Category Archives: Your Prog Roots Are Showing

Though Punk sought to wipe everything that came before from the map [with the best of intentions], Post-Punk wasn’t so rigid and thus some characteristics of Progressive Rock – Punk’s antithesis, thrived anew in the aftermath of Punk.

REVO Remastering: Chris Cross | Maxwell Langdown | Midge Ure – The Bloodied Sword [REVO 091]

Chris Cross | Maxwell Langdown | Midge Ure: The Bloodied Sword US CD-R [2019] The Sword’s Theme Sword Speaks Gun Propaganda Machine Seer The Haunting Warnings Confrontation Mercy Alliance Oceania’s Theme One With Man Damnation Threats Propaganda The Jester’s Theme … Continue reading

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Record Review: Mick Karn – Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters

Mick Karn: Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters UK CD [1987] First Impression Language Of Ritual Buoy Land The Three Fates When Love Walks In Dreams Of Reason Answer When JAPAN fissured into various splinters, I did not immediately pursue Mick … Continue reading

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The Berlin and Düsseldorf Schools Are United In New Froese/Brücken album, ‘Beginn’

Gloryoski! The Claudia Brücken hat trick concludes today with news of her upcoming album [teased by Gavin a few weeks ago in the comments here] with Jerome Froese, scion to the Tangerine Dream legacy. Thus uniting the so-called Berlin School [of … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 3]

[continued from previous post] Many were the bands I am now obsessed whose fandom of was all down to Ron’s predilection for “apple seeding” as he called it. Sometimes it did not even come from Ron directly. I seem to … Continue reading

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King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 8]

[continued from last post] After seeing a performance of such talent and intensity the thought occurred that much of what made this concert exemplary was down to its ability to sift through the entire history of King Crimson and not … Continue reading

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King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 7]

[continued from past post] The next step from “Level Five” was the peak melancholy of “Starless” from “Red.” Though it was from 1974, it still featured Mel Collins on soprano sax as a session player. Tonight he was once more … Continue reading

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King Crimson @ Duke Energy Center 10-26-17 [part 6]

[continued from previous post] Following a drum improv, one more classic from “Larks Tongues In Aspic” was served up. “Easy Money” was the one song this evening where its early-70s origins were called upon in a new way to add … Continue reading

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