ELP’s Keith Emerson and Greg Lake played the Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas on Friday – and let’s just say that they didn’t win over the skeptics.
Critic Darryl Smyers writes:
The progressive rock floodgates opened and nothing could stop the onslaught of overindulgence.
Lengthy cuts followed from ELP’s disastrous sophomore album Tarkus, an album that has a cover nearly as ugly as the music contained within the grooves.
The show became all about Emerson’s monstrosity of a keyboard set up. Taking up over half the stage, this relic of technology past looked more like a hideous prop than a functioning instrument.
For a state that claims “Everything’s bigger in Texas” – you think that they’d be OK with an onslaught of overindulgence – and at a prog concert, of all places!
If you made it to the Dallas show – let us know what you thought about the show in the comments!
Image: John Cornicello