Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I recently began listening to some "Prog Rock." I didn't think I was going to like it, probably because in the 70's when it began I wasn't born yet, as opposed to rolling a joint in my mom's basement on a copy of "Lord Of the Rings." Before long I was drawn to it's symphonic complexity and at the same time, astounded at how is similar it is to today's Jam Band music. I had figured that most Jam Bands, such as Phish, Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident and moe. had been most influenced by the original jammers like the Grateful Dead and The Band, it appears that the overlap between Prog and today's festival circuit is just as strong.

Song #21: Yes - Long Distance Runaround

1 comment:

  1. i'd never heard of the term "prog rock" until this year. I listen to Jethro Tull, Yes, Pink Floyd, Supertramp and yes, I have ELP and Genesis too. My aunt calls it druggy music, I get what she is saying but I'm attracted to it for some reason.