2 pages and no mention of Rush?
Just checked this thread now, and it just happens to be a coincidence I am listening to Yes Close to the Edge
How on earth have I missed this thread?
Huge prog fan here. I have in fact even seen The Musical Box. Twice.
Even released a prog album as well.
Fave prog albums.....
Yes- ....Topographic Oceans (The Daddy!)
Genesis - Foxtrot
Floyd - Ummagumma (live disc)
Rush - 2112
I always found King Crimson a little too arty, and a lot of Prog ventured too far into jazz, which is just musical masturbation for me. I also liked *****rock in small doses (Faust, Can, Neu) and the French proggers Magma made some fabulous albums in the early 70s. I was never much of a fan of the more pastoral prog of Gentle Giant or Caravan, but I always had a soft spot for the 80s New Prog of Marillion, IQ et al. Of course, by the time Rick Wakeman was doing King Arthur on ice it was all getting a little silly, and there's no room nor patience any more for 20 minute epics with cosmic lyrics performed by accomplished musicians, which is a great shame, but there's tons of the stuff from the late 60s and early 70s waiting to be re-discovered.
King Crimson - Larks Tounges in Aspic
Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Gentle Giant - Octopus
Yes - Close to the Edge
There's some newer bands I love as well, such as Beardfish and A.C.T.
Recommend Samla Mammas Manna as well, for those who havn't heard them, pretty unknown I guess. Very special and unique.
The Italian prog scene is very good as well, bands like Banco del Mutuo Soccorso And Premiata Forneria Marconi.
Last edited by ein92; 21-4-12 at 15:19.
Anyone not feeling anything whilst listening to this album needs put against a wall and slapped with a wet kipper.(plus neil peart thinks gavin harrison is brill so that does me!)
CAMEL !!!! Nobody mentioned Camel yet, bit of a letdown that i can tells ya, so heres some http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vrAW...eature=related , i could easily get lost in that track if i am being honest.
If you are talking prog you have to include Focus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGaVUApDVuY, Zappa was mentioned on page 1 so i thought i would add some English strange and include Gong and Daevid Allen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAQYK..._ZdPTC2QbufppQ This man put me on my butt in Brixton Academy during Hawkwinds 21st Anniversary gig and all he did was run on stage with a glowing skull on a silver stick, fried my brian that night !
Did vocals, bass and drums on that one.
Was able to dig up the CDBaby page for it
Quite proud of some of the stuff we did on that one, and wouldn't mind doing some prog again.
A couple of full songs up on myspace btw (azurethmusic).
Last edited by RedInferno74; 22-4-12 at 22:31.
Haha. I'm on iTunes and I didn't even know about it.
So you're norsk then. Actually went to a prog rock festival in Oslo a few years ago, although it was so small I'm not sure if you could call it a festival. I think it was Subtacto festival or something like that, if I remember correctly.
Yep, everything was done online. Lots of emails flying about across the Atlantic. Myself in Norway, one in Florida, and one in Texas.
We actually met at a collab forum about a decade ago. Never actually met any of the guys in person.
For a group of guys that's never even met it's not too bad I guess.
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