Christ! How the sultry, full-lipped David Gilmour fell out of contention in this poll is a mystery to me. Maybe discerning prog-rock fans object to him being entered in this competition, when Pink Floyd never played enough triplets to qualify as a true progressive rock band. When it comes time to determine, once and for all, the Sexiest Man in Prog-Rock, we’ll have to consider Gilmour, regardless of the popular vote.
Among the prog-rock musicians who have not struck a nerve with voters, I’m most suprised by the lack of support for Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. Despite initial impressions, each would clean up well, but perhaps by then it was too late.
If you haven’t voted already – or if you have and would like to comment on your selection in this thread – I hope these analyses and images help you make the right choice. It’s important that prog-rockers finally have the opportunity to be objectified the way musicians working in other styles have long enjoyed. The prog world will surely thank us for the work we’re doing.