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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kepler62 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 08 2017 at 19:44
What about capes and robes. There were a lot of capes and robes in prog back in the seventies.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2017 at 00:00
"Queen II" was in that realm....songs like "Ogre Battle," "Fairy Feller's Master Stroke" etc.  

Their best album IMHO.  

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eating, sleeping, drining their wine
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldFriede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2017 at 04:02
I think the "goblins and wizards" statement refers to prog being all about fantasy. This should not be confused with mythology. Mythological themes do indeed quite often appear in prog; fantasy is in my opinion much rarer. This "often" has to be taken with a grain of salt though; my guess is that about 0,1% of prog songs is about mythology and/or fantasy, if not less.


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Prog is all about hardcore sex and violence 
Classical music isn't dead, it's more alive than it's ever been. It's just not on MTV.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 09 2017 at 04:47
This thread reminds me of two separate things: Bo Hansson's Sagan om Ringen and the band Gandalf's Fist. The former is much closer to a late 60s offering and instrumental to boot whilst the latter sports all the cheesy accolades one dares to throw at them. Conclusion? Bananas don't grow in Denmark but we still eat them on a daily basis.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gully Foyle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2017 at 11:40
Originally posted by CapnBearbossa CapnBearbossa wrote:

Originally posted by dazzammm2 dazzammm2 wrote:

If prog IS just songs about goblins and wizards and pixies what are best examples of this?
ive listened to alot of prog and have not heard too many songs about the aforementioned groups of people


Anyone who declares "Hobbit Rock" is at all an accurate description of progressive rock is showing himself to know nothing about the subject matter.  I can't speak for neo-prog or latter day (nu-)prog, but definitive Prog distinguishes itself by being cross-genre, combining unlikely  influences into a cohesive whole, and being more interested in musicianship than in lyrics, story or song concept.

That said, Led Zeppelin and Rush have recorded the rare song to do with such themes.

Well, to be fair, with Jon Anderson's presence, Yes is kind of 'hobbit rock'
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2017 at 11:47
Originally posted by Gully Foyle Gully Foyle wrote:

Originally posted by CapnBearbossa CapnBearbossa wrote:

Originally posted by dazzammm2 dazzammm2 wrote:

If prog IS just songs about goblins and wizards and pixies what are best examples of this?
ive listened to alot of prog and have not heard too many songs about the aforementioned groups of people


Anyone who declares "Hobbit Rock" is at all an accurate description of progressive rock is showing himself to know nothing about the subject matter.  I can't speak for neo-prog or latter day (nu-)prog, but definitive Prog distinguishes itself by being cross-genre, combining unlikely  influences into a cohesive whole, and being more interested in musicianship than in lyrics, story or song concept.

That said, Led Zeppelin and Rush have recorded the rare song to do with such themes.



Well, to be fair, with Jon Anderson's presence, Yes is kind of 'hobbit rock'


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2017 at 12:30
Prog is about masturbation from a non-sexual perspective.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ClaudeV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2017 at 12:50
This is a cliché from punks who know nothing about prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WeepingElf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2017 at 13:19
Originally posted by Gully Foyle Gully Foyle wrote:

Well, to be fair, with Jon Anderson's presence, Yes is kind of 'hobbit rock'


Not hobbits as much as ... see my signature.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2017 at 05:26
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

u got it wrong man.......prog is about sex, drugs and rock n roll!!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kepler62 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2017 at 14:52
Oh no what do we have here?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aglasshouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2017 at 15:25
I'd hate to be mythicist, but wizards and goblins aren't real....so can they be considered groups of people? Asking for a friend
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2017 at 15:36
Ask the WGDL. (The Wizards and Goblins Discrimination League.) 
"I'm spacing out. I see silences between the leaves."- lyric from the song Chimacum Rain by Linda Parhecs, who at seventy still claims to never have taken a single drug in her life.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aglasshouse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2017 at 22:10
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Ask the WGDL. (The Wizards and Goblins Discrimination League.) 
Sure thing. I'm sure they're in Times Square as we speak!
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I wish that a sky wizard would come down from his magic kingdom and eradicate that annoying Danko Jones advert. 

Edited by Kepler62 - April 20 2017 at 04:29
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Originally posted by aglasshouse aglasshouse wrote:

I'd hate to be mythicist, but wizards and goblins aren't real....so can they be considered groups of people? Asking for a friend


I wondered about that. Though not for long.

Wizards, yes. Goblins no.
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At the bottom of my garden, I came upon a little man, dressed all in green and white.
He had his head between his legs and had his hands on the side of his head.
I asked him...."Are you a Goblin?"
"No", he replied "I'm a little pissed on real-ale and I've got a head-ache"....
Play me my song.....Here it comes again.......
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