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Which band first got you into prog?

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Poll Question: Which of these bands is most responsible for getting you into prog?
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I started listening serioulsy to music in the late 80s. So you know what that means to prog. My introduction to prog was not by a prog band. It was the Love Over Gold LP from Dire Straits. After that, I got into Mike Oldfield. Some time later I met a guy who asked me what I liked, and I told him that 'Telegraph Road' was my favourite song and probably Omadawn was my favourite album. "Aha... so you are a progger and you don't know it". So he gave me The Snow Goose. Then it was a run for listening to the most important groups of the genre and to never ever talk about music with a woman or even getting laid.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 04:50
Pink Floyd. The others came later.
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YES>GENESIS>RENAISSANCE>CAMEL>EL&P>RUSH>KANSAS
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 05:51
The Beatles for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 08:29
Genesis,ELP and Camel
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 09:07
I wrote a long post going through my history based on sometimes vague recollections, but no one, or hardly anyone, wants to hear me reminisce.
I'm going to say The Alan Parsons Project. I fell in love with I Robot early on in my life and I think that album more than any other set me on this journey.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 09:25
Tangerine Dream, followed by Jean-Michel Jarre, Goblin, Kraftwerk, Synergy, Vangelis, Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP and King Crimson.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 09:28
Yes, Going for the One, swiftly followed by Genesis, Floyd, Oldfield....the usual suspects


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TerLJack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 09:37
From the moment the needle dropped on "The Musical Box" circa 1976, I was hooked.  Would veer away for a couple of years from time to time, but I always came back to prog.  (BTW, after listening to that we listened to the whole of Trick of the Tail. Sealed the deal.)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 10:38
Genesis kicked it off for me, with Yes just around the same time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote questionsneverknown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 11:16
I think the sequence went something like this:
Rush-->Yes-->Pink Floyd-->King Crimson-->Zappa--> . . .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 11:59
Originally posted by TerLJack TerLJack wrote:

From the moment the needle dropped on "The Musical Box" circa 1976, I was hooked.  Would veer away for a couple of years from time to time, but I always came back to prog.  (BTW, after listening to that we listened to the whole of Trick of the Tail. Sealed the deal.)


I remember getting Nursery Cryme at school, and looking forward to putting on the turntable when I got home. It didn't disappoint, and it is still, to these ears, the embodiment of all I love about that particular era of prog.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 12:14
Other:  The Beatles.  

For me, the innovation of Sgt Peppers makes it by definition the first "progressive rock" album and opened the flood gates for all innovative prog that followed. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 12:52
Strawbs first really piqued my interest when Noel Edmonds played Benedictus on his Saturday morning show(and I now love the band), Pink Floyd caused me to look further, but Camel made me a lifelong fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Olape Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 13:28
Pink Floyd got me into prog, although during my teen years I listened a lot The Beatles and ELO beside the new wave stuff.
Then came Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Gong, Yes and Genesis.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 13:38
Since early Prog was part of popular music at the time I woke up to listening, there were a number of artists and bands I was familiar with before I started collecting.  The one that probably stands out the most is Yes, followed by Tull, ELP, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and The Moody Blues.  These were all bands I was familiar with from radio play.  After that came Black Sabbath, King Crimson, Hackett, Gabriel era Genesis, and Kansas.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2017 at 13:42
Wow, still no votes for Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Opeth, Tool or Dream Theater and relatively few votes for Rush. Where are the younger voters out there? Smile

Edited by AFlowerKingCrimson - September 02 2017 at 13:43
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King Crimson.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2017 at 01:58
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Other:  The Beatles.  

For me, the innovation of Sgt Peppers makes it by definition the first "progressive rock" album and opened the flood gates for all innovative prog that followed. 
The Doors were doing songs like "The End" before Sgt Peppers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flight123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2017 at 02:08
I put ELP down as they are the best band on this list, but the truth is back in the early 70s we did not know we were listening to 'prog' - the genre had not been really defined then (when I was a teenager, this great new music was filed under 'contemporary rock' in the record shops!)
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