Welcome to AnalogFlux, the podcast that explores Progressive Rock, Kroutrock and Avant Garde music from the 60s and 70s.
This volume's theme is "The Epic Late 60s.” We explore the roots of an era, a place where the words 'anything goes' became the status quo, where Flute Solos and percussion jams ruled the day, and where artists strove to elevate Rock Music from conventional forms to new heights of style, aesthetic, and imagination.
Then we power up the Van Der Graff Generator, Progressive Rock band from Manchester. The song "Octopus," from 1969's The Aerosol Grey Machine, redefines eclectic rock with its legendary, zany organ riffs. Van Der Graff Generator continues to this day.
Next, Missus Beastly, one of the earliest Jazz-Rock bands in Germany, assaults us with "Mean Woman," from their self-titled 1969 debut, followed by Hungarian band Omega and their powerful jam "Kergeskezu Favagok" from 1969 album Ten Thousand Lepes. Omega, by the way, is still performing today, with a history of 40 years making great music.
Song number seven is "Iceberg" by English band Rare Bird, from their 1969 self-titled debut. Rare Bird is notable for their use of two keyboard players, and for their haunting tones and melodies.
Then we visit English band Spooky Tooth, performing "Tobacco Road" from 1968 album "It's All About." Spooky Tooth is one of the few artists of their time to adopt the two-keyboard approach (as did Rare Bird).