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    Posted: July 10 2012 at 23:34
I was listening to the new Diablo Swing Orchestra and it occurred to me that "Voodoo Mon Amour" might be a "proggy" (somewhat!) song that would do well on Saturday Night Live.  Very peppy; even danceable.

What thinks you?  Any other prog bands/songs that wouldn't be booed off the stage on SNL?  (Yes, I know Radiohead has appeared already.)


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Knifeworld could probably make it, miRthkon maybe, etc. 
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Too easy.

The Mars Volta

Pain of Salvation has the music to do it, but you know Gildenlow would totally pull a Sinead O'Conner.


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Zappa played on SNL once. Although apparently the SNL cast didn't like him because he was anti-drug. Tool might be able to play on SNL as well. I concur on the Mars Volta, as well.
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in the 80s & 90s you actually had Prog artists on SNL, or near-Prog: I recall Dave Gilmour, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, these days the musical guests on the show are frequently awful, it's a shame.

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Deathspell Omega.

Fine fine yeah I agree with Jon Knifeworld, and most other Cardiacs related projects and Cardiacs themselves I think would fit. Maybe Wha-Ha-Ha. Freaky Japanese sh*t can always work.
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I think A.C.T would be a perfect match.
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I'd wager the Diablo Swing Orchestra would be lots of fun to watch.


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I keep reading "pick prog" as "prog dick" 

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Magma or Kayo-dot
      
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^Just play Theusz Haamtahk in its entirety and skip all the dreadful skits.
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Knifeworld.
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I agree on Knifeworld.
Not sure about TMV.  Certainly they have a fairly large fan-base.  But it seems to me they are both too aggressive and too "weird" for SNL.  But perhaps not!
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The Decemberists

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Originally posted by ClemofNazareth ClemofNazareth wrote:

The Decemberists

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Opeth LOL or perhaps Meshuggah
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Seriously though, I was going to say Sigur Ros, but figured they'd be too delicate and atmospheric for a show like SNL. They are quite accessible though, but lack the groove and upbeat I suppose a show like that would require.Umphrey's McGee, maybe? Phish?
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