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    Son of Northern Darkness Metal-Demon's Avatar
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    Default Any Prog-Heads Here?

    If so ... what are some of your personal favourites?

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    I guess it kind of depends on what fits the definition of Prog.

    I love Fates Warning, some Dream Theater, Edguy, Blind Guardian, Symphony X.....
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    Well, that's Prog-Metal to be precise ... I was thinking along the lines of "traditional Prog" (talk about an contradiction in terms?!) such as:

    MARILLION
    EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER
    PAVLOV'S DOG
    YES
    RAMSES
    KATE BUSH
    PETER GABRIEL
    AMON DUUL II
    CAMEL
    PINK FLOYD
    RUSH
    GENESIS (early)
    PALLAS
    GORDIAN KNOT
    SUPERTRAMP
    MYTHOS
    ATOMIC ROOSTER
    ELOY
    ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN AND HOWE
    SAGA
    ANEKDOTEN

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    These days I tend to lean towards punk and post-punk more than anything else, but progressive rock is what got me into music in the first place. I started out being into Hawkwind (who are all also proto-punk) and then got into Yes and Rush based on a friend's reccommendations as well as through a compilation of Rush's proggier 70s work. (Including the superlative "2012".) I also enjoyed what I heard of the work of Gordian Knot, National Health, Henry Cow, Gong, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, Amon Duul II, and proggy jazz fusion band Return to Forever, particularly their The Romantic Warrior album though that is their only one I have heard in full right now. (I suppose I could even throw in the Mahavishnu Orchestra.)

    I also have a real fondness for the Soft Machine, both their earlier, jazzier work when they were led by drummer Robert Wyatt and their later, strange instrumental stuff. My favourite prog band however remains King Crimson. Robert Fripp is an amazing guitarist and the band continually presses forward, unlike many of their peers from the 70s.

    Oh and I LOATHE Emerson Lake and Palmer. They just embody for me the worst aspects of progressive rock and prove all the punks right.

    Edit: And I forgot Gentle Giant! Oh how could I forget their fussily prim, totally English music that sounds like a bunch of middle-aged medieval history teachers or chess club nerds seeing Woodstock and saying 'Hey we can do this!'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal-Demon
    Well, that's Prog-Metal to be precise ... I was thinking along the lines of "traditional Prog" (talk about an contradiction in terms?!) such as:

    MARILLION
    EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER
    PAVLOV'S DOG
    YES
    RAMSES
    KATE BUSH
    PETER GABRIEL
    AMON DUUL II
    CAMEL
    PINK FLOYD
    RUSH
    GENESIS (early)
    PALLAS
    GORDIAN KNOT
    SUPERTRAMP
    MYTHOS
    ATOMIC ROOSTER
    ELOY
    ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN AND HOWE
    SAGA
    ANEKDOTEN
    Ahhh then that would not really include me. I like some Floyd, Rush, and early Genesis, but not so much that I should be considered a FAN of it.

    Well, I do like some Yes. I own a couple of their CDs.
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    Rush is one of my all-time favorites.

    And I was really in to King's X for a while. Do they count?

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    Rush for me.
    Marrilon is prog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    Marrilon is prog?
    Yup, part of the 80s prog revival, though I heard they toned down their sound somewhat when their first vocalist Fish left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Ghetto Fabulous Adam Flex
    Yup, part of the 80s prog revival, though I heard they toned down their sound somewhat when their first vocalist Fish left.
    Maybe i've just never heard the early stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punchy
    And I was really in to King's X for a while. Do they count?
    In some ways yes, in others no ... a great band nonetheless! :)


    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    Marillion is prog?
    You bet! Particularily the Fish-era material ...

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    So wait...what was King Crimson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    So wait...what was King Crimson?
    Prog. THE prog band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Ghetto Fabulous Adam Flex
    Prog. THE prog band.
    Why was i the first to mention them then?

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    From Metal-Demon's list, I'm into 6 or so bands, most particularly Rush and Pink Floyd.

    I can't say if that makes me an exceptionally progy prog-head. If it does, I've been unknowingly carrying a label I didn't even know existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core
    From Metal-Demon's list, I'm into 6 or so bands, most particularly Rush and Pink Floyd.

    I can't say if that makes me an exceptionally progy prog-head. If it does, I've been unknowingly carrying a label I didn't even know existed.
    We call it Pretencious Rock instead of Progressive rock when we feel smarmy.

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