Ladies and gentlemen now presenting John Farrell on WBUF from 1975
This air check clocks in over an hour and gives you a great taste of what a real free-flowing rock station could sound like. Farrell worked at least three of the Buffalo NY progressive rock stations WPHD, WBUF and WZIR. In a way BUF was the best progressive rock station that the city ever had. They were the longest lasting and the format was never watered down until they changed to pure album rock in 1978. John sounded serious and was concise and not prone to ramble. The atmosphere created on his show was one of smokey psychedelia. The music featured on this clip includes Spirit, Phil Manzanera, Armageddon, Weather Report, Emerson Lake and Palmer and an entire side of Hendrix.
Yeah this is far out man and you will be somewhat “experienced” in the art of progressive free form after you listen.
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