It’s back… Prog rock assaults album charts, proclaimed a headline on the BBC web site the other week.
Well, actually, it never went away! Despite the neo-prog “revival” of the 80s, the symphonic outbreaks of the 90s and the retro- outfits of the 00s, my CD collection is testament to the fact that prog rock has been with us all along.
However, it is good to see the mighty Porcupine Tree getting a mention in current dispatches. They are a particularly fine example of what music should be about (yes, music, not that processed, image-oriented pap so beloved of the smarm-meisters that pollute the airwaves with X Factor guff).