Prog-Watch

Prog-Watch is a weekly podcast dedicated to bringing the listener contemporary Progressive Rock music and artist interviews from around the world.

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      Prog-Watch 528 - A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles


      The Beatles were kind of my “gateway” band. Before I discovered them, I liked music probably about as much as your average teenager. After I discovered them, I became what I suppose you would call a “music fanatic”. Their music resonated with me on many different levels and I was amazed at the transformational musical journey they had made in less than a decade. Once I had absorbed just about everything they had done I moved on to explore the musical catalogs of Badfinger, The Who, Deep Purpl...


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      Prog-Watch 527 - In Conversation with Colin Blunstone of The Zombies


      Time Of The Season by The Zombies is one of the first songs I can remember hearing as a child, and that strange beat and smooth, almost ethereal (over an AM radio!) vocal made a lasting impression. So it was with great pleasure that I was actually able to interview the owner of that voice, Mr. Colin Blunstone, a few weeks back! As an original British Invasion artist he had many recollections of those heady days, and also talked about his solo career, and time spent with The Alan Parsons...


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      Prog-Watch 526 - The Prog-Watch/TPA Best of 2018 (So Far)


      This week's Prog-Watch is one of our semi-annual collaborations with the fine reviewers of The Progressive Aspect to bring you some of the Best of 2018 (So Far)! Nine fantastic pieces from nine of the best albums released so far this year and short reviews of each! With contributions from Mel Allen, Tony Colvill, Rob Fisher, Bob Mulvey, Roger Trenwith, Leo Trimming, and John Wenlock-Smith! 


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      Prog-Watch Special - 101 Dimensions - June 2018-2


      It's my turn on 101 Dimensions again and I've lined up a veritable smorgasbord of electronic and ambient music for your listening pleasure! Here's what's in store: 1. The Buggles – Technopop; and Island (Edit Version) (from the album The Age Of Plastic, 2010 Japanese reissue) 2. Synergy – Into The Abyss; Prairie Light; and West Side Nights (from the album Metropolitan Suite, 1987) 3. The Buggles – Vermillion Sands; and I Am A Camera (from the album Adventures In Modern Recording, 1981)...


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      Prog-Watch 525 - Variety + My Indigo on Progressive Discoveries


      This week on Prog-Watch it's the long-awaited return of THE DOCTOR, Rob Fisher, with another great edition of Progressive Discoveries! This edition centers on the exciting new album by Sharon den Adel's solo project My Indigo. Prepare for something a bit different! Also on this week's program: a lot of great Progressive Rock (this ain't Rap-Watch!) from Yuka & Chronoship, The Dame, Armonite, Emerson, Lake and Powell, Gazpacho, World Trade, The J Conspiracy, IO Earth, and BangTower!  


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      Prog-Watch 524 - In Conversation with Jerry Marotta


      Jerry Marotta is one of the most prolific drummers in the history of modern music. He  has played on literally hundreds of records and has worked with acts such as Orleans, Hall & Oates, The Indigo Girls, Stackridge, Marshall Crenshaw, The Dream Academy, Tears For Fears, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, and many, many more. Of particular note to Progressive Rock music fans is his association with Peter Gabriel, Tony Levin, and Trey Gunn of King Crimson, who now works with Jerry in The ...


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       2018-06-12  1h32m
       
       

      Prog-Watch Special - 101 Dimensions - June 2018


      If you enjoy progressive electronic/ambient music, instrumental jazz, and even a little vintage electro-pop for good measure, check out this month's 101 Dimensions! The program will feature an eclectic blend of stuff for your auditory enjoyment. Here's what's in store: 1. Gary Numan – Cars; Airplane; Metal; and Complex (from the album The Pleasure Principle, 1979) 2. Kavus Torabi – Slow Movements (from the album Solar Divination, 2018) 3. Trinity Ward – Shadows Over Eden; Overflight; The I...


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       2018-06-05  2h4m
       
       

      Prog-Watch 523 - Variety


      Variety is the spice of life, so this week's Prog-Watch is a diverse collection of great progressive rock to enliven your world! We'll hear music from The Dear Hunter, ESP 2.0, Mostly Autumn, Onségen Ensemble, Robert Plant, Ange, Visual Cliff, Coast, 3RDegree, Kansas, Lines In The Sky, IQ, and Bomber Goggles!


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       2018-06-05  1h34m
       
       

      Prog-Watch 522 - In Conversation with Clive Nolan, Pt. 1


      This week on Prog-Watch it's Part One of my coverage of keyboard wizard and composer Clive Nolan! Clive and I chat about his many projects and endeavors, and along the way I spin lots of great tracks from some of them, including Arena, Strangers On A Train, Casino, Shadowland, one of his collaborations with Oliver Wakeman, and of course some solo material!   


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       2018-05-28  1h35m
       
       

      Prog-Watch 521 - Variety + an Aaron Clift Experiment Feature


      This week's program is part variety show and part feature! On the variety side we will hear great (mostly newer) stuff from Perfect Beings, Kayak, Drifting Sun, and Skeptosphere! As for the feature: Aaron and Devin of The Aaron Clift Experiment drop by to talk about their brand new album If All Goes Wrong, and we check out three tracks from the album! 


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       2018-05-22  1h35m