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BTW, the Beatles were overrated s**t anyway


Blasphemer! Shocked Smilie
No way, it's totally true!
Sorry Mell! I wasn't ignoring you!

No, I never did hear Made in Heaven. I generally agree with Plastic's assessment of posthumous albums, though I believe there are exceptions to every rule. Maybe I'll check it out!
/me is in love with Vanessa Carlton

Other favourite band would be "The Calling", their album rocks.
The Calling! Camino Palmero, right? I have that one. I have a weakness for power ballads and "Wherever you will go" is as good a one as I've ever heard. "Nothing's Changed", "We're Forgiven" and "Thank You" are my faves though. Sure, it's pop music... but it's good pop music.

[Edited on 9/10/2002 by ProgHead777]
Not of all it's pop music though, my favourite is "Andrienne" as it seems to suit my mood at the current time Smile Smilie
Seems we have totally different tastes then Plastic. I love The Beatles and Queen.

FREDDY ROCKS!! *runs away* Tongue Smilie
LOL! That's right! You go Girl!

Everybody sing!

We Will, We Will Rock You!
*All we hear is, Radio Gaga!*

Bwahahaha! Big Laugh Smilie
Did I mention I have all the Beatles and Queen's albums...
I only hate the songs everyone else seems to love, very odd really.
I must tell you, I have a new all time favorite song!

check it out!

http://www.b3ta.com/i-love-you/

Ha Ha Ha Smilie Isn't it just great? Ha Ha Ha Smilie
ROFLMAO!!! Very Big Grin Smilie

Must say you have great taste, Prog! Very Big Grin Smilie
Very cute, Prog Big Smile Smilie

Hopefully this won't upset too many people, but try this one,

http://www.funforwards.com/flash/october01/bin2.swf

[Edited on 12/9/2002 by Valedhelgwath]
Yes I remember when Harry Bellefonte first came out with the original in 1957; and I liked it. Smile Smilie

Then Stan Freeburg came out with his knock-off
Quote:
Get your cotton-pickin' bongos outa here!
and I loved it. Big Smile Smilie

Then this post 9-11 version came out last fall; and I relished it. Go! Georgie, Go! Beat them bongos. Big Laugh Smilie
That kitten thing is dead funny. I couldn't be bothered to turn my stereo off in the background though, and did you know it fits quite nicely with Jimi Hendrix's Remember? Which makes it even funnier.
And I think you sent me that other one last year didn't you Grondy? Very funny still, I'd forgotten it completely.
ROFLMAO!! Oh I laughed my *ss off! Big Laugh Smilie Big Laugh Smilie
Yeah, I've seen the Bin Laden thing before but it's still hilarious. The expression on Bush's face while he's beatin' on them bongos is priceless. Big Laugh Smilie
You'll find me in a Berlin bar,
In a corner brooding.
You know that I go very quiet
When I'm listening to you.

There's something very special indeed,
In all the places where I've seen you shine, boy.
There's something very real in how I feel, honey.

The candle burning over your shoulder is throwing
Shadows on your saxophone, a surly lady in tremor.
The stars that climb from her bowels,
Those stars make towers on vowels.

You'll never know that you had all of me.
You'll never know the poetry you've stirred in me.
Of all the stars I've seen that shine so brightly,
I've never known or felt in myself so rightly,

It's in me.
It's in me,
And you know it's for real.
Tuning in on your saxophone.
Doo-bee-doo-bee-doo...


The Saxophone Song - Kate Bush

Just trying to get the atmosphere correct before we start here... Smoke Smilie Smoke Smilie Cool Smilie
Ok then Prog, I'll look out for the CDs tomorrow. D'you know, I haven't bought a music CD for a long, long time! Sure my husband buys stuff that he likes (mainly jazz, r&b, blues etc), but the last album I got was well over 3 years ago! I just stopped listening to music, to be honest. Shocked Smilie

So I'll try 'From The Choirgirl Hotel' - that sounds like a better way to ease myself back into Tori. I just don't like lyrics that are too depressing, clever, dark or obscure - I'm a happy spider, me! Just something deep-ish but direct (so that I don't have to think too much), with a bit of weirdness thrown in, some silliness, and lightheartedness would be fine. I even like crude lyrics, if it works (I looove Terence & Phillips). I just don't like artists that take themselves too seriously!

Which is why I love KB. Big Smile Smilie . Take 'Cloudbusting' - it's about a girl, whose father was a scientist that invented a rain-machine. Then the government comes to take him away, of course....it sad, but beautiful.
Quote:
'Cause every time it rains,
You're here in my head,
Like the sun coming out--
Ooh, I just know that something good is going to happen.
And I don't know when,
But just saying it could even make it happen.

It's great to dance to as well - I choreographed a nice litte routine for it when I was younger, back in the days when I fancied myself as a dancer. I would just get totally lost in the studio, dancing for hours and hours to her music. Ah, those were the days.... Smile Smilie

But today, my favourite KB tune is 'Oh England My Lionheart', because the cricket Mini-World Cup is on, and I've got money on England. A bit naive perhaps, but what the heck.
Quote:
Oh! England, my Lionheart,
I'm in your garden, fading fast in your arms.
The soldiers soften, the war is over.
The air raid shelters are blooming clover.
Flapping umbrellas fill the lanes--
My London Bridge in rain again.

Oh! England, my Lionheart!
Peter Pan steals the kids in Kensington Park.
You read me Shakespeare on the rolling Thames--
That old river poet that never, ever ends.
Our thumping hearts hold the ravens in,
And keep the tower from tumbling.

Oh! England, my Lionheart,
Oh! England, my Lionheart,
Oh! England, my Lionheart,
I don't want to go.

Oh! England, my Lionheart!
Dropped from my black Spitfire to my funeral barge.
Give me one kiss in apple-blossom.
Give me one wish, and I'd be wassailing
In the orchard, my English rose,
Or with my shepherd, who'll bring me home.

Oh! England, my Lionheart,
Oh! England, my Lionheart,
Oh! England, my Lionheart,
I don't want to go.
Oh! England, my Lionheart,
Oh! England, my Lionheart,
Oh! England, my Lionheart,
I don't want to go.
Good taste. Sorry, I never do lengthy lyric quotes, but if you like great lyrics and fairly disturbing music, I take it you guys listen to Patti Smith as well? Seeing as she was doing it before, and better than either Tori or Kate Bush (both of whom I love, so I'm not slating them).
This is getting pretty kewl here!

Now I don't know many *interesting* lyrics by heart. Very Sad Smilie I'll check some out for next time though.
Excellant.... I've just managed to replace a battered old tape of Manowar's Triumph of Steel with a CD. Now I can listen to Achilles, Agony and Ecstacy as I write my posts. Such a mix of thumping heavy metal and heroic chanting... Surely they've got to be British?

Oh friend of mine, how to say goodbye
This was your time, but the armour you
wore was mine. I will not rest until
Hector's blood is spilled
His bones will all be broken
Dragged across the field
This dear friend is how we'll say
Goodbye, until we meet in the sky.

My neighbours are going to hate this one Very Evil Smilie
Heh, I just got my copy of the latest Fiend compilation CD "The Flaw of Lives" got some most excellent Noise music on it, Spintronics, Mumtit Surreal, Paul Harrison, oh and some guy calling himself Plastic Squirrel....
btw, I'm pretty darn sure Manowar were Brits Val, or were you joking?
I wasn't sure, Plastic... I just figured they had a very British sound about them... the drums I think. Brit rock just sounds different to American rock. Their album covers are more what you'd expect from Molly Hatchet though.
Love their anthem tracks though, like The Crown and the Ring from Kings of Steel and the slower bits of Achilles. Wish they did more like those.
Has anyone ever heard of Buckethead? An utterly amazing guitarist. I think Squirrel would especially like him. Interestingly, although he's been around for a little over a decade, no one knows who he really is. He wears a mask and a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket on his head and according to the mythology he's half man half chicken! Oh, and he NEVER speaks. Odd, but eerily, strangely...umm... dignified is the only word that comes to mind. Fascinating character with guitar technique skills unlike anything you've ever seen. His music defies description. Frantic and dissonant one second, melodic and incredibly graceful the next, mostly instrumental but occasionally with some weird twisted lyrics a la Primus or Frank Zappa. Check him out if you want to hear something totally new.
Have vaguely heard the name, I heard he was a bit like Snakefinger. Must go get some then.
The Dubliners still don't stir anyone? Shame on you. Cool Smilie
Irish folk music's alright to get p*ssed to Tommy, but give me the Pogues over the Dubliners anyday.
I have been listening to a lot of music by an artists called "Plumb", well worth a download and for anyone who is actually interested I downloaded her entire album over the weekend so I could always *upload* it *cough* legally somewhere for you to dl Winking Smilie
What kinda music Taz?
I love the White Stripes, kind of like what would happen if the Buzzcocks decided to do a load of Zeppelin covers, or vice versa... and I did tell you Apocalyptica were great, you really must learn to trust me.
Sorry to write so late when everyone already forgot this thread, but I'm new here so I hope you'll excuse me. I just wanted to say that the Beatles and Queen are my two favorite bands (sorry, Plastic), and I also really like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple and this Russian (I'm from Russia) band I'm sure you've never heard of, but it's great.
What are they Called El? I might have heard of them. And your Zep and Purple get you off of being crucified for Beatling and Queening. Smile Smilie
Aww, thanks, Plastic. Smile Smilie The band is called DDT. I really wish that you could've heard of them but it's highly improbable because, well, Russian music is not that popular all over the world. Although they come to NY and Washington every year and give concerts. I don't know about Britain though.
Nope, not heard of them, may go look for them online. Interestingly enough though, i do own a DDT, indispensable bit of kit.
I just wonder, what do you think about "Epitaph" and "In the court of the Crimson King"? I really like the music, although I am not sure I can understand the whole text...
I try not to think to hard about King Crimson Lyrics, I'm generally too busy doing air guitar along to Robert Fripp. Will go listen to it now though...
It's strange you should mention those two tracks in particular because for years they were my favourite two King Crimson ones (having copied them from the Friday Rock Show back in the early eighties). I later got into Larks tongues in aspic, but I must admit, the only KC tracks I have downloaded off the net are Epitaph and In the Court. Yer, still love them.
When I first heard them, I could not understand a word, so it was only music for me... and both these tracks invoked a vision of mighty, rolling ocean waves, cold and green, speckled with foam, shining with eerie copper light in the rays of swiftly rising sun... I could almost smell that cold, fresh sea air!...

[Edited on 25/10/2002 by Eryan]
Okay, am I the only one who bought that album JUST for 21st Century Schizoid Man then?
Eryan, I love Epitaph and In the court of the Crimson King and of course 21st century Schizoid Man. I absolutely LOVE the sound of the Mellotron. There's not much after that first disc I like. I've heard a couple tracks from Starless and Bible Black and Red that I like but other than that it just got a bit too weird...even for me.

Elephant Talk from Dicipline is pretty interesting though. Some of the strangest sounds I've ever heard come out of a guitar...

King Crimson, Jethro Tull and The Moody Blues, maybe Procol Harem as well...are the grandfathers of prog rock. Some put The Beatles in there as well but I heartily disagree.

[Edited on 10/29/2002 by ProgHead777]
On 29/10/02 CrystalBolger posted,
Quote:
hi every1! not sure how this really relates 2 nething Tolkien, but i'm tryin REALLY hard 2 get more posts.
wat kind of music does every1 like? i like Christian Contemporary Music and Country music. These r my fave groups: Plus One, Jump 5, Tim McGraw, Skillet, Dixie Chicks, Nickel Creek, Shania Twain. i like a lot of pples!


Moved here from the Golden Dragon
i like Dixie Chicks(my fave song of theirs is Landslide), but i like Tim McGraw better. i dont have ne country cd's yet, but i get em from the library all the time! also i borrow em from my bro. Tongue Smilie
i have a lot of Christian Contemporary CD's cuz i'm a huge supporter of em all! i specially Jump 5 and Plus One and Skillet! Big Smile Smilie

"One man, one mission, one plot 2 save the world!
Reclaim all races
and embrace our destiny!
Changin history, when the colliding comes!
Where will u run?
Cum w/ us if u wanna live!

Join us in the army that surrounds u!
Let the truth invade ur mind!
Evrey day the Kingdom is advancing!
The Earth invasion has just bgun!

W/out sound, w/out fear,
It attacks the heart and soul!
To rule all life and display His government!
Changin history when the colliding comes!
Where will u run?
Cum w/ us if u wanna live!

Join us in the army that surrounds u!
Let the truth invade ur mind!
Every day the Kingdom is advancin!
The earth invasion has just bgun!"
(group-Skillet, song- Earth Invasion, CD-Alien Youth)

[Edited on 29/10/2002 by CrystalBolger]
Weathered- by Creed

I lie awake on a long, dark night
I canít seem to tame my mind
Slings and arrows are killing me inside
Maybe I canít accept the life thatís mine
No, I canít accept the life thatís mine

Simple living is my desperate cry
Been trading love with indifference
and yeah, it suits me just fine
I try to hold on but Iím calloused to the bone
Maybe thatís why I feel alone
Maybe thatís why I feel so alone

'Cause meÖIím rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
Iím covered with skin that peels and
it just wonít heal

The sun shines and I canít avoid the light
I think Iím holding on to life too tight
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Sometimes I feel like giving up
Sometimes I feel like giving up

'Cause meÖIím rusted and weathered
Barely holding together
Iím covered with skin that peels
and it just wonít heal

The day reminds me of you
The night hides your truth
The earth is a voice
Speaking to you
Take all this pride
And leave it behind
Because one day it ends
One day we die
Believe what you will
That is your right
But I choose to win
So I choose to fight
To fight



[Edited on 11/29/2002 by ProgHead777]
One of the beat songs for the pure poetry of the lyrics is Frank Zappa's (Watch out where the Huskies go and don't you eat that) Yellow snow.

However my favourite song of all time is also the best selling single of all time>

New Order: Blue Monday
frankly you can't go wrong with a bit of New Order or Depeche Mode.
I'm also in to Metal but none of this new rubbish like SlipKnot and Korn, Although Sunna are a brilliant new metal band from bristol. I recomend avery one who likes rock to give them a listen!
Tell me, tell me, tell me what you think of these lyrics. Interperatations? Reviews? anything? This IS Prog-rock Cool Smilie

Quote:
Duel With The Devil
by Transatlantic

part I: Motherless Children

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming in clouds of white
But everything could change tonight
When you duel with the devil living in your mind

Time reveals nothing - it's a suicide love affair
Whispers in the darkness and revalation in the air
Will you see or look behind,
When you duel with the devil living in your mind?

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Feels like there's miles to go
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul
Into your soul

Do you know the difference between who and what you are?
Will you ride off in the distance like some highway star?
Will you try until you make it good?
Or will you sell your body down in hollywood?

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Feels like there's miles to go
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul
Into your soul

part II: Walk Away

There's a time to understand
There's a time to see the sun
There's a time for makin up
There's a time to come together

Fall into the learning curve
Feeding on experience
Never turn your back on me
Never paint it black by numbers

It's so easy to waste away
It's a simple operation
Far too many givin' in
Fall into the dark temptations

Everybody needs a King
Everybody needs a Captain
When you hear the angels sing
in your private Armaggedon

And you walk away
(With nowhere to go)
For another day
(Turn the lights down low)
But you'll never know
(While you walk away)
When you walk away with nowhere to go

Everybody had their doubts
So they tried to pull me under
Everytime i felt the strain
Someone sent a sense of wonder

Everybody walked the hard road
In the dark they felt the grind
Everybody heard the thunder
No one ever read the signs

And you walk away
(With nowhere to go)
For another day
(Turn the lights down low)
But you'll never know
(While you walk away)
When you walk away with nowhere to go

part III: Silence of the Night

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming but it's always black and white
Looking for that big sky that'll finally make it right
Well everything could change tonight

part IV: You're Not Alone

Nighttime falls it came too fast
Down the halls tiptoeing past
Out come the shadows of life itself
To clap along and wish you well

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Look up you're almost home
Reaching for water
Longing to know you're not alone

part V: Almost Home

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming in black and white
Well everything could change tonight
When you duel with the devil living in your mind

Childrens Choir:

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Feels like there's miles to go
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul...


Yes, it just one song and yes, it's long- 26 minutes and 46 seconds. I love it, though, these lyrics have been sorta haunting me lately for some reason...



[Edited on 11/30/2002 by ProgHead777]
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On 25/11/02 at 04.35 ProgHead777 wrote,
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Class: Intro to Music Theory
The Music Kit - a good resource text for IMT.

Oh, joy. When they come at you with the circle of fifths, fend them of with a large heavy stick. Trust me, it's the most ridiculous invention ever.

On 25/11/02 at 08.41 Glofinel wrote,

Right On, My Proggy-brother-from-another-mother! It is quite silly. How do I remember the Sharps and flats? I made a little mnemonic. #s George Deliver An Elephant Before Fred Croaks! Flats - Fred Beats Elephant and does good coke! (I didn't come up with that. A bandmate did) My Proff is real cool, though. She's Like: "Do what you need to remember, if this helps, great! If not, find something that does.

On 25/11/02 at 20.25 Ross wrote

I was put of trying to learn a musical instrrumentas at primary school, I was kicked out of Violin after three months. Then kicked out of Viola after one month and told I had no musical talent what so ever. Pretty harshe to an eight year old, I always asked her why can't we be tought how to play good instruments like the bass guitar?

Ah well I can fold my ears I bet she can't! But I am also going deaf at the age of nineteen, nothing to do with playing Faith No More loud enough to shake the foundations of Utumo. That's just so I can hear it, That's genetics for you lancky but deaf!

On 26/11/02 at 01.35 Proghead wrote,

Glorfinel, I have to admit I never really got my head around what the circle of fifths was supposed to represent. To me, it seemed an overly complicated system of memorizing fifth intervals and corresponding fourths. I play guitar, and I play a lot of power chords, so I know fifths LOL! It's also supposed to be useful in creating chord progressions, but since I'm not a jazz guitarist, I couldn't care less about the details of chord progressions. I can't read music either, unless you count tabulature.

I've never taken a music theory course or even a single music lesson, though I've wanted to, I just don't have the time. Everything I know about music theory I've learned on my own: scale patterns, time sigs, intervals, chord theory, etc. I'm sure the circle of fifths is useful to someone, but I'll be **** ed if I can figure out how.

Ross, if you can tap your foot in time with a beat (or bang your head, whatever you prefer ) and hum a recognizable melody...lets say, mary had a little lamb... then you have everything you need to be a musician (though not necessarily a great one ). In fact, timing (AKA, rhythm) is most important. You can hit the occasional bum note and no one will notice, but if you hit one single note out of beat, EVERYONE will notice. Go for guitar or bass... they're easiest to teach yourself....though the most difficult to master. And trust me, it's very theraputic! I'd be lost without my guitar!

On 26/11/02 at 03.38 Grondmaster wrote,

Or you can be like me and let your computer do the hard work of the playing in real time, I just plug in the notes from the score telling the computer when to play them and on which instruments. Having only six instruments available at any one instant on my Commodore 64/128 increases the challenge, but my Concerto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999) wasn't half bad and my Beethoven Symphonies seem to work. My Vivaldi and J.S. Bach concerti are better.

On 26/11/02 at 14.29 Ross wrote,

I do a great Lancashire Male Shirley Bassey impression.

Gouuulllld Fiinnnggeeerrrr, Dur Dur Dah, Heee'sss Derr wooonee Wiiidddd derr MMyyyyddaasss Toooouuchhheeee.

Translated: Gold finger, dur dur dur, he's the one with the Midas touch.

On 27/11/02 at 0215 Glorfinel wrote,

LOL!!! Ross, Thatr was a riot.

Well, Prog, I am a Singer, primarily. I toy with guitar, keyboards and flute (thank you Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, One of the greatest bands in the world). I saw Yes in concert this past summer (another of the greatest bands in the world) and was just blown away. Took my jaded POV of music performance and shook it all up. Much for the better. I had the long held mistaken notion that a singer didn't need to know theory. Then I realized that I wanted to create original music and I wanted it to be the best that I could make. Best that I can make means knowing the most that I can. So, I am taking hard-core Music theory. Most of it actually clicks in my brain really well.

I must agree with you Prog, Bass and Guitar are people friendly instruments. Piano is pretty cool too. It's all linear.

On 28/11/02 at 16.09 Proghead wrote,

quote:

I toy with guitar, keyboards and flute (thank you Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, One of the greatest bands in the world). I saw Yes in concert this past summer (another of the greatest bands in the world) and was just blown away.



GLORFINEL! FRIEND! You are a Progressive Rock fan like me! (hence the name ProgHead )

If you like Jethro Tull and Yes, then there is a modern band that I just can't recommend enough called Spock's Beard. All of the things you love about Tull and Yes are present in SB with a slight modern rock twist. Unfortunately, the band just split because their singer/main songwriter, Neal Morse (a freaking genius, this man is) found another calling: his family. I can respect that. I recommend their second CD, "Beware of Darkness", and their fifth, appropriately titled "V". Their sixth, and apparently final CD called "Snow" was just released but I haven't gotten it yet (come on Christmas!). It's a two disc epic concept album

Morse also has....had... a side project called Transatlantic with members from America's Dream Theater, UK's Marillion, and Sweden's Flower Kings (hence the name Transatlantic ). Their second CD, called "Bridge Across Forever", is pure genius!

On 28/11/02 at 20.25 Ross wrote,

Hey ProgHead my nephew has a guitar that if you strum the strings it plays old McDonald had a farm, Does that count?

On 29/11/02 at 18.30 Glorfinel wrote,
OK, at this point I recommend moving this thread to the music one at the Golden Perch, 'cause I have to respond here and I don't presently have any new books, that I am reading, to talk about.

PROGHEAD 777!!! BUDDY!!! Well, you might be right. I do love Tull and Yes and I am interested in music of those styles that are clever and technically complicated. Though, actually, I listen to a really wide variety of music while remaining critical and seeking out the best in various genres. I listen to Classical, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Metal, Industial, New Age, Folk, Bluegrass, Tradition Irish Folk and lots of other traditional cultural forms of music from Native American to Arabic Folk to Indian Sitar.

By Yes, I only have Fragile, 90125 and Big Generator. I liked them in the 80's with the release of Owner of a Lonely Heart, but had never heard their classic stuff. This past summer I got free tickets to a lot of great conncerts and I saw Bad Company, Foreigner, Chris Isaak, Santana and best of all Yes. The Classsic Yes. I was completely blown away. My reaction to seeing and hearing them in concert was the same as the first time that I saw the Baltimore Syphony Orchestra... stunned silence. I went out and got Fragile. Next will be Topigraghical Oceans.

By Jethro Tull I have 15 albums, primaily their older stuff. I have seen Tull 4 times in concert and they also know how to put on a really great show. I love them much and have for a while.

I am in 2 bands, right now, one does Classic Rock covers as we try to get our own original music together, which is in similar veins to our covers. We cover Rush, The Who, The Beatles, Jethro Tull and Yes. The other band is oriented towards the Industrial-Metal-Rock sound inspired by Tool, Type O Negative and Faith No More. It is quite different feel from the first band. It's funny. I'm 32 years old. Every one in the Classic rock band is 8-10 years older, everyone in the Industrial metal band is 8-10 years younger. Wacky!!!

I will check out Spocks Beard. I have never heard of them, but I already respect your opinion muchly and look forward to hearing their sound.

On 29/11/02 at 19.17 Ross wrote,

Quote:
The other band is oriented towards the Industrial-Metal-Rock sound inspired by Tool, Type O Negative and Faith No More

Fath no more rule I have all ther Albums!
Thanks for the transplant, Val! You know how it is... conversations seem to have themselves sometimes Big Laugh Smilie


It's kinda funny, but New Age is partly what drew me to Progressive Rock. I was basically searching for a music genre that had certain attributes: The raw power of rock and metal with the beautiful melodiousness of New Age and Classical and the technical profeciency of Jazz fusion and also Classical. I found it in classic Prog bands like ELP, Yes, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, Rush, Queen, Genesis, Kansas... even Styx and Boston! I then started to appreciate other Classic Rock bands like Zeppelin who had some serious Progressive tendencies.

Anyway, I eventually discovered that there's a thriving underground for Progressive music today, led by bands like Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Liquid Tension Experiment, Pain of Salvation, Zero Hour, etc.

But there are many other kids of music I like also. 80' thrash like Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax; NWOBHM bands like Iron Maiden Judas Priest, etc.; 90's Alternative like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, The Smashing Pumpkins, etc; Power/Melodic Metal such as Stratovatius, Gamma Ray, Shadow Gallery, Angel Dust, Symphony X, Rhapsody, Sonata Arctica, etc.; all kinds of New Age from Vangelis and Jon Anderson to David Arkenstone, Paul Spear and David Lanz, Deep Forest; and lots more...too numerous to mention. I even went through a brief goth phase.

I definitely like Tool but I was really disappointed by Lateralus. Aenema is awesome and easily ranks among the best albums of the 90's, IMHO.

I consider all of these to be Progressive Rock and/or Metal, though. To me, what makes a band "Progressive" is the blending of multiple genres and all these bands/artists do that to some degree.

Quote:
By Yes, I only have Fragile, 90125 and Big Generator.


You definitely should add Close To The Edge to that list! There's only three songs but they're some of the best work Yes has done.

[Edited on 11/30/2002 by ProgHead777]
Wow, Prog, you list some really awesome bands that I know and love and some that I've never heard of. I must admit that i love good music in all forms. I love that pure rock of Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band, theRolling Stones and the wacked out sounds of Pink Floyd and Planet P Project. I think it's when artists really try to stretch that they acheive more. Sometimes it's incredible, sometimes it's a mistake, but it has to be done or their work becomes stale.

You listed some Great bands and some things that have peaked my interests. Thank goodness for the internet. I can go and find out about almost anything here. Coolness.

What is really col is that 2 of the other members of my Classic Rock band, which is called King Eldridge (funny story behind that name, but not my doing), I went to the Yes concert with one and we met the other gut there, and it ended up that we all work at the same College. We were all impressed with each other and have been working on getting something together. We all really want to do high-end, prog rock style music. I think we might be able to do somthing really cool. I hope so!
Oooh! Talking about music and being in bands that's my thing, wow, I have nothing to say except listen to my stuff you ********s. Wink Smilie And the whole circle of 5ths thing (though I have never heard of it) makes sense to me, I thought the whole thing was pure logic.
And hooray for another Zappa fan showing up here, at last. Now when are you people gonna start listening to the Residents?
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