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Member since: 6/2/2004 • Forum posts: 59 • Last visit: 11/21/2014 4:08:24 PM EST
Location: Canada

Progressive Biography

I grew up constantly surrounded by music related stuff. My mother, of course, was sold to the Beatles' England 70's pop and I come from a familiy of fine piano and guitar players. THE BEATLES of course, are on top of my list with a lot of bands like R.E.M., THE TRAGICALLY HIP, THELONIOUS MONK, THE CURE, OASIS, SLOAN, THE BREEDERS, THE SMITHS, THE POLICE and ULTRAVOX mainly.

From age 4 (discovered Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper) I got addicted to music. And I mean ADDICTED. All the information I could get on any artists, I got it.

Thanks to my tv addicted dad, who bought a huge old fashioned satellite dish in '89, MTV always had a huge place in our hearts. I stayed up to date to mostly rock and pop genres throughout the 90's. But I've always been tempted by keyboard-oriented, longer pieces of music and time changes.

Well, I started (as a good canadian) with all-star Rush who gave me a great chance to get acquainted with art rock. I had every RUSH album since age 16 and so on, I grabbed knowledge from here and there. I did also realize in that era that listening to this kind a music makes you a potential member of the geek factory.

But my real craving for progressive rock started when I got married ; when my father-in-law told me that he saw GENTLE GIANT many times at the Laval's University (in 74 and 75). He told me many times stories how good they were and I purchased many GG albums immediately. Then I got more and more curious to find something to feed my brain who seemed to grow insatiable.

I try to keep my mind as open as possible, but my preferences tends to go in the same directions. I'm not pretending to be a good reviewer, I judge by how the music makes me feel, nothing always technical. I do, on the other hand, take this whole 'sacred' progressive rock very lightly.

My favorite band is changing every 2 weeks litteraly, but I do confess that Gentle Giant is one serious name.

So tell me my opinions stinks, I'll tell you: " I knew it before you did. "

Dream Team:
Joe Bonamassa---Guitars and Vocals
Sting---Bass Guitar and Vocals
Dave Grohl---Drums
Tony Banks---Organ and Keyboards

Reviews distribution by sub-genre


 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Symphonic Prog903.74
2 Neo-Prog573.89
3 Heavy Prog523.94
4 Progressive Metal513.76
5 Crossover Prog403.65
6 Eclectic Prog394.00
7 Prog Related193.84
8 Rock Progressivo Italiano184.22
9 Prog Folk163.31
10 Psychedelic/Space Rock104.00
11 Proto-Prog84.63
12 Jazz Rock/Fusion44.75
13 Experimental/Post Metal44.00
14 Canterbury Scene44.25
15 Various Genres23.00
16 Post Rock/Math rock12.00
17 RIO/Avant-Prog13.00

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