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Iván Melgar-Morey


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Member since: 4/27/2004 • Forum posts: 17688 • Last visit: 8/19/2014 9:08:20 PM EST
Location: Peru

Progressive Biography


Ivan Melgar Morey

Age: 40 BIOGRAPHY: My story with progressive Rock:

After a few years of listening classic rock and mostly top 40 songs (shame on me), a friend introduced me to YES, which at a first listen found interesting but nothing special, didn't noticed the prog' virus had already infected me, and after listening a Peruvian band (FRAGIL) playing GENESIS covers, my musical conception changed for ever and my social life became harder because while all my friends listened "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" soundtracks, I was trying to explain them the greatness of "Tarkus", "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" and "Dark Side of the Moon".

But there's nothing to regret. Prog' is my life. Personal collection: About 900 Cd's, 1,800 Lp's and a couple hundreed cassettes

Favorite progressive rock bands: My weakness was always GENESIS up to "Wind & Wuthering", PINK FLOYD and lately ANGLAGARD but also love YES (without Rabin), TRIUMVIRAT, STEVE HACKETT, ELP,JETHRO TULL, KANSAS, PAVLOV'S DOG, FOCUS, MAGENTA, LE ORME, PFM, BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO, URIAH HEEP, GLASS HAMMER, HAPPY THE MAN, Rick WAKEMAN. My favorite albums are: GENESIS - "Nursery Cryme" & "Foxtrot"; "Dark Side of the Moon" and "WYWH" by PINK FLOYD YES - " Yes Album"; ELP - "Trilogy"; KANSAS - "Leftoverture"; MAGENTA - "Revolutions"; URIAH HEEP - "Look at Yourself"; JETHRO TULL - "Thick as a Brick"; KING CRIMSON - "In the Court of the Crimson King", etc.

COMMMENTS: I only hope that at least 20% of the world learn about progressive music, because knowing about prog' is loving prog', the genre must survive and that's our job.




Reviews distribution by sub-genre


 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Symphonic Prog2383.70
2 Crossover Prog443.66
3 Prog Related363.47
4 Eclectic Prog363.89
5 Rock Progressivo Italiano274.37
6 Jazz Rock/Fusion254.20
7 Prog Folk254.00
8 Neo-Prog253.72
9 Proto-Prog203.05
10 Heavy Prog173.53
11 Psychedelic/Space Rock154.00
12 Various Genres113.55
13 Zeuhl84.00
14 Progressive Metal53.00
15 RIO/Avant-Prog54.00
16 Post Rock/Math rock14.00
17 Krautrock14.00
18 Canterbury Scene14.00
19 Tech/Extreme Prog Metal12.00
20 Experimental/Post Metal12.00

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