The Music Of JC Harris

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

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Video: The Solid State Siren

The official video for totally epic The Solid State Siren.

Roger CortonWe haven’t talked in a while. Is it time to get back to new music?

JCHNot yet. Still dealing with some nagging health issues.

RCSay no more. OK, so why this video now?

JCHWell, aren’t you the one who’s always after me to keep the site (cough) ‘fresh’? A lot of people don’t get a chance to hear the whole piece just from the ‘snippets’.

RCYou mean the people who you often describe as “wanting something for nothing” (laughs).

JCH. Yeah. Those people. But after a while, the vast majority of sales that are to be made have been made. So it makes sense to present the thing as it was meant to be heard.

RCAnd you’ve gotten good results from doing this with Progress, right?


RCOne thing I think matters is how the three pieces […]

Open Your Eyes

An oldie but still a classic: Open Your Eyes, the epic from Compartments in a new video. Ants again for the first time. Rick Wakeman’s cape.

Roger CortonI see you redid the old videos for Open Your Eyes. You combined the three parts all into one. Why?

JCHAnts (laughs). You remember when the computer servers crashed last summer? I lost a ton of old original materials.

As Editor, this is where I jump in with a ‘We Regret The Error’. As our readers know, I chop out a lot of material from our chats in order to make these (cough) discussions readable. My goal is 800 words even though we rarely make it. Sometimes I’m not as careful as I could be and in this case, I hacked out the entire portion of our chat on 08/24/16 where we discussed the server crash. I apologize for not finding somewhere to put it at the time because it was […]

Health Care

Health Care. Marcel Duchamp and toilets. Postmodern. Andy Warhol and Campbell Soup Cans. Making a statement and William Carlos Williams. Strategery. Son House. Brazil. Trump. It’s complicated. Who knew?

Roger CortonSo last time we talked about how hard it is writing great lyrics. And in fact you said “there is almost nothing I seem to hate worse in life than lyrics”.


RCWhat with all the recent chaos we haven’t spent much time talking up your new album Progress. I think this is a chance to kill two birds with one stone; talk up a song and dive more into lyrics.

JCHYou’re so manly when you’re take charge.

RCI noticed something odd when I listened to my Progress CD of ‘Health Care’. The ‘raps’ aren’t the same as on this video.


RCI assume that’s intentional?


RCYou’re going to stop doing that soon, right?

JCHRight […]

Video: Oceans Below

The official video for Oceans Below from the compilation album Epic. This particular cut originally appeared on the 2003 release Superpower.

Video: Progress (Medley)

The official video for the eponymous cut from the new album Progress. This is a prox. nine minute medley which should give you a good idea of the three main sections.

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