Probably the best Italian prog-rock band, even if not so famous as others.
Formed in 1969 by Gianni and Vittorio Nocenzi
, releases their first album
only in 1972
: Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
, characterized by classical influences based on the twin keyboards
interplay and the original voice
of Francesco Di Giacomo
Other strongly recommended albums are: Darwin!
, a concept album based on the mankind evolution and the wonderful album Come in un ultima cena
(released in English as As in a last supper
BMS have distinguished their self for the longevity and the quality of their career (in 2002 has celebrate the 30th anniversary) and especially for the extraordinary charism of the singer Francesco Di Giovanni.
Unluckily, the italian lyrics and their hard link with the classical culture have jeopardized the possibility of success in the foreign markets, even if the band had release some English-sung album and make an USA UK tour.
Other info on: www.bancodelmutuosoccorso.it (English version too)