Which Prog. Rock Albums would you buy? (II)

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited January 2009 in Your Ultimate Setlist
Which Prog. Rock Albums would you buy?

A Farewell to Kings - Rush
Closer to the Heart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C52wsxuZT0
Cygnus X-1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=733yuH9Z2tQ&feature=related

Turn of the Cards - Renaissance
Running Hard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsLBM0Uudx4&feature=related
Mother Russia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_9otq2QaF8&feature=related

Masque - Kansas
It Takes A Woman's Love to Make A Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg4BE6gL9uw
Child Of Innocence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I44xJLn20hA

Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant
Funny Ways http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzDCfnBhinw
Isn't It Quiet and Cold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgYP-bX3XLU

Songs From the Wood - Jethro Tull
Fire At Midnight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcNDbu7wgU8
Songs From the Wood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgUw6t3b6oE

In And Out of Focus - Focus
Black Beauty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBSx7Br_NzQ
Anonymous http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgyQR9qgTGs&feature=related

Life Beyond L.A. - Ambrosia
How Much I Feel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-_gzUv0PmY
Life Beyond L.A. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zZjLPwMuVc&feature=related

Spartacus - Triumvirat
Spartacus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZqFr0RfFa4&feature=related
The School of Instant Pain

II -Kingston Wall
Two of A Kind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFBBQfgJ3_g
We Cannot Move http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uoGWL7GIkA&feature=related

and if they chart keyboards to guitar:
TARKUS - EMERSON, LAKE, & PALMER
Tarkus-1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fljl_-uQZXQ
Tarkus-2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8bLgLLtq4&feature=related
Tarkus-3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqKyiPkMjVY&feature=related
A Time and A Place
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh5EzM2BEYw&feature=related


if you choose none, then select none

Comments

  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited May 2008
    support prog rock for rock band!
  • Xero314-2Xero314-2 Rising Star
    edited May 2008
    I would probably get them all actually but I only picked my four favorites from that list. The more Progressive Rock/Metal the better.
  • TakeABowTakeABow Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    Songs from the Wood is fantastic!
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited May 2008
    TakeABow;653590 said:
    Songs from the Wood is fantastic!
    I know, the whole album has playable songs too!!
  • TakeABowTakeABow Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    a21schizoidman;653661 said:
    I know, the whole album has playable songs too!!
    Too bad the flute is so prominent; That is probably the reason we haven't seen any Jethro Tull stuff yet. I know they have master tracks around since my Dad (a huge JT fan) has copies of a couple of them. I have no idea why, but does. I wonder if they are usable for RB.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited May 2008
    TakeABow;653666 said:
    Too bad the flute is so prominent; That is probably the reason we haven't seen any Jethro Tull stuff yet. I know they have master tracks around since my Dad (a huge JT fan) has copies of a couple of them. I have no idea why, but does. I wonder if they are usable for RB.
    i think they could just make it in the background like the keyboards in Highway Star and Foreplay
  • TakeABowTakeABow Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    a21schizoidman;653670 said:
    i think they could just make it in the background like the keyboards in Highway Star and Foreplay
    I would be all for that. Jethro Tull would be SWEET as DLC.
  • staind_1603staind_1603 Unsigned
    edited May 2008
    this thread fails so bad, you don't even have 1 dream theater album

    FAIL
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited May 2008
    staind_1603;653736 said:
    this thread fails so bad, you don't even have 1 dream theater album

    FAIL
    DT= Prog Metal, look in the Prog Metal Album thread I made 2 days ago
  • TakeABowTakeABow Road Warrior
    edited May 2008
    staind_1603;653736 said:
    this thread fails so bad, you don't even have 1 dream theater album

    FAIL
    Narrowminded much?
  • ByH20ByH20 Opening Act
    edited May 2008
    lol Rush FTW


    Greatest three man band alive.

    Two man band.......

    Geddy Lee was hatched from an egg.
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited June 2008
    I would definitely buy any progressive rock/metal albums, I love the genre more than any other type of genre in rock or metal. Nice choice with A Farewell to Kings a21schizoidman, probably be one the better progressive albums from Rush you can choose. All the tracks are playable and might some interesting stuff for the rhythm section to do.
  • DarkSide247DarkSide247 Road Warrior
    edited June 2008
    On this, SFTW and AFTK. But, I'd also buy any Yes, Genesis or King Crimson album.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited June 2008
    JukeBoxHero;714905 said:
    I would definitely buy any progressive rock/metal albums, I love the genre more than any other type of genre in rock or metal. Nice choice with A Farewell to Kings a21schizoidman, probably be one the better progressive albums from Rush you can choose. All the tracks are playable and might some interesting stuff for the rhythm section to do.
    A Farewell to Kings I figured had enough of Rush's bigger and better prog. hits than Fly By Night or Caress of Steel, and 2112 is pretty much just the one song, so I didn't think it would be too much fun of a whole album
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited June 2008
    a21schizoidman;716139 said:
    A Farewell to Kings I figured had enough of Rush's bigger and better prog. hits than Fly By Night or Caress of Steel, and 2112 is pretty much just the one song, so I didn't think it would be too much fun of a whole album
    Hmm, I am always in the mindset that Caress of Steel, 2112, A Farewell to Kings, and Hemispheres were Rush's purely experimental progressive period. I recently bought Fly by Night(I haven't manage to get all of their albums but I'm getting there), it's a great album. I never thought it was exactly progressive rock, I thought it was a sign with By Tor & The Snow Dog that Rush was moving on to progressive rock. What makes it a progressive album to you out of curiosity?

    I like to say with 2112 that it can fit in Rock Band. However the 2112 suite, The Twilight Zone, Passage to Bangkok, Something for Nothing are great tracks. I love all tracks but I feel Lessons(not bad) and Tears are bit weak for Rock Band in my opinion. I think the three songs that would be more obscure to people from A Farewell to Kings would make a better fit. The title track has some excellent instrumentals and some interesting lyrics. Cinderella Man would be around the same case for the title track A Farewell to Kings. Madrigal, A Farewell to King's Tears would make for a better song. The instrumentals are quiet but judging by what I hear in the song each I play it, it's not pluck...pluck...pluck...boom repeat. Perhaps it because I like A Farewell to Kings more than 2112 but those are my reasons why A Farewell to Kings would be better for Rock Band.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited June 2008
    JukeBoxHero;716295 said:
    Hmm, I am always in the mindset that Caress of Steel, 2112, A Farewell to Kings, and Hemispheres were Rush's purely experimental progressive period. I recently bought Fly by Night(I haven't manage to get all of their albums but I'm getting there), it's a great album. I never thought it was exactly progressive rock, I thought it was a sign with By Tor & The Snow Dog that Rush was moving on to progressive rock. What makes it a progressive album to you out of curiosity?

    I like to say with 2112 that it can fit in Rock Band. However the 2112 suite, The Twilight Zone, Passage to Bangkok, Something for Nothing are great tracks. I love all tracks but I feel Lessons(not bad) and Tears are bit weak for Rock Band in my opinion. I think the three songs that would be more obscure to people from A Farewell to Kings would make a better fit. The title track has some excellent instrumentals and some interesting lyrics. Cinderella Man would be around the same case for the title track A Farewell to Kings. Madrigal, A Farewell to King's Tears would make for a better song. The instrumentals are quiet but judging by what I hear in the song each I play it, it's not pluck...pluck...pluck...boom repeat. Perhaps it because I like A Farewell to Kings more than 2112 but those are my reasons why A Farewell to Kings would be better for Rock Band.
    i always forget about Hemispheres, but Fly By Night, just started using longer songs, the sound is different, sounds more like an overally prog. feel, you know, i dnk, its hard to explain

    and yes 2112 would fit in Rock Band, but I would rather just have the 2112 suite and Passage to Bangkok than the whole thing, esp. compared to A Farewell to Kings
  • GianthogweedGianthogweed Opening Act
    edited June 2008
    Nice to see Renaissance up there, they're definitely the most underrated classic prog band. Honestly I would buy all of these. But the game is definitely overdue for some Tull, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and ELP.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited June 2008
    Gianthogweed;716781 said:
    Nice to see Renaissance up there, they're definitely the most underrated classic prog band. Honestly I would buy all of these. But the game is definitely overdue for some Tull, Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and ELP.
    yeah, my friend turned me on to renaissance when he gave me the vinyl of Ashes Are Burning, they kick ass
  • Xero314-2Xero314-2 Rising Star
    edited June 2008
    JukeBoxHero;716295 said:
    Hmm, I am always in the mindset that Caress of Steel, 2112, A Farewell to Kings, and Hemispheres were Rush's purely experimental progressive period. I recently bought Fly by Night(I haven't manage to get all of their albums but I'm getting there), it's a great album. I never thought it was exactly progressive rock, I thought it was a sign with By Tor & The Snow Dog that Rush was moving on to progressive rock. What makes it a progressive album to you out of curiosity?

    I like to say with 2112 that it can fit in Rock Band. However the 2112 suite, The Twilight Zone, Passage to Bangkok, Something for Nothing are great tracks. I love all tracks but I feel Lessons(not bad) and Tears are bit weak for Rock Band in my opinion. I think the three songs that would be more obscure to people from A Farewell to Kings would make a better fit. The title track has some excellent instrumentals and some interesting lyrics. Cinderella Man would be around the same case for the title track A Farewell to Kings. Madrigal, A Farewell to King's Tears would make for a better song. The instrumentals are quiet but judging by what I hear in the song each I play it, it's not pluck...pluck...pluck...boom repeat. Perhaps it because I like A Farewell to Kings more than 2112 but those are my reasons why A Farewell to Kings would be better for Rock Band.

    I have been a long time fan of Rush and have to say that 2112 is the single best song for Rock Band, and I don't mean best Rush song. It would be challenging for all instruments and fun to boot. But as a whole the album would not work because of Tears, which only has drums in half the songs and even at that it's very simple, too simple.

    A Farewell to kings is one of my least favorite of the classic Rush Albums, not to mention that Xanadu would translate poorly to Rock band, with the band sleeping for the first 2 minutes, and madrigals limited drums like Tears from 2112.

    Hemispheres would probably be a close second, in my opinion, to 2112. If it were not for La Villa Strangiato being an instrumental it would be a great fit. Sadly the lack of vocals in one song would probably be enough to keep it out, just like the limited drums of the previous albums.

    Fly By Night is also a great album, but it does show that it's only their second album and only the first with Peart. Sadly the inclusion of Rivendell would probably keep it from ever appearing in Rock Band, again because of the lack of drums.

    So this only leaves one classic Rush concept album for inclusion in Rock Band, Caress Of Steel. This is a highly underrated album, that just happens to be perfect for Rock Band. It only spawned one single with any popularity, Bastille Day, but even with that limitation it contains some great songs. The Speed Of Bastille Day should keep the hard core players interested. The poppy sound of I Think I'm Going Bald should be accessible to the average player. The Syncopation of most of the drum tracks would be and welcome break from the less technical fast tracks challenging drummers so far. And last but certainly not least the 20 minute marathon that is The Fountain of Lamneth, with what would be the first true drum solo in the game, would make for one heck of a session.

    Arguably the first Progressive Metal Album every produced, I have to endorse Caress of Steel as an Album which almost appears written specifically for Rock Band (if it were not 30 years older).
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited June 2008
    I would definitely love to see Caress of Steel in Rock Band. I like 2112 and Moving Pictures quite a bit when I got them in CD format. A great set of songs I listen to just about every other day. Though, when I got Caress of Steel I fell in love with that album. Fountain of Lamneth is my favorite song from that album, I like the concept and even in the beginning, it has the greatest feeling. A true epic in creation before your ears. :D The Necromancer is pretty good, the battle in the middle would be very fun to play.

    I will say for Xanadu though, the guitarist isn't exactly sleeping doing a constant note pattern in the beginning. Though I won't deny that Caress of Steel would be awesome.

    Xanadu guitar tab(to illustrate my point)
    [0:00]
    e:--------|-------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
    B:--------|--5----------|-[5]-------------|--------------------------|
    G:--------|----4--------|----[4]----------|o------------------------o|
    D:--------|------2------|--------[2]------|o---2~-------------------o|
    A:--------|-------------|-----------------|----------4~-----2~-------|
    E:-0------|--------0----|------------[0]--|-------0------0-----------|

    Tab taken from Xanadu Temples http://www.2112.net/xanadu/

    Also it's pleasant to know your a Rush fan Xero, didn't know by looking at your posts in the rock band discussion forum.
  • Xero314-2Xero314-2 Rising Star
    edited June 2008
    JukeBoxHero;717092 said:

    I will say for Xanadu though, the guitarist isn't exactly sleeping doing a constant note pattern in the beginning.
    Yes the guitarist gets to do something for the first 2 minutes, and if the added some chimes the drummer would get to do something to, but I would call it exciting. I guess it wouldn't be that bad of a pick for a song, just happens that it's one of the few early songs I tend to skip because it bores me. But either way that album is probably a no go because of Madrigal's lack of drums and the album as a whole containing relatively few lyrics with long instrumental parts.

    And I may be a Rush fan but there are lots of other music I like as well, though I do tend toward progressive music (check out my thread on Fair to Midland if you want to check out some modern progressive metal)
  • Insane3Insane3 Road Warrior
    edited June 2008
    staind_1603;653736 said:
    this thread fails so bad, you don't even have 1 dream theater album

    FAIL
    Have a little respect for those bands. There would be no Dream Theatre without them.
    Also, there is a way to ask things without getting everybody angry. Just say:
    "I'd see Dream Theatre" in this poll because ...

    Next time, try doing that, people might consider you as a more intelligent person that way. I'm not saying your stupid, but you do seem idiot.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited July 2008
    this thread is now fixed, and back in operation, gonna work on 3 next!
  • obe1kenobiobe1kenobi Unsigned
    edited January 2009
    Farewell To Kings, Gentle Giant, Tarkus, Songs From The Wood
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