All posts for the month April, 2020

This week on Prog-Watch my special guest is Nick Magnus! Nick is perhaps best known as a long-time collaborator and bandmate of Steve Hackett, but has an interesting history and six solo albums to his name! Nick and I chat about everything from his early days with the Enid and Autumn, through the “Hackett Years”, and up to the present, with the release of his latest solo album Catharsis! Along the way I will of course be spinning lots of great Magnus music!

717: In Conversation with Nick Magnus


Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 338 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • Jethro Tull – Living In The Past
  • Three Colours Dark – Monster
  • Arjen Lucassen – Bus Stop
  • DeeExpus – Bridges
  • Eivør – True Love
  • Haken – Prosthetic
  • I Am The Manic Whale – The Deplorable Word
  • Itziar – Ameskoi
  • Max Webster – Beyond The Moon
  • Jónsi – Exhale
  • Jukka Tolonen – Ramblin
  • Satorinaut – Hyperyaya
  • Motorpsycho – Lux Aeterna
  • Orbital – There Will Come A Time
  • Popol Vuh – King Minos
  • Renaissance – Trip To The Fair
  • Van Der Graaf Generator – Killer
  • Sally Oldfield – Water Bearer & Songs Of The Quendi
  • Sand – A Pill To Keep The Plane From Crashing
  • Kamasi Washington – Final Thought

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #361 (Independently Progressive)

The only thing harder than being isolated during the COVID-19 situation… is being an isolated independent artist in this situation. This  week we’ll explore some excellent music from artists who don’t have the support of massive labels (hoping that you listeners will do the supporting).


  • Adrian Tăbăcaru – “Exordium” from Lucifer – A Rock Opera on Independent (2020)
  • Charts and Maps – “Take Me Back To Highland Park” from Dead Horse on 783454 Records DK (2011)
  • Sunwatchers – “Brown Ice” from Oh Yeah? on Trouble In Mind (2020)
  • Emme Phyzema – “Ode To F’s” from Ode To F’s – Single on Independent (2020)
  • Cryptic Ruse – “Clutching Its Last Stem Cell from Unfertile on Independent (2020)
  • Hovercraft – “Rain” from Fall on Independent (2020)
  • Jhimm – “Till The Empty Goes Away” from Absent on Independent (2020)
  • Psychoyogi – “One Way Track” from Dangerous Devices on Independent (2020)
  • Jumble Hole Clough – “Bassoons and Women’s Coats” from Bassoons and Women’s Coats on Independent (2020)
  • Stop Motion Orchestra– “Swiss Cheese Model” from Ugly Numbers on Independent (2020)
  • Adrian Tăbăcaru – “Lucifer” from Lucifer – A Rock Opera on Independent (2020)
  • Charts and Maps – “Pearl Divers of the Arabian Peninsula” from Dead Horse on Lost Children Net Label (2011)
  • Cryptic Ruse – “Mouths Without Throats” from Unfertile on Independent (2020)
  • Sunwatchers – “Thee Worm Store” from Oh Yeah? on Trouble In Mind (2020)

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Madness – Baggy Trousers

Pure Reason Revolution – Maelstrom

Stereo Total – Lunatique

The Samurai of Prog – Lilliput Suite

Miike Snow – Animal

Haken – Prosthetic

Chimpan A – Scream

Jon Anderson – Ocean Song

Lazuli – Baume

Karfagen – Sunrise

Museo Rosenbach – Zarathustra

Edition 207 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (427 in total), first broadcast 26 April 2020, is now also available to listen to anytime you like. You can either stop and start it when you want on the stream, or download it as a mp3 file onto your computer, phone or mp3 player. This week, as usual, we bring you two hours of simply wonderful melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

Here’s what you can hear on this week’s show

1 Spocks Beard – A Treasure Abandoned (Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep)
2 Lesoir – Somebody Like You (Mosaic)
3 Magic Bus – Easy Om (The Earth Years)
4 IO Earth – Waterfall (Aura)
5 Slap Guru – Meeting The Mermaid (Umashi’s Odyssey)
6 Yak – Journey of the Yak (Journey of the Yak)
7 Hollow Water – Strange Worlds Just Into Ours (Strange Worlds Jut Into Ours)
8 PsychoYogi – Dangerous Devices (Dangerous Devices)
9 Warmrain – Absent Friends (Back Above the Clouds)
10 The Prognosis – In The Deep (Still Waters)
11 Adult Cinema – We Sailed Across The Ocean (Teaser Trailer)
12 The Dark Monarchy – Fools Gold (The Dark Monarchy)
13 Supersister – Present from Nancy (Present from Nancy)
14 Fish on Friday – Trapped in Heaven (Black Rain)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week ( – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or just ask Alexa to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”) :

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0300UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2300 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1800 UTC) – Family friendly Saturday evening repeat

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or

Back next week – including a new mini quiz feature as we ask – Just how proggy are YOU?!

I Am The Manic Whale – The Milgram Experiment (live)

Hue & Cry – Labour of Love (12” mix)

Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It

Elton John – Pinball Wizard

Deacon Blue – My America

Big Country – Return of the Two Headed King

The Stranglers – Aural Sculpture

Opeth – Allting Tar Slut

The Emerald Dawn – The Child Within

England – HeeBeeGeeBee

Drifting Sun – Cascading Tears


Broadcast 26th April  2020

Show 103

1.    The Hunt This Winter Machine
2.    Inside of Me Baker Gurvitz Army
3.    The Real Me The Eric Burden Band
4.    Is That So Savoy Brown
5.    Evil Ways Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles
6.    Almost There Level 42
7.    Living In A Material World George Harrison
8.    Doobie Wah Peter Frampton
9.    Hungry Country Girl Fleetwood Mac
Hope & Inspiration 6-Pack A 6-Pack to Make You Feel Good
10. Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
11. Carry On My Wayward Son Kansas
12. Don’t Look Back Boston
13. Good Times Roll The Cars
14. I’m Still Standing Elton John
15. Imagine John Lennon
A Set for Earth Day
16. Hungry Planet The Byrds
17. No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature The Guess Who
18. Out In The Country Three Dog Night
19. Don’t Go Near the Water Beach Boys
Fusion to Jazz
20. Darkness In Search of A Sun Jeff Beck w/the Jan Hammer Group
21. Low-Lee-Tah The Eleventh House
22. Round Midnight Chick Corea
Slide Into A Side: John McLaughlin Electric Guitarist (side 1)
23. New York On My Mind John McLaughlin
24. Friendship John McLaughlin
25. Every Tear From Every Eye John McLaughlin
New Millenium Prog
26. Foxlight Wobbler
27. Trees Are Trees Kiev
A Set of Davids
28. Big Business David Byrne
29. Fashion David Bowie
30. Streetfight David Essex
Country + Rock = Country Rock
31. Joy (:10 Intro) Harry Nilsson
32. Willin’ Comm. Cody & Lost Planet Airmen
33. Golden Gates John Cougar Mellencamp
34. Hotel California Eagles
New Millenium Music
35. Friend Looked Rather Sad POA – Planet of the Abts
36. It’s to Easy Manana ZZ Top
37. Caught Out In The Rain Beth Hart
Chill Down Set from 1972 & 1973
38. Too High Stevie Wonder
39. Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight & The Pips
40. Everything I Own Bread
41. Sitting Cat Stevens
42. Evening Blue Traffic




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April Wine – Electric Jewels

Glass Hammer – One King (live)

Juno – You Are the Beautiful Conductor of this Orchestra

Gepetto’s Retribution – Two Cool People

Bubblemath – Making Light of Traffic

Kansas – Cheyenne Anthem

Aerosmith – Dream On (live)

Embers Underwater – Hymn to the Hopeless Hearts – Breathe Again

Sintesis – El Final

Tales from The Tiger Moth

Edition 117

Broadcast 25th April 2020

Marillion – Script for a Jester’s Tear
Evership – A Slow Descent Into Reality
Altesia – Cassandra’s Prophecy
Colin Bass & Daniel Biro – Summer
The Daydream Club – Fear Of Wolves
Pete Jones – Feels Alright
IZZ – Moment Of Inertia
I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue – Sisters, in the style of The Queen and Princess Margaret
Ashely Buxton and Pete Jones – Snake Byte
Zorbonauts – Frustration
Vanessa Mae – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (Arr. Mike Batt)
The Shadows – Mozart forte
Genesis – Down And Out
Colin Bass & Daniel Biro – Hands
Flight Of The Conchords – Bowie
Iamthemorning – Song of Psyche
Tom Slatter – Demon
Ashley Buxton and Pete Jones – Love’in Summer
Barock Project – I Should have Learned to
Instant Sunshine – Doctors
Marillion – Garden Party (Live at the Marquee Club, London December 29, 1982)

Tales from the Tiger Moth

Edition 116

Broadcast 11th April 2020

It Bites – Sister Sarah
Moron Police – The Dog Song
Colin Masson – A ship On the Desert
The Psychedelic Ensemble – Mother’s Rhymes
John Holden – Leap of Faith
2ToGo – The Lights Went Down
Chimpan A – The Last Night On Earth
Instant Sunshine – Worms
Karfagen – Sunrise
Ghost Toast – Eclipse
Steve Hackett – The Steppes
junXion – Epiphany
Stanley Holloway – The Beefeater
The Bardic Depths – The Trenches
Pete Jones – Hold On To Love
Be Bop Deluxe – Blazing apostles
The Goons – Whistle Your Cares Away
Genesis – Supper’s Ready