Been flicking through YouTube and music sites lately. Came across this video of one of my favorite bands most Americans have never heard of, covering one of my favorite songs. I saw them live twice, once at Toad's in New Haven CT when their lead singer was new. He was sitting at the back of the bar going unnoticed before the show. Got to chat with him. I was 2-3 rows in on the floor watching a band that has packed Wembley. Pretty cool. Here's Marillion singing Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here (I only wish they sang more, but this was just fun to watch)
There's a band from America called the Scissor Sisters that goes unnoticed in the States, but is huge in places like England. They do a great cover of Comfortably Numb you might like.
Studio version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbVE-R1_Izo
Live version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIQ4O0VNsxk
At this point, it's just a disease. :)
IMO one of the best newer prog bands is Porcupine Tree, also from England.
So I could literally reach out and touch them. I was just blown away by Hogarth. It was really funny b/c nobody apparently knew who he was, he was just sitting in a corner near the rest rooms when my then bf and I walked by. Heck, it was me that recognized him and we went over to chat! Fun memory for me, Rothery flicked a few guitar picks into the crowd that night. I made eye contact a few times, and he flipped one to me. My 6'3" bf reached over me and snagged it ... because ... um ... you know that he was aiming for the geeky looking guy and not the buxom blonde ;) (yes, he kept it!).
The Rush drum stick comes from a concert at Mohegan Sun Casino -- rather small arena and we had awesome seats. But even better a friend of hub's cousin was a roadie and got us back stage afterwards. Sooo cool!
Therein ends my hero worship :D:D
Oh, BTW, if any of the Americans not from the NorthEast are wondering why the heck Toad's sounds familiar, it might be because that was the bar involved with Barbara Bush (daughter) and the fake ID. Some pretty big names have played there "unannounced" as well. Cool place. Only been twice though.
So .... any Queensryche fans here?
Queensryche and Cynic have made two of the best prog metal albums ever with Operation Mindcrime and Focus. I cannot emphasize enough how good Focus is, the album came out in 1993 and still sounds current. CHECK IT OUT!!!!
wn.com/prayer_of_st_gregory or click
"and they would be called blues ... "
that makes me laugh every time
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