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Half Notes: King Crimson – Thrak (1995)

by Tom Johnson Just because King Crimson is one of my all-time favorites doesn’t mean that I have to trot out the old standard In the Court of the Crimson King. I don’t particularly care for it, regardless of its standing as a prog-classic. The one that I return to, time and time again, is 1995’s Thrak. Not because itRead More

Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins – A Scarcity Of Miracles (2011)

It was only a matter of time before Robert Fripp came out of hiding again. Notoriously reclusive, the unusual guitarist seems to disappear just when things seem to get really interesting, such as a few years ago when

One Track Mind: ANT-BEE, featuring Peter Banks, "Endless Journey" (2011)

“Endless Journey,” a thrilling little space-rock number by ANT-BEE, begins appropriately enough: With a countdown and then a rocket launch. The unmistakable tone of Peter Banks’ guitar floats by next

Neal Morse, Christian prog-rocker: Something Else! Interview

Neal Morse, Christian prog-rocker: Something Else! Interview

Neal Morse, former frontman for Spock’s Beard, joined us for an Something Else! Sitdown in advance of the release of his long-awaited ‘Testimony 2.’

Genesis – 1976-1982, Remixed and Remastered (2007)

My favorite period of Genesis’ history — the years just after the iconic Peter Gabriel had left the group, when the band shouldn’t have been able to be a success, but drummer Phil Collins stepped up the mic and brought his own brand of iconic, if short, stature to the front of the stage, and somehow made it work. Many,Read More

Half Notes: Tony Levin – Stick Man (2007)

by Tom Johnson Bassist Tony Levin has made an incredible career for himself backing some of the finest musicians in the world, but his most notable contributions have been with Peter Gabriel and the ’80s and ’90s incarnations of King Crimson. He left, then returned around this time when Trey Gunn departed for his own solo career. In between, LevinRead More

Something Else! sneak peek: Neal Morse, "Crossing Over" (2011)

Former Spock’s Beard frontman Neal Morse confronts the triumphs and pain of his tenure and ultimate departure in 2002 from the band on Testimony 2. The forthcoming album, to be issued on May 24 by Radiant/Metal Blade, isn’t simply an epic sequel

King Crimson – The Condensed 21st Century Guide (2006)

by Tom Johnson King Crimson has been a chameleon throughout its four decades of existence, not just shifting to reflect the times but also acting as a sort of quality-assurance agent

Something Else! Featured Artist: Styx

A band suspended forever between the formalism of Dennis DeYoung’s Broadway pretensions and the harder-edged banalities of James Young and Tommy Shaw, Styx sounded different every time it came on the radio. Yet, critics insisted, somehow the same: Mediocre.

Jon Anderson on Yes’ “Roundabout,” “Gates of Delirium” + others: Gimme Five

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Jon Anderson