On this day in music history: January 24, 1980 - A large billboard to promote Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall” and their four city tour of the US, is erected above the parking lot of the Tower Records store on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA. The billboard has a giant brick wall pasted up in front of it, resembling the cover artwork for “The Wall”. Bricks are removed each day from the billboard, slowly revealing a massive blow up of artist Gerald Scarfe’s artwork from the inner album cover gatefold underneath. The artwork is fully unveiled by the end of the bands’ Los Angeles tour dates in February.
If you’re unsure whether a song is prog or not ask yourself: “when I listened to this song for the first time, did I think the song was going to end but it suddenly picked up again” and if the answer is yes it’s probably prog
“Watch out for music. It should come with a health warning. It can be
dangerous. It can make you feel so alive, so connected to the people
around you, and connected to what you really are inside. And it can make
you think that the world should, and could, be a much better place. And
just occasionally, it can make you very, very happy.”