Prog Rock: The Musical Genre That Won’t Die

Originally posted on Longreads:
Scientists say cockroaches are one of the few things that will survive a nuclear holocaust. Add prog rock to that list. Defined loosely by its intentional complexity, over-instrumentation, jazz elements, and classically-trained, ambitious musicians who rejected simpler, visceral forms of rock,┬áthe “progressive” form known as prog rock has been dissed and…