Progressive rock

Yes, “The Ancient / Giants Under the Sun” (1973): YESterdays

Yes, “The Ancient / Giants Under the Sun” (1973): YESterdays

Is Yes’ “The Ancient / Giants Under the Sun” an easy listen? No, but it sure is a good one.

Mick Abrahams, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Mick Abrahams, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Mick Abrahams rose to instant fame as a member of Jethro Tull, helping craft a debut album in ‘This Was’ that memorably melded blues with progressive rock.

Yes, “The Remembering / High the Memory” (1973): YESterdays

Yes, “The Remembering / High the Memory” (1973): YESterdays

Yes’ “The Remembering / High the Memory” is one epic from the world’s greatest progressive rock band which should not go overlooked.

Ray Wilson – Song for a Friend (2016)

Ray Wilson – Song for a Friend (2016)

‘Songs for a Friend,’ dedicated to a close confidant who passed away in 2015, shows a decidedly personal side to former Genesis singer Ray Wilson.

Yes, “The Revealing Science of God / Dance of the Dawn” (1973): YESterdays

Yes, “The Revealing Science of God / Dance of the Dawn” (1973): YESterdays

If something works in pop music, it’s usually then run into the ground. Yes seemed immune to the axiom as 1973’s ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ arrived.

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro has always been considered an ace songwriter, a trusted sideman, the ultimate team player. Now, he’s ready to step out.

Sorting Through Deep Purple’s Musical Family Tree: Shadows in Stereo

Sorting Through Deep Purple’s Musical Family Tree: Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple’s hall of fame impact on rock music extends to a number of related bands, from Rainbow and Trapeze to Quatermass and Whitesnake.

Yes, “Siberian Khatru” from Close to the Edge (1972): YESterdays

Yes, “Siberian Khatru” from Close to the Edge (1972): YESterdays

Like its album mates on ‘Close to the Edge,’ Yes’ “Siberian Khatru” can hardly be called your typical rock fare.

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Australia-based progressive rocker Ben Craven joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! interview.

Yes, “Mood for a Day” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Mood for a Day” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes’ “Mood for a Day” probably isn’t the first Steve Howe solo guitar composition that comes to mind – but maybe it should be.