Never to be defined, relegated, or told what to do, the non-compliant nature of dUg Pinnick, Ty Tabor, and Jerry Gaskill might not have elevated them to the top of the charts, but what it did do was ingrain the trio deeply within its devoted fanbases hearts.
Recently, I caught up with veteran keyboardist, Oliver Wakeman, formally of Yes. Among other things, we touch on Oliver’s formative years, the influence of his father, Rick Wakeman, joining Yes, his newest solo work, and a whole lot more.
The list of artists who can say that they’ve had a successful solo career and then transitioned into a second act with a seminal band in need is relatively short. Lawrence Gowans has achieved just that.
2019’s Risen, served to put the world on notice that not only had Angel returned, but the band intended to remain vital. Ever-resistant to the “legacy act” moniker, Angel has just wrapped production and mastering on what appears to be their soon-to-be-released eighth studio album, Once Upon A Time.
Though the band’s experimental nature left them impervious to shifting sonic tides, major, watershed success still eluded them. For Gaskill, King’s X, and his solo works, Come Somewhere (2004), and Love and Scars (2015) have served to continually put the world on notice, that while King’s X and its fearsome trio may still be underexposed, success and influence cannot always be measured in albums sold.
With his late ’58 Gibson Goldtop slung over his shoulder, Clem Clempson’s voice still reverberates through the annals of Rock history. Once forgotten, but now, waiting to be discovered by legions of new fans throughout new eras.
It is hard to mention the Prog Rock scene, which started in the late 60s to early 70s, without mentioning Jethro Tull. Not only is Jethro Tull an iconic genre-defining band, but they have an unmistakable sound. If a song of theirs graces your ears, it’s not long before you realize you’re listening to Tull. Behind it, after all these years is founder, primary songwriter, frontman, flutist, and multi-instrumentalist, Ian Anderson.
We’re on a journey to The Land Of Grey And Pink, as we recently caught up with veteran guitarist, and Prog Rock icon, Pye Hastings of Carvan.
John’s burning passion and fire to play the music which has come to define his legacy is readily apparent throughout the album.
We’re back at it again, with Vital Signs: Ten Overlooked Rush Deep Cuts Part II. This time, we’re digging even deeper into the depths of Rush’s long, and varied career. We aim to go places others haven’t, and in greater detail.