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    Posted: August 09 2018 at 09:09
This is the first post this noob has begun, so please Mods - if it's in the wrong place, move it where it should be. 

My theme is (sorry if this has been done before...) songs you think are properly progressive, but done by a band or artist you wouldn't normally class as "prog". Up to 3 songs at one go?

I'll kick this off with The 'Orrible 'Oo, as Keith Moon dubbed them. aka The Who.

I've got two songs:

1. Baba O'Riley (from Who's Next)

2. Underture (from Tommy - this sounds like a remix?)


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A few songs:
Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
Marylin by Offenbach
Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
Germaine by Garolou
Estranged by Gun's and Roses

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Terrapin Station - Grateful Dead
 In Memory of Elisabeth Reed - Allman Brothers
 Great Expectations - Toto (The middle section at least)

 I think there are a lot of Who & Zeppelin songs that you could name also. 




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Donovan - Breezes of Patchouli
Thomas Dolby - One of Our Submarines
Grateful Dead - Unbroken Chain
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1. Architecture and Morality by O.M.D.
2. Genetix by The Stranglers
3. Western Promise by Ultravox

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I certainly wasn't surprised to see Grateful Dead, Thomas Dolby, OMD, and Led Zeppelin here. Perhaps I was a bit by Donovan, but then thinking about it so many of his singles were mould-breakers - Sunshine Superman, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Barabajagal, etc.
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Originally posted by TiddK TiddK wrote:

Perhaps I was a bit by Donovan, but then thinking about it so many of his singles were mould-breakers - Sunshine Superman, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Barabajagal, etc.

Another mold breaker is my Donovan prog choice, "Breezes of Patchouli".  Recorded in the first half of '66 for the Sunshine Superman album, it didn't make the cut and has only appeared on compilations or extended reissues.  It features a mellotron and was recorded around the same time the Beatles first use of the tron by John on Tomorrow Never Knows.  Since Donovan was hanging around with The Beatles I wonder who had the idea to use the tron first, Donovan or John Wink



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Alice Cooper, "Halo of Flies" is always my favorite for this category!  

"This Kids" by UFO is another good one (Mellotron by Leo Lyons).  
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Siberian Breaks and Metatonia from MGMT might be good examples?
They get rejected for inclusion on here enough as it is!
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Animal collective : Alvin row
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvnGlY41cmE

Fiery furnaces: blueberry boat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLI-uADABIQ

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2018 at 16:38
Awsome experimental band, now already around for quite some time... something of a misuse of this thread because indeed they're not listed here but I'd think they're progressive and would fit into RIO night and day.
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Another wonderful band not listed here, sometimes more and sometimes less proggy.

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Marius Popp "Inscriptie" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbCgXSenFhk

Matt Berry "The Pheasant" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f_3iqHpnVM

Matt Berry "Solstice" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f_3iqHpnVM

That was my three, but there's also lots of great JRF such as Janko Nilovic's Underground Session and Donald Byrd's Estavanico.

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Hugh Cornwall: Irate Catepillar
Levitation (former members of Cardiacs and House of Love): Arcs of Light and Dew  https://youtu.be/U25sTr4FoDY
Andy Rinehart: Pedal up (with Mick Karn) https://youtu.be/tGywtiVjndA


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Alice Cooper´s prog songs I really prefer Unfinished Sweet. Also Second Coming & Ballad Of Dwight Fry creates great continuation in Love It To Death.
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Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen
Love is Like Oxygen (full length version) by Sweet
East-West by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
A Lincolnshire Posey... by Home Service
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I was very into Indie music in the 90's and a little known band that I think were excellent was New Fast Automatic Daffodils and especially their album "Body Exit Mind" (but Pigeonholed is also excellent)

Whether it could be considered "progressive" would be an open question, but I thought they were excellent and it is amongst non-prog that I will still readily listen to.
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Some of the album Sleepwalking, by Gerry Rafferty is pretty progressive, such as Standing at the Gates. And it's incredible.
Some of the Celtic Rock bands stray into progressive folk territory (Wolfstone - The Howl, Runrig - A Day in a Boat, Capercaillie - some of Secret People).
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by TiddK TiddK wrote:

Perhaps I was a bit by Donovan, but then thinking about it so many of his singles were mould-breakers - Sunshine Superman, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Barabajagal, etc.

Another mold breaker is my Donovan prog choice, "Breezes of Patchouli".  Recorded in the first half of '66 for the Sunshine Superman album, it didn't make the cut and has only appeared on compilations or extended reissues.  It features a mellotron and was recorded around the same time the Beatles first use of the tron by John on Tomorrow Never Knows.  Since Donovan was hanging around with The Beatles I wonder who had the idea to use the tron first, Donovan or John Wink

Apparently Sunshine Superman (a real early psychedelia track) was held off for release for many months. It was actually recorded BEFORE "Revolver" but didn't get issued until some time after. My guess as an answer to your question is that Donovan could quite easily have had the idea first.
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