June 4th, 2013
Last night Madison’s progressive rock cover band, PROG, graced the stage at the High Noon Saloon.
Where was Michael BB’s Rick Wakeman cape?!
To commemorate Rush’s induction into the Rock’n'Roll Hall of Fame, the night was heavy on their music. There were some miscues on “Natural Science” but they pulled off “La Villa Strangiato” just about perfectly. They did all of side one of Moving Pictures which was quite impressive. Methinks they should do side two next time. I’d be happy to contribute to the angry mob sound at the opening of “Witch Hunt”.
I think that “I Know What I Like” is new to the set and they did a bang-up job on it. Just needs a tambourine solo.
It’s too bad Scott Eagle has left. This leaves the band sans flautist and most of their Jethro Tull repertoire is gone. They did a nice version of “Aqualung” but, without flute, there isn’t much classic Tull for them to play. Perhaps they can add “To Cry You a Song” to the setlist.
Local guitarist Steve Schad played between sets and did a really nice version of “To Be Over” as a rockin’ “Cactus Boogie”. He done Steve Howe proud.