Category Archives: Prog Rock and Art Rock

SHAWN PHILLIPS – Faces – (A&M) – 1972

It's hard opening a comment sometimes, especially when it's on someone you have discussed before. Perhaps you need something punchy, something to suck the reader(s) in? That opening line can be crucial, and I've probably just wasted it with my … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM – Colosseum – (Fontana) – 1969

aka  "Those Who Are About To Die Salute You". Jazz-rock English style, or rather, as someone suggests somewhere, "rock jazz". Either way I approach this with trepidation. For someone who had a resistance to jazz, or at least certain forms … Continue reading

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FRIENDSOUND – Joyride – (RCA) – 1969

This album I have had since the 1980s. I listened to it a few times and (kind of) liked it but eventually (in a rationalisation period) put it into a possible "to go" pile. That pile still exists but the … Continue reading

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SHAWN PHILLIPS – Bright White – (A&M) – 1973

I'm tired. I've just spent the day painting – house painting. Painting is probably the easiest of the trades… Err, wait, I know a few house painters so I probably should qualify that. It's the easiest of the trades in … Continue reading

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STEVE HUNTER – Swept Away – (Atlantic) – 1977

No doubt there will be guitarists out there who will say this album changed their lives or that I don’t understand the album because I don’t play guitar.   Bullfuck.   A instrumental rock album with guitar as its focus … Continue reading

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JETHRO TULL – Crest of a Knave – (Chrysalis) – 1987

what Frank is listening to #204 – JETHRO TULL – Crest of a Knave – (Chrysalis) – 1987 I went through a short Jethro Tull phase.   Didn't we all?   Growing up in the inner west of Brisbane, in … Continue reading

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STRAWBS – Bursting at the Seams – (A&M) – 1973

Sorry to any of you prog folk rockers out there but, I've always been ignorant of the Strawbs … I think I had one of their 60s albums once … but I assumed that punk was invented to do away … Continue reading

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SUPERTRAMP – Crime of the Century – (A&M) – 1975

what Frank is listening to #53- SUPERTRAMP – Crime of the Century – (A&M) – 1975 Back in the late 1970s the only thing I knew about Supertramp was that they were prog rock, they put out "Breakfast in America" … Continue reading

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KANSAS – Audio-Visions – (Epic) – 1980

 what Frank is listening to #20 – KANSAS – Audio-Visions – (Epic) – 1980   In a lot of ways "Kansas" embodies everything that was bad about the 1970s – part prog rock, part mainstream heartland rock, part stadium rock, … Continue reading

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