Lovers of the concept album and 20-minute epic rock song are said to be ecstatic today, as new legislation that will see controversial music genre Progressive Rock decriminalised is to be rushed though parliament in the Autumn.
It is understood that the bill to be tabled by Tory heavyweight, Nicholas Soames, will go through the Commons on the nod, and in one fell swoop it will see the sickening back street trade in albums and DVDs by the likes of Yes, Genesis, Camel and others eradicated once and for all.
Terry Arnold a long-term "Progger" explains, "Since around 1979 it's been almost impossible to buy Prog anywhere in the UK through legitimate outlets. I've had to meet more seedy little men up dark alleyways than you could shake a stick at, just so as I could have my fix. And what's more I've had to pay well over the odds for the privilege too. Do you know that the last Yes CD cost me £125 and you can get it in the States, where Prog has never been outlawed, for a bloody fiver! I just can't thank Nick Soames enough."
Harp-plucking hippy former lead vocalist of Yes, Jon Anderson, commented, "Suns rise slowly out of the mist, a tree is born. Rejoice for one we are and we are one. Ri-hat, cha-ta-cha! You know it really excites me to think that I'll soon be able to record this kind of thing again in England and not get my collar felt. It's like...like wow, man. So liberating."
And Peter Gabriel, one time Genesis leader fought back the tears as he told Danny Baker, "This is a landmark day for all pretentious musos everywhere. I can now resume work on my five CD, ten-hour song cycle for 20-piece rock ensemble and symphony orchestra."
Meanwhile John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, former punk tearaway but now CEO of Anchor Butter issued the following statement through his management, "Oh no! For fuck sake!"
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