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    Posted: August 12 2007 at 21:04
I've recently come across a band named Praxis, which was formed in the early 90s by musician Bill Laswell using the then-unknown Buckethead and Brian "Brain" Mantia, P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell as variety of guest musicians. The sound is a combination of nearly every main genre of music, blending rock, P-Funk grooves, electonica, hip-hop, jazz, heavy metal, and other styles fluidly. Their best album is undoubtedly their debut Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis), which features contributions from bass legend Bootsy Collins and DJ AF Next Man Flip. The rest of their catalog is patchy, but they could easily fit into art rock or even Avant-prog. Any thoughts?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2007 at 21:04
Love Praxis, but I think Transmutation (the only one with the complete line-up you mention) is the only one that can truly be considered prog, anymore than Bucketheads solo works can be considered prog. (I did see him play a Prog festival)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2007 at 21:06
Yeah, perhaps, though i think Buckethead could be here as prog related. He's more avant-garde than Vai, who is on the site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2007 at 01:17
Originally posted by 1800iareyay 1800iareyay wrote:

Yeah, perhaps, though i think Buckethead could be here as prog related. He's more avant-garde than Vai, who is on the site.
 
Agree on Vai, but I think he gets a free pass for his work with Zappa.
 
Buckethead did get a couple of votes but is still in discussion, as listed in the ratingfreak page.
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