Progressive rock

Lucas Lee – Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations (2017)

Lucas Lee – Acceptances of Gravitational Collapsing Manifestations (2017)

Like all of Lucas Lee’s albums, nothing is left to chance, yet there is a level of passion which is so invigorating.

Yes, “Shoot High Aim Low” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Shoot High Aim Low” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Each time I listen again to Yes’ ‘Big Generator,’ I’m struck afresh by its poise and expansiveness. “Shoot High Aim Low” is a perfect example.

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

This occasional look at road-worthy artists includes Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Billy Sherwood’s World Trade, Tomi Malm and others.

Pink Floyd – The Wall, February 7, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Pink Floyd – The Wall, February 7, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Pink Floyd created a signature concert experience during their first performances of ‘The Wall,’ but I was lucky to have been there at all.

Dylan Howe, jazz bandleader and Yes drummer: Something Else! Interview

Dylan Howe, jazz bandleader and Yes drummer: Something Else! Interview

Dylan Howe had already made a name for himself as a jazz bandleader and a sideman before he joined his father’s group.

Yes, Aug. 7, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Yes, Aug. 7, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Was the performance at the YEStival in Baltimore epic? The answer is Yes!

Yes, “Leave It” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Leave It” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

“Leave It,” the second single from 1983’s ‘90125,’ ranks as one of Yes’ most oddball tracks. But what a glorious oddball it is!

Yes, “Changes” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Changes” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

An often-overlooked Yes classic, “Changes” is a testament to a how great the band was during the Trevor Rabin era.

Yes, “It Can Happen” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “It Can Happen” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

The third single from Yes’ 1983 blockbuster ‘90125’ boasts a balanced mix of progressive elements and rock sensibilities.

Alan Parsons Project somehow remains faceless, despite hitting big with Eye in the Sky

Alan Parsons Project somehow remains faceless, despite hitting big with Eye in the Sky

It didn’t help that a different singer was featured on each single from the Alan Parsons Project’s smash album, which arrived in June 1982.

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