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Latest news: Work has begun on The Strawberry Bricks Companion, a curated and annotated discography of the artists and groups from the timeline, 1967 to present. Due sometime in 2025.

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Reviews for the Third Edition

Reviews for the third edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive rock (will be updated).

Totally missed this review! Thank you Pete Pardo and Sea of Tranquility!

Damo Suzuki, RIP

Damo Suzuki passed away on Friday February 9th. He had battled cancer for sometime, in fact, I just saw the US premiere of Energy: A Documentary About Damo Suzuki last week. RIP Damo, and thank you for being you.

Chris Karrer, RIP

As reported by the Embryo Facebook page, Chris Karrer has passed away. An absolute musical genius, he was a founding member of the Amon Düül commune and mainstay of Amon Düül II, playing guitar, violin and sax. He also played with Embryo. This picture is from Finkenbach Festival in 2018, last time I saw the band. My condolences to his family and friends.

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Zoup > Kraan

Artist: Kraan
Label: 36music
Catalog#: CD36119
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2023-11-24

Rick Wakeman Live At The London Palladium

"In February 2023, Rick Wakeman performed two sell out concerts at the London Palladium which celebrated his most acclaimed work as a solo artist and as a member of Yes.

Brian Godding, RIP

Brian Godding, guitarist for early 60s bands Blossom Toes, Ingoes, BB Blunder and guest with many other bands including Magma, Centipede, Kevin Coyne and Mike Westbrook, has passed away at age 78. RIP Brian, thank you for the music.

Unending Ascending > Gong

Artist: Gong
Label: Kscope
Catalog#: KSCOPE792
Format: CD
Country: Worldwide
Released: 2023-11-03
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Unending Ascending is the third studio installment from the Gong lineup of Kavus Torabi, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Dave Sturt, and Cheb Nettles, again released by Kscope and produced by Frank Byng. The one-two punch of “Tiny Galaxies” and “My Guitar Is A Spaceship” kick off the album with equal parts of pop sensibility and heavy riff.

A Brief History of Gong after the 1970s

Gong foreman Daevid Allen retreated to Australia for much of the 1980s. Out of the ever-peering eye of the public, his self-imposed exile never kept him from being Daevid Allen; he just didn’t release records. Towards the end of the decade, he returned to the UK to restart his public career as a musician with renewed vigor and prolificity as a solo artist and a collaborator. Initially using the Invisible Opera Company of Tibet moniker, Gongmaison was first out of the dock.

John Marshall, RIP

John Marshall, drummer for Nucleus and Soft Machine has passed away at age 82. My condolences to his family and friends.

MoonJune Festival Toledo 2023

15 days until MoonJune Festival Toledo 2023. Faltan solo 15 dias. Online tickets / entradas Or at the box office / la taquillera (from September 15) of Círculo de Arte de Toledo. Hurry up, the Soft Machine date is selling fast!

New Agitation Free album Momentum drops November 24th

"In the lineup of Michael Hoenig (keyboards, synthesizers, electronic percussion), Burghard Rausch (drums, electronic percussion), Lutz Graf-Ulbrich (guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo), Gustl Lütjens (guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals), and Daniel Cordes (bass, synthesizer), "Momentum" presents a contemporary interpretation of their iconic sound. This studio album is an impressive testament to the band's ongoing innovation and their influence on music history. The album "Momentum" will be available on November 24, 2023, through MIG Music.