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Poll Question: Is a Wishbone Ash album Argus prog or prog-related?
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    Posted: March 28 2017 at 12:53
What do you think?
I consider it prog rock. 
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Nearly
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Not.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2017 at 13:58
Prog-Related is the better descriptor to me.

It's better described as a heavy folk-rock and blues-rock album than as a Prog Rock album to my ears.
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I regard it as a f**king good album
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Originally posted by beeebon beeebon wrote:

I regard it as a f**king good album

basically this, but I would say it is close enough for rock and roll...er prog
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Well, sort of. I think the first 2 albums are more enjoyable and 'Prog' to me.
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Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

Don't believe I've ever heard it.


I've heard it several times. Never liked it. Almost feel guilty for saying that, as it seems to be universally loved by every rock fan over the age of 40. I need to find out what the magic is.
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

Originally posted by beeebon beeebon wrote:

I regard it as a very f**king good album

basically this, but I would say it is close enough for rock and roll...er prog
 
 
yup, prog enough for me
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Incredible album. Of course it is prog
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Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

Don't believe I've ever heard it.


I've heard it several times. Never liked it. Almost feel guilty for saying that, as it seems to be universally loved by every rock fan over the age of 40. I need to find out what the magic is.


I'm in that age group and don't love it, but then I wouldn't describe myself as a rock fan. To me it's quite like a heavier version of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, but I much prefer CSNY.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Well, sort of. I think the first 2 albums are more enjoyable and 'Prog' to me.


Pilgrimage did strike me as rather more Prog than Argus (though I haven't heard that album in quite a few years). Ultimately, Wishbone Ash is a borderline Prog band to my ears.
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Close enough for me, but could have gone the other way
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I'd say it's prog, but only by a smidgen. It's the most prog out of Wishbone Ash's, that's for sure.
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Of course it's progressive rock. Having two guitars doing the harmonies rather than keyboards or keyboards and guitar defining reasonably complex multi sectioned pieces that are well arranged. That's their distinct band voice. It's as prog rock as say Jethro Tull are from a similar era.






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Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

Don't believe I've ever heard it.


I've heard it several times. Never liked it. Almost feel guilty for saying that, as it seems to be universally loved by every rock fan over the age of 40. I need to find out what the magic is.


The magic is (obviously) that you have to be over 40!!!!
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Originally posted by uduwudu uduwudu wrote:

Of course it's progressive rock. Having two guitars doing the harmonies rather than keyboards or keyboards and guitar defining reasonably complex multi sectioned pieces that are well arranged. That's their distinct band voice. It's as prog rock as say Jethro Tull are from a similar era.

As far as complexity goes, I would put There's The Rub by WA far above Argus. I know that many think There's The Rub is just a great rock album but to me it is far more complex than that...it is also highly innovative, complex, diverse and extremely well produced.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2017 at 03:10
Originally posted by BarryGlibb BarryGlibb wrote:

Originally posted by Blacksword Blacksword wrote:

Originally posted by infocat infocat wrote:

Don't believe I've ever heard it.


I've heard it several times. Never liked it. Almost feel guilty for saying that, as it seems to be universally loved by every rock fan over the age of 40. I need to find out what the magic is.


The magic is (obviously) that you have to be over 40!!!!


I'm 48. From what I remember it sounds like fairly middle of the road blues based rock with the ocassional twist and turn. I saw them - or a manifestation of them - at a festival back in 2010 and they seemed to play for about 2 hours. Then Steve Hackett came on and played a blinding set lasting just 30mins. It was all a bit disappointing.
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Well, I am 54 and I first saw them in '81 - the word 'prog' never crossed my mind...
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