Progressive rock

In defense of Roger Waters’ oft-derided, over-the-top Radio K.A.O.S.

In defense of Roger Waters’ oft-derided, over-the-top Radio K.A.O.S.

Roger Waters’ ‘Radio K.A.O.S,’ released on June 15, 1987, was defined by a tangled narrative and plasticine production. Here’s why we like it, anyway.

Yes, “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

‘Time and a Word’ opens with “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed,” a Yes song which doesn’t quite sound like Yes.

Jethro Tull’s Mick Abrahams – Revived! (2015)

Jethro Tull’s Mick Abrahams – Revived! (2015)

Founding Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams is back after a health scare with an endlessly diverse album featuring many of his famous friends.

Yes, “Survival” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Survival” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes knows a thing of two about survival. As such, it seems only fitting that the last song on their debut is so titled.

Often-forgotten David Gilmour was the Pink Floyd leader’s most varied solo effort

Often-forgotten David Gilmour was the Pink Floyd leader’s most varied solo effort

Released on May 25, 1978, ‘David Gilmour’ is a complete solo statement, refreshing in that it’s not trying too hard to sound like Pink Floyd.

The Aristocrats, “Culture Clash” (2013): One Track Mind

The Aristocrats, “Culture Clash” (2013): One Track Mind

The Aristocrats’ versatility, power and instrumental prowess may be best heard on the title track from 2013’s ‘Culture Clash.’

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind

As the bracing news of Yes bassist Chris Squire’s serious illness continues to reverberate, we dig into a new take on one of his most brilliant performances.

Guapo, “Obscure Knowledge I [Radio edit]” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Guapo, “Obscure Knowledge I [Radio edit]” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Guapo’s upcoming ‘Obscure Knowledge,’ a heavy, groove-minded edit from the first movement.

Ben Craven, progressive rocker: Something Else! Interview

Ben Craven, progressive rocker: Something Else! Interview

Preston Frazier talks to Australian progger Ben Craven about his well-regarded career, his next album and his intriguing new music delivery system.

Ian Gillan says Deep Purple isn’t focused on loudness anymore: ‘It’s a vast improvement’

Ian Gillan says Deep Purple isn’t focused on loudness anymore: ‘It’s a vast improvement’

Ian Gillan talks frankly about Deep Purple’s legendary ’70s-era status as the world’s loudest band, and how things have changed since then.