#229 – self-titled by Tomorrow

Though they have been nearly forgotten by history, Tomorrow were considered one of the first-generation figureheads of the British psychedelic music scene, along with the Soft Machine and Pink Floyd.  In the long run, the most notable thing about Tomorrow is that their guitarist was Steve Howe, the six-string wizard of Yes and Asia whoContinue reading “#229 – self-titled by Tomorrow”

#225 – Bundles by Soft Machine

I just did a shallow dive into the history of Soft Machine, after discovering them on a Spotify progressive rock playlist.  Turns out the album I chose to start with, their eighth, which features their most played song, is the first offering of a very different lineup with a different feel and style to goContinue reading “#225 – Bundles by Soft Machine”

#210 – Bursting At The Seam by Strawbs

I’ve never heard of these guys before, but I was immediately intrigued by both their music and their story.  They are basically the real life Spinal Tap.  By that, I don’t mean that they are comedic, but more that they were quite genre-fluid.  Originally a bluegrass band, they morphed into a folk act, then moreContinue reading “#210 – Bursting At The Seam by Strawbs”

#188 – Self-titled by And So I Watch You From Afar

I always enjoy a good instrumental album, especially one that is guitar heavy.  This album has an epic feel to it that can rarely be accomplished with traditional songwriting.  Each track evokes such a different and specific mental image for me.  It truly was a roller coaster of a listening experience.

#181 – Once More ‘Round the Sun by Mastodon

I was looking for something to listen to this evening that contains both aggression and cleverness.  Enter Mastodon.  Although this album is new to me, they are one of my favorite heavy, proggy bands.  Also, they put on an amazing show, which, along with everything else in the world today, makes me nostalgic for simplerContinue reading “#181 – Once More ‘Round the Sun by Mastodon”

#168 – Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith by Roy Harper

Not sure who recommended this one, but today’s selection was another amazing discovery.  After doing a little research, I’m a little embarrassed that I haven’t come across Roy Harper before now.  He’s basically the British Bob Dylan, and his influence on both lyricists and guitarist alike is pretty clear.  Many of my favorite Brit artistsContinue reading “#168 – Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith by Roy Harper”

#70 – Peter Gabriel 4: Security by Peter Gabriel

I never really explored the Genesis catalog until a few years ago.  When I was young, my dad had all of the later albums, which I assumed was representative of the entire catalog.  Obviously, now I know that in that era they are a completely different band than they were at the time of theContinue reading “#70 – Peter Gabriel 4: Security by Peter Gabriel”

#65 – Moving Waves by Focus

This is the second album that I have chosen because of the movie Trolls World Tour, with the first being by Anderson .Paak.  This one, however, was because of a song in the movie, “Hocus Pocus.”  The distinctive yodeling parts are a pretty serious earworm, as are most of the songs in that franchise.  MyContinue reading “#65 – Moving Waves by Focus”