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The Magician’s Birthday: Rock’s Romantic Classic

1. The Magician’s Birthday Party The Magician’s Birthday by Uriah Heep deserves a place of honour in the tradition of mythic storytelling, not scorn for its “sword and sorcery” overtones. And anyway, the low-budget films and comic books that originated … Continue reading

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Prog Lives! Part 1: The Lost Masters: Eloy

It’s one of those moments where you realize: Oh, my God. I completely missed a phenomenon. Or maybe it wasn’t a phenomenon—that’s why I missed it. I take pride in my knowledge of rock music since the 1960s and the … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Prog-Rockers

Let me put rock critics on notice: Enough already with the Progressive-rock clichés. Give your heads a shake, it they’re still on your shoulders. Prog-rock produced some of the most interesting music produced in the last century. While the Stones … Continue reading

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