We are rocking on through the seventies, and this week we will be focussing on Prog Rock, also called Progressive Rock. Prog Rock has already been mentioned on our musical adventure, as a genre with many links to Art Rock. Like Art Rock, the Prog Rock movement sought to use modern instruments and techniques to create music with greater artistic value and credibility.
Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon represents Prog Rock on the Music Tree, and Dave and I will be listening to it all week (if he can drag himself away from The King of Limbs!). Remaining in the charts for 741 weeks, The Dark Side of the Moon holds the record for the longest-charting album of all time, and with an estimated 45 million copies sold to date it is the third best-selling album in history. Enjoy!