posted on Sep, 8 2017 @ 04:19 PM
"Garden Party" is one of my favorites. I love Fish Marillion. They opened for Rush a few dates here in the States, but the crowd was too stupid to
recognise how great they were. I mean really. They just released a concept album (Misplaced Childhood- "Kayleigh" was on the radio quite a bit!) and
were considered neo prog in a time where prog was (again) frowned upon by the hip and in crowd. Frak you, Lester Bangs.
But wait! Things changed. Now you have two nerdy progressive bands of yesterday - Marillion and Rush - once laughed at - now very popular and
respected. One is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (blah blah blah! Blah blah? Blah blah blah. Blah!!!) and the other plays gigs on cruise ship
progrock festivals. It's like Revenge of the Nerds, only better. Joan Jett and her Runaways must be furious.
Off to listen to "Clutching at Straws" as I bake potatoes. Two different kinds of potatoes. Sugarmice in the rain potatoes...