Tag: progressive rock

Big Big Train – Proper Jack Froster

    Vodka has been a fan of Big Big Train for quite a while now, so I thought the band was an appropriate choice for the new website launch. Big Big Train is preparing to release a new LP at the end of this month Welcome To The Planet (January 28, 2022). Proper Jack Froster (seen/heard here) is from that new release, and it is amazing!  This is a bitter-sweet moment, however. While Big Big Train is poised to release another…

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Big Big Train – Common Ground

     Progressive rock can either be a blessing or a curse. Vodka favorites in this genre`, Big Big Train, have just released their latest long-player, Common Ground (July 2021), which falls firmly in the former category.  The video for the title track (seen/heard here) of the new LP starts in silence with a simple statement:  “There is more that unites us than divides us.” And then the music and lyrics kick in to remind us why that is so! It’s a message that needs to be emphasized often. The 24-hour…

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Fishing For Fishies

     A quirky mixture of styles has always been King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s claim to fame, and they have done alright for themselves doing just that. Fishing For Fishies (seen/heard here) is the title track to the band’s latest (April 2019) long-player, and as always, the band does not disappoint. If you are looking for a group that takes themselves seriously, then you would be off the mark here, but the group is very accessible and fun and that’s the best part…

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Big Big Train – Alive

     Progressive rock greats, Big Big Train are poised (at the time of this writing) to release yet another opus in their craft, Grand Tour (May 2019). Alive (seen/heard here), is the type of positive rock anthem that the group hasn’t really made since Make Some Noise over 5 years ago. That said, they have made a great number of fabulous long-players, and Vodka has revisited the band several times since Make Some Noise was reviewed: Wassail (July 2015) Folklore (May 2016) Telling The Bees (April 2017) Meadowland (June 2017) I’m always impressed with…

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Ouzo Bazooka – Space Camel

     Vodka picked Israeli band Ouzo Bazooka, not for its spot-on vocals or the production quality of its videos, but because of the totality in the lack of each, while embracing a rock, progressive rock, vibe that is in itself different from anything else you will find in music today. In essence, Ouzo Bazooka does not take itself too seriously, while still putting together interesting music that defies simple categories. They fit neatly in the Vodka mantra: “Music that isn’t the same old thing…mostly.” Ouzo Bazooka creates a melding of Middle…

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