ALAN POOLE YOU don't have to wait too long for musical styles to roll back into fashion and suddenly prog-rock
fans can stride out of the closet without a hint of embarrassment.
Meanwhile, post-Beatles, Rick Wakeman of prog-rock
dinosaurs Yes said fans of his band, and similar groups, were provided with something of which they could say: "We can relate to that and we don't have to scream.
With its recent song "Valkyrie,'' off its album "Gravitas,'' the "supergroup'' ASIA shows that it hasn't lost its penchant for melodic prog-rock
Born in Glasgow in the early '80s, Whyte asked for his first instrument at age 10--a gui-tar--after inheriting his parent's love of prog-rock
bands like Yes and Genesis.
They came on stage to an intro that was more prog-rock
than Celtic-dance fusion to greet a standing audience (the Peatbogs have never suited a seated performance).
Brian Pern (Simon Day from The Fast Show) fronts this mock-rockumentary charting the progress of rock music since prehistoric times, with frequent references to Brian's own (fictional) prog-rock
Amongst a very mixed bag of performers you'll find teen idols The Bay City Rollers, hit-makers Hot Chocolate, folk singer Julie Felix, pop trio Arrows, jazz icon Sarah Vaughn, prog-rock
outfit Barclay James Harvest, session band CCS and the Geoff Love Orchestra.
It's 40 years since Genesis released one of the crowning glories of the prog-rock
Hosted, of course, by legendary prog-rock
band Yes, the day-into-night Yestival will be presented, in full quadraphonic sound, on Saturday, Aug.
Peter says: "When we got together we started as a prog-rock
band because that's the sort of music we liked, but then realised ska was much more fun.
The unusual prog-rock
song has already become an online hit, with hundreds of thousands logging on to see Alec Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations & Ecosystem, Chris Smith, Vice President of Application Platform & Tools, and Martyn Mallick, Vice President of Global Alliances & Business.
It combines a strange mish-mash of shoe-gazing, prog-rock
, jaunty folk and even pop influences.