Are there any Progressive Rock / 70's-80's Art Rock fans on here?
Posted 4/4/16
King Crimson has been my favorite band for about 15 years. I love the bigger names; Yes, Genesis, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant etc., & the Canterbury scene with Soft Machine, Caravan, & my person favorites; National Health & Hatfield & the North. Gong & Deavid Allen were on an entirely different planet. And the French scene with Magma, Eskaton, Dün, Shub-Niggurath & others. The German scene with Can (another all all time favorite), Amon Düül II, Nue!, Popol Vuh, Ash Ra Temple etc. The Italian scene with Area, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Premiatia Forneria Marconi, Le Orme, Celeste & so on. Then there's the American stuff, like Henry Cow & everything Fred Firth does, Frank Zappa, hmmm... I'm drawing a blank. There's Harmonium up in Canada, but they're French-Canadian. But yeah, any progressive rock nerds out there?
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Posted 4/10/16

I grew up listening to 1970s prog rock ... well, ... in the 70s.

I was a big Todd Rundgren/Utopia fan. I was big on Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Pink Floyd.

... been to many of these concerts in the md to late 70s.
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Posted 4/13/16
I was always a fan of early progressive rock. King Crimson, the Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Procol Harem, ELP, ELO, Kansas, Genesis, Yes, Marillion, T-Rex, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, The Nice, The Faces, Small Faces, Cream, BBA (Bogert, Beck and Appice), Traffic, Trapeze, UFO, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, The Association, Styx, Queen, Zebra. Eventually, it expanded into progressive metal in the 90s-present with bands like Queensryche, Royal Hunt, Stratovarius and Artension. I would consider UFO my favorite progressive rock band and Artension (along with anything else by their lead vocalist John West...the Native American not the Canadian John West) my favorite progressive metal band.
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Posted 4/13/16
I'm a fan of all music besides aussie hip hop, some current pop and dubstep. Always been a Pink Floyd and Genesis. I grew up listening to that sort of stuff because of my father.
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Posted 4/15/16
King Crimson is essential listening for the majority of their discography.
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Posted 4/17/16 , edited 4/17/16

neugenx wrote:

I was always a fan of early progressive rock. King Crimson, the Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Procol Harem, ELP, ELO, Kansas, Genesis, Yes, Marillion, T-Rex, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, The Nice, The Faces, Small Faces, Cream, BBA (Bogert, Beck and Appice), Traffic, Trapeze, UFO, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, The Association, Styx, Queen, Zebra. Eventually, it expanded into progressive metal in the 90s-present with bands like Queensryche, Royal Hunt, Stratovarius and Artension. I would consider UFO my favorite progressive rock band and Artension (along with anything else by their lead vocalist John West...the Native American not the Canadian John West) my favorite progressive metal band.



How can you forget Rush? I mean they now replaced The Grateful Dead as the ultimate cult band. Also, some of Iron Maiden's stuff are just as much prog rock as they are metal. You have a pretty good list by the way, The Moody Blues is in fact one of my mothers favorite bands.
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Posted 4/17/16
I was never actually a big fan of the Dead. I liked them but it was give and take. I never actually considered Maiden progressive but I have to say you have a point there concerning them. They're at the top of my list as well as Bruce's solo stuff and Samson run. About Rush...*bows head in shame*...I'm sorry I did forget to put them on the list despite owning and frequently listening to everything from the first album to Presto. Your Mom has great taste...mine too actually. The Moody Blues (and everything solo by Justin Hayward) are the epitome of progressive music. Justin's solo version of Forever Autumn from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds is on practically every playlist I make.
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Posted 4/18/16
Even though I was an '80s kid, I came into that decade really catching on
with the '70s prog rock scene. It had something that I didn't really feel with
what the other kids in my neck of the woods were into at the time. My play-
list now includes a lot of really obscure acts from all aspects of '70s music
besides the progressive rock, though, thanks to exposure to the other forms
through college radio and YouTube. The progressive rock still gets center
stage.
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