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Progressive Rock Parade on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

August 2, 2014
9:05 am

Gentle GiantSure prog-rock gets a bad rap in a post-punk era where simplicity and directness trump musical virtuosity, but it’s still fun to look back at a time when pretentiousness was not only tolerated but rewarded!  Here the prog heavies (YES, GENESIS, KING CRIMSON, STYX) along with some you might have missed (VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, GENTLE GIANT, PROCOL HARUM).  No teenage lobotomies this show, fellow music geeks!

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The Prince’s Trust Collection on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

October 30, 2013
12:05 pm

Prince's TrustThis 2-LP Compilation released in 1985 (as seen on TV! it says in the lower right corner) says it contains prime tracks by “the cream of British rock” and the money gathered from sales was supposed to go to a trust devoted to “exploring ways in which young people who felt alienated in our modern society might be encouraged to help themselves.”  Lofty goals indeed.  Some decent music too, although tracks by the likes of BILL WYMAN, JIMMY PAGE and ROBERT PLANT seem pretty bloated and gratuitous compared to the new wave sounds of KATE BUSH, MADNESS, and even (gasp!) DURAN DURAN.  Creamy Brit-Rock for you, fellow music geeks!

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