December 13, 2016 Playlist

"Floating World" by Jade Warrior (1974)
Magma "1001░ Centigrades" aka "Magma 2"  1971 (France)
The prog rock trend in Classic Albums continues with an overlooked gem from France's most interesting band. Magma's first album had basically an excercise in jazz/rock fusion with the science fiction concepts limited to song titles. This, their second album, contains one side that follows the same script, consisting of a pair of jazzy instrumental jams written by band members who would not remain in the group for much longer. But the other side of the album represents leader Christian Vander's first true piece of ZEUHL music: a 22 minute space opera written in the fictional Kobaian language and drawing inspiration primarily from the non-rock musos John Coltrane, Carl Orff and Igor Stravinsky. This piece was also the first to feature the distinctive vocals of Klaus Blasquiz, thus setting the stage for the group's masteripiece, the singular Mekanik Destructiw Kommandoh album of 1973. Vander's Magma continues to tour and record right up to the present day.
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request

Artist Song Album Year Country
Gentle GiantBlack CatAcquiring The Taste1971UK
King CrimsonCat FoodIn The Wake Of Poseidon1970UK
Goat All-Seeing Eye
Requiem (N)2016 (Sub Pop)Sweden
New Madrid Rex
magnetkingmagnetqueen (N)2016 (Normaltown)USA
Tim Presley Underwater Rain
The Wink (N)2016 (Drag City)USA
Neil Young Peace TrailPeace Trail (N)2016 (Reprise)Canada
Robert Bensick Band 8:30 PM Victoria Haze / Silly Man / Drink The Memories
French Pictures In London (N)rec. 1975 (2016 Smog Veil)USA
James Chance & The Contortions The Splurge
The Flesh Is Weak (N)2016 (True Groove)USA
The Fleshtones Stupid Ol' Sun
The Band Drinks For Free (N)2016 (Yep Rock)USA
Christopher CrossSailingChristopher Cross1979USA
AmericaMuskrat Love (R)Hat Trick1973USA/UK
Captain & TennilleKeeping Our Love WarmKeeping Our Love Warm1980USA
Magma R´ah Sah´ltaahk  1001░ Centigrades
MagmaKlaus Kombalad7" single (Simples CD compilation) 1972
Pink Floyd Embryo (live 1970)
The Early Years 1967-1972 Cre/ation (N - 2 CD sampler)2016 (Pink Floyd)UK
Cass McCombs Low-Flying Bird
Mangy Love (N)2016 (Anti-)USA
David Bowie Lazarus (radio edit)Legacy (N - greatest hits collection)2016 (ISO/Columbia)UK
Aphex Twin CHEETAH2 [Ld spectrum]
Chetah EP (N)2016 (Warp)UK
Thee Oh Sees The Dream (live)Live In San Francisco (N)2016 (Castle Face)USA
Thee Oh Sees Plastic PlantA Weird Exits (N)2016 (Castle Face)USA
Thee Oh Sees Jammed ExitAn Odd Entrances (N)2016 (Castle Face)USA
Metallica ManUNkind
Hardwired...To Self Destruct (N)2016 (Blackened)USA
The Shrine Rare BreedRare Breed (N)2016 (Century Media)USA
ORB New Moon
Birth (N)2016 (Castle Face)Australia
Blood Ceremony The Rogue's LotLord Of Misrule (N)2016 (Rise Above)Canada
The Wytches ThronedAll Your Happy Life (N)2016 (Heavenly)UK
Frank ZappaChunga's RevengeChunga's Revenge1970USA
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