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    Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:25
As popular as neo prog tends to be, many 'old schoolers' don’t seem to be very taken with the style. Is this a generational gap or simply a matter of taste?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:28
In my case, a matter of taste, a dislike of cheesy keyboards, cases of awful singing and vocals and a general lack of proggy moments in a lot of cases.

Not all neo-prog is like that, but a lot I've heard is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:32
Originally posted by Geck0

In my case, a matter of taste, a dislike of cheesy keyboards, cases of awful singing and vocals and a general lack of proggy moments in a lot of cases.

Not all neo-prog is like that, but a lot I've heard is.

That's all opinion.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:34
I don't like cheesy keyboards in any type of music, not just neo-prog.

However, cheesy keyboards seem to one of the sum of the parts, that make neo-prog what it is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:35
Blood shall be spilled. Oh yes....blood.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:37
Originally posted by Geck0

I don't like cheesy keyboards in any type of music, not just neo-prog.

However, cheesy keyboards seem to one of the sum of the parts, that make neo-prog what it is.

That's all opinion.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:38
I LOVE THE CHEESY KEYBOARDS!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:38
Find me some neo-prog without keyboards and I'll listen to it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:40
Originally posted by Geck0

Find me some neo-prog without keyboards and I'll listen to it.

So you're saying one of the defining factors in all neo-prog is that there has to be a cheesy keyboard presence? I ask you, listen to some modern neo prog a la Strangefish or Saens and tell me if you hear cheesiness.Stern Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:48
I said keyboards, not cheesy keyboards... do those two bands use keyboards? Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:49
Originally posted by Geck0

I said keyboards, not cheesy keyboards... do those two bands use keyboards? Wink

Well yes they do, but you're not going to find a neo band that doesn't have keyboards.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:50
That's my point!

I want a neo-prog band without keyboards! Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:52
You can't always get what you want! Ying Yang
 
Now go listen to an obscure demo of some forgotten VDGG track that bears no worth at all besides being able to trun somebody insane with that annoying Censored saxophone!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:53
Originally posted by Geck0

That's my point!

I want a neo-prog band without keyboards! Wink

Well you can't have one unless you start one yourself!Angry

Stop being so difficult and start being a bit nicer towards the genre, because I can go on all day about how much Robert Wyatt and Peter Hammill suck.Wink


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2006 at 23:59
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Van der Graaf Generator 167

O RLY, Cygmund?

There aren't many naff VdGG demos, so ner! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2006 at 00:03
Originally posted by Geck0

Top Artists:

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O RLY, Cygmund?

I could like VdGG for reasons other than Hammill, ya know.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2006 at 00:06
Well you've listened to them more than I have, so Hammill must be a significant factor. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2006 at 00:09
Originally posted by Geck0

Well you've listened to them more than I have, so Hammill must be a significant factor. Wink

That's on Last.fm, which I've had a lot longer than you and you've been listening to VdGG for a lot longer than I have.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2006 at 00:11
    If the music is good, I don't care what the genre is. I have found a few neo bands that I like.
a.k.a. H.T.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2006 at 00:11
Indeed I have, I played VdGG much more when I had less CDs and didn't have my last.fm plug-in.
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