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Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 7 (1924)

From Wikipedia: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105, was the final published symphony of the Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. Completed in 1924, Symphony No. 7 is notable for being a one-movement symphony, in contrast to the standard symphonic … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman (1968)

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Frosty – Organ Grinder’s Monkey (1970)

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Montrose – Rock Candy (1973)

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Matching Mole – O Caroline (1972)

In exploring the recesses of prog rock, I’ve been unable to get into Soft Machine, a very influential English prog rock band and one of the founders of the Canterbury scene, as I find their music too dissonant for my … Continue reading

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The Darkness – All the Pretty Girls (2017)

Here is the first single from The Darkness’s upcoming album Pinewood Smile, slated to be released in early October. The song is a rocker, an instant Darkness classic.

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Judas Jump – Rockin’ Chair (1970)

Judas Jump were something of a UK supergroup, with ex-members of The Herd, Amen Corner and The Mindbenders involved. Despite a fair amount of promotion and a contract with the Beatles’ label Parlophone, they only made one album and 2 … Continue reading

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Blond – Six White Horses (1969), Et Al

After the superb and greatly underrated Swedish band Tages broke up, most of the members reformed as Blond, putting out just one superb album before calling it quits. Here are 3 wonderful tracks from their 1969 album The Lilac Years … Continue reading

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Jellyfish – Sebrina, Paste, and Plato (1993)

From Jellyfish’s 1993 album Spilt Milk, songwriters Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Andy Sturmer channel their inner Brian Wilson & Beatles through XTC compression, punctuated by Brian May guitar punches, with surreal lyrics out of Alice in Wonderland: Far behind … Continue reading

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Genesis – Lillywhite Lilith (1974)

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