|Got to say I agree with Nov, as usual.|
I too would love to see TFK far more successful, earning more money from their talent, and appearing on mainline shows such as Jools Holland. They richly deserve all the success they can achieve.
Of course, if they were really successful, it might raise the thorny question of 'will they sell out?' We all know what happened to Genesis.
I suppose, from a purely personal and selfish point of view, I am happy with them the way they are. They are writing and recording the music they themselves enjoy and we fans like. I presume they must make enough money to survive, or they would have packed in by now. Of course, they are all mostly involved in other projects and bands, and that must help top up their wages.
I just wish they had been around in the seventies. If they had started around 1970, say, they would have really been rated as phenomenal, I have no doubt 1about that. Because they have only been around about 13 years, they will, sadly, always suffer through comparison with the 'originals'.
And they are so much better than that.
I suppose we should be glad that, although they are unknown by the music world in general, they are big fish in prog terms. This allows them a certain freedom to do what they wish, within reason. And that is a good thing.
As I type this, I am listening to Retropolis, and earlier I played The Flower King. It has been a good day, music wise, as I also watched the entire MTFK dvd again.
It doesn't get any better than that!