28 March, 2020

Playlist - 28 March 2020

In these days of tour cancellations and hotel lockdowns due to the wide-ranging Coronavirus pandemic, gigs for musicians are few and far between, which effectively wipes out the income of many local and independent musicians and bands. One potential way of supporting musicans, if you are so inclined, is to stream and consider purchasing their music - a little investigation will generally reveal the many and varied mediums on which independent Aussie artists make their releases available (e.g. including, but not limited to, a page on Bandcamp).

It will also be Earth Hour tonight from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, so appropriate music for an hour of the evening with minimal electricity usage is featured from King Crimson and The Church.

8pm
The Ben Cameron Project    A cycle never ending (2016) (A Cycle Never Ending)
The Church    Under the milky way (1988) (Starfish)
King Crimson    Starless (live, recorded 1974; LP 1975) (USA)
Andy Salvanos    Lightwaves (2019) (Lightwaves, digital 3 song EP)
9pm
Drawn From Bees    Calling you out (2014) (Web Of Thieves, EP)
Drawn From Bees    Long tooth setting sun (2019) (And The Blind Shall lead The Way, mini-LP)
Drawn From Bees    Gravity (2017) (single only)
Aura Form     Galactic current + Alps sunrise + Walking through fallout (2016) (Vesica Pisces)
Ben Craven & The Section    Golden band (2014) (Dissected)
Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes    The Lost Doctrine Of Dr. Phyviater Raveningsley (2008) (Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes)
The Packets    Surrounded by dickheads (2019) (Bad People)

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Sydney band Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes, from their own Youtube channel, recorded live, with the most menacing (and trippy) "Grapes" you will ever encounter...

21 March, 2020

Playlist - 21 March 2020

Starting tonight with a selection of music from the remarkable legacy of the late Australian jazz legend Don Burrows, who passed away at the end of last week.

8pm
Don Burrows Quintet with the Adelaide Connection    Basin street blues + Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (1985) (Making Whoopee)
Don Burrows Quintet with the Adelaide Connection    Please don't talk about me when I'm gone (1992) (Nice 'n' Easy)
Don Burrows Quintet with Orchestra    Whenever (1990) (Whenever)
Anubis    Reflective + Entitled + White Ashes (2020) (Homeless)
Aronora    Too late + The end (2009) (Aronora)
9pm
United Progressive Fraternity    Loss Anthem + What happens now? + Cruel time (2019) (Planetary Overload)
Tirill    Said the sun to the moon (2019) (Said The Sun To The Moon)
White Willow    In dim days (2017) (Future Hopes)
King Crimson    Thela Hun Ginjeet (Alternate mix – Steven Wilson) (1981 / 2011) (On And Off the Road (1981-1984): CD#1 Discipline)
King Crimson    Heartbeat (1982 / 2011) (On And Off the Road (1981-1984): CD#3 Beat)
Steven Wilson    Transience (single version) (2015) (Hand Cannot Erase)
The Packets    Surrounded by dickheads (2019) (Bad People)


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A mere snippet of Don Burrows, at El Rocco, Sydney, 1987:

 The Crimson troubadours, circa mid-1980's, recorded live in Japan:


Cometh the hour, cometh the band: The Packets, with a video filmed at some iconic South Australian locations including HQ on Hindley Street and the picturesque wine hub of McLaren Vale, and with a song that speaks to most of us at this time:

13 March, 2020

Playlist - 14 March 2020

Tonight, the live prog rock time machine ventures into the extremities of the late 1970's.

8pm
Dixie Dregs    Take it off the top (live) (1979/1997) (King Biscuit Flower Hour)
Hawkwind    Motorway city (live) (1979) (Live 79)
Supertramp    Take the long way home (live) (1979/2010) (Breakfast In America reissue)
Jethro Tull    Minstrel in the gallery + Cross-eyed Mary (live) (1978) (Live: Bursting Out)
Eloy    Inside (live) (1978) (Live)
Steeleye Span    Montrose (live) (1978) (Live At Last)
9pm
Ariel    Illicit love + Hollywood (live) (1977/2013) (Ariel Aloha / Ariel Live In Concert)
Spectrum    Second coming (live) (2001) (Queenscliff Music Festival - Alive)
Spectrum    Sensible shoes (live) (2003) (Forever Music presents: Series One – Seasons Of Change)
Kansas    Mysteries and mayhem + Excerpt from Lamplight Symphony + The wall (live) (1978/2008) (Two For The Show, 30th Anniversary Reissue)
Genesis    Dance on a volcano + Los Endos (live) (1977) (Seconds Out)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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Amongst some unlikely "live" artefacts from 40+ years ago:

Eloy (West Germany), 1977...

Kansas (USA), which combines a classic performance from 1978 of their Genesis/King Crimson/Yes-meets-arena-rock style with film which is so distorted that it is one Taurus pedal away from being a random light show...

The Dixie Dregs (also USA), at Montreux, 1978, as always featuring talented guitarist Steve Morse, nowadays with Deep Purple...

Always worth another look, the rare sight from 1977 of Australian band Cybotron in their natural habitat, the tech-heavy surroundings of an ABC TV show called Rocturnal...

And fellow Aussie band Sebastian Hardie, probably from 1975...

07 March, 2020

Playlist - 7 March 2020

Tonight, the live prog rock time machine continues backward at a rate of knots to the 1980's.

8pm
Porcupine Tree    Time flies (single edit) (2009) (The Incident)
Marillion    Assassing + Emerald lies (live,1984) (1985) (Real To Reel)
Rush    Mystic rhythms + Witch hunt (Part III of Fear) (live, 1986) (1989) (A Show Of Hands)
Hawkwind    Time we left + Heads (live, 1989) (1991) (Palace Springs)
GTR    You can still get through (live, 1986) (1997) (King Biscuit Flower Hour)
9pm
Genesis    Abacab + Behind the lines + Princess (live) (1982) (Three Sides Live)
Lobby Loyde & Sudden Electric    Sympathy in D + Gypsy in my soul (live) (1980/2006) (Live With Dubs)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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Mike Rudd & Ariel Live At The Station Hotel in 1975:


From the epicentre of both the decade and the UK Prog scene, Marillion (with Fish) at the Marquee, 1985:

29 February, 2020

Playlist - 29 February 2020

Tonight, in the first and last episode of Seasons Of Change to be broadcast on February 29, we resume the time-travelling back through the years and a range of live recordings, this time from the 1990's.

8pm
Frank Zappa    Cosmik debris (1974) (Apostrophe('))
The Flower Kings    There is more to this world (live) (1999) (Alive On Planet Earth)
Grey Lady Down    Battlefields of counterpane (live) (1998) (The Time Of Our Lives)
Yes    Awaken (live) (1996) (Keys To Ascension)
9pm
Sebastian Hardie    Four Moments suite (live @ 1994 ProgFest) (1997) (Live in LA)
Rush    Dreamline + Animate (live) (1998) (Different Stages - Live)
Split Enz    Pioneer + Six months in a leaky boat (live) (1993) (Greatest Hits: Live)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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"Who you jivin' with that Cosmik Debris?" (a recording not, of course, from the 1990's):
  The ENZ in 1993:

22 February, 2020

Playlist - 22 February 2020

Tonight featuring some music after 9pm that you can hear at various times from now on to the next three months, with Fringe gigs scheduled soon by Acoustic Tull and Lather, then in May Steve Hackett will be playing Adelaide with his band. It's a good idea to keep an eye on the gig guides and keep tabs on the local and international artists who are playing Adelaide.

8pm
Southern Empire Goliath’s moon (2018) (Civilisation)
Wolverine The Bedlam Overture (2016) (Machina Viva)
Moon Safari Dance across the ocean + A sun of your own (2005) (A Doorway To Summer)
Unitopia More than a dream (live) (2011) (One Night In Europe)
9pm
Jethro Tull Serenade to a cuckoo (1969) (This Was)
Jethro Tull Velvet green (1977) (Songs From The Wood)
Jethro Tull Broadsword (1982) (Broadsword And The Beast)
Frank Zappa Excentrifugal forz + Apostrophe' (1974) (Apostrophe('))
Steve Hackett Dancing with the moonlit knight (live) (2013) (Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith)
Mario Millo Quest theme (1979) (Epic III)
Aronora   ReRun (2009) (Aronora)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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Here is a little more Mario Millo from his own YT channel, performing some clssic Sebastian Hardie in 2016:
Frank:

08 February, 2020

Playlist - 15 February 2020

8pm
Steven Wilson    Arriving somewhere but not here (live) (2018) (Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall)
Anubis    Dead trees + Silent wandering ghosts (live) (2015) (Behind Our Eyes)
Ozric Tentacles    Og ha be (live) (1992) (Live Underslunky)
Porcupine Tree   Signify (live) (1997) (Coma Divine)
9pm
Southern Empire    Crossroads (live) (2016) (Live At HQ)
Moon Safari    A kid called panic (live) (2014) (Live In Mexico)
Projected Twin   Shark water (live) (2012) (digital single)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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SE at the launch for their first CD (FB link):

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1223224914453725

Sydney band Anubis recorded live in the Netherlands, 2018:



SW:and his band just being awesome, in Mexico during his first solo tour:





07 February, 2020

Playlist - 8 February 2020

Tonight, 2 hours chock-full with talent from across the Tasman, as Thursday 2 days ago was Waitangi Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, the founding document of the nation of New Zealand. 180 years later, Australia still has nothing similar, we have a lot of catching up to do.

8pm
Look To Windward    Vad Åskan Sade (2010) (Fortune’s Haze)
Citizen Band    Julia (1978) (Citizen Band)
Space Waltz    Out on the streets (1975) (Space Waltz)
Split Enz    Walking down a road + Maybe (1975) (Mental Notes)
Split Enz    Sweet dreams (1976) (Second Thoughts)
Dragon    Darkness (1975) (Scented Gardens For The Blind)
Dragon    Universal radio (1974) (Universal Radio)
Dragon    Wait until tomorrow (1976) (single only / Greatest Hits Vol.1) 
9pm
Eddie Rayner & ENZO    Albert of India + Voices + One step ahead + Stuff and nonsense (live) (2014) (ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction - Live)
Airlord    Out of the woods + Pictures in a puddle (1977) (Clockwork Revenge)
Ticket    Dream chant (1972) (Awake)
Split Enz    Message to my girl (live, NZ, 1993) (ExtravagENZa)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)


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ENZSO live in concert:

 Ticket Pt.1:

Ticket Pt.2:

Look To Windward:

Mother Goose - live in Dunedin:

01 February, 2020

Playlist - 1 February 2020

Another all-Australian feast of music, this time from the early 1970's and centred around the "head music" scene in the various cities around Australia - featuring Fraternity, The James Taylor Move, Levi Smith's Clefs and The Masters Apprentices (Adelaide), Blackfeather, The Dave Miller Set, Jeff St John with Copperwine, Kahvas Jute, McPhee, Tamam Shud and Tully (Sydney), plus Company Caine, Healing Force and Spectrum (Melbourne).

8pm
Healing Force    Golden Miles (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)
Dave Miller Set    Mr Guy Fawkes (1969) (single only / Peculiar Hole In The Sky)
Dave Miller Set    No need to cry (1970) (single only / Psych Bites: Australian Acid Freakrock 1967-1974)
Blackfeather    Seasons of change + Mango’s theme (1971) (At The Mountains Of Madness)
Company Caine   Now I'm together (1972) (b-side of single / bonus track on A Product Of  A Broken Reality)
Jeff St John & Copperwine    Any orange night (1970) (Joint Effort)
Spectrum    Superbody (1970) (Part One)
9pm
Kahvas Jute    Odyssey (1970) (Wide Open)
Levi Smith's Clefs    Lisa (1970) (Empty Monkey)
Fraternity    Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969 - 1974, compilation)
The James Taylor Move    Still I can go on (1967) (single only, Peculiar Hole In The Sky)
McPhee    Indian rope man (1972) (McPhee)
The Masters Apprentices    Because I love you (1971) (Choice Cuts)
Tully    Sea of joy Part 1 (1971) (Sea Of Joy)
Tamam Shud    Goolutionites Theme Part 1 + Goolutionites Theme Part 2 (1970) (Goolutionites And The Real People)
Jeff St John & Copperwine    Cloud nine (1970) (Joint Effort)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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In an Australian TV studio, probably sometime in 1971, Healing Force with the late great Charlie Tumahai:

48 years ago almost to the day (29 to 31 January 1972). the Meadows Technicolour Fair was held at Meadows (SA), featuring a long list of local and interstate acts, particularly notable since it also coincided with the 1972 Sunbury Festival on the same weekend. Bands included Blackfeather, Fraternity, Spectrum and Tamam Shud:

24 January, 2020

Playlist - 25 January 2020

Recent music from around Australia, including Unitopia, Southern Empire,  Solar Soma, Quiet Child and Peak (Adelaide), Anubis, Sebastian Hardie and Three Wise Monkeys (Sydney), Arcane, Ben Craven and Drawn From Bees (Brisbane) plus Aronora and Mushroom Giant (Melbourne) and as always rounding out the night with Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum and his surf-grunge instrumental cover of Seasons of Change...

Next week, turning the clock back to the early 1970's with classic Aussie sounds from Fraternity, Kahvas Jute, Spectrum, Tamam Shud and Tully, amongst others.

8pm
Sebastian Hardie I remember (2012) (Blueprint)
Unitopia Don’t give up love (2008) (The Garden)
Southern Empire Dreams and machines (2016) (Southern Empire)
Arcane Asylum: Acolyte Zero (2009) (Chronicles Of The Waking Dream)
Three Wise Monkeys Svengali (2020) (Isolation EP)
Aronora Vote 1: Anything (instrumental) + Fake escape (2015) (Escapology)
9pm
Mushroom Giant Graven image (2006) (single only)
Quiet Child Hotel shade (2013) (The Coming Storm)
Andy Salvanos   Mosaik (2018) (Solar Cycles)
Peak Gorilla gas (2018) (Slizdexics Untie)
Anubis Fool’s gold (2018) (Different Stories)
Solar Soma Crackd (2013) (So Much For Style)
Drawn From Bees Kindness (2018) (single only)
Ben Craven Great divide (2016) (The Single Edits)
Ariel   Rock ‘n roll scars (live, Dec 1975) (A-Reefer-Derci / Rock n Roll Scars, bonus track)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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The band Aronora is dormant for now but you may be just as interested in what Ben Cameron has been doing  more recently with his Project:

11 January, 2020

Playlist - 18 January 2020

For tonight's Summer edition of "Seasons Of Change", to paraphrase the title of a very early Pink Floyd song, we...
SET THE CONTROLS FOR: 1978
 ...encountering the usual diverse serving of prog rock and anything else that fits from Australia and overseas, or at least as much as can fit into 2 hours. By 1978 most of the Aussie bands and performers from the "head music" scene of the early 70's had either split or were dormant (Tamam Shud, Tully, Madder Lake, CoCaine, Lobby Loyde, Fraternity, Bakery, etc) and newer bands like the Enz and Sebastian Hardie were between albums but Mike Rudd and Ariel released a 2nd LP of music from their farewell concert in Melbourne in 1977. There's also classic music from Mike Oldfield, Renaissance, Rush, UK and Yes, plus a surprise hit single for Genesis and that concept album which was all over Adelaide radio in 1978, Jeff Wayne's "War Of The Worlds", complete with narration by Richard Burton (and dodgy 70's style film clip - recreation here)....

8pm
Kate Bush Moving (Feb 1978) (The Kick Inside)
Renaissance A song for all seasons (Mar 1978) (A Song For All Seasons)
Genesis Follow you follow me (Mar 1978) (And Then There Were Three)
UK In the dead of night (Mar 1978) (UK)
The Alan Parsons Project What goes up (May 1978) (Pyramid)
Steve Hillage The Glorious Om Riff (Apr 1978) (Green)
Jeff Wayne Forever Autumn (Jun 1978) (War Of The Worlds)
9pm
Ariel Island Fantasia (live) + We are indelible (live) (Aug 1978) (More From Before / Ariel Live In Concert, re-issue)
Yes On the silent wings of freedom (Sept 1978) (Tormato)
Camel Rainbow's end (Sept 1978) (Breathless)
Rush Circumstances (Oct 1978) (Hemispheres)
Emerson Lake & Palmer   Canario (Nov 1978) (Love Beach)
Mike Oldfield Incantations: Part 4 (excerpt) (Nov 1978) (Incantations / Elements: The Best Of)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum
Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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There's no publicly available footage from the farewell concert at the Dallas Brooks Hall in 1977 but here is Ariel live on GTK, ABC TV, in 1973:


This film clip with an excerpt from Mike Oldfield's Incantations was also familiar to ABC TV viewers during the 1980s, filling the recurring inconvenient 3 minute gaps before the hour or half hour:


Maple leaf rag:


And a most unlikely promo video, from UK:


09 January, 2020

Playlist - 11 January 2020

Tonight, a hefty serving of music from the Canadian band Rush, featuring the late Neil Peart who was the long-term drummer and lyricist for the band. Keeping it closer to home, there is also heavy sounds from Southern Empire (Adelaide) and Aronora (Melbourne).

8pm
Rush Anthem (1975) (Fly By Night)
Rush Bastille Day (1975) (Caress Of Steel)
Rush 2112 Overture / The temples of Syrinx (1976) (2112)
Rush Xanadu (1977) (A Farewell To Kings)
Rush La villa strangiato (1978) (Hemispheres)
Rush The spirit of radio (1980) (Permanent Waves)
Rush Limelight (1981) (Moving Pictures)
9pm
Rush Subdivisions (1982) (Signals)
Rush The enemy within (1984) (Grace Under Pressure)
Rush Big money (1985) (Power Windows)
Rush Time stand still (1987) (Hold Your Fire)
Rush Nobody’s hero (1993) (Counterparts)
Rush Ghost rider (2002) (Vapor Trails)
Rush The garden (2012) (Clockwork Angels)
Aronora This is anywhere (2015) (Escapology)
10pm
Southern Empire Crossroads (2018) (Civilisation)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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01 January, 2020

Playlist - 4 January 2020

Tonight, a brief selection from some new releases during 2019, including Andy Salvanos (Adelaide), Aragon (Melbourne), Hemina and Anubis (Sydney), Three Wise Monkeys (Blue Mountains) and Voyager (Perth), plus a salute to the late Neil Innes (The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles and long-term musical collaborator with the Monty Python team).

8pm
Magic Pie    The man who had it all (2019) (Fragments Of The 5th Element)
Hemina    In technicolour (2019) (Night Echoes)
Freedom To Glide    The space between the lines + The only way? (2019) (Seed)
In Continuum    All that is (2019) (Acceleration Theory Part 2: Annihilation)
Three Wise Monkeys    Procrustes (2019) (advance track from Isolation EP)
Anubis    Dead trees (live at Loreley) (2019) (Lights Of Change: Live In Europe 2018)
Andy Salvanos    Lightwaves (2019) (digital 3 song EP)
9pm
Aragon    The meeting + The chant + The changeling (1995, 2019 re-issue) (Mouse)
Moon Letters    Sea battle (2019) (Until They Feel The Sun)
The Mute Gods   Iridium heart (2019) (Atheists & Believers)
Voyager    Brightstar (2019) (Colours In The Sun)
The Rutles   I must be in love + Let’s be natural (1978) (The Rutles)
Monty Python   Knights of the round table (1975) (Monty Python Sings)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From Rutland TV to you , Neil Innes:


Here is the sight and sound of some of these 2019 releases:





26 December, 2019

Playlist - 28 December 2019

It's the last edition of Seasons Of Change for 2019 and also for the decade. It is also Proclamation Day here in South Australia, the anniversary of the day in 1836 when the state of South Australia was proclaimed and established as a province, at a cermony by the old gum tree at Glenelg, so:
- from 8pm, a selection of fine music from some of the South Australian artists who have never been far away from Saturday nights; then
- from 9pm, a selection from the musical legacy of some of the talented performers who passed away during the last 12 months, including Chris Wilson, Leo De Castro (Friends, Johnny Rocco Band, etc) Geoff Gray (Flake), Dr John, Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith, etc) and the marvellous Jacques Loussier.

Next week's edition of Seasons Of Change will feature a selection of music released during the last 12 months.

8pm
Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotter’s Bequest    Sevenhill 1873 Johann Pallhuder SJ + Stephenston 1875 The Speculator’s waltz + Knockaruna Quorn 1879 The Farmers + Pichi Richi 1879 The Railways (2006) (Land Of The Vast Horizon)
Andy Salvanos    Solar cycles (2018) (Solar Cycles)
Southern Empire    Hold (2016) (Southern Empire)
Solar Soma    Islands (2013) (So Much For Style)
Unitopia    More than a dream (2005) (More Than A Dream)
Fraternity    Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969 - 1974, compilation)
9pm
Chris Wilson    Born under a bad sign (live) (1992) (Alimony Blues CD single)
Chris Wilson    Wolves (1992) (Landlocked)
Friends    Freedom train (1972) (single only / Leo de Castro & Friends)
Flake    Violet Jam Part A: Down in Rio (1971) (How’s Your Mother)
Dr John    Right place wrong time (1973/1995) (In The Right Place)
Cream    White room (1968) (Wheels Of Fire)
Jacques Loussier    Prelude No.1 (1959) (Play Bach No.1)
Midnight Oil    Short memory (1982) (10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1)
Midnight Oil    River runs red (1990) (Blue Sky Mining)

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 And here's a little more from...

Dr John

Chris Wilson
Leo de Castro (with Friends, broadcast May 1973)
Jacques in 1966...
and Jacques again in 2004...


20 December, 2019

Playlist - 21 December 2019

Featuring the traditional Christmas concert by Jethro Tull from St Brides Church in London plus a selection of other festive tunes including songs by Australian performers Unitopia, Toehider and Emma Horwood.

8pm
Toehider    Under the mistletoe (2009) (Under The Mistletoe / The Last Six)
Jethro Tull    Holly herald (2003) (The Christmas Album)
Steeleye Span    The holly and the ivy (1972) (single only, B-side to Gaudete)
Mike Oldfield    In dulce jubilo (1975) (single only)
Loreena McKennitt    Seeds of love (1995) (A Winter Garden)
Unitopia    The garden (live) (2011) (One Night In Europe)
Emerson Lake & Palmer    I believe in Father Christmas (1977) (Works Volume 2)
Toehider    Carol of the bells – Choral + Carol of the bells – Rock (2009) (Under The Mistletoe / The Last Six)
9pm
Jethro Tull    Weathercock + Introduction/What cheer + A Christmas song + Living In These Hard Times + Marmion + Jack in the green + Another Christmas song + A winter snowscape + God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Thick As A Brick (live, 2008) (Christmas At St Brides 2008)
Emma Horwood    Noel nouvelet + Angels we have heard on high (2010) (Angel Song: A Christmas Blessing)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

Please enjoy this performance of "The 12 days of Christmas" by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (aka Fleabag), along with some terrific animation - (brief) language warning, by the way:
https://vimeo.com/190838904

14 December, 2019

Playlist - 14 December 2019

8pm
Roxette    Milk and toast and honey (2001) (Room Service)
Moon Safari    Constant bloom + Bluebells (2008) (Blomljud)
Anubis    Home (2020, pending release) (Homeless)
Anubis    The passing bell (2018) (Different Stories)
Madder Lake    Salmon Song + On my way to heaven (1973) (Still Point, reissue)
9pm
Genesis    Dancing with the moonlit knight (1974) (Selling England By The Pound)
Genesis    Squonk (live) (1977) (Seconds Out)
Anthony Phillips    The anthem from Tarka (1988) (TARKA)
Wishbone Ash    Leaf and Stream (1972) (Argus)
Renaissance    Opening out (1978) (A Song for all Seasons)
Gandalf’s Fist    The clokkemaker (2019) (The Clockwork Prologue)
Roxette    Fading like a flower (every time you leave) (1991) (Joyride)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)


Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

Courtesy of the GTK time machine, here is Madder Lake in 1973; first, they fend off well-meaning questions (including the lessons learnt from a support gig for the Rolling Stones in Melbourne), and then they hit the ABC studio with a live-in-the-studio performance of "Salmon song", all achieved while peering through a blizzard of hair:

07 December, 2019

Playlist - 7 December 2019

8pm
Fraternity Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969 - 1974, compilation)
Porcupine Tree The sound of muzak (live) (2010) (Atlanta)
Unitopia Take good care (2005) (More Than A Dream)
Unitopia To one in paradise (2013) (Covered Mirror Vol.1 Smooth As Silk)
The Alan Parsons Project Sirius + Eye in the sky (1982) (Eye In The Sky)
Andy Salvanos Hope (2013) (Reunion)
Lunatic Soul Lunatic soul (2013) (Lunatic Soul)
The Break Whatever dumb courage (2013) (Space Farm)
Touchstone Strange days (2009) (Wintercoast)
9pm
Aragon On the edge + At the mercy of lions (1995) (Mouse)
Aragon In a lifetime (2014) (single only)
Astra The river under (2009) (The Weirding)
Rush Driven (1996) (Test For Echo)
Rush Where’s my thing (1991) (Roll The Bones)
Southern Empire   Goliath's moon (2018) (Civilisation)
Lemonjuice Get it together (2016) (Lemonjuice EP)
Mental As Anything   The nips are getting bigger (1979) (Get Wet)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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RIP Greedy Smith - here's a clip of The Mentals in action in 2013:



30 November, 2019

Playlist - 30 November 2019

8pm
The Sports You ain’t home yet (1978) (Reckless)
Kate Ceberano & Wendy Matthews Stringer (theme) (1988) (You’ve Always Got The Blues - Stringer s/t)
Grace Knight Don’t know much about love (1990) (Come In Spinner s/t)
Teramaze Delusions of grandeur (2015) (Her Halo)
Kettlespider The kettle spider (2010) (demo)
Roger Glover and Guests The feast + Love is all (1974) (The Butterfly Ball)
Deep Purple Perfect strangers (1984) (Perfect Strangers)
9pm
Martin Barre A song for Jeffrey + Teacher (live, Oct 2018) (2019) (Live In NY)
Jethro Tull Thick as a brick (live, 1978) (1997) (Thick As A Brick, bonus track)
The Lammas Tide The Devil’s stone (2011) (High Tide)
Kevin Ayers The owl (1977) (single only)
Caravan Cthulhu (1973) (For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night)
Hawkwind The psychedelic warlords (Disappear in smoke) + Winds of change (1974) (The Hall Of The Mountain Grill)
Three Wise Monkeys Procrustes (2020) (advance track from Isolation EP)
Martin Armiger I love my car (1975 / 2014) (Pure Shit s/t / When the sun sets over Carlton, comp.)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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Here is the sound of the late Martin Armiger recorded in 1977 with the Melbourne band The Toads:

21 November, 2019

Playlist - 23 November 2019

This week on Seasons Of Change, classic songs from Spectrum and Ariel and more recent music from UPF and Mushroom Giant; plus, amongst a heap of other new and classic sounds, just a bit more from Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre who is now playing solo.

8pm
Spectrum    The Sideways Saga (1971) (Milesago)
Ariel    Rock & roll scars (1975) (Rock & Roll Scars)
Ariel    Jamaican farewell (live) (1977) (More From Before / Ariel Live In Concert)
United Progressive Fraternity    Travelling man (The story of ESHU) (2014) (Fall In Love With The World)
Ozric Tentacles    Trees of eternity (1985) (Tantric Obstacles)
9pm
Nektar    A tab in the ocean (1972) (A Tab In The Ocean)
Moon Safari    Doorway (2005/2012) (A Doorway To Summer)
Mushroom Giant    Primaudial soup (2015) (Painted Mantra)
Renaissance    Northern lights (live, Japan, 2001) (In The Land Of The Rising Sun)
Martin Barre    Cry you a song (live, Oct 2018) (2019) (Live In NY)
Rush    The Spirit of Radio (live) (1998) (Different Stages - Live)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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If you are in the mood for a 24 minute video clip, then this is for you and a fine piece of work too, c/- UPF:

Plus, six days before Martin Barre brings his 50 Years Of Jethro Tull show to Adelaide, here's a bit more of Martin Barre playing live, Martin obviously following the adage that whatever your business is, the secret to success is to first get good people on your team:

14 November, 2019

Playlist - 16 November 2019

This Saturday evening, recent(ish) music from 3WM (Blue Mountains) and Southern Empire (Adelaide). In the Birthday Book this weekend - kiwi Eddie Rayner (Split Enz and other collaborations since), Australian jazz legend John Sangster and Martin Barre (Jethro Tull). And don't forget about the Open Day at PBA-FM starting from 11am, Wiltshire St, Salisbury.

8pm
Three Wise Monkeys Acheron (2015) (Hear No Evil, comp. / orig. Pseudomonarchia Daemonum EP, 2016)
Southern Empire   Cries for the lonely (2018) (Civilisation)
Eddie Rayner & ENZO   Albert of India (live) (2014) (ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction - Live)
Split Enz   Walking down a road (1975) (Mental Notes)
Split Enz   Pioneer + Six months in a leaky boat (live, NZ, 1993) (Greatest Hits: Live)
Freedom To Glide   Trough of war (2016) (Fall)
9pm
John Sangster   The beautiful pea green boat + The Dong with a luminous nose (1980/2008) (Uttered Nonsense)
John Sangster   A day in the life (1968) (The Joker Is Wild / Back On The Street Again)
Camel   Nimrodel/The procession/The white rider (1974) (Mirage)
Jethro Tull Fire at midnight (1977) (Songs From the Wood)
Martin Barre   Back to steel (live, 2018) (2019) (Live In NY)
Jethro Tull   Sealion (1974) (Warchild)
ENZSO   Voices (1996) (ENZSO)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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The phrase "beautiful music" gets thrown around so wildly that it has lost much meaning; but from 1980, here is Eddie Rayner and the Enz and one of their most beautiful songs:


If you want to see some of the ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction concert, selected footage from the concerts are available on Eddie Rayner's Youtube channel.

Arriving via an "eddy" in the space-time continuum, from 2009, two Finns and Professor  Rayner; the reformed Enz live in Melbourne at the "Sound Relief" concert:

And from Freedom To Glide:

08 November, 2019

Playlist - 9 November 2019

8pm
Martin Barre Hammer + Thick as a brick (live, Oct 2018) (2019) (Live In NY)
The Lammas Tide Hudson Line (2011) (High Tide)
The Lammas Tide The murky deep (2012) (Partridge Farm, single)
The Lammas Tide Child of Avalon (2014) (Barefoot Electric)
Awaken Solace Temptress of the desert eye (2012) (In Nightfall’s Embrace)
Domino My opiate (2013) (Where the Desert Meets The Sea)
Gavin O’Loghlen & Cotter’s Bequest Dun Trodden – Glenelg Scotland - Broch (1998) (My Mother’s Country)
9pm
Emerson Lake & Palmer Lucky man (1970) (Emerson Lake & Palmer)
King Crimson 21st century schizoid man (1969) (In The Court Of The Crimson King)
Greg Lake The court of the crimson king (live, Hammersmith Odeon, London, Nov 5 1981) (2015) (London ’81 Live)
Tiger Moth Tales Don’t let go, feels alright (2014) (Cocoon)
Deeexpus Memo (2011) (King Of Number 33)
Spectrum   Trust me (single edit) (1971) (Milesago)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From Perth band The Lammas Tide, here is the promo video for the "Partridge farm" single, 2012:

And from closer to home, the terrific Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotter's Bequest in a montage of concert footage from the year 2000:

02 November, 2019

Playlist - 2 November 2019

8pm
Yes Machine messiah (1980) (Drama)
Yes Love will find a way (1987) (Big Generator)
Virgil Donati The winds of war (2016) (The Dawn Of Time)
Planet X 2116 (2000) (Universe)
Steven Wilson Nowhere now (2017) (To The Bone)
No-Man True North (edit) (2008) (Schoolyard Ghosts)
Porcupine Tree I drive the hearse (2009) (The Incident)
Porcupine Tree   Stranger by the minute (1999) (Stupid Dream)
9pm
The Nice America (1968) (single / Nice Hits Nice Bits)
Emerson Lake & Palmer Intro + Hoedown (live) (1974) (Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends…)
Emerson, Lake & Powell Touch and go (1986) (Emerson Lake & Powell)
Keith Emerson Nighthawks (Main Title Theme) (1981) (Nighthawks s/track)
Ben Craven Golden band + Revenge of Dr Komodo (2017) (The Single Edits)
Mushroom Giant Chrysalis (2018) (digital single only)
Spectrum   Drifting (1971) (Part One)
Andy Salvanos Running water (2007)  (Closer)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From hitting the Australian charts in 1990 with Southern Sons to progressive metal in the US with Planet X and now his orchestral fusion album The Dawn Of Time, here is a chat with drummer and composer Virgil Donati:

And Mushroom Giant, recorded live with their new song "Chrysalis":

24 October, 2019

Playlist - 26 October 2019

8pm
Windchase Forward we ride / Horsemen to infinity (1978) (Symphinity)
Sebastian Hardie   Art of life (2012) (Blueprint)
Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs   Most people I know (1972) (single only, The Complete Havoc Singles 1971-1973)
Gil Matthews Gil’s thing (1971) (single only, The Complete Havoc Singles 1971-1973)
Cybotron   Eureka (Guitar version) (1980)  (Implosion, bonus track)
Jacques Loussier   Chorale No.1 (live) (1965) (Play Bach aux Champs-Elysees)
Emerson, Lake and Palmer   Knife Edge (1970) (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
9pm
Anderson & Stolt   Knowing (2016) (Invention Of Knowledge)
Kitaro   Agreement (1992) (Dream)
Yes   South side of the sky (1972) (Fragile)
Liquid Tension Experiment   914 (1999) (Liquid Tension Experiment 2)
Thank You Scientist   Everyday ghosts (2019) (Terraformer)
Ash   Midnight witch (1971) (single only / The Complete Havoc Singles 1971-1973)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum   Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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In his own words, 12 minutes with the ridiculously talented drummer, guitarist, engineer and producer Gil Matthews in a sometimes eye-popping conversation about his times playing jazz with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, playing live and in the studio with Billy Thorpe, Mondo Rock, mishaps while on tour in the USA and that gig with The Aztecs at the Sydney Opera House:




19 October, 2019

Playlist - 19 October 2019

8pm
Genesis    Watcher of the skies (1972) (Foxtrot)
King Crimson    In the court of the crimson king (1969) (In The Court Of The Crimson King)
Porcupine Tree    Four chords that made a million (2000) (Lightbulb Sun)
The Mute Gods    Feed the troll (2017) (Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me)
Porcupine Tree    Cheating the polygraph (live, 2007) (2010) (Atlanta)
Teramaze    Her halo (2015) (Her Halo)
Ozric Tentacles    Rubbing shoulders with the absolute (2015) (Technicians Of The Sacred)
Andy Salvanos    Free range eggs (2007) (Closer)
9pm
Procol Harum    A rum tale (1973) (Grand Hotel)
Procol Harum    An old English Dream (2003) (The Well’s On Fire)
Procol Harum    A whiter shade of pale (1967) (single only)
Procol Harum    Fellow Travellers (2003) (The Well’s On Fire)
Aragon    Brave new world + The stage door – the switch + The cross (1995) (Mouse)
Madden & Harris   The wind at eve (1975) (Fools Paradise)
Zoot    I’m only sleeping (live, 1971) (1994) (The GTK Tapes Vol.1)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From 1971, Zoot live in the studio on ABC TV (GTK) with their cover of a Beatles song (no, not Eleanor Rigby), featuring both some heavy riffing and some fine three-part harmony vocals:


11 October, 2019

Playlist - 12 October 2019

After an initial selection from the musical legacy of the late and talented, but mercurial, Ginger Baker, the rest of tonight's edition of Seasons Of Change stays pretty much around the late 1960's and some of the trippy music which both pre-dated and co-existed with the progressive rock scene normally heard on Seasons Of Change...

8pm
Cream Sweet wine (Live, 1966) (BBC Sessions)
Cream Tales of brave Ulysses (1967) (Disraeli Gears)
Cream White room (1968) (Wheels Of Fire)
Hawkwind Levitation (1980) (Levitation)
Procol Harum In the wee small hours of sixpence (1968) (single only, bonus track on Shine On Brightly)
Fleetwood Mac World in harmony (live, Boston, 1970) (The Blues Collection)
Jefferson Airplane White rabbit (1967) (Surrealistic Pillow)
Gandalf Can you travel in the dark alone (1968) (Gandalf)
Ginger Baker Mektoub (1990) (Middle Passage)
Egg Fugue in D minor (1970) (Egg)
9pm
Tully Sea of joy (Part 1) (1971) (Sea Of Joy)
Levi Smith's Clefs Lisa (1970) (Empty Monkey)
Tamam Shud Bali waters (1972) (Morning Of The Earth film s/track)
Kahvas Jute Ascend (1970) (Wide Open)
Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & The Trinity Season of the witch (1967) (Open)
Jeff St John & Copperwine Can’t find my way home (1970) (Joint Effort)
Sherbet Crimson ships (1970) (single only / So You Want To Be A Rock n Roll Star Vol..2)
The Zombies Hung on a dream (1968) (Odyssey & Oracle)
The Byrds Chimes of freedom (1965) (Mr. Tambourine Man)
Fraternity Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)

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There's not a lot of footage of Ginger Baker's brief tenure during 1980/1981 with veteran UK space-rock band Hawkwind, but here is nearly six minutes of a rather grainy promo for Hawkwind with Ginger and the title track from the "Levitation" album:


Plus just a brief glimpse of Barrie Mcaskill with Levi Smiths Clefs (by then Sydney-based, ex-Adelaide) hamming it up in an ABC TV studio, probably in 1969:

02 October, 2019

Playlist - 5 October 2019

For the 400th edition of Seasons Of Change, it's almost business as usual except that some of the featured music is from some more recent bands that haven't had a guernsey until now. The start of Bach-tober is also marked with the souped-up version of J.S. Bach's Toccata from the band Sky, which featured two Australian guitarists (John Willams and Kevin Peek) and unexpectedly hit the top of the charts in several countries in 1980.

8pm
Shadow Gallery    Destination unknown (2001) (Legacy)
Southern Empire    The bridge that binds (2016) (Southern Empire)
Magellan    Estadium Nacional (1994) (Impending Ascension)
Sky    Toccata (1980) (Sky 2)
9pm
Yes    Endless dream: Silent spring/Talk/Endless dream (1994) (Talk)
Wolverine    Nemesis (2016) (Machina Viva)
RWPL    Tell me why (2002) (Trying To Kiss the Sun)
Projected Twin    Earth to world (2010) (Earth To World)

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 Here's a little more Southern Empire with a promo video for another song from their first album in 2016:

28 September, 2019

Playlist - 28 September 2019

Tonight, recent music from Aura Form (Adelaide, post-rock) and BaK (Sydney) plus, from the Birthday Book this week, the terrific Australian singer Wendy Saddington and Andy Ward (drummer with UK band Camel). It's also the 50th anniversary this week of the Beatles album Abbey Road, the record that helped inspire a multitude of prog rock bands to compose and record side-long suites. And a selection from the legacy of Geoff Gray, the long-time lead singer of the eclectic Sydney band Flake who passed away this week.

8pm
Flake Violet Jam Part A: Down in Rio + Violet Jam Part B: Quick reaction (1971) (How’s Your Mother)
Flake Under the silent tree (1971) (How’s Your Mother))
Wendy Saddington Looking through a window (1971) (single only)
Wendy Saddington & The Copperwine Five people said I was crazy (live, 1971) (Wendy Saddington & The Copperwine Live)
BaK Us all (2019) (Painter)
Aura Form Secrets of the sun + Floating South (2016) (Vesica Pisces)
9pm
The Beatles Side 2 of Abbey Road (1969) (Abbey Road)
Camel Unevensong (1977) (Raindances)
Camel White rider (live) (1972/1992) (On The Road 1972)
The Parazone Wild dolphins (2019) (REC/PLAY)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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Probably sometime late 1970, here is Wendy Saddington out front with Copperwine, recorded for the ABC TV show GTK:


21 September, 2019

Playlist - 21 September 2019

8pm
Robert Reed    Witchfinder General Theme (2016) (single)
The Mute Gods    Knuckleheads (2019) (Atheists And Believers)
Porcupine Tree    Chloroform (2006) (Futile)
Steve Hackett    Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers + In that quiet earth + Afterglow (live) (2014) (Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith)
Andy Salvanos    Lightwaves (2019) (digital single)
Altera Enigma    Enigmatic alteration (2006) (Alteration)
9pm
Procession    Listen (1968) (single only/ So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star?)
Bulldog    Inner spring (1970) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969-1974)
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band    Be not too hard (1974) (The Good Earth)
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band    Joybringer (1973) (single only)
Renaissance    Let it grow (1973) (Ashes Are Burning)
Annie Haslam    Captive heart (1997) (Live Studio Concert Philadelphia 1997)
Locanda delle Fate    Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più (1977) (Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più)
Camel    Supertwister (1974) (Mirage)
Freedom To Glide   Broken road (2019) (Seed, advance track)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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From the year 1971, here is Mick Rogers with Bulldog on Australian TV, before he moved back to England and became a key part of Manfred Mann's Earth Band:

14 September, 2019

Playlist - 14 September 2019

8pm
Eddie Rayner & ENZO: Stranger than Fiction    Titus + Spellbound + 129 + Edible flowers (live) (2014) (ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction - Live)
Jeff St John & Copperwine    Any orange night + You don’t have to listen (1970) (Joint Effort)
Porcupine Tree    Time flies (2009) (The Incident / Prognosis 3)
A Lonely Crowd    Tyranny of dissonance (2011) (User Hostile)
Aura Form     Walking through Fallout (2016) (Vesica Pisces)
9pm
Symphony X    The Divine Wings of Tragedy (1997) (The Divine Wings of Tragedy)
Captain Beyond    Dancing madly backwards (on a sea of air) (1972) (Captain Beyond)
Captain Beyond    Everything’s a circle (1973) (Sufficiently Breathless)
Jethro Tull    Thick as a brick Part 2 (1972) (Thick As A Brick)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

Seasons Of Change thanks the sponsors of your local radio station PBA-FM and encourages you to support them too - see the PBA-FM website for more information.

And if you want to see some of the ENZO - Stranger Than Fiction concert, selected footage from the concerts are available on Eddie Rayner's Youtube channel, including Spellbound:

07 September, 2019

Playlist - 7 September 2019

Tonight, on the first edition of Seasons Of Change for Spring 2019, classic music from Fraternity (Adelaide), Mackenzie Theory and Spectrum (both from Melbourne), and more recent music from Southern Empire (Adelaide); plus, from the Birthday Book, Marc Hunter (Dragon, NZ) and Roger Waters (Pink Floyd).

8pm
Fraternity    Seasons of Change (1971) (single only / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969 - 1974, compilation)
Southern Empire    How long (2016) (Southern Empire)
Spectrum    Fly without its wings (1972) (Milesago)
Dragon    Universal Radio (1974) (Universal Radio)
Dragon    Darkness (1975) (Scented Gardens For The Blind / Golden Miles: Australian Progressive Rock 1969 - 1974, compilation)
Dragon    Konkaroo (1978) (single from Greatest Hits Vol.1)
Dragon    Young years (1989) (Bondi Road)
9pm
Roger Waters    In the flesh + The happiest days of our lives + Another brick in the wall (live, USA) (2006) (In The Flesh)
Roger Waters    What god wants, Part 1 (1992) (Amused To Death)
Mackenzie Theory    O (1973) (Out Of The Blue)
Ozric Tentacles    Waldorfdub (2000) (Swirly Termination)
Rush    Dreamline (live) (1997) (Different Stages - Live)
Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum    Seasons of change (2007) (Reverb Rehab)

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For something different:

A photo essay of the early years of Dragon in New Zealand

And here is a remarkable live version of the song "Seasons of change" by the other group who recorded it (and indeed wrote it), Blackfeather:

30 August, 2019

Playlist - 31 August 2019

Tonight, turning the clock back to the early 1970's and another expedition into the Australian "head music" scene, with live recordings from Ariel, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Company Caine, Madder Lake and Spectrum/Murtceps (Melbourne), plus Buffalo and Tamam Shud (Sydney) and the eclectic Hungarian/Australian jazz-rock group Syrius featuring the legendary Jackie Orszáczky.

8pm
Tamam Shud    Midday ‘til four + Bali waters + Being absolutely free (live, Dec 1971) (Goolutionites And The Real People, bonus tracks)
Wendy Saddington & The Copperwine   Tomorrow never knows (live, Jan 1971) (Wendy Saddington & Copperwine Live) 
Indelible Murtceps    We are indelible (live, Sunbury, Jan 1972) (Warts Up Your Nose, bonus track)
Spectrum    I'll be gone (live, Sunbury, Jan 1972) (Milesago, bonus track)
Company Caine    Hey George + Now I’m together (live at Mulwala Festival, Apr 1972) (Dr Chop, bonus tracks)
Madder Lake    Down the river (live, Sunbury, Jan 1973) (Sunbury 1973)
9pm
Madder Lake    Bumper bar song + When is a mouse (live at Garrison, Jun 1973) (Still Point, bonus tracks)
Buffalo    Shylock (live, 1973) (Volcanic Rock, bonus track)
Ariel    Rock ‘n roll scars + I can’t say what I mean (live, Dec 1975) (A-Reefer-Derci / Rock n Roll Scars, bonus tracks)
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band    Out in the suburbs + Malcolm the prefect + Roll that reefer (live, Dec 1975) (A-Reefer-Derci / Wangaratta Wahini, bonus tracks)
Syrius   GTK Theme / Strawberry fields forever (live, GTK, 1971) (The GTK Tapes Vol.2)

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The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band in action on ABC TV (Countdown) in 1975:


...and a few years earlier with a perhaps bemused but enthusiastic interviewer on ABC TV's GTK: