AD was Kerry Livgren's post Kansas melodic progressive rock band. The band consisted of vocalists Warren Ham and Michael Gleason, former Kansas bassist Dave Hope, Livgren on guitar and Dennis Holt on drums. Livgren, Ham and Gleason shared the duties on keyboards. Like many prog bands in the 1980's AD featured a streamlined and more … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Games Of Chance And Circumstance, By Kerry Livgren’s AD
Here it is Spring of 2017 and the afterglow of the great band Genesis remains. The band recorded their last album in 1997 and they completed their last tour in 2007. Over the last several years, apart from public appearances for awards ceremonies or the filming of a documentary, the members of Genesis have been … Continue reading The Afterglow Of Genesis
I just wanted to acknowledge the sixty seventh birthday of Tony Banks. I have been an enormous fan of his work with Genesis and as a solo artist for a long time. His music has been a large part of the soundtrack of my life. Although his musical output has slowed downed considerably I do … Continue reading Tony Banks: A Birthday Appreciation
The 1980's were very difficult years for progressive rock. It's safe to say that every major progressive rock band was affected by the transition from the 1970's to the 1980's. Many bands streamlined their sound while others simply disbanded. American progressive rock band Kansas did both. Thankfully their breakup was short lived. Kansas opened the … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Taking In The View, By Kansas
In The Rapids is a Genesis song that really does not get much attention. It is the penultimate song from the band's superb concept album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974). At two minutes and twenty two seconds the track is short, but it sure is not sweet. The band packs an incredible amount … Continue reading In The Rapids, An Overlooked Gem By Genesis
Cirrus Bay are a U.S. based band with its musical heart firmly rooted in 1970s progressive rock. One of the great things about this band is that they do not sound retro. They may be playing 1970's styled progressive rock, but their sound is throughly modern. The band's predominant influence is 1970's Genesis, with a … Continue reading The Music Of Cirrus Bay: A Trick Of The Wind, A Wuthering Tail
I love the music of Genesis immensely, they have been one of my favorite bands since the early 1980's. Their music was my introduction to progressive rock. To this day they remain my favorite progressive rock band. I also love the music of former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. He has established himself as a forward … Continue reading Is It Time For Steve Hackett To Stop Revisiting Genesis?