Artists (G)

G3

– Live in Concert (1997) 3.50 stars


Gaillion

– Admit One (1989) 3.50 stars


Galactic Cowboys

– Galactic Cowboys (1991) 4.00 stars
– Space in Your Face (1993) 4.00 stars
– Machine Fish (1996) 3.50 stars
– Feel the Rage (1996) 3.00 stars
– The Horse That Bud Bought (1997) 4.00 stars
– At the End of the Day (1998) NOT RATED
– Let It Go (2000) NOT RATED


Galadriel

– Chasing the Dragonfly (1992) 4.00 stars
– Mindscapers (1997) 4.00 stars

Although I have only two releases by this Spanish group (the two albums released in the 1990s before the band disappeared for nearly 11 years), I feel that much of the material reminds me of a marriage between a band such as IQ (for the music) and Yes (for the vocals). Somewhat dreamy, somewhat atmospheric, the instrumentation is often hypnotic yet not uncomplicated, with mood shifts galore and, especially with the Jon Anderson-inspired vocals, highly melodic. I have yet to hear the final release (from 2008) but it has mixed reviews and a lower-than-average score on music-related websites, so I’m unsure if Galadriel altered its style from what it delivered back in the ’90s or if something else went wrong with the album. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to hear it and judge for myself. Meanwhile, I’ll simply continue to enjoy the two albums I have in my collection.


Galahad

– Nothing Is Written (1991) 3.50 stars
– In a Moment of Complete Madness (1993) 3.50 stars
– Sleepers (1995) 4.00 stars
– Following Ghosts (1998) 4.00 stars
– Year Zero (2002) 4.00 stars
– Empires Never Last (2007) 4.50 stars
– Battle Scars (2012) 4.00 stars
– Beyond the Realms of Euphoria (2012) 4.50 stars
– Quiet Storms (2017) NOT RATED

Another Neo-Prog band from the U.K. that I’ve grown to love quite a bit. Galahad started out back in the early 1990s as sort of a Marillion/IQ/Pallas clone (enjoyable enough, but hardly unique), but throughout the many years the band has been releasing material Galahad introduced other influences into the overall sound and eventually developed its own style, its own “voice.” The albums are all “must haves” for me, with several of them (Empires Never Last, Battle Scars, and Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria in particular) being near masterpieces. Neo-Prog fans will most likely fall in love.


Galaxy

Nature’s Clear Well (1978) 3.50 stars


Galleon

– Lynx (1992) 3.50 stars
– Heritage & Visions (1994) 3.50 stars
King of Aragon (1995) 4.00 stars
– The All European Hero (1996) 4.00 stars
– Mind Over Matter (1998) 4.00 stars
– Beyond Dreams (2000) 3.50 stars
– From Land to Ocean (2003) 4.00 stars
– Engines of Creation (2007) 4.00 stars
– In the Wake of the Moon (2010) 4.00 stars


Galneryus

– Advance to the Fall (2005) 4.00 stars
– One for All – All for One (2007) 4.00 stars
– Resurrection (2010) 4.00 stars
– Phoenix Rising (2011) 3.50 stars


Gamalon

– Gamalon (1987) 4.00 stars
Aerial View (1990) 4.00 stars
– High Contrast (1991) 3.50 stars
– Held to the Light (1996) 3.50 stars


Gambit

– Abyssal (2013) NOT RATED


Gambler

– Teenage Magic (1979) 3.00 stars
– Love and Other Crimes (1980) 4.00 stars


Gamma

– Gamma 1 (1979) 4.00 stars
Gamma 2 (1980) 5.00 stars
– Gamma 3 (1982) 4.00 stars
– Gamma 4 (2000) 3.50 stars


Gandalf’s Fist

– A Forest of Fey (2014) 3.50 stars
– The Clockwork Fable (2016) NOT RATED


Gary Hughes

– Strength Of Heart (1990) 3.50 stars


Gary Moore

Corridors of Power (1982) 4.00 stars
– Victims of the Future (1983) 3.50 stars
– Run for Cover (1985) 4.50 stars
– After the War (1989) 3.50 stars
– Still Got the Blues (1990) 4.00 stars
– After Hours (1992) 4.00 stars


Gashunters

– The End Of The Big Bang (2014) 3.00 stars


Gate 6

– God Machines (2012) NOT RATED


Gates of Winter

Lux Aeterna (2008) 1.00 stars


The Gathering

– How to Measure a Planet? (1998) 2.50 stars
– Souvenirs (2003) 2.50 stars
– Home (2006) 2.50 stars


GB Arts

– Return to Forever (1998) 3.50 stars
– The Lake (2000) 3.50 stars


Gecko’s Tear

– Contradiction (2006) 4.00 stars
Primati (2016) 3.50 stars


Genesis

– Trespass (1970) 3.50 stars
– Nursery Cryme (1971) 4.50 stars
– Foxtrot (1972) 5.00 stars
– Live (1973) 5.00 stars
– Selling England by the Pound (1973) 5.00 stars
– The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) 4.50 stars
– A Trick of the Tail (1976) 4.00 stars
– Wind & Wuthering (1976) 3.50 stars
– Seconds Out (1977) 4.00 stars
– And Then There Were Three (1978) 3.50 stars
– Duke (1980) 3.50 stars
– Abacab (1981) 3.00 stars
– Three Sides Live (1982) 3.00 stars
– Genesis (1983) 3.00 stars
– Invisible Touch (1986) 2.50 stars
– We Can’t Dance (1991) 3.00 stars
– Genesis Live: The Way We Walk Vol. 1: The Shorts (1992) 3.00 stars
– Genesis Live: The Way We Walk Vol. 2: The Longs (1993) 4.00 stars
– Calling All Stations (1997) 1.50 stars
– Archive 1967-75 (1998) 4.00 stars


Genfuoco

– Dentro l’invisible (1979) NOT RATED


Genius

– Episode 1: A Human Into Dreams’ World (2002) 4.00 stars
– Episode 2: In Search of the Little Prince (2004) 4.00 stars
– Episode 3: The Final Surprise (2007) 4.00 stars


Gentle Giant

– Gentle Giant (1970) 3.00 stars
– Acquiring the Taste (1971) 3.50 stars
– Three Friends (1972) 4.00 stars
– Octopus (1972) 4.50 stars
– In a Glass House (1973) 5.00 stars
– The Power and the Glory (1974) 5.00 stars
– Free Hand (1975) 5.00 stars
– Interview (1976) 4.00 stars
– Playing the Fool (1977) 5.00 stars
– The Missing Piece (1977) 3.50 stars
– Giant for a Day (1978) 2.00 stars
– Civilian (1980) 4.00 stars
– Under Construction (1997) 3.00 stars

See my “Gentle Giant – An Overview” for more information.


Gentle Knife

– Gentle Knife (2015) NOT RATED
– Clock Unwound (2017) NOT RATED


George Lynch

– Sacred Groove (1993) 4.00 stars


Gepetto

From Heaven to the Stars (2016) 3.50 stars


Germán Pascual

– A New Beginning (2012) 4.00 stars


Germinale

– Germinale (1994) 3.50 stars
E il suo respiro ancora agita le onde (1996) 4.00 stars
– Cielo & Terra (2001) 3.50 stars


Gerry Rafferty

– City to City (1978) 3.00 stars


Ghiribizzi

– Pan’ta Rhei (2005) NOT RATED


Ghost

– The Other Side (1995) 4.00 stars


Ghost (SW)

– Opus Eponymous (2010) NOT RATED


Ghost Circus

– Cycles (2006) NOT RATED
– Across The Line (2008) NOT RATED


Ghost Machinery

– Haunting Remains (2004) 3.50 stars
– Out for Blood (2010) 4.00 stars


Ghostly Medley

– Freakish Trip (1994) NOT RATED


Giant

– Last of the Runaways (1989) 4.00 stars
– Time to Burn (1992) 4.00 stars
– III (2001) 4.00 stars
– Promise Land (2010) 4.00 stars


The Gift

– Awake & Dreaming (2006) 4.00 stars
– Land of Shadows (2014) NOT RATED
– Why the Sea is Salt (2016) NOT RATED


Gilgamesh

– Gilgamesh (1975) 3.50 stars


Gillan

– Gillan (1978) 4.00 stars
– Mr. Universe (1979) 4.50 stars
– Reading Live & More (1980) 4.00 stars
– Glory Road (1980) 4.50 stars
Future Shock (1981) 4.50 stars
– Double Trouble (1981) 4.50 stars
– Magic (1982) 4.50 stars
– Toolbox (1991) 3.50 stars


Gin Blossoms

New Miserable Experience (1992) 2.50 stars
– Congratulations I’m Sorry (1996) 2.50 stars


Gin Lady

– Gin Lady (2012) NOT RATED
– Mother’s Ruin (2013) NOT RATED
– Call the Nation (2015) NOT RATED


Gino Vannelli

– Storm at Sunup (1975) 3.50 stars


Giraffe

– Giraffe (1999) NOT RATED


Girl

– Wasted Youth (1982) 3.00 stars


Girlschool

– Demolition (1980) 3.50 stars
– Hit and Run (1981) 3.50 stars
Screaming Blue Murder (1982) 3.50 stars
– Play Dirty (1983) 3.50 stars
– Running Wild (1985) 4.00 stars
– Nightmare at Maple Cross (1986) 3.50 stars
– Take a Bite (1988) 3.50 stars
– Girlschool (1992) 3.50 stars

Probably the most famous of the Hard-Rock all-female bands in history. Girlschool started as a no-frills, kick-butt type of band during the “New Wave Of British Heavy Metal” era, with a tight connection to the band Motorhead, but eventually branched out into more melodic material, although not forfeiting all of its previous edge. Many consider the first two albums to be the best, but I actually prefer Girlschool’s approach on Screaming Blue Murder, Play Dirty, and (especially) Running Wild (when the group added a dedicated and terrific lead vocalist named Jackie Bodimead for the latter). On the Running Wild album, the band actually brought to mind my favorite female-led band, Tantrum, when it came to the harmonies. But regardless of which era of Girlschool rock fans prefer, each is commendable and enjoyable, and the band should be given credit for taking the “all-female” rock band genre to a bar that in my opinion was surpassed (at least for a short time) by only Vixen before that band fell apart.


Giuffria

– Giuffria (1984) 4.00 stars
– Silk + Steel (1986) 4.00 stars


Giuntini Project

– II (1999) 4.50 stars
III (2006) 4.00 stars


Gizmo

– Gizmo (2012) NOT RATED


Glacier

– Ashes for the Monarch (2015) NOT RATED


Glass Hammer

– Chronometree (2000) 4.00 stars
– Lex Rex (2002) 4.50 stars
– Shadowlands (2004) 4.50 stars
– The Inconsolable Secret (2005) NOT RATED
– Culture of Ascent (2007) 4.50 stars
– If (2010) 4.50 stars
– Cor Cordium (2011) 4.50 stars
– Perilous (2012) 4.50 stars
– Ode to Echo (2014) 4.00 stars
– The Breaking of the World (2015) 4.00 stars
– Valkyrie (2016) NOT RATED

Fans of Yes who demand more Prog-Rock in a similar style would likely not be disappointed by most of the Glass Hammer albums, especially If, Cor Cordium, and Perilous. Not a shock, considering the band’s vocalist on those albums, Jon Davison, was also a member of Yes. Even the band’s earlier albums are quite good, and also heavily influenced by Yes, so Glass Hammer is near the top of my list of all-time fave Prog-Rock bands.


Glass Kites

– Glass Kites (2012) 4.00 stars


Glass Mind

– Haunting Regrets (2011) 4.00 stars


Glass Spires

– Glass Spires (2007) 3.50 stars


Gleemen

– Oltre…Lontano, Lontano (2013) NOT RATED


Glenn Hughes

– Play Me Out (1977) 3.50 stars
– Blues [L.A. Blues Authority Volume II] (1992) 4.50 stars
– From Now On… (1994) 4.00 stars
– Burning Japan Live (1994) 4.50 stars
– Feel (1995) 4.00 stars
– Addiction (1996) 4.00 stars
– The Way It Is (1999) 4.00 stars
– Songs in the Key of Rock (2003) 4.00 stars
– Soul Mover (2005) 4.50 stars
– Music for the Divine (2006) 4.00 stars


Glenn Tipton

– Baptizm of Fire (1997) 3.00 stars


Glorious Wolf

– Aquarius (2017) NOT RATED
– Zodiac (Single) (2017) NOT RATED


Glory Opera

– Rising Moangá (2002) 3.50 stars
– Equilibrium (2007) 4.00 stars


Gnidrolog

Lady Lake (1972) 3.00 stars


GNP

Safety Zone (1989) 3.50 stars


Goblin

Roller (1976) 4.00 stars
– Four of a Kind (2015) NOT RATED


Godsticks

– Emergence (2015) NOT RATED
– Faced With Rage (2017) NOT RATED


Goliath

– Goliath (1970) NOT RATED


Golden Earring

Golden Earring (1970) 4.00 stars
– Seven Tears (1971) 4.00 stars
– Together (1972) 4.00 stars
– Moontan (1973) 3.50 stars
– Switch (1975) 3.50 stars
– To the Hilt (1976) 3.50 stars
– Grab It for a Second (1978) NOT RATED


Goma

– 14 Abril (1975) NOT RATED


Gomorrha

– Trauma (1971) 3.50 stars
I Turned to See Whose Voice It Was (1972) 4.00 stars


Gong

– Flying Teapot (1973) 3.50 stars
– Angel’s Egg (1973) 3.50 stars
You (1974) 4.00 stars
– Shamal (1975) 3.50 stars
– Gazeuse! (1976) 3.50 stars


The Good Hand

– Blissful Yearning (2018) NOT RATED


Gothik Serpent

– Interloper (2014) 3.50 stars


Gotthard

– Gotthard (1992) 4.00 stars
– Dial Hard (1994) 4.00 stars
– G. (1996) 4.00 stars
– Open (1999) 3.50 stars
– Homerun (2001) 3.50 stars
– Human Zoo (2003) 3.50 stars
– Lipservice (2005) 4.00 stars
– Domino Effect (2007) 4.00 stars
– Need to Believe (2009) 4.00 stars
Firebirth (2012) 4.00 stars
– Bang! (2014) 4.00 stars


The Gourishankar

– The World Unreal (2016) NOT RATED
– Close Grip (2003) 4.00 stars
– 2nd Hands (2007) 4.00 stars


Gov’t Mule

Gov’t Mule (1995) 4.50 stars
– Live at Roseland Ballroom (1996) 4.50 stars
– Dose (1998) NOT RATED


GPS

– Window to the Soul (2006) 4.50 stars

Quite similar to Asia (seeing as how John Payne is the vocalist here), but a bit more Progressive than Asia. Nevertheless, this is more of a cross between AOR and Prog-Rock than a pure Progressive Rock band. I much prefer GPS’s sole album over anything Asia produced.


Graal

– Chapter IV (2015) 3.50 stars


Grace

– Pulling Strings and Shiny Things (1994) 4.00 stars


Grace Slick

– Dreams (1980) 3.50 stars
Welcome to the Wrecking Ball (1981) 4.50 stars
– Software (1984) 4.00 stars

A legend!  Her contributions to Jefferson Airplane/Starship are generally stellar, while her solo efforts (especially on the hard-rocking album Welcome to the Wrecking Ball and the lighter Dreams) show her true ass-slamming capabilities. She was an inspiration to all female singers coming after her, most assuredly, so that alone gives her major legitimacy.


Gracious

– Gracious! (1970) 3.50 stars
– This Is…Gracious!! (1972) 3.50 stars


Graham Bonnet

– Line-Up (1981) 3.00 stars
– Underground (1996) 2.50 stars


Granada

– Hablo de una tierra (1975) NOT RATED


The Grand Astoria

– Deathmarch EP (2013) 3.50 stars
– Who’s in Charge? (2014) 2.50 stars
– The Process of Weeding Out (2014) 3.50 stars
– La Belle Epoque (2014) NOT RATED
– The Mighty Few (2015) 4.00 stars

This is one bizarre band, meaning it offers such a mishmash of styles and sounds, you never quite know what you’ll be getting. Although the band is usually labeled Stoner Rock or Stoner Metal, this group from the Russian Federation occasionally incorporates so much more into its overall sound—Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Space Rock, even a touch of Jazz Rock and Punk sprinkled throughout. Imagine a cross between early Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pink Floyd, and Van Der Graff Generator with some demented Jethro Tull tossed into the mix for good measure and that might give you an idea of what this band has to offer on several releases. I discovered The Grand Astoria only recently and will be delving into its back catalogue (quite vast by the looks of it) as soon as possible to see exactly what it’s all about. (A warning—a fair amount of reviewers seem to air complaints about the lead vocals, but thus far I’ve heard nothing too awful in that department. We shall see if the criticism is justified in earlier works.)


The Grand Astoria / Montenegro

– The Grand Astoria x Montenegro (2014) 3.50 stars


The Grand Astoria / Mother Mars

– The Grand Astoria / Mother Mars (2015) NOT RATED


Grand Funk Railroad

– On Time (1969) 4.00 stars
– Grand Funk (1969) 4.00 stars
– Closer to Home (1970) 4.50 stars
– Live Album (1970) 3.50 stars
– Survival (1971) 4.00 stars
– E Pluribus Funk (1971) 4.00 stars
– Phoenix (1972) 4.00 stars
We’re an American Band (1973) 4.50 stars
– Shinin’ On (1974) 3.00 stars
– All the Girls in the World Beware!!! (1974) 2.00 stars
– Born to Die (1976) 3.00 stars
– Good Singin’, Good Playin’ (1976) 3.50 stars
– What’s Funk? (1983) 3.00 stars


Grand Illusion

– View From the Top (2002) 4.00 stars
– Ordinary Just Won’t Do (2004) 4.00 stars
– Brand New World (2010) 4.00 stars
Prince of Paupers (2011) 4.00 stars


Grand Prix

– There for None to See (1982) 3.00 stars
Samurai (1983) 4.00 stars


Grand Stand

– Tricks Of Time (2002) NOT RATED


Grand Tour

– Heavy on the Beach (2015) 4.00 stars


The Grand Trick

– The Decadent Session (2005) NOT RATED


Gravestone

– Doomsday (1979) NOT RATED
– War (1980) NOT RATED


Gravity Rain

Artifacts of Balance (2016) 3.50 stars


Gravy Train

– Gravy Train (1970) 4.00 stars
– (A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man (1971) 4.00 stars
– Second Birth (1973) 3.50 stars
– Staircase to the Day (1974) 3.50 stars


The Greatest Show on Earth

– Horizons (1970) 3.50 stars
– The Going’s Easy (1970) 3.50 stars


The Great Gamble

– Book 1 (2012) 4.00 stars


Great White

– Great White (1984) 3.50 stars
– Shot in the Dark (1986) 3.50 stars
– Once Bitten (1987) 4.00 stars
– Twice Shy (1989) 4.00 stars
– Hooked (1991) 3.50 stars
– Psycho City (1992) 3.50 stars
– Sail Away (1994) 2.50 stars


Green Carnation

– Light of Day, Day of Darkness (2001) NOT RATED
– A Blessing in Disguise (2003) 3.50 stars
– The Quiet Offspring (2005) 3.50 stars


Green Day

– Dookie (1994) 3.00 stars


Dave Greenslade

– Greenslade (1973) NOT RATED
– Bedside Manners Are Extra (1973) NOT RATED
– Spyglass Guest (1974) NOT RATED
– Time and Tide (1975) NOT RATED


Greg Lake

– In Concert (1995) 4.00 stars


Gregg Rolie

– Gregg Rolie (1985) 3.00 stars


Grey Lady Down

– The Crime (1994) NOT RATED
– Forces (1995) NOT RATED
– Fear (1997) NOT RATED
– Star-Crossed (2001) NOT RATED


Greylevel

– Opus One (2006) NOT RATED
– Hypostatic Union (2011) NOT RATED


Grime

– Grime (1979) NOT RATED


Griot

– Gerald (2016) NOT RATED


Grobschnitt

– Grobschnitt (1972) 4.00 stars
– Ballermann (1974) 4.00 stars
– Jumbo (1975) 4.00 stars
Rockpommel’s Land (1977) 4.00 stars
– Solar Music – Live (1978) 4.00 stars
– Merry-Go-Round (1979) 4.00 stars
– Illegal (1981) 4.00 stars


Groundhogs

– Split (1971) 3.50 stars


Grupo N.H.U

– Grupo N.H.U (1978) NOT RATED


Gryphon

Gryphon (1973) 3.50 stars
– Midnight Mushrumps (1974) 4.00 stars
– Red Queen to Gryphon Three (1974) 4.00 stars
– Raindance (1975) 4.00 stars
– Treason (1977) NOT RATED


GTR

GTR (1986) 4.50 stars


Guardian

– Fire and Love (1990) 3.50 stars
– Miracle Mile (1993) 3.50 stars
– Buzz (1995) 3.50 stars


The Guess Who

Wheatfield Soul (1968) 3.50 stars
– Canned Wheat (1969) 3.50 stars
– American Woman (1970) 4.00 stars
– Share the Land (1970) 4.00 stars
– So Long, Bannatyne (1971) 3.50 stars
– Rockin’ (1972) 3.50 stars
– Live at the Paramount (1972) 4.50 stars
– Artificial Paradise (1973) 3.00 stars
– Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988) 4.50 stars


Guido’s Hand

– Ictus (2005) NOT RATED


Guilt Machine

– On This Perfect Day (2009) 4.00 stars

Sometimes classified as “Progressive Rock” on music-related websites, the band is generally heavier than that, so I’d place it into the Prog-Metal category instead.


Gungfly

– Lamentations (2011) 4.00 stars


Guns n’ Roses

– Appetite for Destruction (1987) 4.50 stars
– G N’ R Lies (1988) 3.00 stars
– Use Your Illusion I (1991) 3.00 stars
– Use Your Illusion II (1991) 3.00 stars
– The Spaghetti Incident? (1993) 3.00 stars


Guru Guru

– UFO (1970) 3.00 stars
– Hinten (1971) 3.50 stars
– Känguru (1972) 4.00 stars
– Don’t Call Us We Call You (1973) 4.00 stars
– Guru Guru (1973) NOT RATED
Dance of the Flames (1974) 4.00 stars
– Tango Fango (1976) 3.50 stars
– Mani in Germani (1981) 3.50 stars

See my “Guru Guru – An Overview” for more information.


Gwyllion

The Edge of All I Know (2009) 4.00 stars