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Supersister

Dutch band Supersister's heady brand of prog owed much to the Canterbury Scene. Their debut LP, Present From Nancy (1970), was freaky, percussive and epic -...

Pendragon

Under their own steam Pendragon released half a dozen albums between 1985 (The Jewel) and 2001 (Not Of This World). Their first two albums offered...

Touch

The 1968 self-titled album by Touch - featuring Don Gallucci (ex-Kingsmen organist and future Stooges producer) - was a wild and glorious explosion of keyboard-led proto-prog that...

Traffic Sound

Formed in 1967, Peruvian band Traffic Sound - an exalted name in psych and prog rock circles - recorded four stunning albums in their short but...

Van Der Graaf Generator

One of the most intense and extreme groups of the 70s Prog Rock era, Van Der Graaf Generator were ever on the verge of collapse. Constant...

Atomic Rooster

Atomic Rooster was a British prog-rock group formed in 1969 with an initial line-up of Vincent Crane (real name Vincent Cheesman) and Carl Palmer...

Andromeda

This English prog rock trio formed in 1966. Led by John Du Cann (who was also still a member of psychedelic pop band The Attack) they recorded...

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Offence, The (1973)

Detective Sergeant Johnson (Sean Connery) has been with the British Police Force for 20 years. In that time, the countless murders, rapes and other serious...

First Born

1 9 8 8 (UK) 3 x 50 minute episodes Charles Dance starred in this BBC television adaptation of Maureen Duffy's darkly disturbing novel, Gorsaga. Dance played Edward Forester,...

Open University

1 9 7 1 - Current (UK) Open University began transmitting in 1971. Insomniacs and early risers could watch 'Man's Religious Quest', 'Engineering Mechanics' and 'Solids and...

Gammon and Spinach

1 9 7 8 (UK) This Yorkshire Television production featured former Play School presenter Valerie Pitts reading children's stories direct to the camera while the illustrations...

Men Without Hats

From their coolly synthesized dance beat to singer Ivan Doroschuk's tastefully muted Bowie fixation, Montreal's Men Without Hats managed to incorporate nearly all that was...

Men They Couldn’t Hang

Phil 'Swill' Odgers Vocals, guitar, tin whistle Paul Simmonds Guitar, vocals, mandolin, keyboards Stefan Cush Guitar, vocals Shanne Hasler Bass Jon Odgers Drums

ZZ Top

This sturdy American blues-rock trio from Texas formed in 1970 in and around Houston, from rival bands The Moving Sidewalks (Gibbons) and The American...

MEO 245

MEO 245 (the name referred to the catalogue number of an obscure French pressing of a Beatles EP) formed in Tasmania (Australia) in the late...