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¿¿¿PROG MIX???

So, I got a request for a “prog mix.” That’s sorta broad and so, to maintain a focus and limit my options, I decided to go with my favorite period of progressive rock: the mid-to-late 70s. The reason I like this era better than the earlier prog stuff is because well, it moves into total cheese territory and it isn’t cool and you hear all of these hard rockin’ nerds gently moving into genres they probably didn’t think they would ever mess with. It’s an era of transition and that’s always fascinating. The soft rock of the 80s makes sense when you listen to this stuff. And even the concepts pushed by music historians that put bloated progressive rock on one side of the music battle up against punk rock or even, hip, cosmopolitan disco, are a little confounded here. Some of this shit rocks like punk and some of it swings like disco. To put it even simpler though, I just love this shit. Quasi-new age grooves, proto-Steve Perry ballads, super-technical bangers, lots and lots of synth silliness. Listening to this, you’ll be magically transported into outer space and you’ll be nude riding a Pegasus, and there’ll be tears in your eyes.

  • Starcastle, “Silver Winds”
  • Goblin, “La Danza”
  • 10cc, “Welcome To The World”
  • New York Gong, “Much Too Old”
  • Mike Oldfield, “Platinum”
  • Magma, “The Last Seven Minutes”
  • Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, “Canario”
  • Camel, “Lady Fantasy”
  • PFM, “Storia In ‘la”
  • Gentle Giant, “Give It Back”
  • Focus, “Night Flight”

Written by Brandon

July 5th, 2011 at 4:28 am

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    Scotty Mac

    5 Jul 11 at 5:39 am

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