1981 was an interesting time for progressive rock. The changing tides of the music scene are reflected in the music that Steve Hackett created for his fifth album entitled Cured. For starters Hackett choose to work in the studio as a duo for the album. Keyboardist Nick Magnus was brought back while the rest of … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Steve Hackett – Cured
This is not necessarily a year end best of list. Below you will find several entertainment highlights that really stood out for me in 2017. The list includes movies, television shows, concerts and music releases. Besides, best of lists are highly subjective. Justice League - What a treat to finally see this team on the … Continue reading Some Highlights From 2017
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?
As a long time fan of Steve Hackett I am quite happy for his current success. His recent Genesis Revisited tours have proven to be quite popular. He recently announced another Genesis Revisited tour for 2018. It would seem that he is pleased to be playing in front of larger audiences. Hearing his brilliant touring band play … Continue reading My Fantasy Steve Hackett Setlist
The latest album by Styx, The Mission, have been out for about two months now. The Mission is an album that was LONG overdue. After spending some time with this great album, here are a few thoughts. I will be totally honest, I did not think the band had it in them to produce new … Continue reading Album Spotlight: The Mission By Styx
Of all of the letters of the alphabet, Z was the easiest one to decide upon. When I decided to plunge into this A To Z Challenge some bands came to mind right away. Finding a band to correspond to some of the letters of the alphabet was a challenge. For letter Z there was … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter Z – Zero Hour
In simple terms Yuka & Chronoship is one of the coolest bands in my music collection. The music produced by this Japanese progressive rock band is an absolute delight to listen to. This highly talented four piece produce music that combines progressive rock with jazz and new age music. In band leader Yuka Funakoshi there … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter Y -Yuka & Chronoship