Friday, July 1, 2011

Stonehenge Playlist 06-24-2011

This week's Classic Rock Album was the great self-titled debut from Southern California's Ambrosia. Some progressive trivia for you: Alan Parsons engineered this album, and all four members of Ambrosia subsequently played on the first Alan Parsons Project LP 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Alan Poe'. Here's the opening cut from their 1975 prog-pop classic, featuring lyrics adapted from 'Cat's Cradle' by Kurt Vonnegut (it's an unofficial video from a fan... the only other video we could find had been shut down by idiot record company executives):



Artist - Album -- Song
  • Barclay James Harvest - Once Again -- She Said
  • Kaipa - Kaipa -- Allting Har Sin B√∂rjan
  • Kandahar - Long Live the Sliced Ham -- The Walkin' Piles
  • McDonald and Giles - McDonald and Giles -- Tomorrow's People/Children of Today
  • Strawbs - Ghosts -- Starshine/Angel Wine
  • Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida -- In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  • Fat - Fat -- Lonely Lady
  • Totty - Totty -- Wicked Truth
  • Badfinger - No Dice -- I Can't Take It
  • Mike Harrison - Smokestack Lightning -- Wanna Be Free
  • The Beatles - The White Album -- Dear Prudence
  • Message - From Books and Dreams -- Dreams and Nightmares (Dreams)
  • Dust - Hard Attack -- Walk in the Soft Rain
  • The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers -- Sway
  • Donovan - Sunshine Superman -- Fat Angel
  • Gypsy - Gypsy -- I Was So Young
  • Taste - Taste -- Blister on the Moon
  • Hot Tuna - Burgers -- Water Song
  • Hot Tuna - Burgers -- Ode for Billy Dean
  • Flo and Eddie - Moving Targets -- Keep It Warm
  • Spirit - The Family That Plays Together -- I Got a Line on You
  • Chase - Chase -- Livin' in Heat
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears - Child Is Father to the Man -- Somethin' Goin' On
  • If - If -- What Can a Friend Say
  • Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago Transit Authority -- South
  • California Purples
  • Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four -- So Many Things to Say
  • The Raspberries - Side 3 -- Making It Easy
  • Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere -- Down by the River
  • Badger - One Live Badger -- On the Way Home
  • Ramatam - In April Came the Dawning of the Red Suns -- I Can Only Love You
  • Ramatam - In April Came the Dawning of the Red Suns -- Excerpt from
  • Guitar Concerto #1
  • Sopwith Camel - Sopwith Camel -- Frantic Desolation

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The debut album by Ambrosia is shear nirvana! A fusion of Prog Rock and Pop with Beatleish writing and production by Alan Parsons. It is innovative and original music. The song writing is brilliant, and the instruments are played with Real emotion with killer Vocal arrangements. It contains 5 Prog Rock gems! Nice Nice Very Nice, Time Waits For No One, Make Us All Aware, Mama Frog, and Drink Of Water with the thundering Pipe Organ. Just an amazing work that sounds more English than American.