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Musicality 2011 – Episode 2

March 1, 2011

This week we try and clarify one of those obscure genre names applied seemingly unconnected – Art Rock. How does the beats of The Juan Mclean (pictured) relate to Talking Heads, or King Crimson? Yet they have all been called Art Rock.

We’ll trace Art Rock from its Progressive Rock origins, through its 80s pop years and finally into the modern times.

The Juan Maclean – The Future Will Come from “Transition Transmission: 14 Tracks from the New Heroes of Art Rock” (Uncut)

King Crimson – Lament from “Starless and Bible Black” (E.G. Records)

Robert Wyatt – Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road from “Rock Bottom” (Virgin)

Brian Eno – St. Elmo’s Fire from “Another Green World” (Island)

Peter Gabriel – Don’t Give Up from “So” (Virgin)

Flying Lotus – Computer Face/Pure Being from “Transition Transmission: 14 Tracks from the New Heroes of Art Rock” (Uncut)

Talking Heads – Crosseyed And Painless from “Remain In Light” (Sire)

Wire – Marooned from “Chairs Mussing” (Pink Flag)

Crass – Shaved Women from the single “Reality Asylum/Shaved Women” (CRASS1)

Caribou – Bowls from “Transition Tranmission: 14 Tracks from the New Heroes of Art Rock” (Uncut)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Envelopes Another Day from “Transition Tranmission: 14 Tracks from the New Heroes of Art Rock” (Uncut)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM  from “Transition Transmission: 14 Tracks from the New Heroes of Art Rock” (Uncut)

Related Links:

Uncut Magazine

Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock

Progressive Rock Genres

Artists:

The Juan Maclean

(picture source)

King Crimson

Caribou

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