Re: Prog Rock Wednesdays
Steve Hackett (Genesis) "In That Quiet Earth / Afterglow" Birmingham, 2017
Here's two tracks from Genesis' 1976 album "Wind & Wuthering", the last one to feature guitarist Steve Hackett. The band altered course a bit when Peter Gabriel left a few years before, but the most notable change in their material was after Hackett left. They made sharp turn towards pop music, made a ton of money doing it, and never looked back. The first piece here (ITQE) has a ton of energy, with stellar playing by Hackett and Rob Townsend (sax), backed by Gary O'Toole's fantastic drumming. Trying to receate Phil Collins drumming is no easy feat, but he pulls it off very well. "Afterglow" was dedicated by Steve to his late friend John Wetton (King Crimson, UK, etc.) who passed away January 2017.