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Posted: 4/20/2014 6:39:53 AM EDT
I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.


Link Posted: 4/20/2014 7:15:21 AM EDT
Grew up with English Prog.  Still listen to Yes, Jethro Tull and ELP.
Look into Mike Oldfield's catalog but start with Tubular Bells 1, 2 and 3.  Platinum has kind of a jazzy feel to it.
Haven't heard of Haken before but Prog isn't the type of music that gets any kind of media play.
The demands (and attention spans) of pop radio and fans aren't good for anything longer than 2-3 minutes.
At three minutes a good Prog track is just getting done with the intro!
Link Posted: 4/20/2014 2:48:29 PM EDT
These dudes are Brits, too.
Link Posted: 4/20/2014 5:45:48 PM EDT
I knew prog had a limited audience, but damn.
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 2:28:48 PM EDT
Seriously! I find it hard to believe that there are so few people that enjoy quality music.
The prog movement had some of the most highly trained and skilled musicians in rock.
Of course, the essence of "rock and roll" is not how good you are, it's about simple melodies, easy to dance to and a memorable chorus to sing along with.
Prog is way to complex for that crowd.
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 2:44:16 PM EDT
I'm listening now...


Sorta like so far.


Also, bump for the greater glory.


Link Posted: 4/21/2014 2:48:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bassgasm:


I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIY4X8yi5Oo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO61NWKkyWQ
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Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?



I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.



Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?
 
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 2:54:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:
I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIY4X8yi5Oo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO61NWKkyWQ
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 

The wiki says 2007 to current.



Link Posted: 4/21/2014 2:58:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:
I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIY4X8yi5Oo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO61NWKkyWQ
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 


Genesis with Gabriel, Gentle Giant, Yes...all were favorites, back in the day (all are in my music library)

these guys may find their way into my collection as well.
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 2:59:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:
I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIY4X8yi5Oo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO61NWKkyWQ
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 



Couple of others from BITD -  That I never heard of until Sirius used to have a one hour prog show every night "For Headphones Only".  And "I never heard of them" from someone who owns a vinyl copy of Olias of Sunhillow and played Rick Wakeman in the delivery room for CarbineKid.  

Mahavishnu Orchestra
Caravan
Gentle Giant
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 3:01:21 PM EDT
The early stuff by Genesis is awesome.

Don't forget King Crimson or Kansas.
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 3:03:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:
I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIY4X8yi5Oo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO61NWKkyWQ
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 


Nope, there's a lot of current prog out there you just don't hear it on the radio.


I've heard Haken before, giving another listen now.
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 3:13:20 PM EDT
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Love me some prog rock and prog metal. Here's one of each


 
 
 


 
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 3:16:36 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By RolandofGilead:
Nope, there's a lot of current prog out there you just don't hear it on the radio.





I've heard Haken before, giving another listen now.

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Originally Posted By primuspilum:


Originally Posted By Bassgasm:

I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIY4X8yi5Oo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO61NWKkyWQ
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?



I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.



Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?





 




Nope, there's a lot of current prog out there you just don't hear it on the radio.





I've heard Haken before, giving another listen now.

Yeah, another genre that has completely passed me by.
 
Link Posted: 4/21/2014 3:28:15 PM EDT
I just started listening to Devin Townsend. He does a bunch of different stuff that includes prog rock, prog metal, metal of very different types.




Link Posted: 4/21/2014 4:22:25 PM EDT
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Couple of others from BITD -  That I never heard of until Sirius used to have a one hour prog show every night "For Headphones Only".  And "I never heard of them" from someone who owns a vinyl copy of Olias of Sunhillow and played Rick Wakeman in the delivery room for CarbineKid.  

Mahavishnu Orchestra
Caravan
Gentle Giant
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:
I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIY4X8yi5Oo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO61NWKkyWQ
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 



Couple of others from BITD -  That I never heard of until Sirius used to have a one hour prog show every night "For Headphones Only".  And "I never heard of them" from someone who owns a vinyl copy of Olias of Sunhillow and played Rick Wakeman in the delivery room for CarbineKid.  

Mahavishnu Orchestra
Caravan
Gentle Giant


Side one of Olias is the greatest. Another you should check out is the Yes album Relayer. Has Patric Moraz instead of Wakemen which gives it a different sound.
I have most of Yes, Tull and ELP (up to about '78) on vinyl.
Marillion's Misplaced Childhood is a good one from '85.
Todd Rundgren's Utopia Live and Another Live are worth a listen too.

ETA: there's progrockmag.com that covers the genre and has some leads on new bands and old.
ETA: got a load of Uriah Heep too

Link Posted: 4/21/2014 6:52:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Originally Posted By Bassgasm:
I found these guys on Spotify, and I've been listening to them quite a bit. There's a few weird moments, but it's good stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIY4X8yi5Oo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO61NWKkyWQ
Prog rock, at least to my understanding, is a dead genre isn't it?

I think old Yes, Rush, pre Phill Collins as lead singer Genesis (i.e., Gabriel), etc.

Are these guys new, or are they from back then and just didn't go mainstream?


 


The album on the left was recorded in 2013, the album on the right was recorded in 2011.
Link Posted: 4/22/2014 12:59:12 AM EDT
Baba Scholae going back to the late 60s.  There are a few of their rare songs in the vid.

Chris

Baba Scholae
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 4:35:18 PM EDT
I found myself listening to these guys again at work today. I don't think I'll tire of their work soon.
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