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Favorite progressive rock bands?

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by Magic, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Vic2010

    Vic2010 Senior Member

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    I'm not listening to much prog these days but I still need to spin some of my classic, symphonic prog stuff at least once a year. My favorites are the biggies from the early/mid 70s: YES, Gentle Giant, Genesis, Van Der Graaf Generator, Rush (70s), Kansas (70s). There's a few "third wave" bands I like too (Spocks Beard, Flower Kings). I'm not quite as fanatical about this stuff as I was 10 years ago but I still need to hear some prog once in a while.
     
  2. Gabble Ratchet

    Gabble Ratchet Senior Member

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    Seems I've only the one post in here, how odd :think:

    Well, other than Genesis as I stated in that post, I've also been getting into these bands, most of them thanks to this very forum :D

    (In order of most recent first)
    Kaipa
    Spock's Beard
    Eloy
    Transatlantic
    Camel
    Nektar
    ELP
    Mostly Autumn
    Wishbone Ash
    King Crimson
    Alan Parsons Project
    Styx
    The Decemberists
    Yes
    Rush
    Marillion
    Kansas
    Dream Theater
    Porcupine Tree
    Supertramp
    Pink Floyd

    And my list is constantly growing, as I delve further and further into the treasure chest that is progressive rock :D
     
  3. FretBuzz

    FretBuzz Monkey Man

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    My taste in prog bands just leans towards the more well know ones. I used to listen to prog a lot 25- 30 years ago, and a lot of it i still love. (I even played bass in a Yes cover band briefly about 15 years ago).

    My faves are:

    King Crimson
    Pink Floyd
    Yes
    ELP
    Jethro Tull
    Genesis (with Peter Gabriel, not without!)
    Mahavishnu Orchestra (more fusion than prog, but they're related)
    Zappa (who fits into many categories!)
    Rush
     
  4. Drifter

    Drifter Senior Member

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    Focus
    Caravan
    Van Der Graaf Generator
    King Crimson
    Quatermass
    Soft Machine
    Egg
    Mahavishnu Orchestra
    If
    T2
    National Health
    Atomic Rooster
    Edgar Broughton Band
    Procol Harum
     
  5. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

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    A few of my favorite progressive metal bands ( to add to my progressive rock list I have already submitted )

    Myrath
    Orphaned Land
    Pagan's Mind

    I'll make a more complete Progressive metal list when I have more time.
     
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    LG Fade To Black

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    ^^I have all of Pagan's Mind's CD's except their latest live one, another very good Scandinavian band.
     
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    METALPRIEST Senior Member

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  8. Rika

    Rika Cinnamon Girl

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    Haha I had no idea any of these bands were "progressive" til reading this thread. Guess I really suck at genre categorizations. Thankfully I have CRF to enlighten me :rolleyes:
    The Progressive bands I'm familiar with are

    Yes
    King Crimson
    Pink Floyd
    Rush
    Jethro Tull
    Mothers of Invention
    The Moody Blues
    Frank Zappa
    Queensyrche
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Tool
    Primus

    and some others that don't come to mind right now or I'm still uncertain about their "progressive" status :huh:
     
  9. vizou

    vizou Junior Member

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    Hard to choice....!!!!!
    but
    finaly
    1 GENESIS
    2 BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST
    3 PINK FLOYD
    4 MARILLION
     
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    Belexes Internet Tough Guy

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    1. Genesis
    2. Kansas
    3. Marillion
    4. Yes
    5. Jethro Tull
    6. Focus
    7. IQ
    8. King Crimson
    9. The Soft Machine
    10. Magma
    11. Pink Floyd
    12. Barclay James Harvest
    13. Eloy
    14. Gentle Giant
    15. Van Der Graaf Generator
     

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