All posts for the month December, 2020

More great, new, astounding progressive sounds await on this week’s Prog-Watch! We’ll hear music from Hyco, The Weever Sands, Jump, Great Wide Nothing, Violent Silence and Antony Kalugin! Plus, our friend and resident reviewer, Dr. Rob Fisher, will take us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by Tony Lowe’s ESP Project!

751: Variety + The ESP Project on Progressive Discoveries


Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 373 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • Big Big Train – Kingmaker
  • Billie Bottle & The Multiple – Cogs (Single)
  • Mildlife – Vapour
  • David Minasian – Twin Flames At Twilight
  • Terje Rypdal – Conspiracy
  • Chimpan A – Stars
  • Late Night Final – Thank You
  • Blank Manuskript – Side A (Part 1-4)
  • Ellesmere – Endeless
  • Votum – Prey (Ft. Anneke Van Giersbergen)
  • ESP Project – Before Saturn Turned Away
  • ESP Project – Telesthesia
  • Hedvig Mollestad – Antilone
  • Deftones – Genesis
  • Crippled Black Phoenix – Lost
  • Osiris – Take A Closer Look
  • Ozric Tentacles – Eternal Wheel
  • Matt Berry – Something In My Eye

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As we didn’t get a chance to play the whole of IQ’s ‘The Dark Christmas Suite’ on this year’s Christmas show, here’s a remastered show from December 2017. No amount of remastering can compensate for the breathless, nay shouty, delivery of the presenter, or a cheap USB microphone, but we’ve done what we could eq/compression/loudness-wise to master it for a podcast audience and have tidied up a few crude segues.



IZZ – Late Night Salvation

The J Geils Band – Centerfold

Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

OK Goodnight – Awake

Leslie Hunt & Robin McAuley – Fairytale of New York

Blue Öyster Cult – Box in my Head

Blue Öyster Cult – ME 262 (live)

American Tears – Woke

Albert Bouchard – The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein’s Castle at Weisseria

Circuline – Soleil Now (live)

Circuline – One Wish (live)

Christopher Lee – The Little Drummer Boy

Jon Davison – Run With the Fox

Steve Morse – Carol of the Bells

Spinal Tap – Christmas With The Devil

Cheer-Accident – The Dark Side of the Tracks

Nathan Mahl – Orgasmik Outburst (part 2)

Sparks – National Crime Awareness Week

Dweezil Zappa – Wonderful Christmastime

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #396 (Last New Music of 2020)

I’ll take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation for all the artists who have not only persevered through this pandemic, but seemed to thrive on the alternating chaos and isolation.

We’re all better for your creative efforts.
This week we explore more of this year’s creations.
  • Arch Echo – “Strut” from Story I – EP on Arch Echo (2020)
  • PAMPS! Les Pamplemousses Ethyliques – “Caracas” from Ozymandias on PAMPS! Les Pamplemousses Ethyliques (2020)
  • Meriadec Gouriou Trio – “Robertoy” from Meriadec Gouriou on Meriadec Gouriou (2020)
  • ORGANIC NOISES – “Hoondz” from reCreation on ORGANIC NOISES (2020)
  • Jonatan Piña Duluc – “Secuencia III, Confirmación” from Sountrack Vol. I, Secuencia  on Jonatan Piña Duluc  (2020)
  • Fractal Sun – “Visions II: Holographic Depiction” from Turmoil on 2076460 Records DK2 (2020)
  • Stick Men with Gary Husband – “CUSP” from Owari on MoonJune Records (2020)
  • Acadence – “Presence” from New Worlds on Acadence (2020)
  • Jumble Hole Clough – “Insomniac” from I can name the un-named boy on Jumble Hole Clough (2020)
  • Layma Azur – “Arlee” from Adéu on (2020)
  • Guy Buttery & Kanada Narahari – “Sonokota” from Nāḍī on Guy Buttery (2020)
  • The Grand Astoria – “Njanatiloka” from From the Great Beyond – EP on [addicted label] (2020)

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Edition 241 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (461 in total), first broadcast 27 December 2020, is now also available to listen to anytime or download as a mp3 file. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

Also in this week’s show, Leo Trimming of The Progressive Aspect reviews both Tiger Moth Tales releases from 2020, you can test your knowledge of the world of progressive rock in our fun, quick fire quiz ‘How Proggy Are You?!’, and we reveal the winner of last week’s CD Giveaway.

Here’s This Week’s Playlist

1 Moon Safari – Heartland (Lovers End)
2 Habitants – Morgen (Single)
3 Millenium – Sloth (The Sin)
4 Tiger Moth Tales – Still Alive (Still Alive)
5 Marathon –Amelia (Mark Kelly’s Marathon)
6 Mad Crayon – Evening Comes (Drops)
7 Forceland – The Path to Uncertainty (Driven Pace)
8 Tim Hunter – The Hole of Horcum (The North Yorkshire Variations)
9 Tirian Flame – The Adventures of a Lightening Chaser (Tirian Flame)
10 Tiger Moth Tales – Quiet Night (The Whispering of the World)
11 Hats Off Gentlemen Its Adequate – Callisto Cuddle Sponge (Feeling Great)
12 The Man From Ravcon – This Means War (Single)
13 Happy The Man – On Time As a Helix of Precious Laughs (Happy The Man)

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Broadcast 27th Dec  2020

Show 141

1.      Second Wind Brian Auger
2.      In the Country Chicago
A European Set
3.      A Cold Old Worried Lady Triumvirat
4.      Jet Lag PFM
5.      Clear Up Your Mind Green Desert Tree
6.      Watch Your Step Carlos Santana
7.      Sunshine of Your Love Cream
8.      Iron Butterfly Theme Iron Butterfly
9.      North Star Robert Fripp
10.  Airwave Ray LaMontagne
11.  Winter 6-Pack
12.  Waking the Witch Kate Bush
13.  Winter Rolling Stones
14.  California Dreamin’ Mamas & the Papas
15.  Wintertime Love The Doors
16.  Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow Frank Zappa
17.  Snowblind Black Sabbath
In Tribute, to Leslie West
18.  Dear Prudence The Leslie West Band
19.  Taunta/ Nantucket Sleighride Mountain
20.  Roll Over Beethoven Mountain
21.  Mississippi Queen Mountain
22.  I Go to the Brain Because I like the Band of Horses
23.  The Man’s Too Strong Dire Straits
24.  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Band
25.  You Ain’t Going Nowhere The Byrds
KrazzLoft Interview Series w/Brian Auger
26.  Fanfare For the Common Man Emerson Lake & Palmer
27.  Children of Sanchez Chuck Mangione
28.  Castle Walls Styx
29.  From Now On Supertramp
30.  Madman Across the Water Elton John
A Quick Chilldown in the KrazzLoft
31.  The City of New Orleans Arlo Guthrie
32.  South City Midnight Lady Doobie Brothers
33.  It’s Over Electric Light Orchestra


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The Progressive Rock show track listing for Sunday 27th December 2020

Artist Title Time
Kaipa Ankaret 8:36
Todd Rundgren Initiation 7:02
Tangerine Dream Ricochet Part 1 16:56
Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns 3:00
Barclay James Harvest Titles 3:47
Peter Hammill Airport 3:04
Greenslade Catalan 5:06
Steve Howe Doors Of Sleep 4:06
Klaus Schulze Wahnfried 1883 28:34
Van Der Graaf Generator The Undercover Man 7:24
Camel Dunkirk 5:19
Supertramp Just A Normal Day 4:00
Jethro Tull Minstrel In The Gallery 8:12

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Northern Star 24th Dec 2020.

Twas the night before Marmiteness  !

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  • Yes – The revealing of the science of god
  • Trans Siberian Orchestra – A Mad Russian’s Christmas
  • Henry Cow – The Tenth Chaffinch
  • The Enid – The one and the many
  • Dundar The Barbarian – Purple and Blue
  • Peter Hammill – Mediaeval
  • Grand Stand – Empty Barrels Rattle the most
  • Spock’s Beard – Walking on the wind
  • Renaissance – Mother Russia
  • Nash The Slash – Swing Shift
  • Pallas – Christmas Spirits
  • Japan – Ghosts
  • Pocketful O’Nowt – Christmas is shite
  • Le Grand Sbam – Nephesh
  • Pete Jones – peas are good
  • Poppy – Don’t Go Outside
  • Butthole Surfers – Moving to Florida/100 million people dead
  • Malcolm McDowell – Mr Grinch
  • Twelfth Night – The Collector
  • U2 – I believe In Father Christmas
  • John Cooper Clarke – Twat
  • Styx – Rockin The Paradise
  • Captain Beefheart & The Magic band – There ain’t No Santa Claus on the evening stage
  • Animals as leaders – Inner assassins
  • Frank Zappa – Waka/Jawaka
  • The Allman Brothers – Whipping Post
  • Mountain – Theme from an imaginary western
  • Supertramp – Aries
  • Tribe of names – merry Xmas everybody


Closing theme Phil Lively What a wonderful world


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I Am The Manic Whale – Run with the Fox

Lemmy & Friends – Run Rudolph Run

ABWH – Order of the Universe (excerpt)

Marillion – The Carol of the Bells

Alpha Male Tea Party – Year of Winter 

Wobbler – Merry Macabre

Keith Emerson – Captain Starship Christmas

Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas

Tom Slatter – We Look To The Sky

Thijs Van Leer – A Christmas Song

Big Big Train – Wassail (live)

Billy Sherwood & Patrick Moraz – Wonderful Christmas Time

IQ – The Dark Christmas Suite excerpt feat. Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade

And as interstitials, Mr Mackey: The Carol of the Bells and Annie Haslam: The Twelve Days of Christmas