Saturday, August 26, 2006

We're off for a week. But we'll leave you with a gift.

So Mr. C0ops and I are off to tackle yet another annual canoe trip for the next week. We'll be back on September 4th or 5th with the 'NEW' Prog Rock Blog. Full of lots of Proggy goodness. We'll also try to get our first Podcast out to you guys by the middle of the month. For those of you who have enjoyed the videos I've been posting over the past little while, I'm going to leave you with a link to an entire Yes concert on Youtube. It's from the 1975 Relayer tour and features everybody's favorite swiss rock star Mr. Patrick Moraz.
Enjoy it my friends! And keep on Proggin.
Click here for the concert.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Video: Yes - Madrigal

Rick's using Jon's face as a keyboard. One of the most violent Yes related videos ever maybe?

This is a promo video for Madrigal, taken form the Tormato album in September 1978.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Video: Renaissance - Running Hard

Run Annie run! From 1983, clearly not the band's prime, but still great to see them in concert.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Video: Hatfield and the North - Halfway Between Heaven and Earth

You can catch these guys LIVE this September in Montreal. Check out Le Festival des Musique Progressive for more details.

New Mostly Autumn album + Video

Head over to Mostly Autumn's Website for new on the upcoming album called Heart Of Full Sky.

Here's a video of my favorite track from the band that I would call a good mix of Pink Floyd and Renaissance. It's the Lord of the Rings inspired Helms Deep.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Video: PFM - Impressioni Di Settembre

I had a chance to see these guys live in Toronto last year. The kings of Italian Symphonic Prog.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Montreal Drum Fest gets proggy

Bill Bruford has announced he'll be heading to Montreal for the annual Drum Fest this November. Click here for more information.

Here's a great clip of Bill playing live with Prog Legends Allan Holdsworth and Jeff Berlin. The song's called Beelzebub from Bill's Feels Good to Me album. Enjoy.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Flower Kings are Everywhere

The Flower Kings are going to be releasing their new live DVD on September 25th. It contains a complete concert filmed earlier this year. Includes plenty of great tracks from the new album. Go to TFK official website for more information. While your there check out the tour dates and try and catch them live in North America this October.

Just to get you in the mood here's some live Flower Kings performing Church of Your Heart from Stardust We Are.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Video: Curved Air - Vivaldi

WOW! The Jimmy Page of the violin. Weird sounds! Female singer! Fish! This video has it all. And make sure you watch the last 2 minutes. Classical Rock at it's best.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Video: Steve Howe - To Be Over

The quality isn't the best, but this audience recording does a good job at capturing Steve's beautiful acoustic rendition of the Yes classic To Be Over:

New Name: The Prog Rock Blog

So as you know we've taken a bit of a break from posting reviews. Why you ask? Well the truth is we decided that we need to take this blog in a new direction. First thing we're doing is changing the name of the site from "Prog Rock Reviews" to "The Prog Rock Blog". The URL stays the same. However, if you were subscribed to the RSS feed using the address you should go and change your RSS reader to point to from now on.

The change of name signals a slight change of direction. We will start writing album reviews again in September, that's not changing. But we're adding plenty of new features to the site. We'll try to become a prime source of Prog Rock related news. In addition we will be testing out the possibility of Podcasting. The Prog Rock Blog Podcast (PRBP, i guess) will be a weekly roundup of the latest in Prog Rock. We'll review albums, recommend artists and keep you posted on what going on with your favorite bands. It'll be a bit of an experiment at first but we hope that with your feedback we can make it one of your favorite podcasts to listen to each week.

So let us know what you think. If you have any suggestions then submit them to the comment section. We should have an email address ready to go by the time we relaunch in the fall. Until then I'll continue to post videos daily.

Keep on Proggin'

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Video: Steve Hackett - Shadow of the Heirophant

Ok, so bass player Dik Cadbury isn't quite the best choice to replace the amazing lead vocals of Sally Oldfield, but he does a decent enough job on this classic Hackett epic:

Video: Steve Hackett - Serpentine Song

This is one of the great tracks from Steve's 'To Watch the Storms' album. Look for his new album that should be coming out on September 11th. It's going to be called "Wild Orchids".

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Video: Frank Zappa - King Kong

Un peu de Zappa pour vous? This is a clip of the Mothers playing the classic "King Kong" from the Uncle Meat album. It's really good!

Video: Genesis - Suppers Ready

It simply doesn't get better folks. All 23 minutes of it. This is fairly common footage, but if you've never seen it before you're missing out on the peak of prog rock. Sit back and enjoy it my friends.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Video: Caravan - Golf Girl

And now here's one for those who thought the Kansas video could have used more cheesy 70s production values. You're going to dig how they keep showing the band memebers names. This one's from 1971 German TV:

Video: Kansas - The Pinnacle

Sorry about the delay folks. We're planning to get things going again in September we promise. Until then we'll try to entertain you with whatever prog related videos we find on Youtube. For those who doubted Kansas could be cool, enjoy this video from 1974: