Steve Hackett thought his goose was cooked in 1972. Foxtrot was the 22-year-old guitarist’s second album with Genesis but he harboured misgivings about Supper’s Ready, the 23-minute opus that scampered through seven movements on side two.
You can argue back and forth over whether Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins was the better Genesis singer, but you can’t deny that this Gabriel-led album is one of the band’s best.
When I was 12 years old, I discovered progressive rock. I had been a musician, and an all-around music geek all my life — I come from a long family tradition of salsa and cumbia musicians from my mother’s side.
I don’t think it’s crazy, no," says guitarist Steve Hackett. "I wouldn’t say it’s particularly misunderstood, either. Though it is hugely open to interpretation."
1972 was truly an important year for progressive music. There were several artists that undeniably pushed the barriers of music and raised the bar really high.