Proggy Monday: BBC Four’s Prog Rock Britannia, and a Little Cat Food

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King Crimson's In the Wake of Poseidon (Wikimedia Commons.)

King Crimson’s In the Wake of Poseidon (Wikimedia Commons.)

Dunno if it’s the cold weather or the fact that it’s been awhile, but I’m craving prog.

Check out this mammoth BBC Four documentary called “Prog Rock Britannia: An Observation in Three Movements,” which (I believe) came out in 2009. It wonderfully steers you through the early post-Sgt. Pepper days of young prog in England.

Then revisit “Cat Food,” from the 1970 King Crimson album “In the Wake of Poseidon,” if only for Michael Giles’ water-tight drums, Robert Fripp’s dripping echoplex interlude (1:34) and Keith Tippett’s free-range piano throughout (proto-Bathtub Gin?). I guess there are a lot of reasons.

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