Hands up! Who likes Prog rock?
Who's brave enough to admit they like this music?
I was ploughing through the cds and came across a few that could be defined as Prog rock. Did I really slump that low?
With my brother being 12 years older than me and my sister 16 years, I was weened on a musical diet of the Kinks, Who, Small Faces, Motown, Otis, SKA...
I quite like the Glam rock era: Although serious musicians and performers, they were musical caricatures, with their silly face paint, glittery chops and strange hair. This was the polar opposite to the 'Proggers' who gave the impression of "We're serious stars..." So I suppose my musical tastes somewhat shielded me from such dross like Pink Floyd, Wishbone Ash, Free...
There's probably only a handful of 'Proggers' that came through the 70s - musically - unscathed: Thin Lizzy and Quo, to mention just a couple.
Mention Prog Rock and immediately I think Bob Harris and the 'Old Grey Whistle Test'.
I'm sure I'll make some feel really peeved, but I want to know whether I'm in a minority?