Named for a device that creates high-voltage electricity, Van der Graaf Generator was a shock to the system of prog’s...
These overlooked 70s rock heroes moved audiences, made fantastic albums, then faded, but are still fondly thought of by diehards. Remember them with love.
The band will also be playing their own music throughout the tour.
Picking the most bizarre concept albums isn’t easy, since the most beloved concept albums are themselves pretty bizarre, but here are a few masterstrokes.
The Moodies hit their stride with a memorable fourth album in the final year of the 1960s.
Gentle Giant felt the punks advancing during 1976, yet they stuck to their guns and released ‘Interview,’ a sardonic concept album.
Mario Giametti's 'Genesis: 1975 to 2021 - The Phil Collins Years' will be published on July 15.
Following Steve Hackett’s departure, Genesis entered their second act with, And Then There Were Three, retaining their prog sensibilities with killer hooks.
The first concept album in Gentle Giant’s formidable body of work, ‘Three Friends’ remains a well-loved record that hints at greater glories to come.
Swathed in shadows and Cold War intrigue, Camel’s ‘Stationary Traveller’ tapped into the paranoia of the mid-80s and is well worthy of reappraisal.
One of Rush’s most urgent and impassioned works, ‘Grace Under Pressure’ continues to press buttons in a brand-new era of age-old paranoia.
It was more than a surprise when, on the chart of April 6, 1974, Genesis made their first-ever showing on the UK singles bestsellers.
‘2112’ can be considered many things – a band manifesto, a conceptual landmark, maybe even the birth of prog metal – but above all, it was the band’s play for creative independence.
"It's an absolute thrill to have Nile stamp his legendary signature sound on the track," says Wilson.
The band's 1978 album was their first to feature formal vocals and lyrics, and followed film and live recording projects.
Gong’s energized 'Acid Motherhood,' recorded with Acid Mothers Temple, generated some controversy among hardcore fans when it was released on March 30, 2004.