2-18-10 Strange Days
So, the cover of Strange Days that I posted yesterday is basically a bunch of Progressive Rock band logos. The big article in this issue (along with the Time Machine feature that I have been using to write up) is “The Top 100 Progressive Records”.
I did a quick mental inventory, and I find that I have 74 of the “Top 100” according to Strange Days magazine. Rather than tell you what I have – I’ll tell you where I fall short in this magazine’s list!
‘No go’ on:
Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Yes – Tales from Topographic Oceans; Relayer
4 x Camel albums
3 x Gentle Giant albums (I only have 1st, Octopus and Glass House)
4 x Renaissance albums (I only have first two original albums)
3 x Strawbs albums (of their picks, I only have “Bursting At The Seams”)
2 x Barclay James Harvest albums
Gryphon – Treason
Area – Arbeit Mach Frei (Il Lavoro Rende Liberi)
2 x Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso albums (I only have their instrumental albums)
Mandalaband – s/t
I Pooh – Parsifal
Never did go for that Genesis album. I am hit-and-miss on Yes, my two favorites are “The Yes Album” and “90125”. Never did Camel. Never got all the Gentle Giant albums. Never did Renaissance after their
And from Strange Days’ list of “The Top 100 Progressive Records”, I have all the titles they picked for King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, P.F.M., Mike Oldfield, Genesis, The Moody Blues, Curved Air, Caravan, Focus, Anthony Phillips, Hatfield & The North, U.K., Van Der Graaf Generator, Jethro Tull, Steve Hackett, Bill Bruford, Rick Wakeman, Khan, Alan Parsons Project, Hawkwind, Gong, The Enid, Matching Mole, Darryl Way’s Wolf, Sebastian Hardie, Esperanto and Clearlight Symphony.
Seems like rather a lot of bands missing from their “Best” list!
#1 album in their list is pictured...