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Oct 24, 2022 9:00 PM – 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 #463

9:03 PM
Falling Mirror - Theme of a Dream
Falling Mirror Theme of a Dream
Hystorical Fresh Music 2013

Greetings folks! We begin C-Sides #463 with a bit of Art Pop out of Cape Town, South Africa. This tune originally appeared on their third studio album, Fantasy Kid in 1981. I'm pulling it from this great compilation of their material from 2013.

9:06 PM
Bigelf - Sunshine Suicide
Bigelf Sunshine Suicide
Hex Custard Records 2007

Retro flavored Hard Rock from Los Angeles, CA by this band formed in 1991 by Damon Fox. This tune comes from Bigelf's 2nd full length studio album. Originally released in 2003

9:10 PM
Kingston Wall - Nepal
Kingston Wall Nepal
Kingston Wall Zen Garden 1998

Heavy Psych / Prog Rock out of Helsinki, Finland by this short lived band led by the now late Petri Walli. This tune comes from the first of three Kingston Wall studio albums. Originally released in 1992

9:21 PM
Osage Lute - Watch Em Shine
Osage Lute Watch Em Shine L
7" demo single New Vaudeville Productions 1974

Top notch Hard Rock by this obscure band out of Franklin County, MO. This band's lineup included Jeff Ballew (g), Don King (g), Jim Reddick (b) and Mike Lusher (dr). This demo was the b-side on the band's only single in 1974

9:27 PM
Back Jack - Phonic Voyage
Back Jack Phonic Voyage L
1973-74 & 1975 self-released 1974

Self released Progressive Rock by this relatively unknown band also from Franklin County, MO. who opened up for Rush and Charlie Daniels at KSHE's 1975 Kite Fly. This great instrumental comes from an early version of the band in 1974 that included Jeff Ballew (g), Mike Collier (g), Kim McKinney (b), Gary Reed (k) and Hans Myers (dr).

9:31 PM
Totem - Corrupción
Totem Corrupción
Totem III Posdata 1998

Jazz Rock from Montevideo, Uruguay. This energetic tune comes from Totem's third studio album. Originally released in 1973

9:39 PM
Láquesis - Átropos
Láquesis Átropos
Láquesis Viajero Inmóvil Records 2013

Progressive Rock with a slight Metal edge out of Rosario, Argentina. This killer tune is a section of a larger piece from this band's lone studio album. Released in 2013

9:43 PM
Hipgnosis - Cult of Cargo
Hipgnosis Cult of Cargo
Relusion Studio Hipgnosis-Art 2011

Relatively contemporary Progressive Rock out of Krakow, Poland. This terrific tune comes from this ensemble's 3rd studio album. Released in 2011 https://hipgnosis2.bandcamp.com/

9:53 PM
The Vertigo Swirl - Satisfied Rainbows
The Vertigo Swirl Satisfied Rainbows L
Swirl 3 Rubberstamp Records 2011

Great Psychedelic flavored Rock from right here in St. Louis by one of the region's most prolific artists, Brian Andrew Marek. This project also includes Brian's right hand man, Michael Allen Thompson. Released in 2011 https://brianandrewmarek.bandcamp.com/album/swirl-...

10:03 PM
Frijid Pink - Miss Evil
Frijid Pink Miss Evil
Earth Omen Repertoire Records 1995

Classic Hard Rock out of Detroit, MI by this band mostly known for covering The Animal's "House of the Rising Sun" in 1970. This tune is the opening track to their third studio album, the first with David Alexander on vocals. Originally released in 1972

10:09 PM
Toto - Dave's Gone Skiing
Toto Dave's Gone Skiing R
Tambu Legacy Recordings 1995

Requested Instrumental Progressive Rock by this well known band from Los Angeles, CA, originally formed by Steve Lukather and David Paich after working and touring with Boz Scaggs. This fantastic track comes from Toto's ninth studio album and the second to feature Simon Phillips on drums. Released in 1995

10:14 PM
Mark Mikel - Suicide Rainbow
Mark Mikel Suicide Rainbow
The Idiot Smiles Omniphonic 1994

Art Rock by this superb writer/musician from Toledo, OH., mostly known as the creative force behind The Pillbugs. This fabulous tune comes from Mark's second studio album. Released in 1994.

10:18 PM
Smak - Talisman
Smak Talisman
Zašto ne Volim Sneg PGP RTB 1981

Progressive Rock out of Kragujevac, Serbia by this legendary band led by guitarist, Radomir Mihajlović Točak. This awesome piece of music comes from Smak's 6th studio LP. Released in 1981

10:25 PM
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - L'Evoluzione
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso L'Evoluzione
Darwin! Ricordi 1990

For tonight's "Essential Epic: we travel to Marin, Italy for some iconic Progressive Rock by one of Italy's biggest 70's Prog Rock acts. This tune in the opening track to Banco's masterful second studio album! Originally released in 1972

10:41 PM
Madder Lake - Butterfly Farm
Madder Lake Butterfly Farm
Butterfly Farm Mushroom Records 1993

Progressive Rock from Melbourne, Australia. This sweet tune is the title track to Madder Lake's sophomore studio album. Originally released in 1974

10:45 PM
Sirius - Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad
Sirius Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad
Running to Paradise Brutkasten 1982

Obscure Progressive Rock out of Germany. This fine piece of music comes from this band's now rare debut LP. Released in 1982

10:50 PM
Vinnie Moore - Hero Without Honor
Vinnie Moore Hero Without Honor
Mind's Eye Shrapnel Records, Inc. 1986

We conclude C-Sides #463 with some sublime Neo-Classical Progressive Rock, circa 1986, by this guitarist originally from Delaware. This tune comes from his debut solo album, recorded just after his exit from the Bay Area band, Vicious Rumors. Thanks for listening, folks! Be sure to tune in next week for our Halloween special! Then our voyage will continue! ☮︎