Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by billyporter, May 22, 2012.
I'd like to be the devil's advocate here and state:
Please disconsider "prog" acts like Marillion and Phish! How overrated can you get.
Atomic Rooster, PFM, Queensryche, Jethro Tull, etc are my choices.
Spock's Beard....thx to Joker on this forum
Even DEEP PURPLE were considered a "progressive rock band" back 1970-71 I recall.
By and large prog rock acts maybe technically of a high musical standard but overall are mostly boring to listen to the exception being FOCUS from the 1970s & EMERSON LAKE & PALMER also from the 1970s (except maybe there Love Beach album?). Many rate GENIUS which is fair enough although I can't say they ever captured my interest musically, I tired listening to some Steve Hackett solo albums a few months ago and decided to bin them!!.
I perfectly know where you're coming from, man.
David Allen (RIP) and Gong represented the best psych-prog from Australia yet !!
2017 prog album of the year
LOL. I remember being coerced in to listening to Focus III in my mates loft when I was a lad back in the early 70s - I was about 12 years old. It was a bit too deep for me at the time and I've never given it another chance since then so maybe I will sometime but I don't know about all that yodelling....
Personally I like Genesis (I assume 'GENIUS' is a typo..??) up to and including "Duke" but after that they just turned crap.
Hackett is also well past his sell by date these days and hasn't produced a decent album since "Defector" in 1980. "Spectral Mornings" was a good one of his although some of the sound production was a bit dodgy on it..."Please don't Touch" was a good one too with better production than " Spectral Mornings" and a couple of good guest vocalists in Randy Crawford and the guy from Kansas. Worth a listen.
Could never stand anything ELP ever did meself....
All a matter of personal taste lad - all a matter of personal taste..
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