Sunday, November 25th, 2001 ... noon - 3:00 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM

The first edition of The Horror on Prog Mountain, a progressive-rock special co-hosted by Ragnar of Ravensfjord and myself. Features some great classic prog rock as well as some horrible stuff (Ragnar brought in his copy of Emerson Lake & Palmer's Love Beach, for example).

Format (stolen from Cat):

Genesis -- "Eleventh Earl of Mar" -- Wind and Wuthering (Charisma, 1977)

Camel -- "Metrognome" -- Rain Dances (Janus, 1977)

Lucifer Was -- "The Green Pearl" -- Underground and Beyond (Record Heaven, 1997; orig. released 1971)

Demon -- "The Plague" -- The Plague (Clay, 1983)

Goblin -- "Suspiria" -- I Films Di Dario Argento (Cinevox, 1991; orig. release 1977)

Yeti -- "Two Fingers" -- Live at Sockmonkey (self-released, 2000)

    Current prog band out of Texas. This live CD came in a limited run of 50.

Steve Hillage -- "RadioM" -- Live Herald (Virgin, 1979)

Gong -- "Radio Gnome Invisible" -- Flying Teapot (Charly, 1996; orig. rel. 1973)

Pierre Moerlen's Gong -- "Three Blind Mice" -- Expresso II (Arista, 1978)

Emerson Lake & Palmer -- "Take a Pebble" [excerpt] -- Emerson Lake & Palmer (Atlantic, 1971)

    ...whereafter we made fun of the loungy, Shatner-esque ending to this song, putting on our best lounge-singer voices to introduce the next ELP song:

Emerson Lake & Palmer -- "Love Beach" -- Love Beach (Atlantic, 1978)

    ...whereafter we made fun of the album cover, which features EL&P on the beach in open shirts sporting Rex Smith coiffures. Aaagh! A listener called to ask why why why they did this horrible album... we had no good answer. Our mocking was so complete that it lasted through the next two songs on the album ... the more it played, the more there was to mock! O vicious cycle!

Emerson Lake & Palmer -- "Knife Edge" -- Emerson Lake & Palmer (Atlantic, 1971)

    ...which we played for the sake of Bruce (KZSU DJ who does "Sunny Side Up" on Sundays), who had requested that we play some 'real' ELP instead of just making fun of them. We were happy to oblige.

Saga -- "Wind Him Up" -- In Transit [live] (Maze, 1982)

Happy the Man -- "Stumpy Meets the Firecracker in the Stencil Forest" -- Happy the Man (Arista, 1971)

Magma -- "Maahnt (The Wizard's Fight Versus the Devil)" -- Attahk (Charly, 1988; orig. rel. 1971?)

Omega -- "Start" -- Gammapolis (Pepita, 1979)

Porcupine Tree -- "Stars Die" -- The Sky Moves Sideways (Delerium 1995)

Opeth -- "Harvest" -- Blackwater Park (Koch, 2001)

    Current metal/prog band that's one of Ragnar's favorites. Most of their stuff is more the 'metal' side, but songs like this one have a mellower, proggier touch.

Yes -- "The Revealing Science of God" -- Tales from Topographic Oceans (Atlantic, 1973)

    The obligatory 20-minute song. Can't do a prog show without at least one of these!

Etron Fou Leloublan -- "C'est Pas Bien" -- Etron Fou Leloublan [3-CD retrospective] (Musea)

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