if you lived somewhere in the louisville, ky television broadcast area in 1973, i bet you remember a commercial for a hippie bar called "Beggar's Banquet". the announcer said, in a real tough sounding voice "Progressive rock and roll...at Beggars Banquet" then you would hear a bit of some loud bunch playing "Goin' Down". anybody here remember that commercial? the band was probably some bunch of locals, but it sounded about like Hydra's: today, "prog" is Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree, Blue Mammoth, and a whole bunch of bands i don't know anything about. and when some writer looks back at the early 70's, there's plenty of "prog" (ELP, Camel, Rush, Yes, Genesis, Soft Machine, etc) but we didn't call it that then. now things are divided into categories, but i never thought about going from listening to Black Sabbath to listening to Yes to listening to the Rolling Stones. it was all "cool" and that was the only qualification. so what's my point? i have no idea. things were better then, but that was because i was young and didn't owe anybody any money and could buy lots of records. but i never did get to go to "beggar's banquet". it was long gone by the time i got old enough.