Video: Genesis ~ “Watcher Of The Skies” on The Midnight Special

Genesis performing on The Midnight special on December 12, 1973. Peter in full costume. Guitarist Steve Hackett says about the tune:

“I remember pushing the band to acquire a Mellotron back in the 70’s and, luckily, King Crimson had one to spare at the time – the ‘Black Bitch’ I think they called it on account of it always breaking down… This song alone was a strong reason for re-approaching the early material – from Phil’s inventive morse code rhythm to Tony’s momentous introduction which always sounded best in Italian Palasports – an aircraft hangar type of rumble ideally suited to spacecraft impersonation.”

Ambient Alarm Clock: February Playlist

Welcome back to Ambient Alarm Clock where this week I have a special playlist prepared for you. Those who know me well, will know that playlisting is a constant habit of mine. Each month I assemble numerous playlists of new and old music of all sorts, and today I felt like sharing my most recent one with you all. I often start my playlists the same way (with one of my favorite songs) to set the tone, and from there they branch out into all sorts of different directions. I think this is something that I will try to do more frequently, so let me know if you dig it and want to hear more.

February Playlist

1. Intro (Ace of Cups – Music)
2. Woodsman – Inside/Outside
3. Women – Bullfight
4. Frame – Frame of Mind
5. Pyschedelic Aliens – Gbe Keke Wo Taoc
6. Black Beats – The Mod Trade
7. Sun Ra – Drop Me Off in Harlem
8. Roy Orbisson – Mean Woman Blues
9. Alex Bleeker & the Freaks – Dead On
10. Jerry Garcia Band – I’m Troubled
11. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Fright Night (Nevermore)
12. Genesis – Dance on a Volcano
13. Woodsman – Serfer