The Show That Never Ends Reviewed in the National Post
From the review:
Weigel’s greatest service is reminding readers that, in its heyday, prog was both widely popular and respected. Now well into its fourth decade as rock music’s punchline – ever since “punk won over the critics, disco won over the teens, and the major progressive bands deflated like punctured blimps,” as Weigel writes – only a small cult of followers takes the form seriously. It’s refreshing to read Weigel’s trove of contemporary praise from the tastemakers of the day, and to find that, at the height of its popularity, prog was like grunge music in the ’90s – record labels threw money around, signing anything vaguely prog-y in the hopes of landing the next big act.