PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #253 (Almost a Hodge-Podge)

Progressive Tracks Show #253 (Almost A Hodge-Podge), originally broadcast on Saturday, March 17, 2018, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

This week’s show is kinda like our universe… it seems random, but really it’s not.  We’ll hear lots a disparate new tuneage this week, but there are enough connections that I can’t officially call it a ‘hodge-podge’ show.  So unofficially, it’s ‘almost a hodge-podge’.        ;o)

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BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Darwin! (Rock Progressivo Italiano, 1972)

Review by siLLy puPPy — Out of the multitude of Italian prog that emerged in the 70s, of which there are too many greats to mention, only a few reached the
top tier status that placed them as the crown jewels of Italian progressive rock. Alongside critically acclaimed acts such as Premiata
Forneria Marconi and Le Orme came another Italian great from the city of Rome and like an episode of punctuated equilibrium, a
term that describes a sudden burst of evolution rather than a gradual ascent, BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO or BANCO for short
unleashed their second album of 1972 and expanded their musical paradigm a millionfold on their sophomore release DARWIN!
Named after the famous evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin, the band crafted a concept album based on his theories about the
birth and evolution of all species on the planet. Like the self-titled debut the music is driven by the powerful classical trained
keyboard counterpoints of brothers Vittorio and Gianni Nocenzi alongside the powerful rhythm section and the operatic
powerhouse vocal style of Francesco Di Giacomo.

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SPLIT ENZ True Colours (Crossover Prog, 1980)

Review by blockmaster1 — Pure Pop Perfection... For Half of the Album, At Least.
Somewhat detailed review of "True Colours"

Keep in mind, all what follows below is purely my own opinion. You may agree or disagree with my views.

More pure pop perfection' for half of the album at least. Some songs sound like generic pop that fails to
get your attention and engage your senses.

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Podcast – The Prog Mill edition 98

Edition 98 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 18 March, is now available to stream anytime or download.

This Week’s Playlist

1 Rick Wakeman – The Battle (Journey to the Centre of the Earth)
2 The Source – Bridges (All Along This Land)
3 Twin Age – Marble Island (Month of the Year)
4 Rick Miller – The Garden of Forking Paths (Delusional)
5 Krzysztof Lepiarczyk – Twarze (Jakzez ja sie unspokaje)
6 Godsticks – A Brief Foray (The Envisage Conundrum)
7 The Tirith – Farewell Fair Lorien (Tales from the Tower)
8 Doug Woods and Colin Powell – The Slowing (A Fruitless Search) (The Madness of Benjamin Folde)
9 Violent Attitude if Noticed – Bricks (Studio Syndrome)
10 Projekt Gemineye – The Long Ride (A Brand New Day)
11 Gordon Giltrap & Oliver Wakeman – Is This The Last Song I Write (Ravens and Lullabies)
12 Refugee – 2nd Movement -Theme for the Canyon (Refugee and Refugees Live)
13 Argent – Dance in the Smoke (Argent)
14 The Who – The Rock (Quadrophenia)

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