Featured Music 04 May 2010: Dark Side of the Moon Cover Versions - Membership Drive Edition

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, released in March 1973 is arguably the most popular, well-known progressive album of all time, appearing on the Billboard charts for 741 weeks..
This week's show features two impressive covers of this seminal album, the first a December 2009 release by the Flaming Lips covering the entire album; the second, an a capella version entitled, The Dark Side of the Moon A Capella from Voices on the Dark Side. As time permits, you'll also hear reggae versions of selected DSotM cuts.
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Featured Band 27 April 2010: Dogma (Brazilian Progressive Rock Band)

Dogma biography
DOGMA was an excellent progressive band from Brazil. The music performed on these two great albums is at the same time symphonic and melodious. Their compositions are very melodic relying on symphonic keyboard arrangements and some superb guitar interventions from Fernando CAMPOS. The guitarist has some Steve ROTHERY, Mike OLDFIELD echoes or Steve HACKETT style. The group's music is mainly influenced by GENESIS and CAMEL.

DOGMA'S debut album, Album, is definitely British in style with its long instrumental tracks of excellent melodic music in the neo-progressive vein.

Twin Sunrise is considered their best work of progressive rock. It is more symphonic, powerful and melodic than the first, adds vocals, but it is mostly instrumental. A recommended album for lovers of Steve HACKETT, CAMEL and SAGRADO CORAÇAO DA TERRA... A fine piece of progressive rock.

Featured Albums 20 April 2010: In the Court of the Crimson King; Gordian Knot

King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King (October, 1969)

The classic mellotron-soaked progressive rock album containing one of the great rave-ups of all time, "21st Century Schizoid Man".

Gordian Knot - Gordian Knot  (1999)
One of bassist Sean Malone's many projects.

Featured Albums 13 April 2010

Camel  Mirage (1974)
with guitar virtuoso Andrew Latimer this album concludes with their now standard encore: "Lady Fantasy"

STS9  Live at the Wilma Theatre Missoula, Montana     31 October 2000
An excellent introduction to a band whose live performances far outshine their studio work.

Featured Albums: 06 April 2010

Mostly Autumn - Pink Floyd Revisited

Fairly faithful renditions colored by the band's unique touch

Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair

One of those classic albums with no clunkers - every cut flows into the next seamlessly, ending with the haunting Dark Matter.