Trilogy Live! A Compilation of Trilogy Performances

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's album Trilogy is composed of nine tracks of the group at their best. The album was the favorite of one of the three members of the group, Greg Lake, and is generally considered one of their classic works. Album cover by Hipgnosis. Retrieved from here. Despite the fact that Trilogy was … Continue reading Trilogy Live! A Compilation of Trilogy Performances

Shades of Classical Quotes: Classical Music on Deep Purple’s Early Albums

When one thinks of Deep Purple, classical music probably isn’t the first genre which comes to mind. On its surface, failing to connect the world's loudest band, known for smashing guitars and "Smoke on the Water", with classical music is hardly a failing. That being said, the band has always enjoyed a strong connection to … Continue reading Shades of Classical Quotes: Classical Music on Deep Purple’s Early Albums

Third Impressions: A Full Song From ‘Whoosh!’

Folks, we finally have it: a song from Deep Purple's forthcoming Whoosh! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUW7PvvbbO4 Yesterday, Deep Purple’s publisher, EarMusic, released "Throw My Bones" in music video form, giving us the first taste of what the album will actually sound like. Prior to this, we'd only gotten thirty-second clips from iTunes and other digital music previews, as … Continue reading Third Impressions: A Full Song From ‘Whoosh!’

Six Great Prog-Themed Movie Ideas!

As many prog fans have by now heard, there will be a movie coming out based on Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “Karn Evil 9”. Expectations are already mixed. Retrieved from here. Providing the movie is successful, Hollywood might develop a sudden interest in adapting other progressive rock works into big-budget blockbusters. To help any screenwriters … Continue reading Six Great Prog-Themed Movie Ideas!

First Impressions: Deep Purple’s 2020 Album Teaser

Before any of my readers get excited, no, it’s not out yet. Apologies. But what did get released today is nonetheless exciting: we finally got a sneak peak of the next album. It can be viewed here, if the link works. Deep Purple's latest promotional photo. Clockwise from the top left: Steve Morse, Ian Gillan, … Continue reading First Impressions: Deep Purple’s 2020 Album Teaser

General Thoughts–Struttin’ in the 70s

Just for fun, I present a triad of struts from the 70s which build in superlative and scale as the decade went on, showing the progression of jazz fusion. Eumir Deodato--Super Strut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYS9OTNrd-4 This first strut is a smooth number by Brazilian jazz pianist Eumir Deodato released on his album Deodato 2 in 1973. It’s … Continue reading General Thoughts–Struttin’ in the 70s

General Thoughts: A Response to Loudersound’s “Greg Lake’s 10 Essential Songs”

After Greg Lake’s death in 2016, fans and music publications jumped to express their love for his life work. One such publication was loudersound, which produced this list of 10 Essential songs. It's definitely a good starting point, comprised mostly of his chart-toppers but mixing in a few less well-known songs as well. As a … Continue reading General Thoughts: A Response to Loudersound’s “Greg Lake’s 10 Essential Songs”