Your Classic Prog Rock Song of the Week(end)

2009 February 22

Genesis – The Musical Box (live)

I was deciding between this and “21st Century Schizoid Man” by King Crimson, but chose this due to being a pretty damn great live performance. And to make it known to the ignorant young kids out there — even though Patrick Bateman would kill me — that Phil Collins didn’t always suck. I grew up hearing his solo albums and the 80′s Genesis albums that he fronted. So I was pretty surprised when I first heard early Genesis — particularly this song. I think Peter Gabriel just managed to hold down Collins’ suckiness through the 70′s. This is Yes and King Crimson-type stuff here. Top-notch classic progressive rock. And these dudes are like 20 years old in this video. My life has been so inconsequential.

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