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C-Sides

Jun 26, 2023 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Music

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 #497

C-Sides
9:03 PM
Omega - Nyitány
Omega Nyitány
Csillagok Útján - Skyrover Hungaroton 2002

Greetings folks! We begin C-Sides #497 with a bit of Progressive Rock out of Budapest, Hungary. This "Overture" is the opening piece to Omega's eighth studio album. Originally released in 1978

9:05 PM
Godley & Creme - This Sporting Life
Godley & Creme This Sporting Life
L One Way Records 2000

Fantastic Art Pop from Manchester, England by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. This fun tune comes from Kevin and Lol's second studio outing after leaving 10cc. Originally released in 1978

9:13 PM
Shem-Tov Levy (שם טוב לוי) - Birthday (יום הולדת)
Shem-Tov Levy (שם טוב לוי) Birthday (יום הולדת)
In the Mood (מצב רוח) Phonokol Records 2008

Progressive Rock by this flautist / composer known for his work with Ktzat Acheret, later Sheshet and more recently, Sanhedrin. This sweet piece of music can be found on Shem-Tov's debut solo album. Originally released in 1975

9:19 PM
Kryptograf - Asphodel
Kryptograf Asphodel
The Eldorado Spell Apollon Records 2022

Relatively new Hard Rock / Heavy Psych by this young band from Bergen, Norway. This rockin' tune comes from Kryptograf's second and most recent studio album. Released in 2022

9:24 PM
First Friday - Such a Lot to Say
First Friday Such a Lot to Say
First Friday Rock-In-Beat Records 2001

Obscure Psychedelic Rock from Notre Dame, IN. This groovy tune comes from First Friday's lone studio album. Originally released in 1970

9:28 PM
MVP (Mark Varney Project) - Rocks
MVP (Mark Varney Project) Rocks
Truth in Shredding Legato Records 1990

Fiery Jazz Fusion featuring Frank Gambale and Allen Holdsworth on guitars, produced by Mark Varney, Legato Records founder and brother to Shrapnel's, Mike Varney. This blazing Brecker Bros. cover comes from the first of two MVP albums. Released in 1990

9:37 PM
Diabolus - 3 Piece Suite
Diabolus 3 Piece Suite
Diabolus Sunrise Records 2004

Progressive Rock from Oxford, England by this terrific one-shot band. This superb tune comes from that lone studio album. Originally released in 1972

9:45 PM
Råg I Ryggen - Spångaforsens Brus
Råg I Ryggen Spångaforsens Brus
Råg I Ryggen Transubstans Records 2006

Progressive Rock out of Stockholm, Sweden. This Nordic flavored piece of music can be found on Råg I Ryggen's one and only album. Originally released in 1975

9:50 PM
The Vintage Caravan - Sharp Teeth
The Vintage Caravan Sharp Teeth
Monuments Napalm Records 2021

Killer retro Hard Rock out of Reykjavík, Iceland. This scorchin' tune comes from this trio's fifth studio album. Released in 2021

10:02 PM
The Blackbirds - Return from the Water
The Blackbirds Return from the Water
Touch of Music Long Hair Music 2005

Psych / Prog Rock from Puttlingen, Germany. This terrific tune comes from this group's second studio album. Originally released in 1971

10:09 PM
Amarok - Touts and Frogs
Amarok Touts and Frogs
Hayat Yolunda Azafrán Media 2015

Progressive Rock from Sant Hilari Sacalm, Spain. This excellent instrumental comes from Amarok's eighth studio album. Released in 2015

10:14 PM
November - Runt I Cirklar
November Runt I Cirklar
6:E November Mellotronen 1999

Classic Hard Rock from Stockholm, Sweden. This fine tune comes from November's third and final studio album. Originally released in 1972

10:21 PM
Exodus - Ten Najpiękniejszy Dzień - Suita: Leśne Wspomnienie / Czas Już Iść / Wyścig z Czasem / Najpiękniejszy Dzień
Exodus Ten Najpiękniejszy Dzień - Suita: Leśne Wspomnienie / Czas Już Iść / Wyścig z Czasem / Najpiękniejszy Dzień
The Most Beautiful Day WM Poland/WMI 1980

For tonight's "Essential Epic" we have some sprawling Symphonic Progressive Rock out of Warsaw, Poland. This fantastic epic tune comes from this Exodus's first studio album. Originally released in 1980

10:42 PM
Iron Duke - På Sjølunds Fagre Sletter
Iron Duke På Sjølunds Fagre Sletter
Gammel Dansk Paisley Press 2016

Keyboard led Progressive Rock out of Denmark. "On Sjolund's Beautiful Plains" comes from Iron Duke's second and final studio album. Originally released in 1977

10:46 PM
Wicked Minds - La Carrozza Di Hans / Impressioni Di Settembre
Wicked Minds La Carrozza Di Hans / Impressioni Di Settembre
Visioni, Deliri e Illusioni Black Widow Records 2011

Progressive Rock by this Heavy Psych band from Piacenza, Italy. This well done cover of two classics from PFM's legendary debut, Storia di un Minuto, can be found on Wicked Minds' fifth and final studio album. Released in 2011

10:55 PM
Omega - Finálé
Omega Finálé
Csillagok Útján - Skyrover Hungaroton 2002

We conclude C-Sides #497 with the closing sequence to this popular Hungarian band's eighth album, circa 1978. Thanks for listening, folks! Be sure to tune in again next week! Then our voyage will continue! ☮︎