I spent my moody teens (and one memorable night at the Charleston Holiday Inn) mooning over Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Nutrocker was my favorite Christmas music for a long time. Even now, I use it when I need to speed-clean the house.
Nutrocker was Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s nod to the Christmas season. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is performing the piece. I keep reading that Emerson, Lake and Palmer was one of their major influences. I’d say so. While the quality of the video leaves a lot to be desired, it is immensely better than any of the clips I could find of ELP performing.
Y’all are probably more familiar with TSO for the following:
So, I “discovered” the Trans-Siberian Orchestra a year or so ago. Everything old is new again. It looks like I can spend my moody menopausal years mooning over TSO. At the moment, I’m pondering plunking down some significant cash to see the spectacle that is TSO’s Winter Tour. [I’ve always been a sucker for a good spectacle.]
Happy Whatever You Celebrate, Y’all