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Charles Snider featured in Prog Magazine #109

Charles Snider is featured this month in Prog Magazine's My Record Collection!
"The mastermind behind a unique reference guide gets his favourite albums out and tell us how an American kid covered a world of progressive music and wrote it up for all to enjoy. Strawberry Bricks forever..."

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RIP, Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues

Just the other day I was playing a compilation called Early Blues on Compleat Records. Love those early recordings of The Moody Blues, and of course, where would we all be without Days of Future Passed...

From Cherry Red/Esoteric:

Happy Holidays 2018

Happy Holidays and New Year to all, thank you for your purchase of the new edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, and to all the kind words that have been said about it. -- charles

John Etheridge interview on Jazzwise

From the UK Jazzwise website:
"AJ Dehany caught up with Soft Machine’s John Etheridge and spoke to him about his formative fretboard influences and approaches to guitar playing, as well as penetrating the complex chronology and politics of the ongoing Softs saga."

Wallenstein Live 1973

Recently unearthed live clip of Jürgen Dollase, Harald Großkopf and Bill Barone performing live for Radio Télévision Suisse in 1973. Top shelf progressive rock!

Dik Mik, RIP

From Hawkwind's Facebook page:
"We are very sad to let you know that our old friend and band mate DikMik, (Michael Davies), passed away early this morning. He will be loved and remembered for his innovative contributions not only to Hawkwind, but to a whole musical genre of which he was an important pioneer..."
Born 1943, in Richmond, Surrey (UK). Died 2017. A former roadie, joined Hawkwind in august 1969 as an electronics manipulator, adding sounds and effects to their music. He left Hawkwind in june 1973.

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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The Ferryman’s Curse > Strawbs

Artist: Strawbs
Label: Esoteric Antenna
Catalog#: 5013929477032
Format: CD
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2017-11-03

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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Rock St. Trop > Pretty Things, The

Artist: Philippe DeBarge / The Pretty Things
Label: Madfish
Catalog#: SMALP 1078
Format: Vinyl
Country: Europe
Released: 2017

Three Piece Suite > Gentle Giant

Artist: Gentle Giant
Label: Alucard
Catalog#: ALUGG057
Format: CD, Blu-ray
Country: Germany
Released: 2017
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
The late 60s and early 70s were a time of change in British rock music. The psychedelia that rose just a few years prior had opened the bridges to a variety of new styles of music as a new generation of men that were entering their early 20s, began to find their voices. Gone were the cover versions and pop singles; in was something much deeper, both musically and intellectually, undoubtedly following the lead set first by The Beatles and their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Gentle Giant was one such group.