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Gimme Five: Mike Keneally explores the riddle of Miles Davis, the influence of Metallica

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, Mike Keneally talks about working with — and working without — XTC’s Andy Partridge on the terrific new album Wing Beat Fantastic.

fo/mo/deep – A Beautiful Bang (2012)

Columbus, Ohio’s fo/mo/deep calls themselves an “Eclectic Groove Oriented – Funky Jazz Collective,” and it’s truth in advertising.

Adam Gilbert – A Generation of Forgotten Kings (2012)

Nervy in its ambitions, thrilling in its sense of influence-smashing alchemy, and memorable for its raw emotional honesty, Adam Gilbert’s A Generation of Forgotten Kings is an exciting find.

Jon Herington – Time On My Hands (2012)

One of the recurring themes in my long-running series “Steely Dan Sunday” is that if a guitar player is good enough for Steely Dan, they’re probably good enough for anybody.

Forgotten series: Deep Purple, the Hollies, Steve Howe, Jeff Lynne – Psychedelica (2000)

By the late 1960s, pop music’s vocabulary had expanded to such a mercurial degree that anything and everything not designed of conventional procedures was seemingly placed under the banner labeled psychedelic.

Peter Green Splinter Group – Blues Don’t Change (2012)

After years of ups and many more downs, Peter Green — the deposed co-founding member of Fleetwood Mac, one-time British guitar hero, and former member of John Mayall’s Bluebreakers — has rediscovered the curative powers of the blues.

King Crimson – Live In Argentina 1994 (2012)

When King Crimson reconvened in 1994, the band was made up of the four-piece unit that recorded in the 1980s (guitarists Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew, bassist/Stickist Tony Levin, and drummer Bill Bruford) and a new pair of instrumentalists

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Eric Strickland, “18 Wheels of Hell on the Highway” (2012)

There are deeper and more serious songs on Eric Strickland and the B Sides’ new album Honky Tonk ‘Til I Die, but there’s not one that’s more fun.

Soft Machine, with Allan Holdsworth – Floating World Live (2006, 2012 reissue)

Allan Holdsworth’s career is perhaps nearly as well known for his brief stays in well-regarded prog and fusion bands as it is for his guitar wizardry. Tony Williams’ Lifetime, UK and even Level 42 all have Holdsworth “one-and-done” studio albums.

Desert Island Discs: Prog and Art Rock Edition

King Crimson was the top vote-getter in Something Else! Reviews’ new prog rock-themed Desert Island Discs feature, with Yes just one vote behind.