I Like the Covers More than the Music

I do own some progressive rock in my collection. This genre is mostly on vinyl but one ”Best Of” Emerson, Lake and Palmer CD graces my shelves. I’m not a progressive rock geek. I much prefer melody or rhythm and blues. I like a beat. And a hook. But I do appreciate the incredible artwork that goes with progressive rock discs. The cover of Brain Salad Surgery. Tarkus. So, I hold on to my vinyl copies. And, in the “E” section a couple of Electric Light Orchestra discs. Lots of good tunes Jeff Lynne’s sound is so recognizable, you can hear it when he toys with non-ELO songs. George Harrison. Traveling Wilbury’s. Tom Petty. He almost saturates songs with his production. A little goes a long way.