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Progressive Rock 101: Why PROG is essential for the Evolution of Mankind.

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Hi Proggers,

56 minutes ago, progladyte said:

N.P.

 

Opeth's new spinner

 

Third or fourth spin and I'll admit it grabs you and won't let go.

 

The choruses are so damned catchy and memorable. Musicianship is superb as expected but it's totally different compared to their best ever effort called "Damnation" from 2003

 

 

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Hope you have the English version, difficult to follow the Swedish libretto :thumb:

 

JJ

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Album from my youth, still stands up very well!

The Yes album - Warner Pioneer Japan pressing.

 

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3 hours ago, progladyte said:

".............................. many of the great Italian bands such as Le Orme, ........................................."

 

 

 

Ahhh! That brings back memories. I never tire of Le Orme's  "Cemento Armato". Great seventies prog groove.

 

https://youtu.be/KniZ09GdH7U

 

 

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Hi All,

 

Steven Wilson, To The Bone

 

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JJ

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7 hours ago, Batty said:

I have 24 only will need to discover some more, and as others have said a few I wouldn't have considered as Prog.

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8 hours ago, JukKluk2 said:

I have 24 of the listed titles. Have to query ELO's El Dorado being there, as well as the Soft Machine album (always considered them as jazz). A few of the tail-enders I have never even heard of.

Ashamed to say, only 9.

Must admit though, l have not heard of most of the first 30.

Got most of the top 5.

Take pleasure in listening to 50 down to 30 on Spotify, if listed.

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5 hours ago, Janjuc said:

Hi Proggers,

Hope you have the English version, difficult to follow the Swedish libretto :thumb:

 

JJ

Listened a couple of times. Not quite grabbing me...yet.

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48 minutes ago, Janjuc said:

Hi All,

 

Steven Wilson, To The Bone

 

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JJ

No Steve Wilson or Porcupine Tree in Prog top 50😭

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7 hours ago, progladyte said:

Uhm.... 48

 

Ruins & Meshuggah didn't do anything for me unfortunately except hit the eject button.

 

I also question ELO being on the list considering many of the great Italian bands such as Le Orme, Museo Rosenbach, Il Rovescio della Medaglia, etc were omitted. Still it's a pretty comprehensive list and one that is hard to question overall.

 

If you guys have enjoyed the prog journey so far, you're gonna wet yer pants when you discover so many of the lesser known bands.

 

Trust me, this will be a multiple orgasm for the ears for decades to come.

 

For those of you progsters with a penchant for digital files, perhaps I can help you out with some samples.

 

 

 

This site has come alive. I for one, am very happy. Love sharing the joy.

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8 minutes ago, needlerunner said:

No Steve Wilson or Porcupine Tree in Prog top 50😭

Try looking at number 39.

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3 minutes ago, JukKluk2 said:

Try looking at number 39.

Geez. Must have blinked. Don't know how l missed that one. And l even haven't had a drink yet.

Maybe the onset of Senility.

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1 minute ago, needlerunner said:

Maybe the onset of Senility.

That was passed so long ago, for me, that I have forgotten what rational thought is.

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Here's a rough extract from Gnosis2000 for music from England during the 1970's.

 

While most of the inclusions relate to prog and other sub genre, I've included a few essentials like Led Zeppelin / Queen / Roxy etc cos they're so damned good. There are plenty of other great bands from this era but you prolly know them anyway so I haven't included them.

 

You'd be pretty safe with just about anything listed here although Y.M.M.V.

 

Here goes:

Genesis - Selling England / Trick Of The Tail / The Lamb / Wind & Wuthering / Foxtrot / Nursery Cryme

Yes - Tales of Topographic Oceans / Close To The Edge / Fragile

King Crimson - 1st 7 albums

Gentle Giant - 1st 6 albums

Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery / Benefit / Living In The Past / Songs From The Wood / Passion Play / Thick As A Brick / Aqualung

Cressida - Cressida

Brand X - Unorthodox Behaviour

Bill Bruford - One Of A Kind

Steve Hackett - Voyage Of The Acolyte

Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of The Dark

Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow

Camel - Snowgoose /Moonmadness / Mirage

Gryphon - Red Queen

UK -UK / Danger Money

Mike Oldfield - Incantations / Tubular Bells

Strawbs - Hero & Heroine / Ghosts / Grave New World / From The Witchwood

Wishbone Ash - Argus

Renaissance - Scheherazade / Ashes Are Burning / Turn Of The Cards

BJH - Gone To Earth /Octoberon / Time Honoured Ghosts

Be-Bop Deluxe - Live In The Air Age

Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling

Caravan - 1st 6 albums

Curved Air -Air Cut

ELP - 1st 4 albums

England - Garden Shed

Fruup - first 4 albums

Mike Rutherford - Smallcreeps Day

John Entwhistle - Whistle Rhymes

Greenslade - 1st 4 albums

Steve Hillage - Fish Rising / Green

Mandalaband -The Eye Of Wendor

Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head

Pink Floyd - Take Yer Pick

Anthony Philips - Wise After The Event / Geese & The Ghost

Quartermass - Quartermass

Roxy Music - Roxy Music

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack

Atomic Rooster - Atomic Rooster / Made In England

Audience - House On The Hill

Druid - Towards The Sun / Fluid Druid

The Enid - Aerie Faerie Nonsense / In The Region Of Summer Stars

Fields - Fields

Peter Gabriel - 1st 4 albums

Deep Purple - In Rock

Led Zeppelin - 1st 4 albums

Gracious - 1st 2 albums - these rate very highly and will surprise you.

The Greatest Show On Earth - both 1970's albums are excellent

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Roaring Silence / Watch / Angel Station / The Good Earth / Solar Fire / Messin' /Nightintgales & Bombers

The Moody Blues - First 7 albums

Spring - Spring

Home - Home / The Alchemist

The Pretty Things - Parachute /

Rare Bird - As Your Mind Flies By

Peter Sinfield - Still

Supertramp - Crime Of The Century

Uriah Heep - Demons & Wizards / Salisbury

Wilding /Bonus - Pleasure Signals

Affinity -Affinity

Amazing Blondel - England

Autumn - Oceanworld

Mike Batt - Tarot Suite

Fairfield Parlour - From Home To Home

Kestrel - Kestrel

McDonald & Giles - S/T

Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery / I Robot / Eve / Pyramid

Juilan Jay Savarin - Waiters On The Dance

Trapeze - Medusa

Van De Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts / Still Life

Fat Mattress - 1st 2 albums

Family - Music In A Doll's House / Family Entertainment

Fantasy - Paint A Picture

Jade Warrior - First half dozen

Magnum - Kingdom Of Madness

Tempest - Tempest

 

 

If you were dipping yer toes into the prog pool for the first time, you could easily jump on at least one title by each band to see what you thought. If you're not sure about anything, just drop me a message or check out RYM or any of the other sites that list prog.

 

Cheers

 

 

N.P.

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, needlerunner said:

Listened a couple of times. Not quite grabbing me...yet.

Try 2 or 3 more times to let in sink in then report back.

 

You'll find the choruses and lead guitar especially engaging.

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Okay, so at first look it's post-rock again.  :whistle:  But there's definitely a proggy feel to it.  Even if to me it sounds a bit too much Pink Floyd like in places.  Great album.  As are their others for that matter.  

 

Monkey3 - Astra Symmetry. 

 

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https://monkey-3.bandcamp.com/album/astra-symmetry

 

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10 hours ago, Batty said:

FYI, Number 48, Black Noise by FM. I haven't actually heard it, but I do have a vinyl copy of their Direct to Disc album. Fifteen minutes to each side each of which is one continuous piece. Sound quality is very good, and the music while relatively brief is also very enjoyable. I wasn't actually aware that they had other stuff out there as I thought they may have been created simply to do the audiophile recording. Qobuz has some of their stuff, including Direct to Disc.

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Working Afternoon shift, took some stereo gear in, the guy I'm working with had never heard Tubular Bells before ..... He has now.

Spotify on tablet through my M2X power amp and D. smith cheapo speakers.

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1 hour ago, JukKluk2 said:

FYI, Number 48, Black Noise by FM. I haven't actually heard it, but I do have a vinyl copy of their Direct to Disc album. Fifteen minutes to each side each of which is one continuous piece. Sound quality is very good, and the music while relatively brief is also very enjoyable. I wasn't actually aware that they had other stuff out there as I thought they may have been created simply to do the audiophile recording. Qobuz has some of their stuff, including Direct to Disc.

FYI,

 

Nash The Slash spent a few years within each decade from 1970's to 1990's as FM's guitarist but as I only have their first 2 albums, I can't really comment on what he brought to the table after that.

 

Mind you, the first album is brilliant and the follow up is pretty good too.

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2 hours ago, Monk said:

Okay, so at first look it's post-rock again.  :whistle:  But there's definitely a proggy feel to it.  Even if to me it sounds a bit too much Pink Floyd like in places.  Great album.  As are their others for that matter.  

 

Monkey3 - Astra Symmetry. 

 

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https://monkey-3.bandcamp.com/album/astra-symmetry

 

Don't know these guys but according to RYM, they fall under the following musical umbrella:

 

 
 

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high rotation at the moment

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2 hours ago, Batty said:

Working Afternoon shift, took some stereo gear in, the guy I'm working with had never heard Tubular Bells before ..... He has now.

Spotify on tablet through my M2X power amp and D. smith cheapo speakers.

Upon which planet has he been for the past (almost) fifty years?

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1 hour ago, wen said:

high rotation at the moment

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Totally agree. Had a listen last night.

How good is Tim's voice.

I'm a big fan.

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