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Andy Robinson


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Member since: 6/22/2004 • Forum posts: 12751 • Last visit: 9/21/2017 11:04:05 AM EST
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Progressive Biography

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Date of birth: 28/01/1969

I was first introduced to progressive rock in ... 1978, when I heard Jeff Waynes 'War of the Worlds' album. A fusion of rock guitar, keyboard technology, extended play, re-occuring themes and of course a concept. I was hooked on the formula, more than the story I guess. That led onto an interest in PINK FLOYD in 1979 on the release of 'The Wall' The idea of concept albums appealed to me a great deal. I was only 11 years old at this time, but by 13 I was hooked on heavy metal, mainly MOTORHEAD, IRON MAIDEN, AC/DC, then someone introduced me to 'Exit stage..Left' By RUSH, at about the same time as MARILLION released 'Script for a Jesters Tear' I like all sorts of music but it seems to be progressive rock that I keep coming back to.

Number of CD in your collection of original progressive albums ...
My CD collection is a mess, very badly organised. I currently have in the region of 1300 CD's. I would estimate that just over a third are progressive rock, but I also have a vinyl collection of around 450 albums.

My favourite progressive bands/artists (in alphabetical order) (5-10)...
Genesis, VDGG, Rush, Yes, Porcupine Tree, Renaissance, Pink Floyd,

My favourite progressive albums include (5-10)...
Moving Pictures - Rush/ A Trick of the Tail - Genesis/ Pawn Hearts - VDGG/ Animals - Pink Floyd/ Octopus - Gentle Giant/ Red - King Crimson/ In Ansentia - Porcupine Tree/ Ashes are Burning - Renaissance/ Going for the One - Yes/ In the Region of the summer Stars - The Enid, To our childrens Childrens Children - The Moody Blues

Other comments: ...
As well as progressive rock, I like electronic music, especially that produced in the 1990 and beyond by the likes of FSOL, The Orb, Boards of Canada, Plaid and Pete Namlook. I also like some 'old' indie.

Reviews distribution by sub-genre


 Sub-genreNb of reviewsAvg rating
1 Symphonic Prog193.58
2 Crossover Prog94.00
3 Heavy Prog74.29
4 Eclectic Prog63.50
5 Neo-Prog43.75
6 Prog Related24.00
7 Canterbury Scene23.50
8 Psychedelic/Space Rock24.00
9 Prog Folk13.00
10 Progressive Electronic13.00
11 Proto-Prog15.00

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