Tuesday, 1 October 2013

STEVE HACKETT – AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PROG PIONEER


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A few weeks ago, former RIP Magazine editor Lonn Friend stepped inside a Genesis time machine when guitar player Steve Hackett cracked open his oeuvre to release a spectral prism in Illinois. “Steve Hackett’s whimsical guitar has been swirling in my subconscious since I was eighteen years old,” Friend told me recently. “His riffs and musical vision define seventies prog. Having just seen him perform two plus hours of timeless classics on his current Genesis Revisited tour, I can emphatically report that his playing is flawless. Supper’s Ready and I’m still hungry.”
You can always count on Friend to provide a visually stimulating assessment of music, and you can always count on Steve Hackett to give you something worth talking about. With a new CD/DVD live package coming out on October 29th of his London Hammersmith show from back in May, Hackett continues to roam the American countryside spreading his Genesis genius for those who love music with more of a mind-bending surreality.
Having joined Genesis in 1971, Hackett added his guitar artistry to a band already ablaze with Peter Gabriel’s hypnotic antics, contributing to such masterpieces of as Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Wind & Wuthering  and solo albums starting with 1975’s Voyage Of The Acolyte. On a day filled with interviews, Hackett took some time to talk with me about his career, his current tour and what it was really like playing with Peter Gabriel.
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