~ My Radio Show at ProgRock.com ~
Why did I develop Prog-Scure?
In essence, since the days when I began collecting records in the early ’70s, what has always annoyed and frustrated me is that many talented and exciting groups I’ve loved through the decades were given little exposure through radio or print media and therefore remain horribly obscure, and what I always wanted to do (if given the opportunity) was to produce and host a radio show that focused on these still-relatively unknown bands and, hopefully, even though many of the groups are no longer in existence, turn people on to some great music they might have missed through the years. Therefore, on Prog-Scure, I play tracks from a mixture of both older and more recent artists that remain a mystery to many people.
Now, keep in mind that one man’s obscure is another man’s famous, so fans of Progressive Rock may or may not be familiar with some of the artists I play. But I have an “obscure” scale, and when asking my buddies whether they’ve heard of a particular band/artist, and the majority say “WHO?,” then I know that band or artist is a likely candidate for me to include on the show.
Also note, I may occasionally play music from more “famous” groups, but if so, the songs I select are typically limited to “forgotten gems” like B-Sides, bonus tracks, etc. that may not be familiar to the more casual Prog-Rock fan. I may also periodically play songs from bands not even normally associated with the Prog-Rock genre, but the songs I include are Prog-oriented nonetheless. So on Prog-Scure, you won’t be hearing any “hits”—no “Roundabout,” no “Karn Evil 9,” no “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,” or similar fare—only more obscure Prog-Rock material.
Bringing attention to lesser-known artists was my singular goal when developing the show’s concept, so the positive feedback I’ve received since the first episode is most appreciated, thus confirming that what I’m doing with Prog-Scure is contributing something positive to the Prog-Rock community.
Hear the show live at ProgRock.com
Every Wednesday 8-11 AM (CST) and Saturday 1-4 PM (CST)
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See below for more details and links to each episode
— Prog-Scure: Show #1 – Recorded January 10, 2018
Featuring music from After Forever, Ambrosia, Animator, Armageddon, Birth Control, Bloodrock, Grace, Gravy Train, Grobschnitt, It Bites, Legend, Lucifer’s Friend, Magenta, Max Webster, Mindwarp Chamber, Scarlet Hollow, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Siena Root, Stories, Ursa Major.
— Prog-Scure: Show #2 – Recorded January 17, 2018
Featuring music from Abraxas, Advent, Bad Dreams, Beyond The Bridge, Captain Beyond, Damon Shulman, Druid, Ezra, Friar Rush, Guru Guru, Hands, Hellfield, Imminent Sonic Destruction, Janus, Landmarq, Maestrick, Mona Lisa, New England, The Othello Syndrome, Ragnarok, Ricocher, Stories, Think Floyd, and The Watch.
— Prog-Scure: Show #3 – Recorded January 24, 2018
Featuring music from Astarte Syriaca, Be-Bop Deluxe, Cell15, Cyan, Dynamic Lights, Epsilon, Frogg Cafe, Gentle Giant, Iluvatar, Journey, King Eider, Maze Of Time, Nektar, Pell Mell, Ritual, Shaolin Death Squad, Simon Says, Violent Silence, Wingdom, and Yezda Urfa.
— Prog-Scure: Show #4 – Recorded January 31, 2018
Featuring music from Alan Parson’s Project, Andromeda, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Cressida, Distorted Harmony, The Emerald Dawn, Felony, Grand Prix, Indian Summer, Jack Yello, Kaipa, Kevlar Red, Lord of Mushrooms, Madsword, Moon Safari, Neuschwanstein, Novalis, Phil Manzanera (801), Poverty’s No Crime, Strongbow, Three Man Army, and Welcome.
— Prog-Scure: Show #5 – Recorded February 07, 2018
Featuring music from Agnes Strange, Anyone’s Daughter, Blue Mammoth, Crucible, Crystal Lake, Dave Kerzner, Ethos, Everon, Golden Earring, Harvest, Introitus, Little Atlas, Moonrise, Now, Omega, Pictures, Shadow Circus, Skeem, Vienna Circle, Waste Lagoon, and Xsavior.
— Prog-Scure: Show #6 – Recorded February 14, 2018
Featuring music from 3rDegree, Adagio, Angel, Armonite, Babe Ruth, D’Accord, Druckfarben, Epitaph, Gino Vanelli, Ian Gillan Band, Khan, League of Lights, Magnum, Mentor’s Wish, New Trolls, Paradigm Shift, Riff Raff, Socrates, Sweet Smoke, Thirteen of Everything, Twelfth Night, Uriah Heep, and Wallenstein.
— Prog-Scure: Show #7 – Recorded February 17, 2018
Featuring music from After The Fall, Anthriel, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, Credo, Dale, Electric Food, Fireballet, Genesis, Heart of Cygnus, Jane, Kraan, Mind’s Eye, Mechanical Poet, Overture, Panic Room, Rough Diamond, Seven Steps To The Green Door, The Shadow Theory, StoneRider, Thieves’ Kitchen, Trillion, Violet District, and White Willow.
— Prog-Scure: Show #8 – Recorded February 21, 2018
Featuring music from Aviary, Barclay James Harvest, Crises, Dominici, Equinox, Flying Colors, Gryphon, Heliopolis, Juvaliant, Lana Lane, Marsupilami, MindMaze, Oblivion Sun, Pagan’s Mind, The Room, Steve Hillage, Tempano, Theatre, Traumhaus, Unified Past, Warhorse, Witchwood, and Yes.
— Prog-Scure: Show #9 – Recorded February 24, 2018
Featuring music from Ache, Ageness, Alias Eye, Bigelf, Deep Purple, Emerald, Franck Carducci, Galaxy, Hypnos 69, Jeseter, Kayak, Lake, Magic Bus, Morgan, Pentacle, Silentium, Styx, Time Machine, Toxic Smile, Veda, Xandria, and Zen Carnival.
— Prog-Scure: Show #10 – Recorded February 28, 2018
Featuring music from A.C.T, Argent, Brother Ape, Chris, Dali’s Dilemma, England, FreddeGredde, GNP, Hatfield & The North, How Far To Hitchin, I And Thou, Jumbo, Krokodil, Magrathea, Nightwing, Osanna, Parzivals Eye (With Christina Booth), Ra’s Dawn, Seventh Wonder, Stackridge, Thought Chamber, Until Rain, and The Web.
— Prog-Scure: Show #11 – Recorded March 03, 2018
Featuring music from 41Point9, Affinity, Aphelion, Ariel, Dreamscape, Eyesberg, Frequency Drift, The Gourishankar, Hybrid Ice, InVertigo, Jade Warrior, Kestrel, Leitmotiv, Mike Florio, Mystery, Not A Good Sign, Profusion, Red Rose, Section A, Soul Secret, Taurus, Toad, and Wally.
— Prog-Scure: Show #12 – Recorded March 07, 2018
Featuring music from AltaVia, Amon Ra, Apogee, Aquaplanage, Black Widow, Budgie, Cryptic Vision, Drifting Sun, Edenbridge, Haken, Izz, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, La Rossa, Mainhorse, Martigan, Morild, PBII, Shaman, Starcastle, Strawbs, Tinyfish, TNNE, Toehider, Under The Sun, Vertical Alignment, and World of Silence.
— Prog-Scure: Show #13 – Recorded March 10, 2018
Featuring music from Akashic, Ampledeed, Ansottica, Ars Nova, Caravan, Day Six, Egdon Heath, Gracious, Hydrotoxin, Ignatius, Leap Day, Mad Crayon, Maxophone, Newman, Proteo, Samurai, Soniq Circus, Syzygy, Thank You Scientist, Tractor, Unreal City, VIII Strada, and World Trade.
— Prog-Scure: Show #14 – Recorded March 14, 2018
Featuring music from Aether, Alliance, Arabs In Aspic, Ciccada, Dr. Z, Empty Tremor, Forgotten Suns, Ikarus, Locanda Delle Fate, Majestic, Mr. So & So, Nemo, Oak, Power of Zeus, Projection, Quatermass, Seventh Wave, Shadowland, Supertramp, Taproban, Tomorrow’s Eve, Ungava, Versus, and Wigwam.
— Prog-Scure: Show #15 – Recorded March 17, 2018
Featuring music from Aardvark, Also Eden, Astrakhan, Cyril, Egoband, Et Cetera, Frijid Pink, Hangover Paradise, Lazaro, Machiavel, Mantra Vega, Mother Black Cap, Native Construct, Odd Logic, Pinnacle, Quandary, Rare Bird, Silhouette, Spin Gallery, Stratovarius, Tempest, Vindictiv, and Wishbone Ash.