Sunday, April 18, 2021

Songs Of The Week, 2021: 4/10-4/16 (Special "A Proggy Day In Blogger Town" Edition)


Enjoying this mix makes you an asshole, or so I've been told. 

Oh well, to paraphrase Linda Low in "Flower Drum Song," I enjoy being an asshole.

And not one song over 7 minutes!

Beyond & Before- Yes
Squonk- Genesis
Love Song With Flute- Caravan
Banquet- Audience
St. Elmo's Fire- Brian Eno
To Play Your Little Game- Cressida
Fallen Angel- King Crimson



cmealha said...

Nice mix, asshole!

Anonymous said...

just like metal will never go away, there'll always be a place for prog

A Walk In The Woods said...

I dig it!

Jeff in Denton TX said...

I still enjoy Mr. Simels' commentary even when he's completely wrong. I'm a diehard Moody Blues fan and still think his description of the post-Denny Laine incarnation of the band as "The Moody Blues cure cancer" is hilarious.

Keith35 said...

I guess this proghead is an asshole. Nice selection of tunes

Sal Nunziato said...

@Jeff in Denton, Tx.

"The Moody Blues cure cancer" is indeed hilarious.

"Go fucking fuck yourself" not so much.

It's not the first time. Or even the fifth time. It's become unpleasant, like watching Lenny Bruce relentlessly read from his court transcripts instead of doing his act. I'm not amused anymore.

steve simels said...

sal -- just so you know, I have never thought you were, nor have I said you you were an asshole.

M_Sharp said...

Looks like it's chilly there! Giggity! Looks like I'm an asshole.

kodak ghost said...

He the photo. If you watch the video I cant get over how he keeps his eyes on her face the whole time.... could you do that?

dogbreath said...

Thanks for the mix. Some good choices, especially the Genesis & KC. A proggy mix a mite overdue I would venture. And as for Fripp & Toyah, I've seen that video and others of theirs. Couldn't sleep for a week afterwards. I'm going back again tomorrow. Cheers!

Christopher said...

Another Green World is the Best.

"St. Elmo's Fire" is the best. Fripp's frenetic guitar lines are the best.

Christopher said...

I never considered Eno or, even, King Crimson, prog-rock, the presumed underlining theme here. Probably my shortcoming.

I haven't listened to "Fallen Angel" in ages, and didn't even know it by its title, so thank you for the re-introduction.

I always enjoyed John Wetton's vocals. It's probably a personal thing, but I love his reserved, restrained, limited wail. It lines up perfectly with my heartstrings.

Sal Nunziato said...

I'm not sure I consider Eno and KC prog-rock. This mix was inspired by a series of vitriolic comments denouncing ALL prog-rock. I chose these songs as sort of an antithesis to the commonly criticized side-long epics about fairy kings, and specifically Robert Fripp as a guitar player.