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    Posted: March 21 2006 at 20:08

dont get me wrong, i love kevin ayers,

but is he prog? listen to the music, it doesnt sound very progressive to me. i dunno what you would classify it as but i still love it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 20:12
We had a discussion about this before among some collabs and decided it would be best for him to stay in the Canterbury section. Some thought he might fit better in Prog-related, but I have no problem being in Canterbury, considering he was an important figure in the Canterbury scene, even if all his albums aren't Prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 20:13
I would classify him as Art-Rock
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 20:14
Originally posted by ANDREW

I would classify him as Art-Rock


Art-Rock's too vague a description. I definitely think he fits better in Canterbury.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2006 at 20:24

I would say Art Rock too he does a little bit of everything kind of like Zappa but not quite

by the way shooting at the moon is a great album

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 02:14

 

     "Shooting at the Moon" and the epic "The Confessions of Dr. Dream" from the album of the same name....   More progressive than some of the stuff on the site.

 

                                                                      

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 05:48

What's your favourite Ayers release???

Mine is "Shooting At The Moon"

"Joy Of A Toy" and "Whatevershebringswesing" are also excellent!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 05:53
I think my conclusion was that the opening two or three albums are Canterbury, Confessions Of Dr. Dream is art-rock, and that most of the rest is prog-related ...

So much for pigeon-holing an artiste, eh?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 05:53

Originally posted by meurglysIII

We had a discussion about this before among some collabs and decided it would be best for him to stay in the Canterbury section. Some thought he might fit better in Prog-related, but I have no problem being in Canterbury, considering he was an important figure in the Canterbury scene, even if all his albums aren't Prog.

Yup , this was my case!!

I think he is too much of a pop writer with his hippy ideal to be considered rock or Art Rock >> I was for him being placed in Prog related

But I lost out on Zac and Trouserpress, so it stayed.

I managed to make an excellent compilation of his album, and even progressive at that

 

His two proggiest albums are Shooting At The Moon and Confessions Of Dr Dream

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"Joy Of A Toy" and "Whatevershebringswesing" are also excellent!!!

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They are pop albums though!!! Not rock

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 06:13

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"Joy Of A Toy" and "Whatevershebringswesing" are also excellent!!!

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They are pop albums though!!! Not rock

 

Yes, romantic rock at its best

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2006 at 06:25
Of course, Kevin Ayers is prog!! The opening track of Whatevershebringswesing alone is worth the classification. OK! "J'étais perdu dans la rue, fatigué et mal au cul" is not that prog (from the album June 1st, 1974 with Eno and Nico)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2006 at 11:52
The Dr Dream album is progressive.
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