Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by Magic, Nov 7, 2009.
Rush, Spooky Tooth, Camel, Tangerine Dream, Focus, Nektar, Yes, And so many more Ha Ha
Just Progressive Rock staying way from Prog Metal not in order
Pink Floyd , Yes, Atomic Rooster, King Crimson ,Gentle Giant, Eloy,
ELP, Frank Zappa, Nektar, Hawkwind, Kansas ( 70s )
First Band From Outer Space, The Claypool Lennon Delirium,
Ok dudes I started listening to UK progressive rock band GREENSLADE (1973-1975) again a band I once hated but 12 years later a band that I NOW LOVE!!.
My favorites are/were:
Funny how some bands started out proggy and morphed into top 40 (Genesis, Supertramp to name two). Craved more money and/or mainstream popularity?
Struggling with this (whilst liking [periods of] Genesis, Rush, Pink Floyd, BJH, Supertramp, etc.).
How the hell is 'progressive rock' defined - this is such a vague concept? [anyone?]
And, obviously, a band can be labelled 'progressive' and then [albeit, usually with personnel changes] become not prog. Should be 'progressive music' rather than progressive bands.
Arguably [and already mentioned once or twice] The Beatles were the most progressive band ever [but would never be labelled a progressive rock band]. Oh, and The Velvet Underground.
I kind of dislike bands such as Rush, Genesis, BJH, Pink Floyd being labelled 'progressive'.
The term 'progressive' for me is associated with the long, indulgent, lacking focus, 'dinosaur' rock that was called out (or pushed underground) by punk (according to the mainstream narrative).
I think a number of bands are considered 'progressive' until they learn their craft and learn how to write proper songs. - I know! - just a point of view [and not even one that i fully endorse - I like some of these bands' early stuff].
Maybe I shouldn't have added to this thread (though the five bands listed above are in my top ten favourite bands). I am coming at the subject from a somewhat limited / narrow perspective, I guess.
It shifts with me... and I enjoy finding lost albums and bands.
Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa and the Mothers, Gentle Giant... and deffo are Hawkwind.. Listen to Ejected....never mind Silver Machine.
I really like these bands;
*Emerson Lake & Palmer;
*Honourable mentions to Camel and Van der Graaf Generator. I don't know them as much as I know these 5 from above, but their stuff I have listened so far is just as good in their own style.
Maybe they were filed under Space Rock..
Really were quite something.
Amón Duul ll - Wie Der Wind...
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