Oscar-Rio;1947327 said:I'm not a real big prog guy, but i really enjoy this stuffStolen Babieshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpxesBrb8Ag
SputnikDX;1957425 said:Hey schizoid, are those 60 prog bands placed by ranking? Like, is number 1 the best?
Jhail83;1959026 said:Why do people get all butt hurt when Rush and Pink Floyd are labeled as prog? They made progressive music, so what's the big deal? Yes both have made music that wasn't progressive, but so has Genesis. The fact is both bands took a lot of progressive elements with them throughout their careers. A lot of people consider them to be prog, just as they consider radiohead, Gabriel, etc. to be prog. So deal with it.
Oggih;1961645 said:What genre would you guys put Pink Floyd (post-Syd) in? Classic rock? :/
a21schizoidman;1966619 said:Ray Thomas > Ian Anderson, lol
Fizzeler;1966633 said:Defending Ian Anderson is thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdz_G1VGJ4cHowever I actually agree Ray Thomas has seniority and correct me on this one if I am wrong he did influence Anderson so I guess Ray winsCurrent listRay Thomas - Best Flautist
SputnikDX;1993933 said:Got another album, Operation: Mindcrime. Highly suggested by Schizoid in his list of prog bands.My opinions: Fabulous album from start to finish. It's an hour long, but that hour zings by in like 20 minutes. The album, for the most part, is seamless. Songs often lead from one to the next with not even a second to break, giving the album an incredible flow.However, it's progity(?) isn't as high as most of the bands on that list. It's prog, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't feel like it at first.Regardless, I highly recommend it.Double post but who cares, right?
Tono_Fyr;1994083 said:That Coheed album's all right, but it really drops off at the 8th song or so. My definition of prog tends to be kinda loose. Any band that advances their music, trying new things that distinguish albums from one another, I would call Progressive. If you've done a concept album, you probably also fall under "Progressive". Then there's the old school prog sound with moog synths and the rock organ. There's also odd time signatures and tempo changes and such. Songs regularly going over 10 minutes are another symptom. I've seen a number of people go '"But rush was only prog for four albums!!!111", and to you i say, for many people, they were one of the original prog bands, because they kind of were. If you ask the average person without as rigid definition of prog as some of you guys here, they would probably call them progressive. And by nature, Prog does not have a stark definition. You can be a progressive power metal band with black metal tendancies, for instance. To me, prog is more of something that a band IS rather than a strictly defined genre.
Fizzeler;1994096 said:Search this forum there is a Prog. definition in a thread as to Rush they released their first album in 1974 while most Prog. bands released their first album in the late 60s so no they were not one of the original Prog. bands
Tono_Fyr;1994131 said:You just made me roll my eyes. Most prog rock bands released thier debuts in 1969, but Prog's hayday was the 1970s. Any band that came across as prog from that time period was a part of the early prog movement. The fact that the band formed a few years later means very little in the scheme of decades past. Rush also has had a lasting effect on prog rock bands up to today, such as Dream Theater, Symphony X, and Nevermore, as just a few examples.And ****, the first ELP album came out in the seventies. Does that make them 'not early prog'?
Fizzeler;1994137 said:Rush's first Prog. album which is 2112 was released in 1976 after the early Prog. Bands so no Rush is not early Prog. ELPs first album was in the early 70s so yes they are early Prog. in other wordsEarly Prog.Late 60s to Early 70s
Tono_Fyr;1994191 said:Early prog: 70s, period. 1969 is barely what I'd call the "late sixties"(and if I'm not mistaken, there weren't really any prog records before 1969, but I may be wrong) rather than just the early seventies.
Hungryfreak;1994460 said:And Zappa. Don't forget him.
Hungryfreak;1996699 said:The only songs that tie together are the first two and it's only by a reuse of the Aqualung character in a different context.