Many fans divide Marillion into two eras, the Fish era and the Steve Hogarth era. This is a fair assessment. Marillion has been fronted by two extraordinarily talented and different singers. After Fish left the band he, nor Marillion, was ever the same. As a long time fan I see some crossover of the Fish … Continue reading Ranking The First Seven Marillion Albums
I have been an enormous fan of the band Genesis since 1981. I discovered their music shortly after the release of their game changing album Abacab. I had never heard music quite like this before and I was hooked immediately. Abacab was the start of my lifelong love affair with the music of Genesis. As … Continue reading Progtastic Band Recommendations For Genesis Fans
Over the years progressive rock has produced it's fair share of eye catching and iconic album covers. The most successful covers are not only visually appealing, but also tie-in with the music in some way. Here are several of my favorite progressive rock album covers. Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail (1976) - The … Continue reading Favorite Progressive Rock Album Covers
What will it take for fans to fully support the solo output of Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks? The lack of substantial support for any of his solo projects is baffling. His band mates, (Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett) have all found varying degrees of commercial success outside of Genesis. Somehow that … Continue reading Tony Banks, What Will It Take?
Red Sand are a fairly new progressive rock band out of Canada. They are led by Simon Caron, the band's founder and guitarist. Caron is the songwriter for Red Sand and he is not shy about his influences. It is immediately clear from the first few notes of the band's first album that early Marillion … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter R – Red Sand
Knight Area is hands down my favorite progressive rock band of the twenty-first century. To date the band has released six studio albums and two live albums. Knight Area began as a studio project of keyboardist Gerben Klazinga. The first album, The Sun Also Rises (2004), was recorded with the assistance of several guest musicians. … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter K – Knight Area
Deyss was a talented melodic progressive rock band from Switzerland. Over the course of their career the band released three albums. The music of Deyss was heavily influenced by the solo work of Steve Hackett. The sound of the first Deyss album, At-King (1985), is very much akin to the music that Steve Hackett was producing … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter D – Deyss