Friday, April 30, 2010

"We don't mess around" Prog Rock in the mainstream press

I think this may be Steven Wilson's doing, but every day I'm reading more and more about Progressive Rock music in the mainstream presses of North America. With the increasing press mentions, music journalists have had to question why this sort of music was so easily dismissed in the 80s and 90s, and yet continues to make an impression on young music listeners today.

This puzzling dilemma has been the burden on all of this blog's editorial since the thing started. The Buffalo News sums up the recent Prog revival (including Genesis' induction into the hall of fame) like this:
"People who grow up on challenging, imaginative music expect more, and thus, answer the challenge to create art of depth. If they are denied entrance to the trendiest parties along the way, it’s really not too much of a price to pay. After all, they have the music to keep them company."
This is essentially saying that when you put your passion for music ahead of being trendy and popular, you'll end up with something you'll be proud of, and something that won't necessarily fade once the styles change (and they always do). Or am I reading it wrong? Well, click on the link below to read the article for yourself.

Infant of Prog: Porcupine Tree heads new generation of progressive rockers : Jeff Miers : The Buffalo News:

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