Analogplanet Radio’s "Under the Influence" Show Now Available For Streaming

This week's Analogplanet radio show can be streamed here or on the website. The concept was to play a classical music excerpt followed by a rock, jazz or pop tune that was influenced (or in some cases lifted) by that track.

As you'll hear, the concept immediately got hijacked but afterwards, the music stayed true to the idea until the very end when there was extra time but no more concept true tunes so I played part of a track from Frogtown Anthony Wilson's extraordinary new album. Enjoy "Under the Influence"!

Michael Praetorius: Dances From Terpsichore
The Fifth Estate: Ding Dong The Witch is Dead
Jacques Louissier: Prelude #1
Bob Ezrin talks About The Wall
Pink Floyd: Nobody Home
Bach: Overture 3
Procol Harum: Whiter Shade of Pale
Entremont/NYP/Bernstein: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2
Eric Carmen: All by Myself
Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite
Larry Young: Zoltan
Ivan Moravec: Chopin Prelude #4 in E Minor
Radiohead: Exit Music (For A Flim)
Gibson/LSO: Sibelius Kavalia Suite
The Nice: Sibelius Kavalia
LSO/Dorati: Borodin Polovetsian Dances
Tony Bennett: Stranger In Paradise
Jethro Tull: Bouree
Patrick Higgins: Bouree
Elvis Presley: Can’t Help Falling In Love
Debussy: Reverie
My Reverie: Ella Fitzgerald
CSO/Reiner Lt. Kije Suite
Sting: The Russians
Anthony Wilson: She Won’t Look Back

MonetsChemist's picture

Remember lots of Emerson Lake and Palmer is riffing on classical stuff. And Yes used to open their concerts with a bit of Rite of Spring. Premiata Forneria Marconi's William Tell Overture (should have been called "Blazing Accordions"). Maybe some King Crimson too, though nothing immediately comes to mind... Too much prog rock in my youth.

Great to see Jethro Tull's take on Bourrée in your list!

Dpoggenburg's picture

You didn't include one of the GREAT steals: The Toys' A Lovers Concerto - a pop classic!

Michael Fremer's picture
I didn't have it....
vinyl_ninja's picture

swiped the entire melody for the most sappy "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" and "All By Myself" from Rachmaninoff's symphonies. In fact, he wound up having to share his royalties with the Russian's estate.

Michael Fremer's picture
They were in the public domain.
Downphoto's picture

"Joybringer" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Gustav Holst is given partial writing credit)

"Horizons" from Genesis' Foxtrot. I'm betting Steve Hackett listened to Bach's Cello Concerto No. 1 a few times before cutting this song.

Bob Levin's picture

The Allegro from Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor and The Coasters' singing "Besame Mucho"?

elliotdrum's picture

Hi Mike:
Could you put the drum solo that is on the
release by Ferit Odman that you said compared
to Philly Joe Jones on your site I would really
appreciate it and probably others would also.
The Track Look Stop and Listen.
Thank you

stephsrecords's picture


avanti1960's picture

What an enjoyable show. Took me to places I had never been. Thank you.