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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 08:49
Three months ago, I discovered Cardiacs. They really surprised me! I listened to Song to God and I didn't know what to think when Dog-Like Sparky came on!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 09:23
I'm surprised, and delighted, when bands long in the tooth still make some very good albums in recent times.  (Rush, Marillion, and IQ, please take a bow.)
 
Btw, I would also be surprised if Neil Young lost his muse. Despite some ups and downs, he seems to keep getting better.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 10:02
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:


Btw, I would also be surprised if Neil Young lost his muse. Despite some ups and downs, he seems to keep getting better.


Neil Young is a favorite in my family. We saw him live last October. He sounded unbelievable, like he was in his 20s!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 10:22
Originally posted by A_Flower A_Flower wrote:

Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:


Btw, I would also be surprised if Neil Young lost his muse. Despite some ups and downs, he seems to keep getting better.


Neil Young is a favorite in my family. We saw him live last October. He sounded unbelievable, like he was in his 20s!
Yeah, Neil is pretty awesome. I did some of my first big time live sound work for CSN&Y in 1974. He was someone that had that mysterious mojo, like he was just getting warmed up, and much more was to come. And, I believe that's proved true.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 12:18
I would like to think that there is more out there to surprise me. Right now my heavy spins have been the likes of Can, ELP and KC. I still enjoy how great that music is.....There is so much i have not spent time on though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 12:28
For the peeps of this thread who need evidence of something fresh inside the music world (that most definitely will surprise them!), I recommend you go check out Todd Rundgren's latest collab with Lindstrøm and Emil Nicolaisen
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 14:52
Musically...maybe not ,but I am always surprised to find both old prog and proto prog  things that I have not heard before.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 16:18
I'm hearing a lot of old compositions for the first time which are awesome
All I like is prog related bands beginning late 60's/early 70's. Their music from 1968 - 83 has the composition and sound which will never be beaten. Perfect blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 22:13
Sure, but being surprised is not as important as being intrigued.
A curse upon the heads of those who seek their fortunes in a lie. The truth is always waiting when there's nothing left to try. - Colin Henson, Jade Warrior (Now)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2016 at 23:00
Of course. If nothing surprises you then you've made it to the GOD level. I am constantly surprised how many ideas had already been done sooooo very long ago when i assumed they were newly found creations. Occasionally something new pops up that makes me go WHOAH!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2016 at 01:15
This thread makes echo to a topic on new musical genres I started several months ago:

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=106456

I think the surprise will come from non-western cultures...


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2016 at 02:58
Lots of things still surprise me. Usually in a bad way. ;-)

No, if you have an open mind and go looking, you'll eventually find something interesting and innovative. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2016 at 05:28
If I listen to bands only inspired by 70's progressive rock, I am not surprised anymore (except with artists like Phideaux Wink ).
But when progressive music is mixed with metal/techno/alternative/post-rock, then I am surprised every month.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2016 at 07:25
I think it'd be fair to say that I am surprised by techno. 

I am surprised at how quickly I find something else to play. ;-)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2016 at 07:41
Some times the element of surprise is not always a bad thing,I have not heard everything there is to hear,and will not profess to have done so,and have come across some rather nice and gentle sounding prog,quite recently,sadly I have forgotten or rather forgot to write down the names of the artists,which is my way forgetful ness being a state of being alot for self.That said I think one has to remain open to new idea's and keep in your heart and mind what you cherish at the same time.I now feel as if I am some where on Planet Gong flying about in an unhinged tea pot,it must be the Xmas pud thing still,so if nonsense abounds in my post reply apologies.
Off to try a piece of pie in the sky and sit with an owl whilst being a tree..LOLSmile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2016 at 08:00
I was blown away surprised after listening to Black Sabbath's 13.   Unlike many here at Progarchives I thoroughly enjoyed 13.    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2016 at 21:49
I'm surprised at how much I still listen to and enjoy classic Yes and Genesis---after thousands of listens---I can still find it fresh---very few artists have had this kind of long term staying power---
I also am very surprised after listening to trump on Howard Stern for 20 years and saying things he said--he could be elected to leader of the free world--Shocked
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2016 at 21:55
[QUOTE=twosteves]I'm surprised at how much I still listen to and enjoy classic Yes and Genesis---after thousands of listens---I can still find it fresh---very few artists have had this kind of long term staying power---

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[QUOTE=twosteves]I also am very surprised after listening to trump on Howard Stern for 20 years and saying things he said--he could be elected to leader of the free world--Shocked

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2016 at 13:35
ELP's combeback would surprise me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2016 at 13:56
In musical terms, no...probably not. In specific band terms (ie random bunch of old dudes reunite and create something good), it's possible.
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