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Poll Question: Which band has more prog. elements?
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    Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:11

These are two bands I love a lot, but I never really consider radiohead to be artrock and primus as only prog related. I'm sure the same argument could be made for the flaming lips...but that is altogether different.

 
My question is...
 
Which band do you think fits better under the ineffible definiton of progressive rock?
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:14
Les Claypool, now there is a man who can play his insturment, and all the new things they tried... in my mind they are prog, radiohead is too but not nearly as much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:28

Radiohead without a doubt...  


the answer is the same as it's always been ..

prog is music that is art.. 

Claypool  does plays the HELL out of his instrument on Wynona's Big Brown Beaver. If that alternative stuff is prog.. then I'm resigning my SC position (though I've already tried once hahahha)  And though seeing Primus on the Letterman show perform the songs dressed in animal costumes brought back memories of the shear ridiculousness of Gabriel-era Genesis.  That simply doesn't cut it LOL  Radiohead are serioius artists creating serious music.  That's enough for me Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:29
Primus for me.
 
By far.
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I'm disappointed - neither of these players are avant-garde!

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haha i know. but the poll itself is avant-garde
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:34
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:


Radiohead without a doubt...  


the answer is the same as it's always been ..

prog is music that is art.. 

Claypool  does plays the HELL out of his instrument on Wynona's Big Brown Beaver. If that alternative stuff is prog.. then I'm resigning my SC position (though I've already tried once hahahha)  And though seeing Primus on the Letterman show perform the songs dressed in animal costumes brought back memories of the shear ridiculousness of Gabriel-era Genesis.  That simply doesn't cut it LOL  Radiohead are serioius artists creating serious music.  That's enough for me Wink
 
But a song such as just is amazingly proggy?  I think you may have to look deeper than just Wynona's Big Beaver.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:39
Originally posted by MusicForSpeedin MusicForSpeedin wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:


Radiohead without a doubt...  


the answer is the same as it's always been ..

prog is music that is art.. 

Claypool  does plays the HELL out of his instrument on Wynona's Big Brown Beaver. If that alternative stuff is prog.. then I'm resigning my SC position (though I've already tried once hahahha)  And though seeing Primus on the Letterman show perform the songs dressed in animal costumes brought back memories of the shear ridiculousness of Gabriel-era Genesis.  That simply doesn't cut it LOL  Radiohead are serioius artists creating serious music.  That's enough for me Wink
 
But a song such as just is amazingly proggy?  I think you may have to look deeper than just Wynona's Big Beaver.
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:43
While I do think that Radiohead blows Primus out of the water in terms of the revered "Proginess", Claypools solo work is much more than Radio Head.  Listen to FFFB.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:46
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by MusicForSpeedin MusicForSpeedin wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:


Radiohead without a doubt...  


the answer is the same as it's always been ..

prog is music that is art.. 

Claypool  does plays the HELL out of his instrument on Wynona's Big Brown Beaver. If that alternative stuff is prog.. then I'm resigning my SC position (though I've already tried once hahahha)  And though seeing Primus on the Letterman show perform the songs dressed in animal costumes brought back memories of the shear ridiculousness of Gabriel-era Genesis.  That simply doesn't cut it LOL  Radiohead are serioius artists creating serious music.  That's enough for me Wink
 
But a song such as just is amazingly proggy?  I think you may have to look deeper than just Wynona's Big Beaver.
 
 


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Radiohead for me, Primus are fun and all, but nothing they did, are doing or will do can be compared to Ok Computer
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:48
Originally posted by Drakk Drakk wrote:

While I do think that Radiohead blows Primus out of the water in terms of the revered "Proginess", Claypools solo work is much more than Radio Head.  Listen to FFFB.



I'll give you that...  I like his various projects outside of Primus... in terms of 'proginess'.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:49
As do I.
 
Primus if mainly for fun, kicks and giggles.  Some interesting moments, and I do enjoy them, but his solo work is much, much better.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 21:50
Originally posted by el böthy el böthy wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by MusicForSpeedin MusicForSpeedin wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:


Radiohead without a doubt...  


the answer is the same as it's always been ..

prog is music that is art.. 

Claypool  does plays the HELL out of his instrument on Wynona's Big Brown Beaver. If that alternative stuff is prog.. then I'm resigning my SC position (though I've already tried once hahahha)  And though seeing Primus on the Letterman show perform the songs dressed in animal costumes brought back memories of the shear ridiculousness of Gabriel-era Genesis.  That simply doesn't cut it LOL  Radiohead are serioius artists creating serious music.  That's enough for me Wink
 
But a song such as just is amazingly proggy?  I think you may have to look deeper than just Wynona's Big Beaver.
 
 


*spills diet coke in lap*  

aaaaaaah... diet cokeConfused
Radiohead for me, Primus are fun and all, but nothing they did, are doing or will do can be compared to Ok Computer


OK Computer

*sounds of angels singing in the background*

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couldn't agree more....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 22:58
I haven't heard enough primus to decide but what I have heard of them they seem to have an excellent bass player 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2007 at 22:59
Originally posted by Big Kansas Fan Big Kansas Fan wrote:

I haven't heard enough primus to decide but what I have heard of them they seem to have an excellent bass player 
that would be their biggie, yesLOL
Check them out, its fun music you wont be dissapointed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2007 at 01:30
Ok, Primus is a bit tough to listen to at times (esp. as background music when you're trying to do something else) but dang, there is no bass-player like Les Claypool. Talk about innovation and technique. All three are "progressive" in the truest sense of the word, exploring their instruments into areas where "no man has gone before."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2007 at 05:43
Radiohead.
 
I can't stand Primus, I've seen them live a couple of times and couldn't detect anything prog (or musical).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2007 at 14:13
Primus is the most proggy of those two, IMO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2007 at 15:10
Primus sucks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2007 at 15:12
Originally posted by Matt Dickens Matt Dickens wrote:

Primus sucks
 
 
So you like'em, eh?Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2007 at 15:25
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2007 at 17:40
I think Radiohead.  Both are  great bands, but Primus tends to embrace the metal/funk side of things rather than progressive elements other than outstanding musicianship.
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