A Date with 1968

Across the ages way back in time, when most of us were expressing our only protests on the world in diaper squiggles and loud cries, the music we love was taking shape. Fed on a diet of rock & roll, classical music and a dash of jazz, prog was taking its first steps into the world. It was 1968 and music was in a state of transition. It was a highly experimental time for some of our favorite musicians. Progarchives and other progressive rock venues label much of the music of this day as proto-prog. The elements were there, but we had not quite gotten to the masterworks that were yet to come.

This will be our first of 5 journeys into the past this year, leading up to an overview of 2018. You will find in this episode many things that you may not heave heard or paid attention to, but here in 1968 we are in the genetics of our prog forefathers. Join us on a fantastic journey into the past.

Let’s Take a Trip

  • Hypnos 69- My Journey to the Stars
  • Derek Sherinian and Friends- Welcome to the Machine
  • D Project- The End
  • Yuka & Chronoship- Argo-A Dragon That Never Sleeps
  • The Tangent- Supper’s Off

A Date with 1968

  • Moody Blues- The Best Way To Travel
  • Jefferson Airplane- The House at Pooneil Corners
  • Status Quo- Sunny Cellophane Skies
  • Procol Harum- In Held Twas in I
  • Zombies- Time of the Season
  • The Soft Machine- Why Are We Sleeping?
  • Traffic- Forty Thousand Headmen
  • Vanilla Fudge- Season of the Witch
  • Pink Floyd- A Saucerful of Secrets
  • Caravan- Place of My Own
  • The Pentangle- Bells
  • John Martyn- Hello Train
  • The Gentle Soul- Young Man Blue
  • Blood Sweat & Tears- I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
  • Spirit- Taurus
  • Deep Purple- Exposition>We Can Work It Out

Hemispherical Walter’s Perfect Album Side

  • Pinkroom- Buried Hopes
  • Tangerine Dream- Granular Blankets
  • Finally George- Ghost
  • The Dear Hunter- The March
  • Santana- Europa

Return to 1968

  • The Nice- 1st-4th movements from Ars Longa Brevita
  • David Axelrod- The Mental Traveler
  • Ultimate Spinach- (Balld of) The Hip Death Goddess
  • Family- Peace of Mind
  • The Doors- Five to One
  • The Beatles- Savoy Truffle
  • Jethro Tull- Serenade to the Cuckoo
  • The Grateful Dead- That’s It for the Other One
  • Giles, Giles, & Fripp- Erudite Eyes
  • The Rolling Stones- Salt of the Earth
  • The Beatles- Good Night