Getting Progressive


I've been listening to a lot of music by Spock's Beard lately. Never heard of 'em? Most people haven't, but they are (IMHO) the best progressive rock band of the last ten years. I do have a few nits: sometimes they stray too far over onto the metal side of the world for my taste, a few of their pieces are positively malevolent (e.g., "The Gypsy"), and they have a theatrical side that sounds a bit too much like Queen once in a while. But you can't argue with The Kindness of Strangers, Day for Night, and V -- these are three excellent recordings (Day for Night is my favorite). So check out "the Beard" if you like music from those old progressive bands like Yes, Pink Floyd, and ELP.

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