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Alexander's Ragtime Band

May 30, 2022

The plan was to cover Manfred Mann's Earth Band in the same episode as Supertramp, but we talked so much about Supertramp that we couldn't fit Manfred in.
And it turns out that we had even more to say about Manfred Mann (the man), Manfred Mann (the band) and Manfred Mann's (the man) Earth Band, so it was a good thing that we dedicated a whole episode to them!
Manfred Mann's Earth Band aren't considered to be among the upper echelon of classic prog rock acts, but should they be? We discuss their early albums and talk in-depth about their most popular record, The Roaring Silence, and try and find out. We also briefly pay tribute to two prog legends that we recently lost; Vangelis and Ricky Gardiner of Beggar's Opera.