Feb 6 2008
This is a 3 hr show due to a fill- in for Chris. So I took advantage of the extra time to feature one of the best art rock albums of the 70's.
Nektar - Remember the Future
Now, for those who have never heard this album before, Rememer the Future is a forty five minute, two-part concept album. The lyrics have a combined fantasy/religious base, with lots of psychedelic overtones, and the music contains hard rock and progressive styles. Nektar utilized many styles over their career, fluctuating from similarities like Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, and Yes. Here, they combine a bit of Floyd and Purple, with great melodies, crunchy guitar riffs, and raging Hammond organ.
The concept behind the album is somewhat unusual. It tells the story of a bluebird and a blind boy and imparts a semi-religious message wrapped in a feelgood yarn that stretches the imagination. Rather psychedelic, very 1960s.
I actually think that Pink Floyd copied some of Roy Albrighton's guitar licks on one of their albums but can't place it since I only listen to Floyd when I'm forced to on the radio. At least their commercial stuff from Dark Side on, I am not a big fan of.
This album was released in 1973 and is unlike anything you have EVER heard!!!!
ps -- if it sounds like there are a few breaks in between some of the songs well I was distracted by a few phone calls. Not that I'm complaining. I wish more people would phone. It seems because of the storm more local people were listening on the radio. great!
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Tracks on the show
Cream - Pressed Rat and Warthog
MC5 - Gotta Keep Movin'
Stooges - Real Cool Time
Ugly Ducklings - Nothin'
Osmonds - Traffic in my Mind
Maypole - Glance of the Past
MacDonald & Giles - Suite in C
The Misunderstood - Golden Glass
Nektar - Remember the Future - whole lp
Triangle - Left With My Sorrow
Paladin - Get One Together
The Next Mourning - Faces are Smiling
Manquina - Why?
Ophiucus - Gipsy Dog
Friends - A Tale of Your Life- sorry I mentioned Fragile- that was the title of the LP
Moby Grape - Sitting by the Window
Mitch Ryder - I Feel Good
Mindbenders - Schoolgirl
Mississippi - Sleepin'
Monkees - I'll Spend My Life With You
Complex - Green- Eyed Lucy
Syndicate - She Haunts You
5 . p.m- How Many Days
Bounty hunters - The sun Went Away
British Modbeats - L.S.D.
The Morning Dew - Then Came The Light
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention- Plastic People
The Moving Sidewalks - No Good to Cry - feat Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top
Mrs. Miller - The Girl from Ipanema