Friday, January 09, 2009

Prog Rock Britannia

Enjoyed a couple of programmes on BBC4 on this theme recently. I remember everyone at school having Floyd, Genesis and Yes albums. Don't remember people being tribal about their favourite band, just distinct from the rockers.

Some of the album covers were terrific, especially those Roger Dean covers for Yes. Couldn't see it capturing people's imagination as a CD cover or a digital image in quite the same way as a 12" card sleeve. Maybe I'm wrong...

Looking back, there's lots of nonsense, terrible outfits, great musicianship and some memorable gatefold sleeves, and not a few tracks worth listening to.

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