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Innerviews: John Goodsall - Blazing new trails

Incredible interview with John Goodsall on Innerviews, talking Atomic Rooster, Brand X, Fire Merchants, Marscape and more! Thanks to Anil Prasad.

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Phil Miller, RIP

Word on the street is that Phil Miller, guitarist for Delivery, Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North, National Health and his own band In Cahoots has passed away. RIP, Phil, your guitar tone will forever give me the chills. Listen up:

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Progtoberfest III at Reggies, October 20th-22nd

Please join me Saturday and Sunday at Reggies for the third installment of Progtoberfest! I'll have books to sell. Check the link below for the latest lineup.

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Holger Czukay, RIP

Another member of the influential German rock band Can has passed away. Joining Michael Karoli (2001) and Jaki Liebezeit (2017), bassist and engineer Holger Czukay was reported to have been found dead in his apartment on September 5th, just weeks after the death of his wife, U-She (Ursula Kloss). RIP, Holger, Sie war ein Zauberer von Musik Maschinen.

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Strawberry Bricks Reviewed: Innerviews

Recent post from Anil Prasad, the mastermind behind Innerviews.org website: "Only one major book on progressive rock that matters has been published this year, and it's this one: The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Charles Snider. This is a work of great passion and expertise by a true aficionado and historian of the form.

Strawberry Bricks Reviewed: Prog Mag, Progression, Progsheet

Here's a few encapsulations from very recent reviews of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, Revised and Expanded Edition (2017):

“In this updated edition of his 2007 book, an idea of the kind of depth Charles Snider goes into can be gleaned from the revised artwork, an electron-microscope image of the grooves of Minstrel In The Gallery. It’s a heck of a project, and his dedication and breadth of choice is to be applauded. Snider’s summaries are intensely fact-packed but academic – this is still an enthusiast’s mothership.”

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Marián Varga, RIP

Marián Varga, Czech keyboardist and founder of Collegium Musicum, passed away last week at age 70. RIP, our condolences to your loved ones.

New Gentle Giant 5.1 Remix

From Amazon.de:
"This Blu-ray + CD in the Digipak contains the new Steven Wilson mixes in 96/24 PCM as well as DTS 5.1 surround sound. Furthermore, the Blu-ray contains animated videos to the tracks, instrumental mixes of all tracks, as well as all three complete original albums as 'flat transfer' in their original mixes.

What exactly is the cover image of the new book?

Exactly what you find inside the record guide! The vinyl record grooves on the book’s cover are from the Jethro Tull album Minstrel In The Gallery (Chrysalis CHR 1082). The image was taken on a Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope SM-300 by Steven D. Price.

"One thing that I absolutely loved was the cover concept. Thank God no dragons, elves or sky wizards or Roger Dean copycat artwork." -- Kepler62 from Progarchives.com

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