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Poll Question: What was the main influence on you?
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    Posted: August 17 2010 at 01:40
Just interested.
 
My big bro got me into it..............
 
 
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A friend.
Though I did like some prog bands before I even knew what prog was. Symphony X, Dream Theater, and I guess Pink Floyd.

Also had prog tendencies, like my love for SoaD and general weird/anti mainstream/technical music.
Just took someone to introduce me to actual world of prog and a while to put it all together.

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mostly listening to the early 70's album-oriented radio and in a way school friends helping out as well.
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The internet. None of my friends or family listen to prog.
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I listened to some of it.
 
Oh yes, I also liked it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Person Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2010 at 09:15
Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

The internet. None of my friends or family listen to prog.

Me too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zebedee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2010 at 09:35
It all began when I saw this on VH1. LOL







Edited by Zebedee - August 17 2010 at 09:35

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My mother. She got me into Tool and Pink Floyd which was my start on prog.

But then I got into metal, came across DT, and thats what got me to LOVE prog.
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Nice one Zebedee! LOL

As for yours truly, it was the pater familias.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2010 at 13:47
None of the above.  I bought a Kansas Greatest Hits CD at a used shop just for "Dust in the Wind" and had no idea what a treasure I'd just discovered.

Not long after I went to see Kansas on Yes's Masterwork Tour.  That experience sealed the deal for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote June Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2010 at 14:01
Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

The internet. None of my friends or family listen to prog.

Me too.


Me three.
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On one of those tube radios. We didn't have this internet thingy back in my day.
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None of the above.
 
Uncle. Let me listen to FZ, Genesis, UK, GG, and a whole host of the classic prog bands. Then I found PA and started exploring on my own.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progkidjoel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2010 at 16:44
My dad, raised me on prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anirml Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2010 at 16:45
Originally posted by June June wrote:

Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

The internet. None of my friends or family listen to prog.

Me too.


Me three.


Same situation here
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Originally posted by progkidjoel progkidjoel wrote:

My dad, raised me on prog.


If he'd raised you on steak and potatoes, maybe you'd be taller.  Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2010 at 17:04
Wow so much of the internet.
Granted thats how I got into metal.

But only imagine the old days before internet, and how people managed/discovered/acquired their music

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Prog In The Family:
My older brother really kicked things off.  Me infected my Mom and turned into a huge Kansas/Santana/Dregs fan.  Most of his friends were into prog and pretty much none of mine, so some his friends became good friends with me.  I think my Dad had some slight interest before my parents divorced and then he went off into country western territory with my step mom.  (When they were still married he used to sing along to John Denver, very frightening. Tongue).  I think the only prog concert my sister's been to was when Steve Hackett came to the Atlanta Agora on the Cured tour.  Prog never really caught on with her.

Edited by Slartibartfast - August 17 2010 at 17:27
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