Your top 10 Favorite Progressive Rock Bands!!

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited July 2011 in History of Rock
List your top 10 favorite progressive rock bands!!

mine:
1) Emerson Lake & Palmer (no suprise)
2) Jethro Tull
3) Yes
4) Zappa & the Mothers
5) King Crimson
6) Genesis
7) Marillion
8) Porcupine Tree
9) Premiata Forneria Marconi
10) Camel

2011:
1) ELP
2) VDGG
3) Zappa
4) King Crimson
5) Genesis
6) PFM
7) Triumvirat
8) Can
9) Olive Mess
10) Knight Area

Comments

  • CEDRICtheFOETUSCEDRICtheFOETUS Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    I know some are not strictly "prog" but oh well.
    In no particular order:
    Frank Zappa
    Jethro Tull
    King Crimson
    Genesis
    Pink Floyd
    Porcupine Tree
    Mahavishnu Orchestra
    Mike Oldfield
    Devin Townsend
    Mr Bungle
  • fighting69thfighting69th Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    Wow don't know that there are 10 that I actually love. Respect a lot of them but wouldn't call them my faves.

    Pink Floyd

    Jethro Tull

    Voivod (may not fit but sorta tough to classify and they had some serious prog influences)
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited April 2008
    Marillion is by far my favorite... well, their first four studio albums with Fish as the vocalist. So,

    Marillion
    Electric Light Orchestra (very prog until they got into disco, but first six albums were great... after that it was hit and miss for me)
    Yes
    Genesis
    The Move
    ELP
    Jethro Tull
    King Crimson
    Moody Blues
    Captian Beefheart
  • NX013NX013 Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    Im just gonna have classic bands, so no dream theater, porcupine tree, etc

    10. Camel
    9. Marillion
    8. Pink Floyd
    7. Jethro Tull
    6. Moody Blue
    5. Frank Zappa
    4. Rush
    3. King Crimson
    2. Yes
    1. GENESIS
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited April 2008
    1. The Tubes
    2. Genesis
    3. Radiohead (Sorry, Thom. Your band is prog regardless of what you say.)
    4. Split Enz
    5. Jethro Tull
    6. The Moody Blues
    7. Muse
    8. Pink Floyd (Barrett era.)
    9. Tangerine Dream
    10. Pretty much everyone else - especially Vangelis/Aphrodite's Child, Yes, ELP, ELO, and the Alan Parsons Project. I've never listened to a prog band I didn't like in some capacity. Well, except for maybe Asia...
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited April 2008
    1.Rush(When they were progressive rock and when they branched out.)
    2.Yes
    3.King Crimson
    4.Jethro Tull
    5.Gong
    6.Pink Floyd
    7.Kansas
    8.The Mars Volta
    9.Electric Lights Orchestra(ELO)
    10.All of the other great progressive rock/metal bands
  • StewStew Rising Star
    edited April 2008
    1. The Mars Volta
    2. King Crimson
    3. Porcupine Tree
    4. Muse
    5. Pink Floyd
    6. Yes
    7. Coheed and Cambria
    8. Dredg
    9. Radiohead
    10. Tool
  • Jhail83Jhail83 Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    10. Ayreon
    9. Gentle Giant
    8. Marillion
    7. Muse
    6. King Crimson
    5. Porcupine Tree
    4. Genesis
    3. Pink Floyd
    2. Yes
    1. Rush

    Others: Dream Theater, Zappa, Jazz Fusion bands like Weather Report and Al Di Meola's solo stuff, Vander Graaf Generator, Radiohead, Symphony X, NightWish, Bacamarte, Le Orme, PFM, Mr. Bungle, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Phideuax, Black Bonzo, ELP, Jethro Tull.
  • FleshofJesuFleshofJesu Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    1-10: mahavishnu orchestra
  • DarkSide247DarkSide247 Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    1. King Crimson
    2. Yes
    3. Genesis
    4. Marillion
    5. Rush
    6. Kansas
    7. Pink Floyd
    8. Jethro Tull
    9. Frank Zappa
    10. Moody Blues
  • gota_jibbo01gota_jibbo01 Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    1. Dream Theater
    2. Queensryche
    3. Umphree Mcgee
    4. Yes
    5. Pink Floyd
    6. Tool
    7. Rush
    8. Zappa
    9. Kansas
    10. Genesis
  • darthluigi7darthluigi7 Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    1. Genesis (pre Phil Collins on vocals)
    2. King Crimson
    3. Gentle Giant
    4. Between the Buried and Me
    5. Jethro Tull
    6. Yes
    7. Spiral Architect
    8. Pink Floyd
    9. Rush
    10. Electric Light Orchestra
  • orange_blackorange_black Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    Rush and Dream Theater....

    dont really listen to too much prog rock....

    and pink floyd is prog???!!

    news to me . . .
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited April 2008
    orange_black;548358 said:
    Rush and Dream Theater....

    dont really listen to too much prog rock....

    and pink floyd is prog???!!

    news to me . . .
    when Syd was there they were very much prog.
  • GianthogweedGianthogweed Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    a21schizoidman;548679 said:
    when Syd was there they were very much prog.
    I think they were more prog after Syd left. Songs like Echoes and Shine on You Crazy Diamond come to mind.
  • Insane3Insane3 Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    I wouldn't make a list of ten, i'm still too ignorant, but I can do a list of five.

    1- Gentle Giant
    2- Pink Floyd (even though I don't really consider it to be prog)
    3- Jethro Tull
    4- Van Der Graaf Generator
    5- Hesitation... Genesis, Focus or PFM? Or even the Beatles lol...

    Beatles did have their experimental part but I don't know if I'd call it prog rock...
  • orange_blackorange_black Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    Gianthogweed;553423 said:
    I think they were more prog after Syd left. Songs like Echoes and Shine on You Crazy Diamond come to mind.
    interesting.... "Shine On Your Crazy Diamond"

    maybe its just me... but when i think of Prog rock... i think of a few things:

    1. Talent, talent, talented and talented musicians
    2. odd time signatures
    3. epic songs/albums

    i just dont see Pink Floyd as progressive.... more of a "shroomy" rock XD
  • xtreme3600xtreme3600 Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    1.guns n roses
    2.rage against the machine
    3.van halen
    4.velvet revolver
    5.most of gh3 songs
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited April 2008
    xtreme3600;555126 said:
    1.guns n roses
    2.rage against the machine
    3.van halen
    4.velvet revolver
    5.most of gh3 songs
    none of those are even close to prog. rock dude
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited April 2008
    Opeth. My favorite prog band. New single, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxAM-WGw71g&feature=related

    Came out yesterday.
  • xtreme3600xtreme3600 Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    a21schizoidman;555209 said:
    none of those are even close to prog. rock dude
    well talking about not rock is the dlc so far, i only dl some songs but most suck
  • darthrick10darthrick10 Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    i admit i don't listen to a lot of prgressive rock but i really like Rush, Queensrÿche and Tool
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited April 2008
    a21schizoidman;555209 said:
    none of those are even close to prog. rock dude
    xtreme3600:Correct, Guns n Roses and Van Halen are glam metal if I'm not mistaken. Velvet Revolver is hard rock, Rage Against The Machine is rap metal I suppose.

    Perhaps my genre tagging is pointless(might do more harm than good) but in terms of the sub-genre, every group on that list(most guitar hero 3 songs are nowhere near progressive rock) is not progressive rock. I think you accidently click the thread mindlessly and submited your post without checking to make sure your in the right topic.
  • WingsOfSteelWingsOfSteel Headliner
    edited April 2008
    1. Kansas (Song for America and Masque are the best)
    2. Rush
    3. Proto-Kaw
    4. Pink Floyd (they're definitely Prog, listen to Animals ffs)
    5. Yes
    6. Coheed & Cambria
    7. Starcastle
    8. Asia
    9. Jethro Tull
    10. Dream Theater
  • darthluigi7darthluigi7 Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    JukeBoxHero;556360 said:
    xtreme3600:Correct, Guns n Roses and Van Halen are glam metal if I'm not mistaken. Velvet Revolver is hard rock, Rage Against The Machine is rap metal I suppose.

    Perhaps my genre tagging is pointless(might do more harm than good) but in terms of the sub-genre, every group on that list(most guitar hero 3 songs are nowhere near progressive rock) is not progressive rock. I think you accidently click the thread mindlessly and submited your post without checking to make sure your in the right topic.
    Impulse by An Endless Sporadic is pretty prog in my estimation...
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited April 2008
    darthluigi7;556453 said:
    Impulse by An Endless Sporadic is pretty prog in my estimation...
    Hmm, perhaps I should stick to my rules of not generalizing a certain game, band, or song. I was just trying to say that the groups he listed just weren't exactly anywhere near being in the genre. I think I'll keep my trap shut next time.
  • WingsOfSteelWingsOfSteel Headliner
    edited April 2008
    darthluigi7;556453 said:
    Impulse by An Endless Sporadic is pretty prog in my estimation...
    Not really, it's pretty much techno.
  • darthluigi7darthluigi7 Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    Techno??? That song is a bunch of things... and can possibly be fit into a few genres... but techno??? I don't know how to respond to that... That song is definitely progressive... It's the most progressive song that's been in guitar hero/rock band besides yyz. There is no denying that it fulfills the "Progressive rock (often shortened to "prog rock" or "prog", also called "art rock"[1]) is a form of rock music that evolved in the late-1960s and early 1970s as part of a "mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility."[1]

    Progressive rock bands pushed "rock's technical and compositional boundaries"[1] by going beyond the standard rock or popular verse-chorus based song structures. Additionally, the arrangements often incorporate elements drawn from classical, jazz, and avant-garde music. Instrumental songs are more common, and songs with lyrics are sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy. Progressive rock bands sometimes used "concept albums that made unified statements, usually telling an epic story or tackling a grand overarching theme".[1]" yea... it's from wikipedia... but... that really sounds like Impulse by An Endless Sporadic to me... Anyway... This is one of my favorite concert videoshttp://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7866620581237304585&ei=Q-cRSN7-BoP8rQLawYSlAg&hl=en
  • OldClownieOldClownie Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    Beefheart
    The Mothers
    Soft Machine
    Amon Duul II
    Yes
    Genesis

    Do Brian Eno's first few solo albums count? I'm kinda running out of bands here.

    Lightning Bolt or This Heat, if they count. The "prog" genre gets a little blurry, for me, toward the edges.

    I guess I'll add in Pink Floyd's first album, although I'm not a major fan their full catalog.
  • clostorclostor Opening Act
    edited April 2008
    this thread failed when someone mentioned marillion
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