In this (sort of) belated Halloween Special the wizards try to settle a number arguments for ever.  Progressive Rock?  Is it rubbish or not?

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Are there too many American Jewish Rap Reggae artists out there? How do you kill a Robot Vampire? Also are Robot Vampires really Vampire Robots or Rampire Vobots? Does Kicker’s heart beat in four four time?

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A spooky castle full of excellent eclectic music, chat and hoopla rewards the curious who dare to click here to listen to the podcast or right click and download the linked file to save it in your music library.

If that was too cryptic, click here Podcast 16

Please be warned that the podcast does contain scenes of extreme violence and if you are of a nervous disposition please listen with a trusted friend and hold their hand.

*Body count does not exceed 6.

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Here are a few of the records we played on the podcast:

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5 responses »

  1. Track listing:

    1. Mankind – Misty In Roots
    2. Good And Evil – Heliotropes
    3. Genius – Microdisney
    4. Endless Fantasy – Anamanaguchi
    5. Ghoulman Confidential – Fleshtones
    6. Robot Vampires – The Perfect Failures
    7. Bip Bop Bip – Pretty Boy
    8. King Without A Crown – Matisyahu
    9. Back In NYC – Genesis
    10. No Social – The Shortwave Set
    11. Hymn To The Odin – Julian Cope
    12. Inflatable Ape (Part 1) – Fog
    13. Drag Days – Guided By Voices
    14. Saints – The Breeders

    Kicker’s Questions:

    a) Which 80s icon is indirectly responsible for Tallulah Gosh?

    b) Which UK number 1 record sampled a band played on this podcast?

  2. Vampire of the Sun says:

    Thanks for another great, hilarious podcast! You guys had me laughing the whole time.

    For what it’s worth — namely, my dignity and credibility — I’ll stand by “The Carpet Crawlers” from The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway; it’s a multipart song without being needlessly complicated, and the vocals by Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins are as moving as prog gets. Not only that, but I confess my love for “Follow You Follow Me,” and for that matter, “Cadence and Cascade” by King Crimson, Yes (the album) and The Yes Album. Otherwise, I agree: prog is mainly bombastic, soulless garbage, virtuosity for its own sake. One of my very first albums (it was a gift, I swear) was Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. (That’s the one with a prog rock version of Aaron Copland’s already-cheesy Hoedown. Just awful.) It’s a wonder I ever listened to music again after that.

  3. Nice one, Vamp.

    The Carpet Crawlers? Yes. Yes? No. Actually, The Carpet Crawlers was the other song I thought about inflicting on the other wizards. The rest of the album was pretty much a yawn-fest, truth be told. After reading the collection of essays on Prog Rock ‘Yes Is The Answer’ (it really isn’t) that had the piece by James Greer in it, I also went back and listened to King Crimson too. Fairly uniformly shit, for me. The only band I really enjoyed re-listening to was Soft Machine. I still have a soft (ahem) spot for Triple Echoes. Perhaps, I’ll get the other wizards to listen to some of that next year.

    As for becoming a GBV fan from the starting point of ELP, hats off to you!

  4. […] Mankind – Misty in Roots (not on Spotify, here’s a Youtube link, also can be heard on our podcast number 16) […]

  5. […] a cover of “Bip Bop Bip” by Pretty Boy a.k.a. Don Covay. (We played that very song on Podcast number 16! give it a listen). Plenty of opportunities for Barrence to let rip with a few screams. I reckon he […]

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