Monday, July 5, 3-6 a.m.

Prog Rock Nightmare #2. My second installment of this special, which will probably be a quarterly event, as I'm not using up ideas as fast as I expected. Had some fun this time with albums slated for "deep storage" -- i.e. discs being removed from the regular library. One was Emerson Lake & Powell, which I wanted to use because "Mars" and "Hoedown" had been played at Shoreline's July 4 concert earlier that night -- seemed fitting to throw them in.

The other was was GTR, a truly horrible rock band with Steve Howe and Steve Hackett. I want do to that each time: bring out some awful pop album that some prog-rocker tried to do. God knows I've got enough of that at home.

Also continued my pattern of one major suite per show, this time from King Crimson. (I'm saving up the really good long-form songs for better time slots.)

Hoping to do PRN #3 sometime around Labor Day...

Format (stolen from Cat):

Yes - "Starship Trooper" - The Yes Album (Atlantic, 1971)

Rush - "La Villa Strangiato" - Hemispheres (Mercury, 1978)

Gong - "Soli" - Expresso II (Arista, 1978)

Fred Frith - "The Hands of the Juggler" / "Norrgarden Nyvla" - Gravity (Ralph, 1980)

Pink Floyd - "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" - Ummagumma (EMI, 1970?)

? Djam Karet - "Run Cerberus Run" - Reflections from the Firepool (HC, 1989)

!! GTR - "When the Heart Rules the Mind" (excerpt) - GTR (Arista, 1986)

Genesis - "I Know What I Like" - Selling England by the Pound (Chrysalis, 1973)

Emerson, Lake and Palmer - "Hoedown" - Trilogy (Cotillion/Atlantic, 1972)

Emerson, Lake and Powell - "Mars, The Bringer of War" - Emerson, Lake and Powell (Polydor, 1986)

Peter Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble - "The Last Door" - Signs of Life (Antilles, 1990)

# King Crimson - "Lizard" (Prince Rupert Awakes ... Bolero - The Peacock's Tale ... The Battle of Glass Tears) - Lizard (Atlantic, 1971)

? Ozric Tentacles - "Oolite Groove" - Curious Corn (Smalp, 1997)

* 7% Solution - "Threshold" - Gabriel's Waltz (X-Ray, 1999)

Brand X - "Disco Suicide" - Moroccan Roll (Passport, 1977)

Genesis - "The Colony of Slippermen" - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Atlantic, 1975)

Marillion - "Incommunicado" - Clutching at Straws (Capitol, 1987)

Gentle Giant - "Cogs in Cogs" - The Power and the Glory (Capitol, 1974)

Camel - "Song within a Song" - Moonmadness (Janus, 1976)

Yes - "To Be Over" - Relayer (Atlantic, 1974)

* = Item in KZSU rotation
? = Item not in KZSU library
# = Long-form suite
!! = Prog Nightmare moment

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