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Old 06-14-2010, 03:52 PM
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Meddle is the only Pink Floyd album i can stand to listen to anymore, i burnt myself out on the rest of it in middle school. literally spent days just listening to The Wall on loop... ugh.

Echoes will never stop being a good song though
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:54 PM
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Animals and Wish You Were Here are the only albums I return to frequently. Everything else is situational for me.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:08 PM
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anything by Tool
Try Lateralus if you haven't already.

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anything by Dream Theater
Give Images and Words and Awake a listen, if you still don't like them then I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.

Also you're totally wrong about The Trees.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:31 PM
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As everyone has ignored my suggestions so far, I'm just gonna go ahead and suggest some more. How d'you like them apples.

The Enid - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Steve Hillage - The Glorious Om Riff
Godley & Creme - I Pity Inanimate Objects
Robert Wyatt - Sea Song
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:54 PM
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I'm going to second that, especially because Wyatt exemplifies the quieter, quirkier side of prog. And he's only become a stronger songwriter with age; his last few albums are among his best work.

Calories: If you're not that into Genesis-style prog, the albums on Parish's list I'd most recommend are Soft Machine's debut (Wyatt's original band) and Gentle Giant's Octopus. Both bands generally stick to songs that hover around 3-4 minutes and emphasize quick, punchy creativity over long-form fairytales.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:59 PM
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If you want to loosen the debatable boundaries of the ~genre~ then you could go nuts and try getting into the multitudes of John Zorn, maybe a collaboration with Mike Patton.

I think you'd REALLY like Krallice, the most accessible of Mick Barr's projects.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:46 AM
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According to wiki, Death is a prog rock band, so hey, go listen to that.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:28 PM
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I'll never understand how anyone can hate Floyd.

Anyway, I'm SO all over this thread. I used to be a complete prog-head (is that a word?) in my teens.

Not mentioned yet:
- Uriah Heep "Demons and Wizards"
- ELP "Pictures at an Exhibition"
- Muse "Origin of Symmetry"
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:37 PM
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Magma.

I dare you.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:18 AM
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Currently listening to Genesis' Foxtrot for the first time. I can't say I like all of it, but it certainly is entertaining! I looked up the words for Get 'Em Out By Friday and was much bemused by the last couple of verses.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:55 AM
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Currently listening to Genesis' Foxtrot for the first time. I can't say I like all of it, but it certainly is entertaining! I looked up the words for Get 'Em Out By Friday and was much bemused by the last couple of verses.
If you really want a mindfuck, listen to "The Musical Box" from the album Nursery Cryme and do the same thing, except with the whole song.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:41 AM
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I guess Zappa is worth mentioning in this thread, although he was really more of a thing of his own. For example, Peaches en Regalia (horrible video version, sorry) is soooo good.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:34 AM
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Magma.

I dare you.
I listened to a little bit of Magma back in the days of Audio Galaxy. They're pretty obscure (not to mention utterly bizarre) so I never really listened to much.

However, there was apparently another band called Magma which did a song called Aisha that I enjoyed. I haven't ever been able to discover anything about this band, not even if that it's actually a different band that the French band Magma (though I presume they're different since Aisha is in Polish). Anyone know anything about these guys?
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:23 AM
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Try Lateralus if you haven't already.
Hasn't everybody heard that album? No thanks.


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Also you're totally wrong about The Trees.
No, that song isn't good, I'm sorry.

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Calories: If you're not that into Genesis-style prog, the albums on Parish's list I'd most recommend are Soft Machine's debut (Wyatt's original band) and Gentle Giant's Octopus. Both bands generally stick to songs that hover around 3-4 minutes and emphasize quick, punchy creativity over long-form fairytales.
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I think you'd REALLY like Krallice, the most accessible of Mick Barr's projects.
I will try all of those next chance I get.

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According to wiki, Death is a prog rock band, so hey, go listen to that.
Whaaaat? No way. Death doesn't sound prog-y at all to me. This just reinforces the fact that it's a stupid label.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:44 AM
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No, that song isn't good, I'm sorry.
No need to apologize to me, it's your loss.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:50 PM
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Whaaaat? No way. Death doesn't sound prog-y at all to me. This just reinforces the fact that it's a stupid label.
Says the guy who says he doesn't know much about prog.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:01 PM
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Parish got me tuned into Can in the first place, and I'm continuing my exploration with Future Days and Monster Movie. Let's see how it goes.

Edit: For the first time in my life, I think I got a commercial CD that was a bad press. Future Days wouldn't play at all on any cd player or game console, and shows up on my PC as a blank CD (it won't even mount in Linux). I exchanged it for Delay 1968, which certainly won't be as refined as Future Days, but at least it will let me make a solid judgement on the Malcom Mooney era of the band.

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Old 07-28-2010, 01:49 AM
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HOLY SHIT. I just listened to Fight Fire with Fire, which was a Kansas song! If I hadn't been otherwise informed, I would have guessed it was performed by Survivor! Did all the progressive rock bands just drop their pants and bend over for the record labels in the 1980s? Yes, Genesis, and now Kansas... it's pretty sad when the band with the most integrity during the decade was Rush.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:44 AM
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Genesis
Do not conflate Phil Collins' solo work with Genesis.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:54 PM
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Led Zeppelin - I, II, III, zoso
Rush - Hemispheres, Permanent Waves (minus The Trees)
Mastodon
Porcupine Tree
early Black Sabbath

Bad
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (the precursor)
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals
anything by Genesis
anything by Tool
anything by Coheed and Cambria
anything by Dream Theatre
Opeth
Your list confuses and perplexes me.
One the one hand, you are liking Led Zeppelin and Rush, but you don't like Dream Theater. You can touch, taste and smell Dream Theaters influences from those bands.

You like Mastadon, but not Tool. That hurts me to think about. I thought we could be friends!

I can understand Coheed and Cambria, Genesis, Beatles and Pink Floyd. Those are hit or miss to me, some all miss (Coheed), some hit big (Dark Side of the Moon.)

I'm gonna toss something out there I didn't see anyone else mention:
Early Chicago. The 70's era that produced things like Color My World and 25 Or 6 to 4, not the 80's pop era (though I like that too, just doesn't qualify as prog) The way that band integrated it's horn section and the arrangements it produced were ground breaking.

My definition of Prog Rock doesn't actually mean "long songs with many time changes and movements" so I actually consider early Van Halen to be prog as well.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:45 AM
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I'm finally listening to that copy of Dark Side of the Moon that I picked up on my CD-purchasing bender a month or two ago. It's the super audio/regular audio CD hybrid that I will someday listen to on my PS3 in full surround sound. Not today, though; today I'm listening to it on the crappy computer speakers I have hooked up to my work computer. So far, I'm digging it - except for that awful blues singer woman in The Great Gig in the Sky. Seriously, were they kidding when they hired her to do those vocalizations?


*Possibly while baked, because even though I don't smoke marijuana, it just seems like it would be appropriate.
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I'm resurrecting this thread to make sure everyone knows Jethro Tull is releasing Thick as a Brick 2 on April 4th, and will be touring worldwide performing both the new album and original. That tour sounds like it would be incredibly fatiguing, especially for Ian Anderson since he's like 90 years old now, right?
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:24 PM
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Uhhhh what the hell? Sequels to albums are a weird idea. This had better not be as lousy as Tubular Bells II.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:39 PM
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Still not as misguided an album title as J-Tull-Dot-Com.
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Some more recent(ish) stuff that I've been into:

The Nightmare Becomes Reality by Anima Morte
Quantum by Planet X
...and both Liquid Tension Experiment albums.

Closer to the power metal/euro-cheese end, Symphony X, Ayreon, Haken are all pretty decent.

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Also, Tool's Lateralus is pretty damned awesome modern prog.
Yes. It is.

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I'm finally listening to that copy of Dark Side of the Moon that I picked up on my CD-purchasing bender a month or two ago. It's the super audio/regular audio CD hybrid that I will someday listen to on my PS3 in full surround sound. Not today, though; today I'm listening to it on the crappy computer speakers I have hooked up to my work computer. So far, I'm digging it - except for that awful blues singer woman in The Great Gig in the Sky. Seriously, were they kidding when they hired her to do those vocalizations?
WHAT.
Clare Torry is fuckin' incredible on that track. I get goosebumps, every time.
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I think listening to it in full surround sound is ideal for that track! Like most of that album, it's at its best when it envelops you.
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WHAT.
Clare Torry is fuckin' incredible on that track. I get goosebumps, every time.
You and me both, brother. That's the most intense song on that album.


I've been digging into The Mars Volta lately. Damn they are amazing. I'm most familiar with De-Loused but have acquired all the other ones recently. Need to dig in more.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:35 PM
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...and both Liquid Tension Experiment albums.
I haven't listened to them in a while, but I recall enjoying the first one more than the second.
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Echoes will never stop being a good song though
Echoes is the mother of all prog in my book. It has the floaty, mysterious lyrics that sure seem like they must mean something. It flirts with funk, atonality and minimalism without wearing out its welcome(like, say, Revolution #9), and links it all together with a series of anticlimaxes. And under the pretense it's really just a jam session for organ and electric guitar.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:03 AM
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The working title for "Echoes" was "Return of the Son of Nothing." I think the moment they changed the name is the moment where Pink Floyd forgot how not to take itself seriously as Artistes.
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