Gentle Giant Quotes
"Civilian was done with less passion than some of the other albums. As it turns out we as a band were just not good at being rock or pop stars. We would have loved to be as popular as a Genesis or Rush or Yes. In hindsight, I sometimes think that Gentle Giant was wrongfully put into the progressive rock category. Much of what we did was very clever, but we certainly didn't do these long complex tunes like Yes or Genesis did".
"Shortly after the breakup of the band I went to work for Polygram Records in the promotions department, and began my career on this side of the fence. It was funny how many people who I met while working there, especially initially, who were avid fans of Gentle Giant! Eventually I became the Vice President of A&R for Polygram, and later on moved on to ATCO/East-West Records as President of that label for a few years. As I was meeting and helping sign a lot of pop and rock bands at the time, I began to understand how and why Gentle Giant remained sort of a cult band, and a band like Genesis became huge. Some bands or artists just have a huge drive or passion to become popular, which is what makes some successful and others not. I wish I could have done that for Gentle Giant looking back on it".
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