Watch Italian proggers Jana Draka cover Gentle Giant's Wreck

Jana Draka
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We've all seen footage of Gentle Giant performing live in their heyday on YouTube and marvelled at the band's dazzling dexterity, not to mention their ability to swap between instruments seemingly at will.

So one can imagine what a daunting task it must be to tackle one of the band's songs, let along film yourselves doing so and then upload it onto the Internet where all and sundry can blight your dreams with their caustic comments.

Not so Italian four-piece prog band Jana Draka, who have covered Gentle Giant's Wreck from the band's second album, 1971's Acquiring The Taste (which celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday). And we have to say it's really rather good - you can watch the video in full below.

The quartet hail from Cosenza, Calabria in Italy and are Valerio Magli (vocals and bass), Danilo Pantusa (guitars and vocals), Valentina D'Angelo (drums and vocals) and Federico Aramini (piano and keyboard).

Jana Draka formed in 2014 and released their first EP, Introspection, in 2016. they released their debut album, Where The Journey Begins in 2019. 

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.