have been alphabetized for the user's convenience, even if it doesn't
look like it at first glance)
(note: more Paper Bag related
links can be found at the Paper Bag
MUSIC: GENERAL: online
magazines, information sources, radio (broadcast & internet,
etc.) and the musicians that sometimes run them:
In Plasticland: travel through the
cosmos on waves of music, with your host Spaceman Stan! Broadcast
out of Ontario, with a web simulcast.
Innovations: One of
the most complete and best sites around that covers space rock,
progressive, psych, and everything in between, old and new.
Features reviews, news, articles & interviews, webcasting,
Culture : a
forum space/information central for the phenomenon of the home
taping/recording musician/composer. This is as genuinely
independent as music gets.
Campau/Lonely Whistle/No Pigeonholes: home for this very cool
guitarist/improvisor/composer, his independent music catalog
Lonely Whistle, and his long-running radio show, No Pigeonholes,
which features independent artists. (He was giving airplay to
unsigned PB and my solo stuff back in the '80s.)
Wide Awake :
prog radio show covering the whole range, from the lesser known to
the classics. Broadcast and web simulcast.
internet radio covering a wide range- kosmiche to punk and beyond.
- Experimental Musical
Instruments : things you never thought of, sounds you never
imagined, and the people that create them, are what you will find
here. This is not only of general interest, there's plenty of
resources for those interested in making their own instruments,
including how to wire just about anything with a pickup. (And if
you'd rather just buy pickups for unusual instruments from them,
you can do that too!)
- Expose': great magazine covering prog, fusion,
and related genres. Reviews, interviews, articles &
- Gagliarchives: long running prog show serving south
New Jersey, Philadelphia, also features streaming audio.
- Ghostland.com: great progressive site, with very
Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock: a massive undertaking, ongoing and growing
monthly; seeks to cover all progressive bands worldwide, past and
present, and is doing a damned good job of it.
- Hellride : formerly known as Custom Heavy, this
is a great site covering the underground heavy music scene. If you
like your sounds hard, dark, and heavy go here!
international website on free improvisation, dedicated to the
music of the moment... A resource for musicians and composers of
musician, promoter, and Internet Radio host. Supports a wide
variety of music.
- Nature Abhors
A Vacuum :
prog radio with progressively wide boundaries- Zoogz Rift and John
Cage aren't off limit, for instance- prepare to be challenged
while having fun. Broadcast with web simulcast.
- Nucleus: cool Argentinian prog website, in
English and Spanish. The guys who run it also do a few different
By Clouds: radio/webcast Fridays 10
PM EST, host Ken Rostkowski. "Free Form Radio for your Friday
night. The focus is on the music…you’ll hear Badly Drawn Boy, Be
Bop Deluxe, Eno, The Flaming Lips, Man or Astro Man?, Oddbox, Roxy
Music, Spirit, Supergrass, Tangerine Dream, The Who, XTC, and
more!....From the archives to the new releases, “Obscured by
Clouds” is more modern than classic rock, more classic than modern
Sound Forever: a
great magazine and a great resource for anyone interested in
non-mainstream music old and new.
pSycheDelic shAcK : Self
described: "“A dark corner of the void dedicated
to....Psychedelia, Acid Rock, Progressive Rock, Garage Bands, 60’s
Punk, Freakbeat, wig-lifting rarities, books, posters, lightshows
and other STRANGE items related to pSycheDelic music.........”
Lots of reviews, and they accept reviews from outside writers on
psych (and psych related) albums! The main page is probably the
most convincing black light look I've seen anywhere on the
magazine covering progressive music and related areas.
- Progressiveworld.net: large and very active progressive
site, with detailed reviews, news, interviews and more.
- ProgressoR: in Russian and English, this site
covers all aspects of prog from an impassioned and often unique
viewpoint. Features detailed reviews and overviews of
Prog-Rock Diner : radio/webcast, Sundays Noon-2pm EST, host Debbie
Sears. Features early as well as current progressive rock rock
imports, some classic rock and "sometimes something completely
different to spice things up". Also features interviews with
artists or people involved in the Prog field.
Van Het Folk : Belgian site covering folk with an outside edge-
anything pushing the boundaries, often well beyond any traditional
Streamin Audio : very happening
internet radio! Wide taste range, excellent programming choices,
check it out!
featuring artists like The Rabbit's Hat, Census Of Hallucinations,
and Krom Lek; also a rallying point and co-op opportunity for like
- stonerrockchick.com: covers current and classic hard,
psych, "stoner" rock- reviews, interviews.
Taped Crusaders: reviews of the
independent, the odd, the outside, and so forth. Good
Rugs/Charles Rice Goff III: home of
the inimitable CRGIII himself, as well as for projects Turkey
Makes Me Sleepy and The Magic Potty Babies. If good music and
surreal humor can harmoniously coexist in your universe, this is
record label run by the ever experimental Marc Mylar. Find herein
info about their releases, current activities of its artists, and
- Unfretted: a site devoted to the fretless guitar.
If you play one, or are interested in the instrument, this site is
a must. And if you're just generally interested in people
venturing into uncharted areas of music, the same recommendation
stands. I learned things the first time I did a quick scan of the
- Weirdsville: very cool Internet music site. Uses RA
files and a random generator to give you 10 tracks when you open
up their player. Expect to find everything from surf to psych to
Sun Ra to Metal Machine Music popping up. Currently has over 2000
tracks on tap.
Productions: run by
improvisational musician/supporter Rotcod ZZaj, this site has
reviews, music and a catalog of available releases. It's also a
first rate source of information for independent artists.
Crane's Atomic Rooster- A History of- by Jean
Cheesman: run by
Vincent's widow Jean, this is a terrific site, with very rare
photos, interviews, an Atomic Rooster links page, etc. The
personal aspect makes this a very special site.
Official Arthur Brown Home Page: Holy Smokes, does it get any cooler than Arthur?
Nope. Still going strong.
Bruford Home Page:
drummers don't really
get any better than this and if you're here you probably know his
work well. If you didn't know he had a home page...well, now you
do. Check it out, it's very cool and will keep you up to date on
his activities. And if you think you don't know who he is-
nonsense, you do. You just didn't know it. Are we clear?
- Colosseum: text intensive, no frills page about
this great band. In addition to band history and extensive notes
on official releases, there is also info on known bootlegs. Also
check out Alex's
Colosseum page- full of
pictures, info and cool links.
- Tom Shannon
memorial site My
friend of many years, founder of Death And Taxe$. In his lifetime,
a tireless, trailblazing genius. An innovator of progressive
metal, he and his work will not be forgotten.
Derrick: home page
for original Paper Bag bassist and namer of the band. Richard is a
multi-instrumentalist with a long track record of progressive and
experimental music. Richard now runs a label!
site for ELO and
related bands like The
Race. The section
for the Idle Race is, to my knowledge, the only site dedicated to
that very fine band, and it's well done, full of text and
Fantastica Home Page Dei Goblin: a really terrific page on Goblin, the Italian group who specialized in soundtracks
for horror films (such as Suspiria and Dawn of the Dead), but who
actually had a very diverse sound and released several excellent
McGee: A prime
mover in the underground home taping and electronic scene, Hal
continues to turn out fascinating/dreamlike/sometimes
sense-assaultive releases, and does a lot of great collaborative
work in this vein as well.
improviser, builder of unique instruments, and CEO of a small
label specializing in unusual music. Also runs the GuitArt
Welcome to the Future: the official Hawkwind site. A good site, but
beware: the index page can hijack your browser. You may have to
double click repeatedly to get back here (or wherever you came
from, if you bookmark it).
Talk: The best
source of information for King Crimson fans.
flash-fingered bassist for Paper Bag, Cold Sky, Bag Theory,
Ritual, etc., has his own site. The links page is like the
Smithsonian, in that you may need many visits to even begin to
reap the full benefits of what's stored there.
- Rutles: official website for the band who
built a legend that was to last a lunchtime. Stig is in the exact
position of a dying Yeti.
Faces- Room For Ravers: great site for one of the coolest bands ever.
They influenced more people than is generally acknowledged.
Smith : site
of the drummer with the original Alice Cooper group. Neal hasn't
been standing still and has been releasing new material on Kachina
records, including work with ACG alumni Dennis Dunaway and BOC's
Joe Bouchard (and that's in one band!).
Heep: the official
site, with input from band members and links to their sites. Full
of info and graphics.
Record- Van Der Graaf Generator tribute site: very nicely done.
Hammill and Van Der Graaf Generator: though the site's author claims it's personal
and not a comprehensive VDGG site, the number of pictures and
articles reproduced here make this site a must for any fan.
Wallack: you may
know him from "Asleep Or Somewhere Else", but you should
definitely hear his other stuff, if you haven't already- inventive
multi-instrumental work, highlighted by some of amazing acoustic
unofficial Who site, which probably covers more territory than any
official site ever will, unless somebody's on the ball.
- Roy Wood Home
Page: the official
home page for the genius behind The
Move and Wizzard; updates on his latest work and great archival
stuff, including images.
MOVIES, T.V., etc.
- the Shill
Pages: this site
specializes in photographs of actresses, mostly from the silent
and early sound era. The section on Fay Wray is enormous and
actually functions as her official site.
- Horror-wood.com: killer e-zine covering classic horror
movies. Great writing- reviews, articles and interviews.
site covering cult movies.
this site covers the
photography of a guy who calls himself Hool. I found his work by
chance on the Internet, looking for something else, and was
completely blown away by the quality of it. He seems to live with
and through his camera. Great stuff.
- MsGeek.com: Michelle Klein Hass' work appears all
over this site and the Paper Bag site. Here is a guide to
Michelle's professional work, including pages dedicated to her
photography and web design.
Echoes: The site
for the artwork of Bryan Davis. Bryan's art veers towards the
surreal, grotesque and fantastic; fans of '50s-'60s paperback
horror cover art should find this enjoyable. (I do.)
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