This week the arcane and mysterious Radio Free Charleston International is a tribute to prog-rock excess as we bring you “Bathroom Songs,” side-long epics from the days of vinyl and free-format radio that would be played whenever the disc jockey had to take an extended bathroom break while on the air.
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These bathroom-break songs are complex and intricate and some of them express their musical ideas over many segments. That means that the entire two-hour program contains only FIVE SONGS. That’s a lot of time for a lot of movements.
Genesis “Supper’s Ready”
YES “The Gates of Delirium”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Karn Evil 9”