return Trip on Frontiers Records
  • Memória De Peixe – “Supercollider” from Himiko Cloud on Memória de Peixe
  • Whiteside’s Daughter – “The Life You Save – Act I” from The Life You Save – Act I on Whiteside’s Daughter
  • Lesoir – “Zeros and Ones” from Latitude on Gentle Art Of Music
  • John Holden – “Seaglass Hearts” from Capture Light on John Holden
  • Mother Turtle – “Nostos” from Zea Mice on Mother Turtle

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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Progressive Tracks Show #252 (A Matter Of Priorities), originally broadcast on Saturday, March 10, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Warning… Opinions Ahead:  We in the United States must get our priorities in order, to solve a most critical and contentious problem.  An unexpected interest group has stepped up to try to force solutions… but progress has been slow so far, and they’ll need our help if they are to succeed.  And their success is paramount to our future.

Who?  What?  C’mon, Mike, what the heck are you talking about?

Nope.  You’re going to have to tune in this week to hear another theme show centered around this topic.  Just know that I don’t offer any solutions… I simply play Prog.     ;o)

NOTE:  This podcast is extended a bit from what I had time to play on the air… but I wanted you to hear it.  Enjoy the additional song (#2 in the playlist)!

PLAYLIST:

  • The Nice – “America (2nd Amendment) [Original]” from Ars Longa Vita Brevis on Charly Records
  •  Archive – “Bullets” from Controlling Crowds (Parts I-III) on Hangman Records
  • Adrian Belew – “Gunman” from Young Lions on Atlantic
  • Adam Holzman – “Truth Decay” from Truth Decay on Big Fun Productions
  • David Baerwald – “The Got No Shotgun Hydrahead Octopus Blues” from Triage on A&M
  • The Faint – “A Battle Hymn for Children” from Fasciinatiion on Saddle Creek
  • Children in Paradise – “The Battle” from Esyllt on Keltia Musique
  • Sproingg – “No Place For Children” from Sproingg on Independent
  • Archive – “Funeral” from Controlling Crowds (Parts I-III) on Hangman Records
  • Darrell Treece-Birch – “Requiem Pre Caris” from No More Time on Melodic Revolution Records
  • Satellite – “Children” from A Street Between Sunrise and Sunset on Metal Mind Productions
  • Horizontal Ascension – “What Do We Do Now” from Horizontal Ascension on Mindmovie Music Service
  • Once And Future Band – “Standing In The Wake Of Violence” from Once And Future Band on Castle Face Records
  • Moonlit Sailor – “Once We Were Children” from A Footprint Of Feelings on Deep Elm Records
  • Yes – “Children Of Light” from  Keys To Ascension 2 on Image Entertainment
  • Spiral Key – “Reason Revolution” from An Error In Judgment on Pride & Joy Music

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

The Progressive Tracks Show #238 (Post-Thanksgiving Requests), originally broadcast on Friday, December 1, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Find out what ‘Post-Thanksgiving’ music is… Find out what song NOBODY will request… Find out what the ‘stumper’ track of the week is… Find out how ‘epic’ a single request can be… all in the course of a mere 90 minutes.

If you don’t like this show… well, I guess you can just blame yourselves!     ;o)

PLAYLIST:

  • Johnny Unicorn “All I Want To Do (Is Have Some Food)” from Heavy Jugs To The Moon on Independent
  • Gentle Giant – “So – Sincere” from The Power and the Glory (2012 Remaster) on Chrysalis Records
  • Johnny Unicorn – “First Sandwich” from Heavy Jugs To The Moon on Independent
  • Tiger Moth Tales – “Winter Maker” composed by Peter Jones from The Depths Of Winter on White Knight Records
  • Johnny Unicorn – “Second Sandwich (Including Salad)” from Heavy Jugs To The Moon on Independent
  • Rush – “Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage” from A Farewell to Kings (Remastered) on Anthem Records Inc.
  • Rush – “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres” from Hemispheres (Remastered) on Anthem Records Inc.
  • Yes – “New State Of Mind” from Open Your Eyes on Beyond Music
  • Johnny Unicorn – “Third Sandwich” from Heavy Jugs To The Moon on Independent
  • The Addiction Dream – “Magic” from Essence on Independent
  • Crucible – “Over the Falls” from Tall Tales on Independent
  • Mordecai Smyth – “Dissent Into Chaos” from The Mayor of Toytown is Dead on Mega Dodo

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 on Prog-Watch I have a themed special called “Shine A Little Light”…all the songs have the word “Light” in the title. Can you guess what I will be playing? Here are the artists: Transatlantic, Glass Hammer, Ian Anderson, David Gilmour, Conspiracy, Iona, Rocket Scientists, Rush, Willowglass, Black Bonzo, Subsignal, Yes, IO Earth and Genesis. A nice and diverse list, right?

443: Shine A Little Light

The Progressive Tracks Show #221 (#116 REDUX – A Tribute To Chris Squire), originally recorded at KPTZ 91.9 FM on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, is now available to download or listen to any time you desire.

Life has gotten in the way of The Progressive Tracks Show this week, and so I find myself having to (wanting to) play an older (pre-Progzilla Radio) show.  What to pick… what to pick…

Having just marked the second anniversary of Chris Squire’s death, as well as his recent posthumous induction with Yes into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… this pick was a no-brainer, really:  Loads of the ‘Fish’ packed into a mere 90 minutes (60 of the original KPTZ show, plus 30 bonus minutes).

There will never be another… Chris Squire.  R.I.P.

NOTE:   I recorded this just a few days after Chris’ death, so excuse the occasional cracking of my voice (I still get a bit teary listening to some of this music).

PLAYLIST:

  • The Syn – “14 Hour Technicolour Dream” from The Roots Of Yes 1964-68 on Purple Pyramid Records
  • Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – “Beyond and Before (Demo)” from The Roots Of Yes 1964-68 on Purple Pyramid Records
  • Chris Squire – “Silently Falling” from Fish out of Water on Rhino Atlantic
  • Rick Wakeman – “Catherine of Aragon (2009)” composed by Rick Wakeman from The Six Wives of Henry VIII on UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Yes – “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” from Tormato (Deluxe Edition) on Rhino Atlantic
  • Yes – “Tempus Fugit” from Drama (Deluxe Edition) on Rhino/Elektra
  • Yes – “Can You Imagine” from Magnification on Eagle Records
  • Squackett – “Tall Ships” from A Life Within a Day on Esoteric Recordings
  • Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – “Beyond and Before” from New Way of Life on Mabel Greer’s Toyshop
  • Yes – “Starship Trooper” from The Yes Album on Rhino/Elektra
  • Yes – “Awaken” from Going For The One on Rhino/Elektra
  • Yes – “Long Distance Runaround” from Live At Montreaux 2003 on Eagle Rock Records
  • Yes – “The Fish” from Live At Montreaux 2003 on Eagle Rock 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