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A band that rivals the 70s greats
on 24 June 2006
If you thought classic rock and brilliant musicianship died out in 1977, prepare to be spending a lot of cash! Having been introduced to the American progressive rock revival through Spock's Beard SNOW, I have been busy trawling through the Spock's Beard back catalogue - as well as exploring the elaborate family tree of Transatlantic, the Flower Kings and Neal Morse. Catching up with all I've been missing has burnt a hole in my pocket, but it's fantastic to see there are still bands out there that that rival the greats of the 70s. The Transatlantic albums stand out as the very best examples of modern prog. Mighty Mike Portnoy on drums is a major plus, of course - having someone rated world's best drummer for three consecutive years must do a lot for a band! If you can handle the themes, Morse's Christian work with Portnoy has continued the sheer inspiration and musical brilliance. I rather envy prospective fans who still have such an amazing journey of discovery ahead of them!