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    Posted: August 28 2021 at 17:14
I would Like to hear your stories about what you have discovered through prog. I'll share my story in another post 

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That most pop songs are all exactly the same.
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Prog rock made me Gay
To be more clear with my language, Prog made me discover that I was bisexual.  
I'm rather young and have only been a prog rock fan for 3 years. I never watched the love performance of the artist on youtube since the quality of most recording from the 70s usually low. Prog in the 70s was a sausage fest, and it is still extremely male dominated today. I enjoyed the 70s atheistic of the artist, but never cared to much about it. I never learned about Peter Gabriels costumes until a 4 months ago when I came across this video which is in the bottom of this message. I never never understood being gay. The stereotype that was in my mind was of liking strong muscular men that are extremely athletic. I never thought that you could like more androgynous or feminine guys. Until I saw this vid. I was amazed at the beauty of Peter Gabriel. The Close up shots on the face really got to me and made me blush. I tried to deny it for a while, that I wasn't gay, but I keep coming back, not for the music, but to see him. I know this might sound strange to Heterosexuals  that grew up with this, but Peter Gabriel is pretty hot IMO. I started to look at more prog artist, not caring to protect my fragile Heterosexuality. I looked at John Wetton, and Jon Anderson, (when they were young of course) and It fully convinced me. and thats how prog made me gay. I know this must be extremely strange to hear, For most of you reading this are neither gay or young. Yet I'm happy that I did realize it this way. Now the problem is that I doubt I will find any man that looks like a 70s prog star, but I can still dream. Thanks for reading my story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qMsr7jjQF0&list=PLBX7aixn0YAe5qh9eYsNC2mua5uSQcMbQ&index=4&t=980s
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Wrong link
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qMsr7jjQF0&t=1361s
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The basic answer is: Nothing.
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I discovered that Judas Priest-style guitar solos, prog or not, are the key to music enjoyment and music attaining legendary status.

I mean, the best prog songs all have the Judas Priest guitar solos. It's the most essential ingredient.


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There is more to prog than prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2021 at 20:45
I'm not really sure what you mean exactly but through prog I have discovered and explored a bit more in classical, jazz, fusion, electronic (to some degree), and heavy metal(which I wasn't much into for a long time). It has also helped make me more open to the arts in general as well as learning in general (I know that sounds weird). 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2021 at 20:51
Originally posted by mathman0806 mathman0806 wrote:

There is more to prog than prog.


That makes no sense. LOL There's certainly more to music than prog though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2021 at 20:58
There is more to progressive music than Prog and more to Prog than progressive music. Also, lizards rule the world, and King Crimson's Lizard rules.
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Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

I'm not really sure what you mean exactly but through prog I have discovered and explored a bit more in classical, jazz, fusion, electronic (to some degree), and heavy metal(which I wasn't much into for a long time). It has also helped make me more open to the arts in general as well as learning in general (I know that sounds weird). 

I concur.
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Also OP's story is great. Glad you found your truth!
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I've discovered I'm superior and can look down at all the plebs that only listen to 3 minute songs. Pah.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2021 at 04:09
In the late 60s I discovered psychedelic rock. And prog was a natural progression (no pun intended) from there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progishness Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2021 at 04:16
To paraphrase a couple of lines from the film 'Caligula' 'Everything and nothing, but you can't have both for the same price'.
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I discovered just how bad the mindless pap played on the radio today is compared to REAL music... i.e. Progressive Rock! Smile

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I suppose in many ways I have prog to thank for opening the floodgate of wonderful music to discover - from all over the world, in all styles and genres and from all ages.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2021 at 06:51
I consider music in only two categories: Music to dance to, and music to listen to. What we call prog is on the second category, which is the least popular among people, but makes for a listening pleasure that is worth investing my time into, just like classical music, world/etnic music, etc.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I discovered just how bad the mindless pap played on the radio today is compared to REAL music... i.e. Progressive Rock! Smile


I mean, after a day hard work, I would see why people would turn their brains off and listen to mindless garbage. It must requires some effort to listen to some prog rock albums, what comes to mind is Gentle Giant and 80s era King Crimson. I don't think the average person want to give that effort challenge their tastes. I didn't like Discipline for while, but after listening it to a-lot, its one of my favorite album.
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I love melodic music with powerful moments and quiet moments--and lots of drama lol
I also love music with a strong rhythm section --so Yes and Genesis fit the bill.
I also love music with complexity and not simple chorus and verse.

Having said that I don't love all prog and find some of it ridiculous ---when its good its very very good and when its bad its horrid. 
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