Prog Rock, like all other genres of Rock music, has shifted, changed, and continuously recreated itself over, and over again throughout the last half-century. The cast of players may change, but the mission statement will remain the same — to create something different, something outside the box, and something which continuously breaks the mold — without pretense. Prog Rock is a journey, and like life, it has many stages. If you’re up for it — strap in, and see where it takes you.
We will never get to see Rush take the stage again, but we have their legacy of recordings to continue to appreciate. Rush made their mark on both music and culture. Even if they are not everyone’s cup of tea, they will be remembered for the music they left behind. I feel privileged to have seen the band the three times that I did.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with veteran Afro-Rock stalwart, Dell Richardson. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, Osibisa’s newest music, his opinion of the music scene today, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with veteran musician and artist, Bernardo Lanzetti. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his newest music, his opinion of the music scene today, and what he’s looking forward to most post-COVID.
In the spring of 2020, veteran Prog-Rock outfit Nektar was riding high on the heels of a 30+ city tour supporting their new album The Other Side, and then COVID ground everything to a halt.
Dutch band Focus was and still is one of the better Prog-Rock bands of the era. Their seminal album Focus 2, also known as Moving Waves, is nothing short of genre-defining.