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Progressive Biography

Hello one and all and thankyou for bothering to visit. I am a High School teacher, turned into a Junior teacher eventually. I specialise in English, Writing and Literacy, but have taught SOSE, Science and bits of this and that in my career including relief teaching. I have assisted in marking exams and folios too.

I am an avid 'Star Wars' collector... I collect 70s memorabilia of the series in particular, the vintage action figures, in all guises, all the vehicles and starships, books, odds and ends; I get into that. It was my number one hobby until prog arrived in my life dominating over all.

I live in Australia, have a pet cat, dogs, goldfish, budgies, and a pet family including a wife, and three gorgeous kids. In 1987 my life completely changed and I became a Christian. I play guitar in the church and write my own songs occasionally. I am also a drama leader and run theatrical performances.

1990 was the worst year of my life! I met a girl who completely betrayed me. It was hell on earth. But I found the perfect girl for me in 1993. In 1994 I became engaged and married a year later. In 1997 we had our first daughter, and our lives were transformed forever. 2001 was a great year because my second daughter was born. My son was born in 2007. My life was caught up with the new arrival. It wasn't until 2002 that I really got into the collecting side again.

I love science fiction - movies and TV shows such as Gerry Anderson's UFO, Star Trek, Dr Who and Red Dwarf. I write out or transcribe scripts to TV series such as UFO and have written out scripts to movies such as Star Wars saga and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

My main hobby at this stage is collecting music. I love progressive Rock such as Genesis, Hawkwind, Rush, Yes, Van Der Graaf Generator, ELP, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Atomic Rooster, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Ayreon, The Beatles, Kraftwerk, and so many others. Actually there is not much in the prog scene that I do not like. I like particular genres such as space, symphonic, RPI, metal, electronic, folk, and heavy prog but am partial to all genres in some way. It is the greatest music on the planet.




Early prog memories:

I remember my dad coming home from a late night shift with a King Crimson vinyl tucked under his arm. It had the Red faced screamer on the cover and it scared me but he said I might like it, knowing I was into horror.... I loved parts of it such as 21st Century Schizoid Man and parts I hardly played. I also remember the Black ELP cover of Works and I only liked Fanfare for the Common Man. I also had Take A Pebble on cassette but can't remember how I got it. Yes' Roundabout and Long Distance Runaround were also on cassette somehow. I have no idea where I got them as I had no Yes albums. I also knew Jethro Tull's Bungle in the Jungle lyrics off by heart at the age of 8 but it was taped off radio!

My first purchase? It had to be in the 70s when I was a teen and got into particular artists and didn't know they were prog. I bought many Kraftwerk albums beginning with "Man Machine" so that counts and Trans Europe Express.

I had "Aqualung" vinyl given to me but too young to appreciate it, though I played the title track many times. I somehow got hold of "War of the Worlds" by Jeff Wayne - birthday I think, thanks Mum, and I played it ad infinitum! From there I got into The Moody Blues and had 2 compilation albums.

I also had Jean Michel Jarre's "Oxygene" and played it often after seeing "Gallipoli". I had many soundtracks of movies so I was kind of into weird classical dramatic stuff.

This was in the late 70s and from there I began to get hold of all Pink Floyd starting with The Wall because I saw the film and someone at college told me it was the best thing he had ever heard. Strangely enough I didn't get Dark Side of the Moon until the 80s, but did get Animals, A Nice Pair, and The Final Cut. I didn't really like them much at first but they kept my interest up and I finally grew up and loved them. When I heard Dark Side of the Moon I was addicted for life! Yes, I also watched it many times synched with Wizard of Oz.

Compilations have a lot to answer for! I had one song by Hawkwind, Silver Machine, and also some Marillion, and ended up buying the vinyl of Misplaced Childhood and loving it. I don't know why I didn't buy anymore Marillion up till recently.

I had heard of Genesis but only Invisible Touch and Duke. I was at a friend's place who played Yes' Owner of a Lonely Heart and the rest of 90125 and I had to have it!

My big Prog splurge happened when I discovered the term actually existed. I bought all of Rush, having discovered them in a Mojo magazine, and they became my favourite artist. Then all of Hawkwind, King Crimson box sets and individual CDs, Yes including box sets, all Atomic Rooster, Genesis and all ELP and VDGG. ...and many others since.... such as Dream Theater, Ayreon and Porcupine Tree.



I would say from my prog experience that there are 7 wonders of the prog world in the way of songs: Van Der Graaf Generator's 'A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers', Yes' 'Close To The Edge', ELP's 'Karn Evil 9', King Crimson's '21st Century Schizoid Man', Pink Floyd's 'Shine On', Rush's '2112', and Genesis' 'Supper's Ready'.

The seven wonders of the prog world in the way of albums are similar as far as I am concerned: Van Der Graaf Generator's "Pawn Hearts", Yes' "Close To The Edge", ELP's "Brain Salad Surgery", King Crimson's "In The Court of The Crimson King", Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of The Moon", Jethro Tull's "Thick As A Brick", and Genesis' "Foxtrot".


The genres of prog:

Here's my personal list of top albums per prog genre:

Canterbury Scene - GONG - Radio Gnome Invisible Vol. 3 - You

Crossover Prog - STEVEN WILSON - Grace For Drowning

Eclectic Prog - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - Pawn Hearts

Experimental/Post Metal - DEVIN TOWNSEND - Ziltoid the Omniscient

Heavy Prog - RUSH - Moving Pictures

Indo Prog/Raga - SHAKTI WITH JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - Shakti with John McLaughlin

Jazz Fusion - MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - The Inner Mounting Flame

Krautrock - AMON DUUL II - Tanz Der Lemminge (Dance of the Lemmings)

Neo Prog - IQ - Frequency

Post/ Math Rock - GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! - More Skin With Milk-Mouth

Prog Folk - JETHRO TULL - Thick As A Brick

Prog Electronic - KRAFTWERK - The Man-Machine (Die Mensch-Maschine)

Prog Metal - AYREON - The Human Equation

Psych Space - GROBSCHNITT - Solar Music Live

RIO/ Avant - CARDIACS - Sing To God

RPI - AREA - Arbeit Macht Frei

Symphonic - NEAL MORSE - Testimony Two - Live In Los Angeles

Tech/Extreme Metal - OPETH Heritage

Zeuhl - MAGMA - Mekanik Destrukteẁ Kommandoh

Various Artists - CONCEPT ALBUMS - Jesus Christ Superstar

Prog Related - WISHBONE ASH - Argus

Proto Prog - THE DOORS - The Doors




MY TOP 50 PROG ALBUMS BY ARTIST (all artists allowed one choice in top 50 but others listed in brackets) subject to change at any time...

1 AYREON - The Human Equation (2ND TIMELINE; 3RD IN THE ELECTRIC CASTLE)
2 PINK FLOYD - The Wall (2ND DARK SIDE OF THE MOON; 3RD WISH YOU WERE HERE; 4TH PULSE)
3 VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR - Pawn Hearts (2ND H TO HE WHO AM THE ONLY ONE; 3RD GODBLUFF; 4TH VITAL)
4 RUSH - Moving Pictures (2ND FAREWELL TO KINGS; 3RD HEMISPHERES; 4TH Permanent Waves )
5 YES - Fragile (2ND CLOSE TO THE EDGE; 3RD TALES OF TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS; 4TH RELAYER)
6 DREAM THEATER - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory (2nd OCTAVARIUM; 3rd BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS)
7 EMERSON LAKE & PALMER- Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends (2nd BRAIN SALAD SURGERY; 3rd TARKUS)
8 GENESIS - Foxtrot (2ND NURSERY CRYME; 3RD SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND; 4TH TRICK OF THE TAIL)
9 KING CRIMSON - In The Court Of The Crimson King (2ND RED; 3RD DISCIPLINE)
10 HAWKWIND - Space Ritual (2nd IN SEARCH OF SPACE; 3rd IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN GRILL)
11 QUEENSRYCHE - Operation: Mindcrime (2ND OPERATION LIVECRIME)
12 ATOMIC ROOSTER - DEATH WALKS BEHIND YOU (2ND IN HEARING OF; 3RD MADE IN ENGLAND)
13 THE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2nd WHITE ALBUM, 3rd REVOLVER)
14 JETHRO TULL - Thick As A Brick (2nd 25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION; 3RD AQUALUNG)
15 KRAFTWERK - The Man-Machine (Die Mensch-Maschine) (2ND COMPUTER WORLD; 3RD MINIMUM: MAXIMUM)
16 NEKTAR - A Tab In The Ocean (2ND REMEMBER THE FUTURE; 3RD BACK TO EARTH)
17 CAMEL - Mirage (2ND MOONMADNESS; 3RD CAMEL)
18 PORCUPINE TREE - Deadwing (2ND FEAR OF A BLANK PLANET; 3RD THE INCIDENT)
19 RIVERSIDE - Anno Domini High Definition (2ND SECOND LIFE SYNDROME; 3RD RAPID EYE MOVEMENT)
20 CARAVAN - IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK (2ND FOR GIRLS WHO GROW PLUM IN THE NIGHT; 3RD AND THE NEW SYMPHONIA)

21 DEVIN TOWNSEND - Ziltoid the Omniscient
22 AREA - Arbeit Macht Frei (2ND CRAC!)
23 BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO - Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (2nd IO SONO NATO LIBERO; 3rd DARWIN)
24 THE ARTHUR BROWN BAND - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
25 NEAL MORSE - TESTIMONY 2 LIVE IN LOS ANGELOS (2ND SOLA SCRIPTURA, 3RD TESTIMONY LIVE)
26 LE ORME - Uomo Di Pezza (2ND FELONA E SERONA)
27 RENAISSANCE - Ashes Are Burning (2ND SCHEHERAZADE AND OTHER STORIES; 3RD TURN OF THE CARDS)
28 MAUDLIN OF THE WELL - Part the Second
29 IQ - Frequency
30 MASTERS APPRENTICES, THE - Fully Qualified: The Choicest Cuts
31 WISHBONE ASH - Argus (2ND TIMELINE... THIS WAS: LIVE)
32 MOODY BLUES, THE - This Is The Moody Blues (2ND DAYS OF FUTURE PAST)
33 MAGMA - Mekanik Destrukteẁ Kommandoh
34 ANEKDOTEN - Vemod
35 DEEP PURPLE - In Rock (2ND MADE IN JAPAN; 3RD MACHINE HEAD)
36 DIAGONAL - DIAGONAL
37 MARILLION - MISPLACED CHILDHOOD (2ND SCRIPT OF A JESTER?S TEAR)
38 BLACK BONZO - SOUND OF THE APOCALYPSE
39 BLACK SABBATH - PARANOID
40 PFM - PER UN AMICO (2ND PHOTOS OF GHOSTS)
41 OPETH - DAMNATION (2ND STILL LIFE)
42 PAIN OF SALVATION - THE PERFECT ELEMENT (2ND REMEDY LANE)
43 GENTLE GIANT - THREE FRIENDS (2ND FREE HAND; 3RD POWER AND THE GLORY)
44 MOSTLY AUTUMN - STORMS OVER STILL WATER (2ND PASSENGERS; 3RD SPIRIT OF AUTUMN PAST)
45 LED ZEPPELIN - 4 (2ND 2; 3RD REMASTERS 1)
46 MENAHEM - ANGELS AND SHADOWS
47 ANGLAGARD - HYBRIS
48 ASTRA - THE WEIRDING
49 GONG - YOU (2ND ANGEL'S EGG; 3RD FLYING TEAPOT)
50 METALLICA - METALLICA (2ND MASTER OF PUPPETS; 3RD DEATH MAGNETIC)


Others:
51. DUN - Eros
52. JIMI HENDRIX - ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? (2ND AXIS BOLD AS LOVE)
53. MASTODON - CRACK THE SKYE
54. MUSE - ABSOLUTION (2nd BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS)
55. SPOCK'S BEARD - OCTANE (2nd LIVE, 3RD SNOW))
56. SOUNDGARDEN - SUPERUNKNOWN
57. HAKEN - AQUARIUS
58. BACAMARTE - DEPOIS DO FIM
59. STAR ONE - VICTIMS OF THE MODERN AGE (2ND SPACE METAL)
60. PHIDEAUX - DOOMSDAY AFTERNOON (2nd SNOWTORCH)
61. PERSEPHONE'S DREAM - PAN: AN URBAN PASTORAL
62. U.K - U.K
63. PALLAS - IN DREAMS OF MEN
64. PENDRAGON - PURE
65. RAILS - Steve Hackett
66. TALES OF THE SANDS - Myrath
67. MAMMOTH - Beardfish
68. FRANCES THE MUTE - The Mars Volta


BEST NON PROG ARTISTS
DEVO - FREEDOM OF CHOICE (2ND OH NO, IT?S DEVO!, 3RD SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY)
THE SWEET - SWEET F.A. (2ND SWEET SINGLES ALBUM, 3RD GIVE US A WINK)
GARY NUMAN - PURE (2ND REPLICAS, 3RD PLEASURE PRINCIPLE)
TOYAH - ANTHEM (2ND THE CHANGELING, 3RD LOVE IS THE LAW)
SUZI QUATRO - QUATRO (2ND FOUR LETTER WORDS, 3RD CAN THE CAN)
LIVE - THROWING COPPER (2ND SECRET SAMADHI)
KISS - DESTROYER (2ND THE ELDER, 3RD KISS ALIVE, 4TH CREATURES OF THE NIGHT)
SKYHOOKS - EGO (2ND LIVING IN THE 70S)
THE RUNAWAYS - QUEENS OF NOISE (2ND THE RUNAWAYS)
GIRLSCHOOL - HIT AND RUN (2ND SCREAMING BLUE MURDER)
RAMMSTEIN - SENSUCHT
ULTRAVOX - VIENNA (2ND RAGE IN EDEN)
VISAGE - VISAGE (2ND THE ANVIL)
DEPECHE MODE - FRAME
THE HUMAN LEAGUE - DARE
SONS OF KORAH - RAIN
HEART - GREATEST HITS
ALICE COOPER - BRUTAL PLANET (2ND WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE, 3RD ON THE INSIDE; 4TH WELCOME 2 MY NIGHTMARE )
ALANIS MORRISETTE - JAGGED LITLE PILL
TONI CHILDS - GREATEST
NARNIA - THE GREAT FALL (2ND LONG LIVE THE KING, 3RD DESERT LAND)
LEONARD COHEN - LIVE IN LONDON (2ND ESSENTIAL LEONARD COHEN)



MY ALL TIME ESSENTIAL ALBUMS FOR EVERY YEAR I HAVE BEEN ALIVE! (INCLUDES NON PROG)

So many memories right here and a bit emotional when I finished, seeing how many albums changed my life! Some of these mean more to me than others but they all have a VERY SPECIAL place.

some of these years had too many essential albums in my life and I can never separate them sorry... never!


FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF MY LIFETIME


1965 - Rubber Soul - The Beatles
1966 - Revolver - The Beatles
1967 - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hears Club Band - The Beatles
1968 - S/T - Creedence Clearwater Revival
1969 - In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson
1970 - Cosmos Factory - Creedence Clearwater Revival / From H to He, Who Am The Only One - Van der Graaf Generator (Tie)
1971 - Fragile - Yes / Pawn Hearts - Van Der Graaf Generator / Nursery Cryme - Genesis (3 way tie)
1972 - Close To The Edge - Yes / Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull/ Foxtrot - Genesis (3 Way Tie)
1973 - Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd/ Space Ritual - Hawkwind (Tie)
1974 - Sweet Fanny Adams - The Sweet/ Quatro -Suzi Quatro / Floating - Eloy (3 way Tie)
1975 - Ego - Skyhooks/ Kiss Alive - Kiss / Power and the Passion - Eloy (3 way Tie)
1976 - Give Us A Wink - The Sweet/ A Trick Of The Tail - Genesis / Dawn - Eloy (3 way Tie)
1977 - Alive II - Kiss / Ocean - Eloy (Tie)
1978 - The Man Machine / Kraftwerk / War Of The Worlds - Jeff Wayne (Tie)
1979 - Pleasure Principle - Gary Numan / Replicas - Gary Numan / The Wall - Pink Floyd (3 Way Tie)
1980 - Freedom Of Choice - Devo / Vienna - Ultravox /Visage - Visage (3 Way Tie)
1981 - Anthem - Toyah / Rage In Eden - Ultravox / Moving Pictures - Rush / Hit And Run - Girlschool/ Dare - The Human League (5 Way Tie)
1982 - The Changeling - Toyah
1983 - 90125 - Yes
1984 - Grace Under Pressure - Rush
1985 - Misplaced Childhood- Marillion
1986 - Master Of Puppets - Metallica
1987 - Momentary Lapse Of Reason - Pink Floyd
1988 - Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
1989 - S/T - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
1990 - A Social Grace - Psychotic Waltz
1991 - S/T - Metallica
1992 - Images And Words - Dream Theater
1993 - Vemod - Anekdoten
1994 - Throwing Copper - Live / Division Bell - Pink Floyd /Awake -Dream Theater(3 Way Tie)
1995 -Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette / Pulse - Pink Floyd (Tie)
1996 - Retropolis - Flower Kings / Sing To God - Cardiacs (Tie)
1997 - Ok Computer - Radiohead
1998 - Different Stages - Rush
1999 - Metropolis Part II: Scenes From A Memory - Dream Theater
2000 - Brutal Planet - Alice Cooper
2001 - Lateralus - Tool
2002 - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater/ Snow - Spock's Beard (Tie)
2003 - Damnation - Opeth / Passengers - Mostly Autumn / Absolution - Muse (3 Way Tie)
2004 - The Human Equation - Ayreon
2005 - Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
2006 - Score - Dream Theater / 10, 000 Days - Tool (Tie)
2007 - Ziltoid The Omniscient - Devin Townsend / Fear Of A Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree (Tie)
2008 - 01011001- Ayreon / S/T - Diagonal (Tie)
2009 - Part The Second - Maudlin Of The Well / Anno Domine High Definition - Riverside / The Weirding - Astra/ Frequency - IQ (4 Way Tie)
2010 - Excavations Of The Mind - Sky Architect / Aquarius - Haken (Tie)
2011 - A Dramatic Turn Of Events - Dream Theater / Grace For Drowning - Steven Wilson / Snowtorch- Phideaux / Visions - Haken / A Tower Of Silence - Anubis (5 Way Tie)
2012 - English Electric - Big Big Train / Banks Of Eden - The Flower Kings / March Of Progress - Threshold / Clockwork Angels - Rush /Lost In The New Real - Arjen (5 way Tie)
2013 ???





5 STAR REVIEWS





5 stars ANEKDOTEN Vemod | review
5 stars ÄNGLAGÅRD Hybris | review
5 stars ÄNGLAGÅRD Viljans Öga | review
5 stars ANUBIS A Tower Of Silence | review
5 stars AREA Arbeit Macht Frei | review
5 stars ASTRA The Black Chord | review
5 stars AYREON The Human Equation | review
5 stars AYREON The Theory Of Everything | review
5 stars BACAMARTE Depois Do Fim | review
5 stars BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso | review
5 stars BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Darwin! | review
5 stars BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Io Sono Nato Libero | review
5 stars BEARDFISH Mammoth | review
5 stars THE BEATLES Revolver | review
5 stars THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band | review
5 stars THE BEATLES The Beatles | review
5 stars BIG BIG TRAIN English Electric (Part One) | review
5 stars BLACK BONZO Sound of the Apocalypse | review
5 stars BLACK SABBATH Paranoid | review
5 stars BLUE ÖYSTER CULT On Your Feet Or On Your Knees | review
5 stars THE ARTHUR BROWN BAND The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown | review
5 stars BUBU Anabelas | review
5 stars CAMEL Mirage | review
5 stars CARDIACS Sing To God | review
5 stars CORVUS STONE Corvus Stone | review
5 stars DEEP PURPLE In Rock | review
5 stars DEEP PURPLE Made In Japan | review
5 stars DIAGONAL Diagonal | review
5 stars DISCIPLINE To Shatter All Accord | review
5 stars THE DOORS The Doors | review
5 stars DREAM THEATER A Dramatic Turn Of Events | review
5 stars DREAM THEATER Images And Words | review
5 stars DREAM THEATER Live Scenes From New York | review
5 stars DREAM THEATER Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory | review
5 stars DREAM THEATER Octavarium | review
5 stars DÜN Eros | review
5 stars ECHOLYN Mei | review
5 stars ELOY Dawn | review
5 stars ELOY Floating | review
5 stars ELOY Ocean | review
5 stars ELOY Power And The Passion | review
5 stars ELOY Silent Cries And Mighty Echoes | review
5 stars EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Brain Salad Surgery | review
5 stars EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends | review
5 stars THE FLOWER KINGS Banks Of Eden | review
5 stars GENESIS A Trick of the Tail | review
5 stars GENESIS Foxtrot | review
5 stars GENESIS Nursery Cryme | review
5 stars GENESIS Selling England By The Pound | review
5 stars GENESIS When In Rome | review
5 stars GENTLE GIANT In A Glass House | review
5 stars GENTLE GIANT Playing The Fool - The Official Live | review
5 stars GENTLE GIANT The Power And The Glory | review
5 stars GENTLE GIANT Three Friends | review
5 stars DAVID GILMOUR Remember That Night: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD) | review
5 stars GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven | review
5 stars GONG Radio Gnome Invisible Vol. 3 - You | review
5 stars GROBSCHNITT Solar Music - Live | review
5 stars STEVE HACKETT Rails Live | review
5 stars HAKEN Aquarius | review
5 stars HAKEN The Mountain | review
5 stars HAKEN Visions | review
5 stars PETER HAMMILL The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage | review
5 stars HAWKWIND Blood Of The Earth | review
5 stars HAWKWIND Doremi Fasol Latido | review
5 stars HAWKWIND Hall of the Mountain Grill | review
5 stars HAWKWIND In Search Of Space | review
5 stars HAWKWIND Space Ritual | review
5 stars HAWKWIND Warrior on the Edge of Time | review
5 stars JIMI HENDRIX Are You Experienced | review
5 stars HIBERNAL The Machine | review
5 stars IQ Ever | review
5 stars IQ Frequency | review
5 stars IRON MAIDEN Brave New World | review
5 stars IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son | review
5 stars JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Oxygene | review
5 stars JETHRO TULL Aqualung | review
5 stars JETHRO TULL Thick As A Brick | review
5 stars KHAN Space Shanty | review
5 stars KING CRIMSON 21st Century Guide: Volume One (1969-1974) | review
5 stars KING CRIMSON Deja VROOM (DVD) | review
5 stars KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King | review
5 stars KING CRIMSON In the Court of the Crimson King, 40th Anniversary Edition (5CD's + DVD) | review
5 stars KING CRIMSON Red | review
5 stars KING CRIMSON The Power To Believe | review
5 stars KRAFTWERK Computer World (Computerwelt) | review
5 stars KRAFTWERK Minimum Maximum | review
5 stars KRAFTWERK The Man-Machine (Die Mensch-Maschine) | review
5 stars LED ZEPPELIN Celebration Day | review
5 stars LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin IV | review
5 stars LED ZEPPELIN Remasters | review
5 stars LED ZEPPELIN Stairway To Heaven | review
5 stars ARJEN ANTHONY LUCASSEN Lost in the New Real | review
5 stars MAGMA Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré | review
5 stars MAGMA Mëkanīk Dëstruktīẁ Kömmandöh | review
5 stars MARILLION Misplaced Childhood | review
5 stars THE MARS VOLTA Frances The Mute | review
5 stars COLIN MASSON The Southern Cross | review
5 stars THE MASTERS APPRENTICES Fully Qualified: The Choicest Cuts | review
5 stars MAUDLIN OF THE WELL Part the Second | review
5 stars METALLICA Master of Puppets | review
5 stars METALLICA Metallica | review
5 stars THE MOODY BLUES This Is The Moody Blues | review
5 stars NEAL MORSE Momentum | review
5 stars NEAL MORSE One | review
5 stars NEAL MORSE Testimony Two - Live In Los Angeles | review
5 stars MOSTLY AUTUMN Passengers | review
5 stars MOTORPSYCHO The Death Defying Unicorn (with Ståle Storløkken) | review
5 stars MUSEO ROSENBACH Zarathustra | review
5 stars MYRATH Tales Of The Sands | review
5 stars NEKTAR A Tab In The Ocean | review
5 stars NINE STONES CLOSE One Eye On The Sunrise | review
5 stars OPETH Heritage | review
5 stars LE ORME Uomo Di Pezza | review
5 stars OSANNA Palepoli | review
5 stars PERSEPHONE'S DREAM Pan: An Urban Pastoral | review
5 stars PHIDEAUX Doomsday Afternoon | review
5 stars PHIDEAUX Snowtorch | review
5 stars PINK FLOYD Dark Side Of The Moon | review
5 stars PINK FLOYD Oh By The Way... | review
5 stars PINK FLOYD P-U-L-S-E | review
5 stars PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon - Experience Edition | review
5 stars PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon - Immersion Edition | review
5 stars PINK FLOYD The Wall | review
5 stars PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here | review
5 stars PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here - Experience Edition | review
5 stars PORCUPINE TREE Deadwing | review
5 stars PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM) Storia Di Un Minuto | review
5 stars PROFUSION Rewotower | review
5 stars PSYCHOTIC WALTZ Into The Everflow | review
5 stars QUEENSRYCHE Operation: LIVEcrime | review
5 stars QUEENSRYCHE Operation: Livecrime | review
5 stars QUEENSRYCHE Operation: Mindcrime | review
5 stars RENAISSANCE Ashes Are Burning | review
5 stars RENAISSANCE Turn Of The Cards | review
5 stars RIVERSIDE Anno Domini High Definition | review
5 stars RIVERSIDE Second Life Syndrome | review
5 stars RIVERSIDE Shrine Of New Generation Slaves | review
5 stars RUSH A Farewell To Kings | review
5 stars RUSH Beyond the Lighted Stage | review
5 stars RUSH Clockwork Angels | review
5 stars RUSH Different Stages - Live | review
5 stars RUSH Headlong Flight | review
5 stars RUSH Hemispheres | review
5 stars RUSH Moving Pictures | review
5 stars RUSH Permanent Waves | review
5 stars RUSH Rush in Rio | review
5 stars SHADOW CIRCUS On A Dark And Stormy Night | review
5 stars SKY ARCHITECT Excavations of the Mind | review
5 stars STAR ONE Victims Of The Modern Age | review
5 stars THRESHOLD March Of Progress | review
5 stars TOOL Lateralus | review
5 stars DEVIN TOWNSEND Epicloud (Devin Townsend Project) | review
5 stars DEVIN TOWNSEND Terria | review
5 stars DEVIN TOWNSEND Ziltoid the Omniscient | review
5 stars TRANSATLANTIC More Never Is Enough | review
5 stars UK UK | review
5 stars VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR Godbluff | review
5 stars VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR H To He, Who Am The Only One | review
5 stars VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR Pawn Hearts | review
5 stars JEFF WAYNE The War Of The Worlds | review
5 stars THE WHO Tommy | review
5 stars STEVEN WILSON Grace For Drowning | review
5 stars STEVEN WILSON The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) | review
5 stars THE WINDMILL The Continuation | review
5 stars WISHBONE ASH Argus | review
5 stars YES Close To The Edge | review
5 stars YES Fragile | review
5 stars YES In A Word | review
5 stars YES Relayer | review
5 stars YES Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert (DVD) | review
5 stars YES Symphonic Live (DVD) | review
5 stars YES The Yes Album | review
5 stars YES Yessongs | review







I review prog albums on this site quite prolifically and my obsession did not go unnoticed as I was promoted to Prog Reviewer in April 2010, a real honour to do what I love as a hobby. Then I was promoted to Symphonic Prog team member in May 2010, so I can vote for bands to go on the Symphonic section. I was eventually promoted to Collaborator on the Symphonic Team so I can add artist's bios, help determine whether new proposed bands should be added, and really make a difference here.

I also love the retro eighties era of music particularly Gary Numan who I have been obsessively following since the late 70s and I have all of his material. I am also into Toyah's music. Especially the eighties CDs Anthem, Changeling, Minx.

I also love retro music from Ultravox, Visage, Devo, The Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Runaways, Girlschool, Kraftwerk, CCR. I have all these group's CDs, many of the vinyl releases, and many DVDs in my collection. I am into glam metal and am on the Glam Metal team in the Metal Music Archives website.

I respond to all PMs and try to be as encouraging as I can. I hit the forums quite regularly, sometimes obsessively, so if you see me there have a chat. I am very friendly and like to have fun without being obnoxious or rude, which I find distasteful.

Hope you can be friends soon.
Cheers, Scott.

Reviews distribution by sub-genre


 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Symphonic Prog1723.43
2 Heavy Prog1303.52
3 Psychedelic/Space Rock1253.34
4 Crossover Prog1183.31
5 Prog Related1133.50
6 Progressive Metal1033.74
7 Eclectic Prog903.78
8 Proto-Prog653.51
9 RIO/Avant-Prog493.06
10 Prog Folk473.51
11 Various Genres333.12
12 Jazz Rock/Fusion333.70
13 Neo-Prog273.74
14 Tech/Extreme Prog Metal233.61
15 Post Rock/Math rock223.27
16 Canterbury Scene223.82
17 Progressive Electronic212.90
18 Experimental/Post Metal203.70
19 Rock Progressivo Italiano154.40
20 Zeuhl143.93
21 Krautrock103.30
22 Indo-Prog/Raga Rock12.00

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