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    Posted: March 29 2004 at 10:46

Check out this cool article about the return of PROG ROCK ...

Progressive rock is back - and it's the same but different

Dust off the Mellotron. Progressive rock is back.
A new generation of musicians and music fans has discovered the joys of concept albums and long, meandering keyboard solos. ...

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ae/articles/0328pro g28.html

Prog On !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2004 at 12:33
Err, where are Dream Theater? Spock's Beard? Porcupine Tree? Pain Of Salvation?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2004 at 12:40

The bands mentioned are, at best, fringe PROG. I do like Radiohead and Perfect Cirlce, but there aren't REALLY Prog. It's almost a slap in the face to the newer, blatantly prog bands out there: elfangio's choices, Echolyn, Syzygy, Glass Hammer, Salem Hill...........

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2004 at 12:40
Strange thing calling a mixture of punk and thrash into prog... i agree that progressive rock or progressive music in general won´t be the same, beacuse we live in a different moment of time and space, but the thing is that progressive  comes from the same roots, and those are the fact of blending classical music with rock... but there's a certain thing around, progressive is back!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2004 at 12:42
I did agree with the writer, that people are a bit tired of the alt, pop, top 40 genre's and want something more cerebral. HHMMM....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2004 at 15:38
Maybe the referred bands are the new prog, it's just that we don't realise it. In ten or twenty years time the bands like Mars Volta, Perfect Circle and Radiohead might be categorized as prog... I don't think they are prog, except from a few elements here and there and here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2004 at 21:43

I have always considered Radiohead and tool to be 'fringe bands', but until I give a serious listen I will not know. I have OK Computer and Lateralus by the two bands, and they do show some progressive elements.

Oh well, there's my next musical project.....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2004 at 22:56

"Featuring A Perfect Circle, supergroup with former members of Tool"

"former members"? I think not...  Tool are still around... APC is a side-project for Maynard and they are in no way as good as Tool...

Overall an interesting article though...

Progressive is changing and evolving and I think bands like Tool are taking it to the next level... I understand if there are sceptics out there... But still, I think Tool are one of the best bands out there and that is what I consider a relfective opinion of today's youth...

Interesting article though...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2004 at 02:25

Interesting article. I read something similar in Mojo some years ago, with the leader of Radiohead deniyng fervidly they were prog, I suppose trying to prevent a sudden decline in the sales .

I really don't like these kind of bands, but they MAY be prog. Is that they don't represent what I like about the genre. I'm more into Ianandersonish views of life, classical influences, nature, warm, etc, and today's 'prog' is more urban and colder. But these are my tastes.

One thing I really agree is the sentence where it says: 'A lot of kids who are interested in heavy music . . . are looking for non-traditional forms of it'. This is really true. I know many examples. Look what's happening in Spain: one of the major bands nowadays is an ex-heavy band that has made a concept album with long songs, recurrent musical themes and an orchestral intro. A bit cheesee at times, but I'm glad they are having success between teenagers (by the way, they are Mago de Oz)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2004 at 04:57
I read an article a while ago, and it was also about prog... So which bands were mentioned? The Mars Volta and Muse! AAAAAAAAAAARGH!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2004 at 01:26

Originally posted by paco fox paco fox wrote:

'A lot of kids who are interested in heavy music . . . are looking for non-traditional forms of it'. This is really true.

Agree with you there... Especially since I'm out there with my friends finding non-traditional forms of heavy rock...

And on another note, Joren, I think Muse (and even the Mars Volta) are excellent bands and perhaps are the modern equivalent of progressive... You can't believe progressive isn't changing and evolving... Just like classical music went through its periods...

I'd still classify a few modern bands as progressive, that a lot of people would overlook... Such as Tool... I just can't say enough about Tool... They are awesome in about an infinite number of ways...

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