Monthly Archives: October 2015

Flirting with Prog

As a grammar school boy I really ought to have had more time for prog but I really couldn’t be arsed. In the early part of the decade I just liked all sorts of music from ‘nellie the elephant ‘to … Continue reading

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So WHat The Hell Was Prog Rock?

Prog Rock has become one of the decade’s guilty secrets. By 1979 even remembering Genesis or Yes had become a terrible ‘rockist’ thought crime. These are kinder more tolerant days and now we can look back and spare a chuckle … Continue reading

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Unsung Heros…. Raphael Ravenscroft

What makes a great record? A great song is some sort of ethereal combination of lyrics and chords, everyone from Bob Dylan to Ed Sheeran has traded in the concept of the perfect song, the sort of thing that can … Continue reading

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DIrty Habits

Last week we looked at how two relatively obscure prog musicians tried to re-market themselves as punks with decidedly dodgy results. This week we will look at how two relatively obscure prog musicians tried to re-market themselves as punks with … Continue reading

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