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Old 09-14-2012, 11:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The cool thing about that box set is that unlike the "supernatural fairy tales" box set, this one doesn't pretend that prog died with the advent of punk rock and includes a whole disc of newer prog.

There might still be some folks who think prog died at the end of the seventies but hopefully this thread will help rectify that mistaken belief.
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When it comes to Pink Floyd I have always felt that the best starter is obviously DSOTM and albums like Wish You Were Here and Animals are those albums to branch out to after it. I prefer the latter two but I was happy to start with DSOTM.
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Many members here have a good knowledge of Prog. When I first came here I noticed that and that bands like Yes and Jethro Tull are quite popular. Just take a look at the official Jethro Tull thread.

A question to Bonhamsp and others: what are the influences of bands like Yes, ELP and King Crimson. What made them composing music what we now call prog?
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^^ They combined their classical music training with elements of rock & roll, blues and jazz. And then there was the first progressive song in history, Greensleeves, that influenced many of them.

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Did you know that Blackmore's Night(Richie Blackmore's medieval/renaissance inspired band)did a version of Greensleeves on one of their early discs?
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Originally Posted by Bonham'ssqueakypedal View Post
The cool thing about that box set is that unlike the "supernatural fairy tales" box set, this one doesn't pretend that prog died with the advent of punk rock and includes a whole disc of newer prog.

There might still be some folks who think prog died at the end of the seventies but hopefully this thread will help rectify that mistaken belief.

No, prog definitley has not died.


I believe prog has taken different directions, though, such as Progressive Metal.....which is very alive and thriving.


My favorite Prog Metal band is a band from Belgium..Beyond the Labyrinth


I wrote an album review on their last album of 2011, "Chapter III: Stories"
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In an interview for a BBC radio show on the Abbey Road album, Ian McDonald said they took their cue from The Beach Boys and The Beatles. When McDonald left Crimson, it was clear who was really the most influential member.
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For the Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow album (1975), he came up with a track called Sixteenth Century Greensleeves, which is really his version of Greensleeves.
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No, prog definitley has not died.


I believe prog has taken different directions, though, such as Progressive Metal.....which is very alive and thriving.


My favorite Prog Metal band is a band from Belgium..Beyond the Labyrinth


I wrote an album review on their last album of 2011, "Chapter III: Stories"

Progressive metal started as it's own distinct genre in the eighties. Dream Theater's "images and words" was probably the album to put that genre on the map in a big way for the first time.

Neo progressive also started in the eighties with Marillion, IQ and Pendragon being the biggest name bands.

Post rock which some people feel developed totally separate from progressive rock(which in some ways it did)also has it's roots in the 80's namely with the experimental direction taken by the previous new wave band Talk Talk.

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For the Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow album (1975), he came up with a track called Sixteenth Century Greensleeves, which is really his version of Greensleeves.
I mentioned Greensleeves because I believe the early proggers (especially Greg Lake) tried to capture that renaissance feel and Greensleeves is pretty much the epitome of that era's sound.

Sixteenth Century Greensleeves is one of my favorite Rainbow songs.
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