Thursday, July 19, 2007
I've always liked progressive rock. I still love old stuff
by Yes, Genesis, ELP and Rush. And the genre has made somewhat
of a comeback lately, powered by Porcupine Tree, Spock's Beard,
Dream Theater, Mew and several other fine bands.
You have to be really good to play this kind of music.
It's fast, adventurous, inspiring and demanding. Often
the songs are long, loaded with amazing solos, heavenly
harmonies and chock full of breakneck signature changes.
I was reading a British rock mag the other day and they
mentioned an English group named Frost. I picked up their
debut cd yesterday and it is amazing.
One thing I really liked about it is all the positive
energy. The guitars were screaming and the keyboards were
swirling and before I knew it I was doing 80 mph because
I was just in a rockin' good mood.