~ 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.
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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.
— Prog-Scure: Show #16 – Recorded March 21, 2018
Featuring music from The Aaron Clift Experiment, Aisles, Angra, Argos, Chain, Derringer, Edensong, Gong, Hollow Water, Janison Edge, Kingcrow, Malibran, Millenium, Moving Gelatine Plates, Nathan Mahl, Overhead, Prophet, Salem Hill, Slychosis, Stolen Earth, Ten Years After, Threshold, Toto, and The Windmill.
— Prog-Scure: Show #17 – Recorded March 24, 2018
Featuring music from The Adekaem, Amarok, Ascension Theory, East of Eden, Frost, Hostsonaten, Ibis, Michael Kiske, Minor Giant, Moth Vellum, Nemesis, No More Pain, Pallas, Ramses, Saga, Solstice, Split Enz, Strangefish, Teaze, Tr3nity, Vanishing Point, Wizards, and Zero Gravity.
— Prog-Scure: Show #18 – Recorded March 28, 2018
Featuring music from Acute Mind, Akribi, Alan Reed, Anima Mundi, Beyond The Labyrinth, Colosseum II, Doracor, Dracma, Eyestrings, Galleon, The Heather Findlay Band, John Galgano, La Bocca Della Verita, Mahogany Rush, Metaphor, Niadem’s Ghost, The Psychedelic Ensemble, Quorum, Silent Voices, Status Minor, Subsignal, Tisaris, Touch, Triumvirat, Weed, and Zoundworks.
— Prog-Scure: Show #19 – Recorded March 31, 2018
Featuring music from Ad Infinitum, Airlord, Anubis Gate, Barock Project, Christina Booth, City Boy, Diagonal, Epidermis, Focus, Heads or Tales, Innosense, Jeavestone, Light Damage, Mirthrandir, The Mute Gods, Pictorial Wand, Red Sand, Sieges Even, Sonus Umbra, Storm At Sunrise, Time Horizon, Unwritten Pages, and Xinema.
— Prog-Scure: Show #20 – Recorded April 04, 2018
Featuring music from 7 Months, Abel Ganz, Acqua Fragile, Airrace, Armed Cloud, Backhand, Beggars Opera, Citizen Cain, Cloud Atlas, Dead Heroes Club, Elephant Plaza, Gillan, Horizontal Ascension, Kino, Man On Fire, Mayadome, Phoenix Eye, Quidam, Shadow Merchant, Supersister, Theo, Warpig, and Ywis.
— Prog-Scure: Show #21 – Recorded April 07, 2018
Featuring music from Akin, Anti-Depressive Delivery, Apple Pie, Ark, Buttered Bacon Biscuits, Climax Blues Band, Deep Limbic System, Event, Fright Pig, High Wheel, Julian’s Treatment, Magic Pie, Mindgames, Naked Sun, The Oneira, Presto Ballet, Ricochet, Stargate, Steel Mill, Symphony X, TCP, US, and Vangough.
— Prog-Scure: Show #22 – Recorded April 11, 2018
Featuring music from 3, Alice Cooper, Alphataurus, Aquelarre, Ashby, Ballo Delle Castagne, Blind Ego, Clepsydra, Daedalus, Everwood, For All We Know, Gamalon, Harlequin Mass, Landskap, Macroscream, Magellan, Native Window, Paice Ashton Lord, Resistor, Sunchild, Superior, Tiles, Wobbler, and Zorak.
— Prog-Scure: Show #23 – Recorded April 14, 2018
Featuring music from Abacus, Active Heed, Aeon Zen, Ancient Veil, Aura, Bader Nana, Black Bonzo, Cairo, The Chronicles of Israfel, Discipline, Echoes, Flamborough Head, Guilt Machine, Hoggwash, Lee Z, Mandalaband, McDonald And Giles, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Refugee, Scorpions, Synopsis, Twinspirits, Unifaun, Venturia, and Witsend.
— Prog-Scure: Show #24 – Recorded April 18, 2018
Featuring music from Ange, Aperco, Aquaria, Armaggedon, Astra (US), Billy Cobham, Camel, Chrome Shift, Deluge Grander, Eno, The Greatest Show on Earth, IO Earth, Karmakanic, Mad Fellaz, Metro Society, Multi Story, Not Otherwise Specified, Promenade, The Quest, Steve Hackett, Underground Railroad, White, and XNA.
— Prog-Scure: Show #25 – Recorded April 21, 2018
Featuring music from 25 Yard Screamer, Adventure, Anasazi, Anguish, Atomic Rooster, Blue Shift, Bob Catley, Collage, DeWolff, Exises, Flashback Of Anger, Frumpy, Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion, Jeff Green Project, Lifesigns, Marillion, The Merlin Bird, My Soliloquy, Nuovo Idea, Psycorder, Stewart Bell, Vermilion Sands, Wings of Steel, and Xanadu.
— Prog-Scure: Show #26 – Recorded April 25, 2018
Featuring music from 10cc, Apocalypse, Area, Axon-Neuron, Biglietto Per L’Inferno, Casual Silence, Cloudscape, Damnation Angels, Elephants of Scotland, Excalion, Heart, Hidden Lands, John West, Kerry Livgren, Mars Hollow, Maschine, Mindfields, The New Grove Project, Red Jasper, Synaesthesia, Trevor Rabin, Versus X, and Zenit.
— Prog-Scure: Show #27 – Recorded April 28, 2018
Featuring music from Ad Maiora, Anacondia, Aragon, Astra (IT), Big Picture, Blues Image, Canvas, The Custodian, Daphne, Dreyelands, Edith, Extreme, Fantasy, Half Past Four, IQ, Konchordat, Marathon, Panther & C, Queen, Rite of Passage, The Samurai Of Prog, X-Panda, Yoso, and Zinc.
— Prog-Scure: Show #28 – Recorded May 02, 2018
Featuring music from Arcansiel, Astralia (IT), Aton’s, Baker Gurvitz Army, Cast, Coalition, Conception, Duty Free Area, Earth & Fire, Evership, Eye 2 Eye, Fruupp, Fuzzy Duck, Gecko’s Tear, Glass Kites, Jerusalem (SW), Jono, Karfagen, Kingfisher Sky, Lemur Voice, Proto-Kaw, Raw Material, Symfonia, and Ten Jinn.
— Prog-Scure: Show #29 – Recorded May 05, 2018
Featuring music from Anekdoten, Asia Minor, Bram Stoker, Cellar Noise, Cosmos Factory, Dream The Electric Sleep, Eveline’s Dust, Flea On The Honey, Gomorrha, Hubi Meisel, Hughes Turner Project, Jim Griffin, Kharma, The Last Embrace, Lucifer Was, Mancunian Candidate, Neronia, Phoenix Again, Procol Harum, Rizengard, Silver Lake, To-Mera, Touch (OR), Voyager, Without End, Yes, and Yugen.
— Prog-Scure: Show #30 – Recorded May 09, 2018
Featuring music from 35007, Anglagard, Arven, Cervello, Cheeto’s Magazine, Crescent Moon, Dec Burke, Eumeria, Eyefear, Final Conflict, Forever Twelve, Galadriel, Germinale, HeKz, Il Castello Di Atlante, Juke, Khymera, Lost Tales, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Port Mahadia, Sinister Street, The Tea Club, Tommy Bolin, and Winterstrain.
— Prog-Scure: Show #31 – Recorded May 12, 2018
Featuring music from Analogy, Aspera, Believe, Bryan Ferry, Cathedral, Comedy Of Errors, Dreamlost, Elegant Simplicity, Eureka, Flying Circus, Freedom’s Children, Gepetto, Hillward, Homunculus Res, Karibow, Loonypark, Morphelia, Nad Sylvan, Pantommind, Quantum Fantay, Seven Seraphim, Space Odyssey, Sun Caged, Treasure Land, and Yoke Shire.
— Prog-Scure: Show #32 – Recorded May 19, 2018
Featuring music from After Crying, Calliope, Darwin’s Radio, Finnegans Wake, Goblin, Heart of Sun, I Am The Manic Whale, JPL, Krypteria, Labyrinth, Mangala Vallis, Phoenix Down, Rendezvous Point, Roger Hodgson, Schizofrantik, Stone The Crows, Sugarloaf, Taste, Tomas Bodin, Unto Us, Vitriol, and Walfad.