17 Apr Episode 3 | Breathless Silence Sped to Violence: Gnidrolog, Supersister, Artcane
Episode 3 of Radical Research covers three progressive rock bands from the glorious ‘70s era that often don’t come up in the usual ‘70s prog conversations. But they should, and this is our little way of correcting that. Please drop your prejudices and Yes albums, just for a little while, and explore further: meet Gnidrolog (UK), Supersister (Netherlands) and Artcane (France).
Note: We wonder in the episode what an original vinyl copy of Gnidrolog’s In Spite of Harry’s Toe-Nail might go for. Jeff researched: looks like about $100 minimum for a copy in acceptable condition.
Note II: Artcane’s sole album, Odyssee, was released on the Philips label, the same Philips that produces or has produced electronics, lighting and health care products. What a world.
Note III: Hunter gets all unctuous up in this.
Music cited, in order of appearance:
Gnidrolog – “Long Live Man Dead” (In Spite of Harry’s Toe-Nail, 1972)
Gnidrolog – “Snails” (In Spite of Harry’s Toe-Nail, 1972)
Gnidrolog – “Time and Space” (In Spite of Harry’s Toe-Nail, 1972)
Gnidrolog – “I Could Never Be a Soldier” (Lady Lake, 1972)
Gnidrolog – “Social Embarrassment” (Lady Lake, 1972)
entr’acte: Pink Floyd – “Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast” (Atom Heart Mother, 1970)
Supersister – “11/8” (Present From Nancy, 1970)
Supersister – “Mexico” (Present From Nancy, 1970)
Supersister – “Metamorphosis” (Present From Nancy, 1970)
Artcane – “Novembre” (Odyssee, 1977)
Artcane – “Artcane I” (Odyssee, 1977)
episode 4 preview: Disharmonic Orchestra – “Introphylaxe” (Expositionsprophylaxe, 1990)
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