Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris talked to Classic Rock where he shared his love for prog music, especially for the British act Genesis.
Here’s what Harris said:
“My introduction to Genesis came when someone at school recommended the ”Trespass” album to me. I got into that and then bought ‘Nursery Cryme’ and ‘Foxtrot’ after that. ‘Supper’s Ready’ is the closing track on Foxtrot and the band threw everything bar the kitchen sink into it: it’s an incredible piece of music. I saw Genesis live on the ‘Foxtrot’ tour and they were amazing.
“The Peter Gabriel-era albums still give me goosebumps, and I was devastated when he left the band. ‘A Trick Of The Tail’ was a great album to be fair, and ‘Wind & Wuthering’ is decent too, but when [guitarist] Steve Hackett left too it wasn’t really the same for me.
”They’re still a good band, but those early albums are magical.”