Tag: Genesis

Just Say YESTIVAL to Another Excess.

A Rousing Yes to Yestival with Yes, Renaissance, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Volto! and The Musical Box In 1971 I went to the Orpheum Theater in Boston for a double bill of Yes and King Crimson.  Being too hip for the room, I was there to see the Islands edition of Crimson. Yes of course,…

Why Do People Hate Prog Rock? Yes Is the Answer, Maybe.

Hear the Podcast of Echoes with Yes Is The Answer Editors Marc Weingarten & Tyson Cornell. Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell are Progressive Rock fans and they’ve edited a collection of personal essays about the genre called Yes is the Answer and Other Prog Rock Tales. Contributors such as novelist Rick Moody and music critic…

Progressive Rock Awards.

I didn’t even know they had these and it seems a little late in the game, but Prog Magazine, a journal in the UK with a reported readership of about 25,000, sponsored their first Progressive Music Awards show.  As the first, they understandably acknowledged a lot of the pioneers in the field, granting awards to…

A Summer of Progressive Rock.

It’s Progressive Rock Week on Echoes and we’ll be featuring interviews with NEARfest founders Chad Hutchinson and Rob LaDuca, Gentle Giant, Steve Hackett, The Muffins, Roger Dean, Gong and Iona as well as a live performance from Ozric Tentacles in the Echoes Living Room.  To see what’s ahead on Echoes Progressive Rock Week go here.i…

Phil Collin’s Alamo.

Apparently Genesis drummer/singer and pop crooner Phil Collins is an American history buff He’s written a pricey book called The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey and it’s not about his conflicts with Peter Gabriel, his flight from Genesis or his still-born film career.  It’s about the Alamo of Jim Bowie & Davey Crockett. This…