Thursday, January 14, 2010

News: Back from the death - Flash is back!

The endless parade of Prog bands who have long be thought dead continues. Flash, Peter Banks' band after being rudely booted out of Yes to make room for Steve Howe, is back! Peter Banks will not be part of the band, however, which may lead to lots of speculation about why and how they are going to preform without him. They have already put out some new tracks that they're working on and you can hear them on Youtube. Original members Ray Bennett and Colin Carter have been rehearsing some of their classic material and I've included that video on this post.

What do you think? What is the cause of this trend? Is the ever growing acceptance of Progressive Rock causing a lot of these bands to consider that they actually might have a chance of attracting a new audience? Or is it just another case of old washed up geezers trying to make an easy buck to pay off some gambling debt? This is all just speculation of course, but I'd still love to hear your opinion on this matter.

YouTube - Ray Bennett & Colin Carter 1st Flash Rehearsal in Vegas

Ray Bennett & Colin Carter 1st Flash Rehearsal in Vegas

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