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    Posted: March 07 2012 at 12:51
What is your definition of the word "progressive", when it's used in the phrase "progressive rock"? I've often heard people say "this band is progressive" or "this band is NOT progressive" and I start wondering if we're talking about the same thing.... I'll give my definition after a few people have answered but I'm just curious to see what people say.

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Well, you are new here, so I will be as polite as it is possible to be when I tell you that this is probably the most worn out, and debated to death, topic on the forum.

And the answer is?........................

Well, there is, as far as I am concerned, no definitive answer. Each person, as you will see, has their own definition. That's why it has been debated to deathLOL

For what it is worth, I regard it as a form of music that grew out of the late 1960's in Britain (mainly England) that mixed blues, psychedelia, and classical symphonic tendencies to create an album artform that progressed the music of the day, pushing the boundaries of rock music in a way that had never been tried before.

Of course, progressive rock music itself has progressed since then!


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Nobody here really knows  Wink
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Sorry if I'm recreating a thread.
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Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

Sorry if I'm recreating a thread.

It's okay. You are not on your own!!Big smile

It's just that those of us who have been here a while tend to get a bit tired of this debate, because, ultimately, it degenerates into nonsense.


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This thread is not progressive.
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Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

Sorry if I'm recreating a thread.

It's okay. You are not on your own!!Big smile

It's just that those of us who have been here a while tend to get a bit tired of this debate, because, ultimately, it degenerates into nonsense.
However, if tomorrow you come back and create a thread that asks why don't women like prog, you will be permabanned. AngryWinkLOL
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Originally posted by Polo Polo wrote:

This thread is not progressive.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 13:11
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

Sorry if I'm recreating a thread.

It's okay. You are not on your own!!Big smile

It's just that those of us who have been here a while tend to get a bit tired of this debate, because, ultimately, it degenerates into nonsense.
However, if tomorrow you come back and create a thread that asks why don't women like prog, you will be permabanned. AngryWinkLOL

Scott, you are a very bad manLOLBig smile


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What if I ask in 7/4? ;-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2012 at 13:14
Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

What if I ask in 7/4? ;-)

Then you will start a discussion about how some players, notably Nick Mason, are incapable of playing in such a time.


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Elves & sh*t. Hammonds & sh*t, Capes & sh*t, epics & sh*t, classical music rip offs & sh*t, Tolkein & sh*t, electronic devices & sh*t, cheese & sh*t, bravado, granduer, pompousness, pretentiousness and elitism.
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I had no idea it was such a sh*tty genre...
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Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

What if I ask in 7/4? ;-)
Even if you come back on July 4th, it is not a good thing.  (That would be April 7th for those on the other side of the ocean who list their dates funny.)   Although I suppose us Americans may be the only ones who list July 4th as 7/4.

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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

What if I ask in 7/4? ;-)
Even if you come back on July 4th, it is not a good thing.  (That would be April 7th for those on the other side of the ocean who list their dates funny.)
 
Hmph!  Correctly.


Edited by akamaisondufromage - March 07 2012 at 13:22
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Originally posted by akamaisondufromage akamaisondufromage wrote:

Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

What if I ask in 7/4? ;-)
Even if you come back on July 4th, it is not a good thing.  (That would be April 7th for those on the other side of the ocean who list their dates funny.)
 
Hmph!  Correctly.

Damn right!!LOL

You know, this might turn out to be the best prog definition thread ever. 

Why don't we now start debating just who we are all going to hate when he/she places a Back to topic here?


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Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by akamaisondufromage akamaisondufromage wrote:

Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

What if I ask in 7/4? ;-)
Even if you come back on July 4th, it is not a good thing.  (That would be April 7th for those on the other side of the ocean who list their dates funny.)
 
Hmph!  Correctly.
Why don't we now start debating just who we are all going to hate when he/she places a Back to topic here?

You just made it very tempting! However, I will refrain.
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Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

Elves & sh*t. Hammonds & sh*t, Capes & sh*t, epics & sh*t, classical music rip offs & sh*t, Tolkein & sh*t, electronic devices & sh*t, cheese & sh*t, bravado, granduer, pompousness, pretentiousness and elitism.
Best answer ever. Clap
 


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Agree, but more than elitism I'd say etilism. Beer Think to some now fat bassist-singer.
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Originally posted by dtguitarfan dtguitarfan wrote:

Sorry if I'm recreating a thread.


You're not recreating a thread, you're making the entire tapestry. Wink
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