From Stylophones to pool balls, the world of music is full of weird and strange instruments. Here are just a...
On March 13, 1970, the three-piece released their self-titled debut album on Decca’s short-lived Nova imprint.
In the new series' first episode the pair discuss 1981, looking at releases, from Rush, Iron Maiden, Pat Metheny, Rupert Hine and Phil Collins.
An 'off-the-cuff' recording that still packs a punch, the debut Rush album set the Canadian three-piece on one of rock’s most long-lasting careers.
Released in 1974, almost a year to the day after their debut album, 'Mirage' saw Camel take their unique prog brilliance to a new level.
In August 1972, Camel signed to MCA Records and headed into Morgan Sound Studios to record their debut album, which was released on February 28, 1973.
Whether they’re the mastermind of the band or keep the cosmic flights well-grounded, we pay tribute to the best prog guitarists of all time.
It was the 1974 record that provided the international awakening of the progressive masters.
Just when prog rock’s prospects looked bleakest, some savvy souls started to find a way forward in the 80s pop scene.
Proving that the prog/new wave divide wasn’t so vast as everyone thought, ‘Moving Pictures’ found Rush mastering both and reaping the rewards.
The guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Hackett is a quiet pioneer. We celebrate some of the best Steve Hackett solos in an always innovative career..
Heralding a new development in style, ‘Downwind’ saw Pierre Moerlen’s Gong move towards a pop- and rock-oriented approach at the end of the 70s.
When Phil Collins took the vocal reins from the departed Peter Gabriel, fans soon gave the new era their seal of approval.
Gentle Giant’s final album, ‘Civilian’ shocked many, but was full of hooky, chorus-heavy rock/pop songs as visceral as anything the New Wave had to offer.
In January 1980 Tangerine Dream became the first western 'rock' band to perform in the German Democratic Republic, resulting in the stunning album ‘Pergamon.’
The concept album was based on the remarkable story of the Japanese soldier who wouldn't surrender.