Focus Frontman Thijs Van Leer talking about "Hocus Pocus"

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  1. Blazer

    Blazer

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    A first hand account about the creation of one of Prog Rock's finest songs.

    That song was one of those moments where all the planets lined up and magic happened.
  2. Mystic Michael

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    I actually met Thijs a few years ago. He had reformed Focus to perform at the ProgDay festival in North Carolina. Unfortunately, Jan Akkerman had parted company years before. That was a cool experience nonetheless.

    Focus was one of my favorite bands from back in the day. I always enjoyed Akkerman's tasteful, sophisticated, nuanced, highly melodic style - not unlike Steve Hackett of Genesis. Moving Waves is a wonderful album. :cool:

    MM

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