What is progressive rock?
Well it’s when you grow up and stop worrying
about what the band looks like, and start
listening to the music.
My British Bulldog friends
“Grey Lady Down” are a fine example with
their Neo-progressive sound. They strive
for a more direct aggressive and some
would say accessible sound than some of
their contemporaries. Lots of loud guitars
and keyboards in a musical structure that
contains many long instrumental passages.
The opening railway announcements
are followed by lead vocalist Martin Wilson
calling you “All Aboard for the 12.02”,
a rollocking ditty about taking the last
train home, then waking up the next day
and trying to remember what happened.
Ring any bells anybody?
The song “The Crime” is
split up into two sections, just as well
really other wise it would be over 25
minutes long. The second of which brings
the music to its dramatic conclusion.
All the way through “The
Crime” the drums and bass guitar, are
as solid as British steel, being twice
as heavy as some of the newer heavy metal
During the song “Annabel”,
where the band actually sound happy, Jules
Hunt “Grey Lady Down's", lead guitarist
is allowed to slip the leash and really
go for the top which he screams past leaving
you is no doubt as to the musical prowess
of this band.
“The Crime” by Grey Lady
Down was released in 1994 on the “Cyclops”
record label, who have since released
another 4 “Grey Lady Down” C.D’s including
the magnificent double live C.D “The Time
of Our Lives” (with all 3 parts of the
Crime put together to ride out to 40 minutes).
Cyclops have also
released over 100 C.D’s by contemporary
progressive rock bands, if you wish to
know more about this exceedingly good
music, look up the Cyclops website at
Pawed by Mott The Dog
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