On the Counter-Currents Radio fundraiser livestream for July 26th, 2020, Greg Johnson is joined by special guest Morgoth to discuss culture, nostalgia, individualism, music, television, and the End of History. (more…)
Tag: progressive rock
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 282
More Culture-Jamming with Morgoth
King Crimson’s “Cat Food” was originally released in 1970. It’s a chaotic, piano-centric slice of pop fun that helped cement King Crimson’s image in the eyes of the public as being capable of more than dreary ruminations on dying or losing your mind, as their highly-acclaimed 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King mostly focused on. (more…)
Rush’s Moving Pictures
(A Farewell to Neil Peart)
Neil Peart, the drummer and primary lyricist for the Canadian progressive rock band Rush, passed away on January 7th. He left behind an impressive legacy and has earned his place as one of rock music’s finest; his percussive and poetic prowess were central to Rush’s massive international success (more…)
I believe I am from the light, whereas other people are from the dark.
— Annie Haslam, lead singer of Renaissance
Nearly two decades into the twenty-first century, it’s safe to say we’ve all grown a little schizoid.
Released in October of 1969, English progressive rock outfit King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King was – and is – a debut that permanently altered the face of pop music. (more…)
‘Now We Rise and We Are Everywhere’ — Nick Drake (1948-1974)
And having now evoked the legend of King Arthur, Merlin, Excalibur, and the Holy Grail, I can clearly recall driving one autumn morning down the A39 as it snaked its way through the Mendip hills. The Somerset Levels cloaked in thick fog with just the Tor floating above the ancient town of Glastonbury. (more…)
“There’s a feeling I get when I look to the West.”–“Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin IV
It was with the advent of Frenchman Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Emile (1762) that a direct link was first made between national culture and the simplicity of peasant life. (more…)