The Solid Time of Change is our overlong yet incomplete history of the so-called Prog Rock era – 661 selections from 1965 through 1979 with which we hope to do justice to a strange and ambitious time indeed, musically speaking.
Part Forty-Seven of the journey went as follows (selections 28-23):
King Crimson – Red
Genesis – the carpet crawlers
Genesis – Firth of Fifth
Yes – The Revealing Science of God
Yes – The Gates of Delirium
Pink Floyd – shine on you crazy diamond [I-IX]
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“Tony Banks (keyboard guy and founding member of Genesis) partners with Toyah Willcox (actress, proto punk, emergent pop songstress, and in 1986, only recently married to Robert Fripp) to deliver the definitive Genesis track of 1980s. Or so it felt at the time — that stark realization that it wasn’t my former favourite band that I’d become allergic to, but their fundamentally annoying front man. Because given a big, ambitious Banks composition to work with, she sent things out of the stratosphere. At least that’s how it hit me late one night, alone, a little high, headphones on, listening to a mixtape a friend had left in my car. Suddenly I was that lion, free and savage and symmetrical (whatever that was supposed to mean). Epic stuff.” (Philip Random)