Essential Listening: Steve Hackett (Genesis)

Steve Hackett (Genesis)

Steve was the guitarist for Genesis during the early days. Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson are the founders of progressive  rock which is a mixture of rock, classical, and jazz. Groups such as Rush and more recently Dream Theater are heavily influenced by the progressive rock bands of the 70s. Steve used a Gibson Les Paul and a volume pedal creating volume swells that emulated a violin creating his own unique sound. My favorite recordings are The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Trick of the Tail, and Selling England by the Pound. In fact, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is my favorite recording of all time.

 

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