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Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Prog Rock - a definition...!


Progressive Rock is an attempt to musically orgasm as many times as possible during a 15-minute song... cracked.com's brilliant entry all about the genre! (scroll down their page for full benefit)

Can't stand the stuff now, despite murky past, have put away childish things (except trainset)!

h/t Rupert Loydell.

P

4 comments:

Philip Ritchie said...

Hang on a minute Peter, I've got my copy of Signs Of Change somewhere with Pilgrim etc. I remember ATF playing at Chelmsford City football club and you behind your Hammond organ with the Leslie speaker and the Moog.

I'm proud to have Yessongs alongside London Calling; no reason to apologise for your past! I enjoyed watching you on the Old Grey Whistle Test in the Laser Love days, but I also enjoyed Brand X's session on the same show. Besides, as a drummer I like to play in time sigs other than 4/4 and 2/4 when a drum machine does the job quite competently.

BTW Signs of Change is going for £45 on Amazon!

BanksyBoy said...

You're not 'sposed to tell on another muso!

Seriously, cheers for the comment!

PB

Alastair Cutting said...

Yes, less coy of past achievements please!

I was at a concert with Yazz (The Only Way Is Up...) http://tr.im/yazzm recently.

Big turn around in her life, and faith, in recent years - but she found her whole 'music biz' history so hard she winced as she played brief video clips of the music the audience most remembered her for.

I tried to encourage her in the way I found the 80s ACG music fellowship group supportive. Not to be afraid to be 'in the world'.

And not to be afraid that in growing - a deeply spiritual theme - we change. And even if we find parts of our past a bit puerile now, others may still be finding treasures new in what we have thought was now too old hat.

Now I think of it, my life is rarely lived out in verse/chorus/verse/chorus/bridge format. It feels much more like a Prog Rock epic with blurred edges. I think it stall has an important place.

Golly turned into a blog post by accident... Sorry.

Hope to catch you at the Burgess Hill gig...

Alastair Cutting said...

And after the Burgess Hill gig I see the drum solo is not dead either!