Wednesday 4 December 2019

Steve Hackett

I have been a Genesis fan since my teens, especially the early material. I saw them live in my twenties and saw Steve Hackett quite a few times and Peter Gabriel once. I always liked Hackett’s solo shows and his albums are excellent. Real life got in the way and l stopped going to concerts for years. Last week saw me seeing Steve Hacket live for the first time in ages and it was fantastic. He did the whole of “Selling England by the pound” some of “Spectral Mornings “ and newer material. The magic was still there for me ( Horizons on acoustic stands out) and l have bought a ticket for his show next November already. Long live Prog!


  1. Huzzah to the last sentence especially.

  2. I've had the pleasure of attending several of Steve Hackett's concerts and he is still a truly exceptional musician. Not only that, but he is a thoroughly nice bloke as well. My favourite is the guitar solo from "Firth of Fifth"; it gets the hairs standing on end every time I hear it.

  3. God this takes me back.Unlike yourself I struggled with Prog Rock, I think it was Yes that did for me. I did like Genesis and Peter Gabriel so why not enjoy good musicians when they perform.

    1. Yes, much maligned but fantastic too. Not to mention Roger Dean album covers that were amazing.

  4. So cool, glad you finally got to go :D