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Poll Question: Which of these bands is most responsible for getting you into prog?
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Yes, ELP and Pink Floyd but I heard Yes first (by a few days...)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2018 at 10:41
Probably The Moody Blues and Tull in '68 and '69....though I also liked early Procol Harum and Traffic.
After I heard the first KC in the spring of 1970...it had come out in the fall of '69....I really started to look for other bands/ albums in that style.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tempest_77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2018 at 12:49
Muse was first

Then Queen

Then Pink Floyd

And at last, Yes.
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First it was Dream Theater and Steve Vai (about 20 years ago).

Before that the closest to prog was Queen and Vangelis.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2018 at 08:33
Manfred Mann's Earthband (and Floyd in second place).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2018 at 08:49
toss up between Tull (Stand Up at age 6) Supertramp (Crime at age 11) and Floyd (nearly all of them existing at the time  at age 12)
 
EDIT: f**k ,Censored I voted and answered already on page 1


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I prophesy disaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2018 at 11:51

There was no group that made me think "This type of music is much better than the crap I've been listening to previously, I'll continue listening to that from now on." And although it wasn't the first prog rock music that I had heard or even liked, Pink Floyd was the prog rock group that had the greatest early influence on me.


 

I was thinking about thinking but it really didn't get me very far.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2018 at 12:05
Absolutely Pink Floyd.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2018 at 17:45
My guess would be that Pink Floyd probably has by far the most non prog fans. ;)
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Thinking way back, it was probably Pink Floyd. My dad had DSOTM, WYWH, Ummagumma and Animals, and I branched out and got Meddle on my own. It really whetted my appetite for extended works.

Edit: hang on, I didnít notice the Moodies as an option. I was listening to them avidly as early as age 4. I just didnít think of them as prog. They were more like the Beatles to me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog Sothoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2018 at 20:48
Other: Santana... you know, the early stuff, not "Smooth"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2018 at 01:54
First progband I heard was Yes, but I was then four or five years old. Canīt really say Yes got me into prog then, it was Pink Floyd much later when I understood how great music prog was.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mattie Konig Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2018 at 13:20
Gotta be Fink Ployd, followed by the usual other suspects (Yes, KC, ELP, Genesis, etc)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Walkscore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2018 at 21:12
Floyd was first at an early age. But it were weren't for Soft Machine and Crimson and Yes and Rush and many of the other earlier bands listed it is hard to say how things would have turned out...
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