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Aug 29, 2022 9:00 PM โ€“ 11:00 PM


With Rick Comello

C-Sides specializes in obscure music from all over the globe. With rock at its core, Rick Comello explores multiple genres spanning the last 50 years, unearthing music from some of the finest progressive, fusion, avant-garde, psych and hard rock artists to ever grace this wondrous planet.

C-Sides Playlist #455

9:03 PM
As You Like It - Ages Come, Ages Go
As You Like It Ages Come, Ages Go
Ages Come and Ages Go Seelie Court 2021

Greetings all! We begin C-Sides 455 with some obscure Progressive Rock out of the UK. This tune comes from a recent Seelie Court archival release of this ensemble's recorded material from 1973-75.

9:07 PM
Flux - Present from Bromley
Flux Present from Bromley
Flux Seelie Court 2021

Scorching British Jazz Fusion from another of the recent Seelie Court releases. This band was helmed by guitarist, John Grimaldi (later in Argent). Flux was a continuation of his previous band, Motiffe, this CD compiles Flux's recorded material from 1972-74

9:14 PM
Joy - Cross Country Woman
Joy Cross Country Woman
Thunderfoot Paula Records 1990

Groovy Hard Rock from Youngstown, OH. This tune comes from Joy's lone studio album. Originally released in 1972

9:19 PM
Stella Lee Jones - Jigsaw Cats
Stella Lee Jones Jigsaw Cats
Escape From Reality Dizziness Records 2016

Fantastic contemporary Progressive Rock out of Tokyo, Japan by this band formed out of the ashes of Satoshi Hirata's previous band, Flat 122. This tune comes from this group's 2nd and most recent album. Released in 2016

9:26 PM
Astra - Barefoot in the Head
Astra Barefoot in the Head
The Black Chord Rise Above Records 2012

Progressive Rock from San Diego, CA from this short lived band. This tune comes off Astra's 2nd and final album. Released in 2012. A couple key members of Astra are now in the new group, Birth!

9:37 PM
Pelican - Amnesia
Pelican Amnesia
Uppteknir Tรณnaflรณรฐ-Undraland 1997

Progressive Rock out of Reykjavik, Iceland. This tune was originally released on Pelican''s debut, Uppteknir, in 1974. You can find it these days on a recent release of the band's collected material titled, "Iceland's Prog Pop Pioneers - The Anthology" released in 2014

9:47 PM
Aurora Clara - Astrocytus
Aurora Clara Astrocytus
Transformation Youkali Music 2019

Newer Progressive Rock from Madrid, Spain. This awesome track comes from Aurora Clara's debut from 2019. I'll be playing a tune from their new album, Clear Dawn, in the next few weeks. https://auroraclara.bandcamp.com/

10:02 PM
Kaamos - Suit Case
Kaamos Suit Case
Deeds And Talks Rocket Records 2010

Classic Progressive Rock from Turku, Finland. This tune comes from Kaamos' one and only studio album. Originally released in 1977

10:10 PM
Ornithos - Somatizzando L'altare Di Fuoco
Ornithos Somatizzando L'altare Di Fuoco
La Trasfigurazione AMS Records 2012

Progressive Rock from Perugia, Italy from this offshoot of Il Bacio della Medusa. This fine piece of music can be found on this band lone studio album. Released in 2012

10:18 PM
Rainbird - Star of Ishtar
Rainbird Star of Ishtar
Maiden Flight Seelie Court 2021

More rare UK Progressive Rock released last year on Seelie Court. This tune comes from this band's lone 1971 album of which 200 LPs were originally pressed. According to the liner notes almost all were destroyed

10:24 PM
Sahara - The Mountain King (Part 1 & 2)
Sahara The Mountain King (Part 1 & 2)
For All The Clowns Ohrwaschl Records 1993

For tonight's "Essential Epic" we head to Munich, Germany for some Progressive Rock by this band formed in 1969 as Subject ESQ. After releasing one studio album as Subject ESQ in 1972 they changed their name to Sahara. This tune comes off the 2nd and final album by them as Sahara. Originally released in 1975

10:40 PM
Jungle - Gray Picnic
Jungle Gray Picnic
The 1969 Demo Album Red Lounge Records 2011

Obscure Psychedelic Rock by this group out of the Vermont area. This excellent tune comes from a release of this band's demo recordings from 1969 (also known as "House of Rooms")

10:48 PM
Bellaphon - Evros
Bellaphon Evros
Firefly Musea Records 1996

We conclude C-Sides #455 with some Camel influenced Progressive Rock out of Kyoko, Japan. This tune comes from Bellaphon's 2nd album, originally released in 1987. Thanks for listening, folks! Be sure to tune in again next week! Then our voyage will continue! โ˜ฎ๏ธŽ