Chris Squire

RIP Chris Squire

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here, but I have a feeling I’ll be coming back from my hiatus shortly. I may not post to the extent I have been in the past, but I’ve been feeling the urge to share some wonderful music lately. Before I get back into…

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Album Review: Genesis – Duke

It’s difficult to mention Hackett’s performance on “Wolflight” without bringing attention to his original band Genesis. One of the most famous and successful progressive rock bands, Genesis has an interesting history, mixed with tension, turmoil, change, and division. I could easily suggest for my readers to pick up a copy of one of Genesis’ more…

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Album Review: Gentle Giant – Acquiring the Taste

I found this next album when I was in search of some older music to listen to. I wanted to find something that could accompany me while I was working, or while I was even writing for this blog. After scrolling through Progarchives, I came across the band Gentle Giant, a progressive rock band from the 70’s. I had barely remembered the name from prior searches for musical gold, but felt I had to give this band a chance a second time around. I am so glad I did.

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Yes – Heaven and Earth

The next band I’d like to review has been in the music industry for almost 50 years, and has just recently released a new album. Containing some of the most renowned members in the classic rock community, the band Yes has made its footprint in history of rock music. With a varying sound throughout their lifetime, Yes has dabbled in the fields of progressive rock, pop rock, and synth rock. Even today, their music is a collaborative influence of everything they have learned from the past.

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Rush – Caress of Steel

Like “Meddle” is to “Dark Side of the Moon,” Rush could not have released “2112” without releasing “Caress of Steel” first. The opening track is a continuation of their bluesy old selves, influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin. The wild shriek of Geddy Lee, powerful drums of Neil Peart, and guitar doodling of Alex Lifeson are prominent in this song, and is easily the song that most fans relate to off this album.

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The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed

Over the weekend, I had the chance to see a symphony perform at the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego. Not having seen one in a long time, I was truly mesmerized by the sights and sounds of the orchestra. I was not only entertained by the sounds of the various instruments, but also by the movement of each performer, being directed by the conductor. I never realized how visually stunning an orchestra can be. With that vibe coming into this article, I decided I had to review an album that used a symphony as well, so I thought to myself: What band uses a symphony?

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Pink Floyd – Meddle

The album I will be reviewing today comes from a band that I’m sure everyone has heard of. The band I am talking about is none other than Pink Floyd.

Whether you know of the band’s history or not, all you need to know is this foursome has produced some of the most influential albums in rock history.