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Prog Rock

This is a little Satanic, I suppose.

But I confess that I really really like Prog Rock. (Like hippies with a fuzz pedal!)

So.... post your prog rock favourites here.

I will start with Atomic Rooster...

 

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And I shall follow up with

And I shall follow up with Aphrodite's Child...

 


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MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

        Try this on for size;  because it really ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VATmgtmR5o4

 

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Did someone say hippies with

Did someone say hippies with fuzz?

 

 

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Does that count as prog

Does that count as prog rock? Because, it's fucking AWESOME!!! And the whole track are epic 24 minutes, if I remember. Oldfield is a genius. Don't forget to listen to part 2 and part 3, because the music continues to be awesome. It is truly unusual for local customs, but I really do have an original CD of this.

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Yah Lumy, I would call Mike

Yah Lumy, I would call Mike Oldfield prog rock. Although truth be known, there really is not one clear definition of the term. Some people even argue over whether a piece is or isn't. Whatever. What matters to me as a musician is if it is hard to master but really fun to play when you get there.

 

For a somewhat global look, you can start with the mid/late 60's when musicians were breaking out of the mold that says that all music must be under 4 minutes and danceable. The later Beatles albums are sort of a precursor to the general idea.

 

In the 70's, look for bands such as King Crimson, ELP, Jethro Tull, Kansas, Yes, Genesis and the like. In the late 70's most of those bands went on hiatus or broke up and deluded music critics labeled the period as the end of prog rock. However, that pesky “dead genre” that doesn't tend to get radio or MTV play keeps coming back. Supposedly, it has died as a genre like 4 or 5 times now but not really.

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Tonton Macoute

Heading off into the slightly more obscure with Tonton Macoute.

The more informed among you will of couse know that T.M. was the name for Papa Doc Duvalier's secret police.

That is to say, back in the day when you had good reason to be afraid of travelling to Haiti.

 

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Well, I did not know that

Well, I did not know that about TM. However, before he died, I had a mecanic who had been the fleet mechanic for Baby Doc. I am still in awe of what you can bring into the states in a bunch of huge tool boxes which are under diplomatic seal.

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I did not know that about TM.

 

 

They are (were) a very talented band.

Some times I can hear their ghost in some of the work by Pigbag.

But fuck that... I now wanted to blow the horn on behalf of Rumplestiltskin.

 

 

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Was a major Jethro Tull fan

Was a major Jethro Tull fan when I was 13-15. Hard to pick a single representative song. The great thing by Jethro Tull was they could do both beautiful melodic pieces as well as kick ass rockin' blasphemy-ridden belters. Here's a sample of both, followed by probably my absolute favourite:

Wond'ring Aloud

 

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Oh Jesus save me!
If Jesus saves -- well, He'd better save Himself
from the gory glory seekers who use His name in death.
Oh Jesus save me!
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I grew up on Pink Floyd but

I grew up on Pink Floyd but let's see if this works also, a little more current prog fusion stuff...

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Tempest

My (possibly) favourite prog band, Tempest, with their song "Gorgon".

The guitar guy, Allan Holdsworth, is still going strong somewhere, I think.

 

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Does this count?  

Does this count?

 


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Look on YouTube for Hawkwind

Look on YouTube for Hawkwind (Sonic Attack) and anything including and after The Stranglers Black and White album.

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Abu Lahab wrote: Look on

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Look on YouTube for Hawkwind.

 

Hah! Hawkwind was the coolest thing I was able to imagine between the ages of 10 (1973) and 14 (1977).

But you don't get your wish since you're too fucking lazy to look it up and link it yourself. You get "Levitation".

 

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v4ultingbassist wrote: Does

v4ultingbassist wrote:

Does this count? 

 

Fucking hell yes it does! That's as prog as... Genesis... or ELP.

Anyway, speaking of ELP, I dig The Nice... who actually had an earlier version of "America".

 

 

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From 1979... after I was done with the worst "punk" fascination...

International supergroup UK makes it sound simple when it is in fact mind-bogglingly complicated.

 

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hard to master but really fun to play

 

I actually have a theory about this.

I think that for all the mysterious syncopations and the hither and thither winds of instrumental elaoboration, prog rock is actually fuelled by very simple basic lines of melody that appeal to your la-la emlotional nature; while the complicted stuff engages the more cerebral neural pathways with all their little eruptions of scales and patterns - thus, in total, appearing as pleasing to a certain audience, much the same way as classical music does. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the prog pioneers were of course highly educated in the classical trickery of symphonies.

Case in point:

 

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Marquis wrote: Fucking hell

Marquis wrote:
 

Fucking hell yes it does!

 

Haha, I made sure to pick the proggiest of their songs.


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v4ultingbassist wrote:the

v4ultingbassist wrote:
the proggiest of their songs

 

Well if that's all it's measured by, I will recommend Opeth...

(Oh, and they - the Swedes - are like the shemale version of the Norwegians.)

 

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I've got some of their

I've got some of their stuff.  My problem is that I like hard music, but I don't like screaming or roaring... So I'm left with little to work with lol


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v4ultingbassist wrote:I like

v4ultingbassist wrote:

I like hard music, but I don't like screaming or roaring

 

Try this or this then.

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