My Sad Prog Rock Past
February 18, 2007 11:01pm CST
That's right! As a teenager, faced with the rankness of commercial radio, I developed a love of punk and prog music. A strange combination, no doubt, but the contradictions seemed to suit my personality. A few days ago Leah brought me to a concert where I could get my prog on, and I most certainly did. A band called Musical Box, hailing from my home province of Quebec, re-stages Peter Gabriel era Genesis concerts, complete with lights and costumes. This particular concert was a 30th anniversary re-staging of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. It was amazing, and I think you would be hard-pressed to find another cover band that could travel the world over, and receive standing ovations for doing what these guys do. Of course now everyone will know my deep dark prog secret. I hardly ever listen to it now, but it comforts me to know that there are millions of other cloet prog fans keeping bands like this one on the road.