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Poll Question: Which of these bands is most responsible for getting you into prog?
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Uriah Heep (Demons & Wizards) and Moody Blues (Days of Future Passed), 
then Yes and Nektar and Pink Floyd
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2017 at 15:55
Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

Uriah Heep (Demons & Wizards) and Moody Blues (Days of Future Passed), 
then Yes and Nektar and Pink Floyd

very nice 

Moodies (DoFP)
Uriah Heep (Salisbury)
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I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was a sunny Friday afternoon in the late summer of 1969.  I was out in the backyard of my parents' house on Long Island.  I was on summer break before my senior year at Stevens Tech.  I was reading and listening to the radio while stretched out on the chaise longue.  Every Friday afternoon Scott Muni had a show on WNEW-FM called "Things from England" where he played rock not released in the US or at all yet.  He played the track In the Court of the Crimson King from the album of that name.  I sat bolt upright and have never been the same.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2017 at 21:22
^Only thing is that album was released in mid October of 1969 and not late summer. 
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For me it was YES. I didn't know it was called prog at the time :)
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I'm not certain, but it probably was some Krautrock. my parents were hippies and very much into Krautrock. a friend of them did military service in Kaiserslautern, Germany and sent them all the new Krautrock albums, and I heard them all day. they were always stoned and so was I because of all the sweet smoke in the air


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2017 at 03:23
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

^Only thing is that album was released in mid October of 1969 and not late summer.†


Which explains this "... Every Friday afternoon Scott Muni had a show on WNEW-FM called "Things from England" where he played rock not released in the US or at all yet...."

Edited by Logan - September 09 2017 at 03:26
"The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They donít alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views" (Doctor Who - The Face of Evil, Jan 22, 1977).
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Manfred Mann's Earthband
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2017 at 12:43
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

^Only thing is that album was released in mid October of 1969 and not late summer. 


Which explains this "... Every Friday afternoon Scott Muni had a show on WNEW-FM called "Things from England" where he played rock not released in the US or at all yet...."

Point taken. However, he would still have to wait a couple of months before he could actually buy the album. Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote socrates17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2017 at 18:48
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

^Only thing is that album was released in mid October of 1969 and not late summer. 


Which explains this "... Every Friday afternoon Scott Muni had a show on WNEW-FM called "Things from England" where he played rock not released in the US or at all yet...."

Point taken. However, he would still have to wait a couple of months before he could actually buy the album. Wink

And I did.  Long, long months.  But my enthusiasm never waned.
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The moody blues in 67, then Pink Floyd in 68
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I heard Pink Floyd all throughout my childhood but don't consider them prog and they never turned me over to any other prog artists either. So I vote King Crimson who got me looking at Yes, ELP and Dream Theater 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 09:03
Originally posted by socrates17 socrates17 wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

^Only thing is that album was released in mid October of 1969 and not late summer. 


Which explains this "... Every Friday afternoon Scott Muni had a show on WNEW-FM called "Things from England" where he played rock not released in the US or at all yet...."

Point taken. However, he would still have to wait a couple of months before he could actually buy the album. Wink

And I did.  Long, long months.  But my enthusiasm never waned.

Well, if you first heard it in late August of 69 on that radio show then that's actually less than two months so maybe more like a month and a half. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote socrates17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2017 at 19:28
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by socrates17 socrates17 wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

^Only thing is that album was released in mid October of 1969 and not late summer. 


Which explains this "... Every Friday afternoon Scott Muni had a show on WNEW-FM called "Things from England" where he played rock not released in the US or at all yet...."

Point taken. However, he would still have to wait a couple of months before he could actually buy the album. Wink

And I did.  Long, long months.  But my enthusiasm never waned.

Well, if you first heard it in late August of 69 on that radio show then that's actually less than two months so maybe more like a month and a half. Tongue

I know, but I was so gobsmacked by the track that it seemed like freakin' forever!
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It was in the early 70's and Allison Steele 'the Night bird'  on WNEW-FM in NY played Tangerine Dream's Sunrise in the Third System. I followed up on my own to hear their other records- Phaedra, Zeit, Alpha-Centuari, Rubicon and Ricochet. Forty five years later that same music is still unsurpassed.
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The first Two prog bands I remember as a kid were Yes & Renaissance .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 15:21
Pink Floyd came in first place
Yes came in second 
King Crimson came in third

Here's the final tally:

Marillion have one vote
Dream Theater, Kansas and Tool all have 2
Camel and Moody Blues both have 3
ELP has 4
Jethro Tull has 6
Rush have 8
Genesis (any era)have 9 (this means some might have first gotten into Genesis through their pop period but worked their way backwards and became prog fans later; This could be the case with other bands too but especially Genesis since they were the most overtly poppy imo). 
King Crimson has 10 votes 
Other(various bands) 11 votes
Yes have 15 votes
Pink Floyd have 18 votes
No votes for the rest which is surprising considering Opeth, Gentle Giant, PT and Steven Wilson are among those with no votes whatsoever. Voting is still open but I'm probably not going to update this list again so this is where it stands now.



Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - October 01 2017 at 15:23
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FLOYD. Guess they would be many folks' gateway to Prog.
Hah ! Opeth were my gateway to Tech-Death !!

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