Progressive rock

Jon Anderson’s Olias of Sunhillow charted a course of separation from Yes

Jon Anderson’s Olias of Sunhillow charted a course of separation from Yes

Released on July 24, 1976, ‘Olias of Sunhillow’ makes clear why Jon Anderson soon turned to solo projects, and why Yes would ultimately move on, too.

Yes, “Sweet Dreams” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Sweet Dreams” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes’ “Sweet Dreams” may have a decidedly non-progressive rock feel, but it is one of the stronger compositions on 1970’s ‘Time and a Word.’

David Gilmour, “Rattle That Lock” from Rattle That Lock (2015): One Track Mind

David Gilmour, “Rattle That Lock” from Rattle That Lock (2015): One Track Mind

After a pair of largely meditative albums, David Gilmour sounds as if he’s just come fully awake on the lithe and propulsive “Rattle That Lock.”

Adrian Belew, “Idiom” from Flux (2015): One Track Mind

Adrian Belew, “Idiom” from Flux (2015): One Track Mind

With “Idiom,” the latest song for Adrian Belew’s Flux app, you’re reminded of his narrative and musical inventiveness – but also his underrated humor.

Toto, “St. George and the Dragon” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “St. George and the Dragon” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s proggy “St. George and the Dragon” failed to chart as the lead single from 1979’s ‘Hydra,’ but it’s only grown in estimation since.

Deep Purple began a long charge forward with Shades of Deep Purple

Deep Purple began a long charge forward with Shades of Deep Purple

Released in July 1968, the embryonic ‘Shades of Deep Purple’ already underscored the novel and industrious path that Deep Purple would take.

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

GTR debuted in July 1986 with a lineup led by prog legends Steve Hackett and Steve Howe. What could go wrong? As Hackett tells us, almost everything.

Lucas Lee, progressive rocker: Something Else! Interview

Lucas Lee, progressive rocker: Something Else! Interview

Preston Frazier caught up with Lucas Lee to talk about ‘Normalcy Bias,’ plans for a follow up, his musical beginnings and albums that inspired him.

Yes, “Everydays” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Everydays” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Talk about a buzz kill. Yes’ cover of Stephen Stills’ “Everydays,” though situated between two of their best early songs, just doesn’t work.

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Emerson Lake and Palmer put out nine studio efforts, but there’s one Greg Lake keeps coming back to – the one that arrived just as ELP “grew up.”