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1 hour ago, Pip's Invitation said:

Oh, they were legit. They also worked with John Lee Hooker. Some people can't get past Wilson's Kermit-like vocals, but many of their songs were sung by Bob Hite, who had what was considered by the 60s to be a more conventional blues-sounding voice. 

The Hooker and Canned Heat album is a bit odd.

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59 minutes ago, rockaction said:

Cool. I don't hate prog, by the way. I went out of my way to check lists and see if there was anything I could add, and for the first time in all of these, I didn't recognize a song that I could hum in my head. None. Nada. Zilch. Even a Floyd one that I thought I might have caught on the radio over a friend's house or in the car or whatever. Nope.

I could pick a cover of a proggy Floyd/Syd Barrett song that I always liked by the sort of thrash metal/proggy math rock band [redacted], but I'll let the experts do their work here.

And, see, I don't hate prog. I think Mogwai, Do Make Say Think, Red Sparowes, Explosions In The Sky, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Fly Pan Am, A Silver Mount Zion and other post-rock bands really owe a ton to prog and are in its lineage as part of the history of musical dialectic. Godspeed was listed as a top hundred prog band in a list I looked at, so there's a blurring there. Just not sure that they'd fit into traditional prog like ELP or Yes or King Crimson.

There's definitely common ground between post-rock and prog. 

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16 minutes ago, Dr. Octopus said:

Round 189

Hymn 43 - Jethro Tull (Prog Rock)


I’ll try to keep the average time down - it will be a short interlude within the mix.

This one was even released as a single! And not edited down! 

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Bumping this to the new page. Now including I Heart Prog.

Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1I_5j7lqQuKcV8yMuyipeC_MkgL3j1zc-RahK-ixFGb4/edit#gid=199888566

Spotify Playlists:

50s on 5: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5eD8va8avZW1Li4FyeK8vt?si=liDm48zSTgO5tj2QZt0f5A

60s on 6: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4eArnxPM3G5P9iqSfyL213

70s on 7: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0pX6JREySI0AQpEqUNOe5H

80s on 8: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/36apEcAyeFIhAixZ09lBP1

90s on 9: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1tiPx7JGXT7xVK6QPp45sg?si=YeEvI2jgSc21xYk29aazYw

All About That Bass: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3KJAEDQx6VPJhbuE4RsACB?si=cm8tLk7kTYan7ao7x9EwXw&utm_source=copy-link

Beatles Channel: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2fK6zW6FYh0j6VASbBHDcn?si=WKTbev8hT76Vgv1F-fRLmA

Bluegrass Junction: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Z1y22Bcq1Lh2c4oImbrwC

Bluesville: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7AnB7fxxDJ7Dte1QNaZ2Pv?si=0GduweAWRqaIuwYqQviwyA

BPM: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7pJfazF8Pge9I5TZM2uwsO?si=MRydLDh0RzW1ujK8Z7Me-A

Chill: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5T7dwsvmMWb7OLwDz2201s?si=vdE-7NEhRq2dzsT9gZjwXg

Classic Rewind: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3icgwqXZfoDHsIuRnxy1U6?si=jdr-jB2aQEaLK-ojo0V6Yg

Classic Vinyl: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6eWp0wB7n50ySyyZtVo2i6?si=twDRYqWCTwOTgoCF0aLmSA

Coffee House: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5V91BJKwYTNb7oTyw1IaVr

Comes Alive: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3maat8U9bo89R6h3tQTBDA?si=DDnBuEh1S3e93fw_faYJJg

Country Rock: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Fz6WpqmExCogkspGMY6PK

Covers: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2mPBlIJGq6mgHHmo4Za42y?si=W9lSpkVbSAKtLyJXcFp_Lg

Deep Tracks: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Jw3DRjYoKkylJPOQTAO1A?si=QyQkHyOFQQCHovu7mu_FjA

Elvis Channel: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3YkM27YSmalc1HkYCIG3VD?si=B0W8k1y7SUirPfuQF1RtSQ

Faction: PUNK: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3hXc9c16X634V0PISSyrxZ

First Wave: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3SepTA96QiZXlF6A7iBs0E?si=SupoyJzwTqOQCSkE3WY2IA

Fly/The Heat/Shade45: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4BhIKCidciUzuvXf3iTsHt?si=aUXnxlqUTyCBhCK-6LIBkA

Free Stylin': https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3n2etPpnUj4AqhyWHuCF7y?si=1YUE809FRemEGqrCxrdmrw

Globalization: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7tc49N4fZ7OayXyUKOw5gA?si=WdSom8d4SgCXmgabqE2fMg

Hair Nation: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3pn45NdHZ0Il9F244ss2BW?si=o-5hHF1CTFOk7jgCtrcKPQ

Hits 1: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Q9mekEcUHI3eEMZmV9OZv?si=u3z59FcCS9CCVJYJ1YeehQ

Holly: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0pgWKrGxmgUMPutCfnWXHl?si=ErZX8dJeRjSzfANGIPwEDw

I Heart Prog: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5ESofkgu1n9r7ITOqPsLeH

In My Room: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6eiiCyBIHQ5UEckBTOeDgb?si=YhToM9PoRI26nRevV0IuFA

Jam On: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0p133WFKX4NDom8LXllvhV?si=aatKEsKVT8u-kfMJkhT96A

Lithium: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6fxhdjJhohpYKNkHlISRyv?si=N5bHwQCcSWO-BPfzOTUShA

Margaritaville: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1aouKTcAEgIFEcFk5zTVNX

Octane/Turbo: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6dY797sxPR1erjfrYX1Z3H?si=JM6wicleQVarRwMRv5XP2Q

On Broadway: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Mmv2UG9dEzP0Jc4JksfwM?si=4V2TCyWZQLiWvl0_AnXcZg

Outlaw Country: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Xz7fbrlyVx79ukWtgIbGd

Pearl Jam: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7gpv8pHIbKJwyvTtzrlIhu

Pop 2K: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2dez6HrI4TjOt6NTn7RQFY

PopRocks: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1N71mLqmT8hgrlfMIyxdIw?si=rIqB-vatT362VPpj3G0z_w

Poptopia: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5OWpq9psBRexnvbuIMOGy4

Prime Country: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7fiMYsxbItJV8Jj2fJg7hp?si=IVXMqZ4LSK6Pj4AryQC2Sw

Prince: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0dNzERwLdQcgdmaKEO2A4f

Real Jazz: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6rmKIrYylhk5C3ujizkGwK

Road Trip Radio: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5YlOXBOOjZRykCkhZa1sXc?si=uAftdZzsR8iv8M0SC53msQ

Rock & Roll HOF: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0dRhQ7TLvuYH8ZDAh8RACd

Second Wave: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0DBnBdL1LiT64fvOdPIBSu?si=Y1XKcn6JST2bNk-gddY8rA&nd=1

Sinatra (standards): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/411gUpKBylsAcw702GGMtW?si=RMsP1ENXRkaQtKWMSbhE6Q

SoulCycle: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/07XWbFzOdQp7COlHGcmkwm?si=PXL4krNzQU6H3dwt76-7Pw

Soul Town: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0YuuZ7x10HIY1pZYrKPYAZ?si=WWzv2RdAQGuSnbe0Cel2cg

Springsteen: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7rl1v6BKxm0ScaZ5jEIB0k?si=ztiISXllSxWyXL3g0WppaQ

Stonehenge: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/17G0kQMgelTMDKuiK3Wk8A

Studio 54: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7s4OT93NR8W6LOtuBES0Ei

Summerpalooza: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2TjQff4cC1wZhmfNObELJq

Symphony Hall: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3LZh7QvWSjSKEHjdzZnjMQ?si=dg8mOHyYTt2GKqQ_yt2JYg

Tom Petty: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/30Qmw9bO46xNWblt5VJsG0

The Bridge: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QMRZHKfBFJx6Mz2h2jywJ

The Groove: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3kRDff2gQXUCGS3zULBr0q

The Joint: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2OewK3EqSSpK9ENLZq60P3?si=ufqyPDkcRkueOH1Ku5AiVw

The Noble Eightfold Path (Classic Punk): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5olx1RMiFCwv0cyxkCrs3U?si=RnVjQaHYSRq_d6PqZYSscA&nd=1

Turn Down the Lights: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4iSKLHZBSQosNu4pZ6iUb7?si=IJHSHtxxQyqcVRwArcYEEw

Underground Garage: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/49Mtr8qTBeU2dIYV8BuwKm?si=IiuGeHywSJyHuyiS98kmPQ

Velvet: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6P8AV0DeLQn9RAahaT0C7N?si=E7M6Yl6VSFO9mbVOccVeVA

Willie's Roadhouse: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xH9suethQOHs7oy9lIRmL

XMU: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4yyDdUPsEDkvCrnzaG7HFe?si=veIq66X4TPaAUIo3eL05mg

Yacht Rock: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1xAemrK8S3qJsuiOwUH6rk

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Bumping this to the new page for retirement tracking.

Retired: Holly, First Wave, Underground Garage, Classic Rewind, Road Trip Radio, The Joint, Symphony Hall, The Groove, Covers, R&R HOF, Hair Nation, XMU, Pearl Jam, Studio 54, Comes Alive, 80s on 8, Octane/Turbo, Coffee House, Prince (after today), Chill (after tomorrow)

Playlists with 50+ songs and/or 3+ hours are in bold and their categories will likely be retired on their next roll. 

Lithium -- 58 songs, 4 hours and 14 minutes 

90s on 9 -- 54 songs, 3 hours and 54 minutes

Bluesville -- 53 songs, 3 hours and 46 minutes

70s on 7 -- 53 songs, 3 hours and 39 minutes

The Beatles -- 53 songs, 3 hours and 4 minutes

Fly/The Heat/Shade45 -- 48 songs, 3 hours and 9 minutes (much of this is Fly, a few Heat, very little Shade45; to be retired at 5 hours) 

Deep Tracks -- 47 songs, 3 hours and 32 minutes

Yacht Rock -- 47 songs, 3 hours and 13 minutes

Soul Town -- 47 songs, 2 hours and 49 minutes 

The Bridge -- 44 songs, 2 hours and 48 minutes

PopRocks -- 36 songs, 2 hours and 25 minutes

Real Jazz -- 34 songs, 3 hours and 20 minutes

Jam On -- 33 songs, 4 hours and 17 minutes

Tom Petty -- 32 songs, 2 hours and 18 minutes 

Margaritaville -- 32 songs, 2 hours and 10 minutes 

Willie's Roadhouse -- 30 songs, 1 hour and 34 minutes

Elvis -- 30 songs, 1 hour and 27 minutes

Outlaw Country -- 29 songs, 1 hour and 51 minutes

Turn Down the Lights (Instrumental Movie Music) -- 29 songs, 1 hour and 43 minutes

60s on 6 -- 29 songs, 1 hour and 24 minutes 

Sinatra (Standards) -- 28 songs, 1 hour and 36 minutes 

Pop 2K -- 27 songs, 1 hour and 44 minutes 

Springsteen -- 26 songs, 2 hours and 8 minutes

50s on 5 -- 26 songs, 1 hour and 11 minutes 

Bluegrass Junction -- 24 songs, 1 hour and 31 minutes 

All About That Bass (Awesome Bass parts) -- 23 songs, 1 hour and 54 minutes

SoulCycle -- 23 songs, 1 hour and 36 minutes

Faction -- 23 songs, 1 hour and 14 minutes 

BPM -- 20 songs, 1 hour and 48 minutes  

Classic Vinyl -- 20 songs, 1 hour and 30 minutes 

Hits 1 -- 20 songs, 1 hour and 11 minutes

On Broadway -- 19 songs, 60+ minutes -- missing at least 3 songs 

In My Room -- 18 songs, 1 hour and 14 minutes

Prime Country -- 16 songs, 56 minutes 

Summerpalooza (Not the League) -- 16 songs, 54 minutes

Poptopia -- 16 songs, 53 minutes

Second Wave (90s Alternative) -- 15 songs, 58 minutes

The Noble Eightfold Path (Classic Punk before Nirvana) -- 14 songs, 43 minutes

Free Stylin' (Pre-90 Hip Hop) -- 13 songs, 1 hour and 2 minutes

Globalization -- 12 songs, 53 minutes 

The Stonehenge Channel -- 10 songs, 52 minutes

Velvet -- 9 songs, 35 minutes

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (Country Rock Radio) -- 7 songs, 25 minutes

I Heart Prog (Progressive Rock) -- 6 songs, 1 hour and 1 minute


Not yet rolled:

David Bowie Channel

Don't Worry Be Happy (Upbeat Songs)

International 2-No Boogaloo (World Music)

KP's Boneyard (Metal 1980-95)

Oh Canada (strictly Canadian artists)

Rolling Stones Radio

Sleet (A Wintery Mix)

Synthesizer Smorgasbord (Synthpop and Electronica)

XMU Rocks!!! (21st century Alt/Indie but not too quiet/twangy for KP)

Not yet in the category rotation: 

Radio Free Bird (Southern Rock)

The Beeb (Strictly UK artists)

WLUV & KSEX-FM (Slow Jams)

How Bizarre (Weird and wonderful tracks)

The Man in Black (Johnny Cash)

Grrrrls Grrrls Grrrls (Women Who Rock)

Bob Dylan Radio

Free Stylin' (Pre-90 Hip Hop)

Guitar Hero (Solos and/or Riffs - 2x Bonus for dual leads)

Shut Up N Play Yer Guitar (Rock Instrumentals)

FFA-1 Storytellers (Story Songs)

1800s on 18 (19th Century Music)

Featuring... (Songs with Guest Shots)

Hall of Very Good (RRHOF Omissions)

Jazz-Rock Fusion

The Good Time Gospel Hour

Stevie Wonder Radio

1900s on 19 (Music from 1900-1949)

The Highway (21st Century Country)

Beat It (Great drums and/or percussion parts)

Not yet in the "not yet in the category rotation" (aka Dayton play-in round):

Jack & Dave's Morning Zoo (White, Grohl & their Morning Zoo Gang)

Eel Pie Preservation Society (Just The Who and The Kinks)

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38 minutes ago, Pip's Invitation said:

There's a post-rock song I REALLY want to put on the Rock Instrumentals playlist when it comes up, and I'll be bummed if someone janks it. 

We have a rock instrumentals playlist? 😃

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3 minutes ago, simey said:

We have a rock instrumentals playlist? 😃

It's in the Not Yet In The Category Rotation segment of our program. Shut Up N Play or something like that.

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5 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

Not a prog fan either?

Not really, no. Jam bands and prog typically aren’t my thing.

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15 hours ago, Eephus said:

Saturday

Bluesville

Prince Channel - LAST CHANCE

I Heart Prog (Progressive Rock) - NEW

Tom Petty Channel

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15 hours ago, Eephus said:

Sunday

Elvis Channel

Soul Town (Motown/classic soul)

On Broadway (show tunes)

Chill - LAST CHANCE

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Bumping to a new page for myself.

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Re-bumping to a new-new page for myself.

Re-re-bumping to a new-new-new page for myself.

Re-re-re-bumping to a new-new-new-new page for myself.

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Sure, the Beatles did a lot of blues covers and some of their own, but I'm going in a different Beatles-related direction for this.

189.k4  B.B. King - Ghetto Woman  (Bluesville)

Ringo on drums.  :) 

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On 2/12/2021 at 6:43 AM, rockaction said:

Round 186.xx

Category: Eightfold None The Earlier (Or Something Like It)

Song: Holidays In The Sun

Artist: Sex Pistols

Probably the most underrated track off of Never Mind The Bollocks..., its incendiary lyrics and monster riffage were the perfect way to kick off the album. The most underrated song off of still the most underrated album by the most underrated band that has still managed to hold a grip on public consciousness forty years after its arrival. Still dismissed by serious critics of the sort. Still making punks out of normal kids who feel a little...disenchanted with modernity.

I gotta go over the Wall
I don't understand this thing at all
It's third rate B-Movie show
Cheap dialogue, cheap essential scenery
I gotta go over the wall
I wanna go over the Berlin Wall
Before me come over the Berlin Wall
I don't understand this bit at all...
Please don't be waiting for me

@Ilov80sor whoever, please add this to the Noble Eightfold Path playlist. 

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3 minutes ago, Pip's Invitation said:

@simey or whoever, please add these to the Prime Country playlist:

Down at the Twist and Shout by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Here Comes the Rain by The Mavericks

Minutes to Memories by John Mellencamp

Done

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189.8 or 12 - Prince - Partyman  (Prince Channel)

My daughter's Saturday pick. 

She was -3 when the record came out. I was almost the same age she is now.  Holy time warp Batman! 🦇

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1 hour ago, KarmaPolice said:

 Some stoner you are.  ;) 

 

If I’m stoned and listening to some extended jam, it’s much more likely to be jazz.

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2 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

If I’m stoned and listening to some extended jam, it’s much more likely to be jazz.

I'm hearing this in the voice of the Most Interesting Man in the World

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PROG!!!!

 

189.YM - Xanadu - Rush

 

SNL Stefan voice: “This song has it al. Church bells, cowbell drum solos, lyrics by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A song so good they even made a futuristic rollerskating movie about it (Olivia Newton-John’s cover of the song couldn’t hold a candle to this version though and wasn’t really Prog).”

 

You knew I had to do it. 

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4 hours ago, Pip's Invitation said:

One of my favorite songs of all time is 17 minutes long, so of course I'm gonna put it on the prog channel.

Round 189:

I Heart Prog

Dogs -- Pink Floyd

I was thinking about taking this one too and even listened to it on my hike this morning. 

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1 minute ago, Yo Mama said:

I was thinking about taking this one too and even listened to it on my hike this morning. 

And I almost took Xanadu -- it might have been my evening pick. 😅

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1 hour ago, Pip's Invitation said:

Despite including a single that didn't need to be edited down, average song length on I Heart Prog is 9:30. 

Thank goodness Prog acts in the 70s and 80s were constrained to 40-50 minutes by the LP album format.  Gatefold jackets of double albums were perfect for cleaning out seeds and stems.

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I think the Covers Channel has been retired. You guys can choose to add this one to the playlist or not, but I love this story and wanted to post it here.

Some of y'all have probably heard of Brandi Carlile. She came up in the late '00s/early 10s boom of "Americana" artists along with Britney Howard and Rhiannon Giddens. She had a big left-of-the-dial radio hit in '07 with "The Story" (mainstream country stations wouldn't touch her). A year or two ago, she founded the supergroup The Highwomen (neither Golden Smog OR Bill Callahan were involved).

Anyway, a couple of years ago she decided to reach out to the friends she had made and do an album of covers on her breakout album. She asked Dolly Parton to sing "The Story".

Here's the original

Here's Carlile talking about asking Dolly to sing the song. It's #######g hilarious

Here's Dolly's cover

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

I think the Covers Channel has been retired. You guys can choose to add this one to the playlist or not, but I love this story and wanted to post it here.

Some of y'all have probably heard of Brandi Carlile. She came up in the late '00s/early 10s boom of "Americana" artists along with Britney Howard and Rhiannon Giddens. She had a big left-of-the-dial radio hit in '07 with "The Story" (mainstream country stations wouldn't touch her). A year or two ago, she founded the supergroup The Highwomen (neither Golden Smog OR Bill Callahan were involved).

Anyway, a couple of years ago she decided to reach out to the friends she had made and do an album of covers on her breakout album. She asked Dolly Parton to sing "The Story".

Here's the original

Here's Carlile talking about asking Dolly to sing the song. It's #######g hilarious

Here's Dolly's cover

 

 

The Highwoman album is a fun listen.

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1 hour ago, Pip's Invitation said:

Observation from virtual Farm Aid 2020 that I'm finally getting around to watching: Charlie Sexton has now joined the club of "rockers who now look like old lesbians."

Sexton had a small but significant role in The Good Lord Bird.  I had to look it up on IMDB because he looked so familiar but I just couldn't place him. 

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Neil Young never did prog, but another guy I fanboi over has.

Round 190:

I Heart Prog

Utopia Theme -- Todd Rundgren's Utopia

The first Utopia album from 1974 combines prog with jazz/rock fusion to produce something thrilling but pretty out-there at times. The timing of the four tracks: 14:28, 10:18, 4:04 and 30:25. (Guess which one was the single?) I picked Utopia Theme, the 14-minute song, because it's the closest of the long songs to the kind of prog that was getting radio play at the time (though it has passages that are not like that at all.) The 30-minute song, the Ikon, is one of the wildest things ever released on a mainstream non-jazz record label, but IMO is more fusion than prog so I didn't think it was as good a fit for this playlist. 

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Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

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1 hour ago, Uruk-Hai said:

I think the Covers Channel has been retired. You guys can choose to add this one to the playlist or not, but I love this story and wanted to post it here.

Some of y'all have probably heard of Brandi Carlile. She came up in the late '00s/early 10s boom of "Americana" artists along with Britney Howard and Rhiannon Giddens. She had a big left-of-the-dial radio hit in '07 with "The Story" (mainstream country stations wouldn't touch her). A year or two ago, she founded the supergroup The Highwomen (neither Golden Smog OR Bill Callahan were involved).

Anyway, a couple of years ago she decided to reach out to the friends she had made and do an album of covers on her breakout album. She asked Dolly Parton to sing "The Story".

Here's the original

Here's Carlile talking about asking Dolly to sing the song. It's #######g hilarious

Here's Dolly's cover

That's a nice cover. I saw Brandi at the Merlefest in '19.  Me and the people I was with were pleasantly surprised at how great she was. She was the last act on Saturday night, and she came on right after Keb Mo. I remember her saying that she is usually a dayliner at festivals, but she was finally getting to be a headliner. She was awesome. Here is footage of her doing one of her songs at the show. I didn't record it. It was on youtube.

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190.8 or 12 - Rick Wakeman - The Battle  (I ❤️ Prog)

Teenage Eephus was a huge Rick Wakeman fan. Part of it was that synths were new and cool. Some was because that was what my friends were listening him too.  But it also coincided with my first pair of headphones: some big brown Koss cans that looked huge on my still developing head.

The stereo effects in Prog were unlike anything I'd ever heard before and started me down a lifetime of private listening. I got some new headphones today and listened to a bunch of of Wakeman.  The records seem pompous today with their literary pretensions and overblown orchestral and choral arrangements . But hearing a synth sound oscillate between my left and right ears still brings a smile to my face.

It's over ten minutes but that's padded by narration.

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