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Mar 26, 2022

It's safe to say that without keyboards, progressive rock doesn't exist. And while there have been many different types of keyboards, pianos, and synths that have contributed to the prog rock sound, in this episode we cover the three biggest ones: the Hammond organ, the Mellotron, and early Moogs.

Sorry ARP fans, maybe...

Mar 11, 2022

Jon Anderson parted ways with Yes sometime in the early 2000s, but the band has continued without him in the years since, with three LPs and one EP - but should they have?

Elliot and James go album by album and parse out which Jon Anderson-less Yes releases are worth your time, and which ones are most certainly...

Feb 28, 2021

Jeremy, Elliot, and James return to talk about the best solo acts by members of popular prog groups. This time, it's a focus on Yes, with Steve Howe's eponymous(-ish) album, Rick Wakeman's "Six Wives of Henry VIII," and Chris Squire's "Fish out of Water".

Jul 19, 2020

James, Jeremy, and Elliot do a 180º from their recent positivity to discuss the prog albums and artists they found hardest to learn to enjoy. Featured: ELP's "Brain Salad Surgery", Van der Graaf Generator's "H to H Who am the Only One", and Yes's "90125.

Jun 14, 2020

Jeremy, James, and Elliot embark on an epic journey to pay tribute to the albums that got them interested in progressive rock in the first place: "Fragile" by Yes, "Black Noise" by FM, and "Seconds Out" by Genesis.