1 Proteus 2 weeks ago Not to mention testosterone, aggression, technique and dexterity, brutal virtuosity, stamina, exorbitant display of incandescent energy, virile innocent youth, uncanny musicality (frequently bordering on or crossing into brilliance), and great good humour. This show is a record of a moment which could never be recaptured - not even by EL&P, whose stellar fusion here at the core would burn (often brilliantly) through its fuel, expand into a bloated caricature of itself, and collapse into a dim burned-out hulk over the course of the following 7 years.It's good to be reminded of the mingled violence and beauty of the trio's birth.One has to overlook the fey and disruptive psychedelic cinematography, titles, and other self-consciously weird markers of the day in the production. Also, it may hard going in the first 15 minutes or so (laced with various sorts of amazement though they are). Watch the whole thing for the merit badge. (And the full measure of what ELP started to be about.)(I'm listening to and not watching it as I write this, and the musicality is much more apparent without the visuals. But had I not watched it through and seen how it was done, I would have missed the point: it's a great huge pile of sheer fun. These fellers are having the time of their lives.)It's funny this was called "prog." There's easily as much noise, industria, jazz, punk, and rock & roll in here as classical. Maybe it was the fusion of it all which created the energy - and put those goofy grins on their faces. NOTE: No guitars were harmed in the making of this film - but coming in 1970 as it did, it may have hastened Laurens Hammond's 1973 demise.