Tag Archives: Prog Rock

The Magician’s Birthday: Rock’s Romantic Classic

1. The Magician’s Birthday Party The Magician’s Birthday by Uriah Heep deserves a place of honour in the tradition of mythic storytelling, not scorn for its “sword and sorcery” overtones. And anyway, the low-budget films and comic books that originated … Continue reading

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The New Prog Masters Part 2: All About the Music

“Run, why should I run away When at the end the only truth certain— One day everyone dies, If only to justify life.” —Gentle Giant, A Cry for Everyone, from Octopus In Part One of The New Prog Masters I … Continue reading

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The New Prog Masters Part 1: The Inheritors

“Why, why do we suffer each race to believe/ That no race has been grander.” —Genesis, Time Table, from Foxtrot As Mark Twain once quipped, “Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” It’s a statement that applies equally to modern Prog … Continue reading

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