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    Posted: December 14 2012 at 18:40
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by moodyxadi

Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  


When I worked at a record store, a new Aerosmith CD came in with a sticker proclaiming "America's Greatest Rock Band." I thought: "That can't be true! What about...?" and then couldn't think of any American rock bands. I am as much of a patriot as anyone, but Britain clearly destroys us at music.


Brainfrating aside, are you now suggesting that Aerosmith is America's greatest rock band?  That would be surprising.


I don't think very highly of Aerosmith at all, but I'm hard pressed to think of another one, unless you count backing bands like the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Maybe Boston? I'm open to suggestion.
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Yeah, what about Grand Funk Railroad?! Don't forget th' 'Funk!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 14 2012 at 18:14
Originally posted by thellama73

Originally posted by moodyxadi

Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  


When I worked at a record store, a new Aerosmith CD came in with a sticker proclaiming "America's Greatest Rock Band." I thought: "That can't be true! What about...?" and then couldn't think of any American rock bands. I am as much of a patriot as anyone, but Britain clearly destroys us at music.


Brainfrating aside, are you now suggesting that Aerosmith is America's greatest rock band?  That would be surprising.
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Originally posted by moodyxadi

Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  


When I worked at a record store, a new Aerosmith CD came in with a sticker proclaiming "America's Greatest Rock Band." I thought: "That can't be true! What about...?" and then couldn't think of any American rock bands. I am as much of a patriot as anyone, but Britain clearly destroys us at music.
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Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

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More people like simple music. That demographic won't change for at least as long as I am alive On this planet earth

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Originally posted by progbethyname

More people like simple music. That demographic won't change for at least as long as I am alive On this planet earth

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^ sadly it does.

More people like simple music. That demographic won't change for at least as long as I am alive On this planet earth
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Originally posted by sagichim

And among all the US bands how many of them were 70's bands? Maybe most of them came much later?


THAT is the question that solves the "problem". "America the Great" feelings aside, the assumptions made by the "statistics"' results are plainly wrong. Deal with it.

Jazz? US rules. Pop music? They sell more. Quality and expansion even of native music genres? Ops, Old Europe kicks hard some a$$es.  
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Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by moshkito

Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by moshkito

The European versions were all over, except that too many folks were not able to listen to them ... or worse ... "they singing in French ... or Italian" ... and this has happened here on this board!
 
 
Poll Question: Does it matter to you if Lyrics are not in English ?
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Dean ... that poll applies to THIS BOARD ... whose fans and folks are much more educated about this than otherwise, which would lend a very slanted eye to that poll.
 
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and you said " ... and this has happened here on this board! " yet the poll says it's not. And now you say it's not too. Confused

Frustrating isn't it. Especially with all the evidence in the  above  quotes.
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isn't it just probably a matter of numbers?; the US is enormous, it will have more of most things
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Originally posted by moshkito

  MUSIC WAS ALWAYS THERE ... it's our ears that weren't!


Quoted for truth Thumbs Up (somewhat out of context, I know, but I think true to the spirit of the comment).
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Originally posted by infandous


Originally posted by Argonaught


Originally posted by infandous

Of the US bands, how many play symph prog because of British Symph prog?  I'd wager,  ALL of them WinkNow, I'm American and have no problem that we were/are "second" when it comes to symph prog.  Of course, it's worth also remembering that it was American music that first inspired many/most of the English musicians to start playing and exploring the possibilities of rock and blues (countless British musicians cut their teeth on the blues, a purely American invention).


I also believe that a range of prog's hallmark features directly stems from the very American jazz-rock fusion. Such as: effortless fluctuation of time signatures, complex melodies and texture, pure instrumentals, emphasis on musicianship, open-minded choice of musical instruments and style diversity. 
Like they say, you give me an apple, I give you another one, and both of us will still have one apple each. But, if you give me an idea, and I give you mine, both of us will have two ideas. 
 
Well, considering jazz-rock fusion was just beginning (in USA) when symphonic was starting, I'm not sure of the connection there.  Symphonic was quite mature when jazz-rock fusion exploded.  I could be wrong of course, as they do seem to have developed at the same time and I wasn't there so can't really say just how much cross fertilization there was (and there is no denying the jazz elements in the first Crimson album, which may or may not be the first symph rock album).  Jazz was certainly around long before prog rock in general, but it seems like jazz rock really came into its own AFTER symphonic prog was well established.

Frank Zappa's Hot Rats, one of the pioneer albums of jazz-rock fusion, came out in 1969, so it was coming out at the same time, not after.

I myself am from the US and I'm more than happy to declare that the history of Symphonic Prog was decidedly in the UK. This history will always be relevant even if things skew differently in contemporary times. I hasten to point out that Frank Zappa, though not of the Symphonic Prog genre (even though he worked with symphonies, including the London Symphony Orchestra), was very well known and very influential. True we're only talking about Symphonic Prog from the start of this thread, but some of the discussion could give an impression that there was nothing happening here in the US with respect to Prog. There was, but it was a bit different.
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Originally posted by Argonaught

Originally posted by infandous

Of the US bands, how many play symph prog because of British Symph prog?  I'd wager,  ALL of them Wink

Now, I'm American and have no problem that we were/are "second" when it comes to symph prog.  Of course, it's worth also remembering that it was American music that first inspired many/most of the English musicians to start playing and exploring the possibilities of rock and blues (countless British musicians cut their teeth on the blues, a purely American invention).

I also believe that a range of prog's hallmark features directly stems from the very American jazz-rock fusion. Such as: effortless fluctuation of time signatures, complex melodies and texture, pure instrumentals, emphasis on musicianship, open-minded choice of musical instruments and style diversity. 

Like they say, you give me an apple, I give you another one, and both of us will still have one apple each. But, if you give me an idea, and I give you mine, both of us will have two ideas. 

 

I'd say it was more to do with Jazz in general than just Jazz Rock/Fusion, which was sort of happening similtaniously with prog, as well as classical music.
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Originally posted by moshkito

Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by moshkito

The European versions were all over, except that too many folks were not able to listen to them ... or worse ... "they singing in French ... or Italian" ... and this has happened here on this board!
 
 
Poll Question: Does it matter to you if Lyrics are not in English ?
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Dean ... that poll applies to THIS BOARD ... whose fans and folks are much more educated about this than otherwise, which would lend a very slanted eye to that poll.
 
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and you said " ... and this has happened here on this board! " yet the poll says it's not. And now you say it's not too. Confused


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Originally posted by Argonaught

Originally posted by infandous

Of the US bands, how many play symph prog because of British Symph prog?  I'd wager,  ALL of them Wink

Now, I'm American and have no problem that we were/are "second" when it comes to symph prog.  Of course, it's worth also remembering that it was American music that first inspired many/most of the English musicians to start playing and exploring the possibilities of rock and blues (countless British musicians cut their teeth on the blues, a purely American invention).

I also believe that a range of prog's hallmark features directly stems from the very American jazz-rock fusion. Such as: effortless fluctuation of time signatures, complex melodies and texture, pure instrumentals, emphasis on musicianship, open-minded choice of musical instruments and style diversity. 

Like they say, you give me an apple, I give you another one, and both of us will still have one apple each. But, if you give me an idea, and I give you mine, both of us will have two ideas. 

 



Well, considering jazz-rock fusion was just beginning (in USA) when symphonic was starting, I'm not sure of the connection there.  Symphonic was quite mature when jazz-rock fusion exploded.  I could be wrong of course, as they do seem to have developed at the same time and I wasn't there so can't really say just how much cross fertilization there was (and there is no denying the jazz elements in the first Crimson album, which may or may not be the first symph rock album).  Jazz was certainly around long before prog rock in general, but it seems like jazz rock really came into its own AFTER symphonic prog was well established.
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Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by moshkito

Originally posted by progbethyname

Think this just comes down to simple demographics like land mass, population density, average age etc. These all can relate to a stronger likely hood that a country will have more than the other. I bet the US has the most, But their exposure is not as well known as the UK. Germany. I'm not surprised. Just not enough exposure. I think I only listen to A Poverty's no crime and Vaden Plas. Can't name too many. ...

 I think that, if we are to help "progressive" ... make it ... that we have to let go of the "might makes right" concept and learn from it. If all we deal with is mass and density, then the US and England probably lose ... with one possible exception ... it is no secret that both America and England championed the computer age quickly and helped the world see far more than just news and Big Ben ... and the arts and music was really big in the media ... along with the big show ... VIETNAM ... IRA ... and that helps identify and show other cultures. America's media killed the public individuality on purpose ... or as Reagan said ... let them smoke dope and I will win all the elections! ... and made them all look dirty, ugly and stupid ... right in front of garbage, too!

 

And we gave up!

 

This is the side of "progressive" ... that everyone refuses to look at ... read the lyrics and what most of them are about. KC's is not just some meaningless lyrics. Genesis, all the way to Lamb, is not just a bunch of meaningless crap. Yes is not meaningless crap until it became just another pop band! ELP ... same thing ... don't give me lies ... and the sucker screams it at your ears ... and it means nothing to you ... it has less to do with "symphonic" or "progressive" than it does the attitude that we all had at the time ... You gotta see that ... or music will forever be meaningless to you! ... just favorites!


That is why the right kind of exposure is important both on a nation platform and as a music platform. They go hand in hand. England had achieved this well in my eyes. :)
 
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And I attribute a lot of that to things like Melody Maker, that at least had a massive concert list/adverts ... in America, there was no such thing, and the music was separated ... and Rolling Stone gave up music for the fame and the stars. Not perfect ... but way better!
 
30 years later, I would say a board like this is on the foreground of it all!
 
Trust me ... it was fun reading that Tangerine Dream was "washing machine music" ... and that writer, obviously, had too much wax and dope in his ears, because he did not even know the difference between a washing machine and something that was considered music!
 
I think the publications in London were a bit more respectful ... comparatively speaking ... but the US was at least 3 or 4 different countries and what NY liked the folks in SF didn't and vice versa ... whereas London was wayyyyyyyyyy more centralized ... which made it easier to sell a concert ... Nektar had to fill up 4 or 5 different countries in America ... only one in London!
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Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by moshkito

The European versions were all over, except that too many folks were not able to listen to them ... or worse ... "they singing in French ... or Italian" ... and this has happened here on this board!
 
 
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Dean ... that poll applies to THIS BOARD ... whose fans and folks are much more educated about this than otherwise, which would lend a very slanted eye to that poll.
 
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We were there ... and in LIVE RADIO ... with BIG fm STATIONS, and in that commercial environment, you never heard ... a foreign word ... well, in LA you heard some folks make fun of the spanish speaking thing, but even then, those were toned down severely because of the sensitivity of the issues ... and the fact that LA DID have spanish speaking stations that would gladly unload on the big name money if they abused the priviledge! AND, at least folks like Wolfman Jack made a point of closing down the barriers in between these ... but even he did not play a lot of the spanish stuff ... as he was more centered on grabbing the english-speaking spanish population ... which many years later, was the audience that gave you Univision, and Galavision ... that grew up during the World Soccer games ... by blowing out ESPN/Disney and others by making 10 times the money! Respect!
 
Bands like PFM, Banco, Le Orme, Ange and others ... were kind of a miracle ... that they got heard ... and Guy in Santa Barbara was one of the folks that played these indiscriminally. And many folks in LA KNEW that ... specially at JEM, Moby Disk, Tower and the Warehouse in Westwood -- probably the biggest importers of foreign stuff in those days ... I think that Archie Patterson (Eurock) can give a better discussion of the LA market than anyone else we know ... mine is just an overview by comparison! Archie was/is part of the importer business and he would know the demand and what worked and sold.
 
Again ... please read this comment ... while Golden Earring is being played ... "it's not rock'n'roll" ... and Guy replies ... "who cares! It's great music ... " and the song is "Are You Receicing Me?" ... this defines "progressive music" and what you and I are doing a lot more than anything else!
 
Stop comparing this board to events that happened 30/40 years ago. The music we love "made it" a lot more than the reasons that you and I know ... and not just because of a place where they all can have coffee and crumpets and tea and .... you WELL KNOW that we did not have a board like this, THEN (to quote PC and DM!) ... and we found the music ... it was 10 to 20 times harder in Southern California!


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Coke or Pepsi?
To some people they are both the same drink......
 


Yeah, to people with no taste buds.
 
Agree.......as Coke is clearly the winner!


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Originally posted by infandous

Of the US bands, how many play symph prog because of British Symph prog?  I'd wager,  ALL of them Wink

Now, I'm American and have no problem that we were/are "second" when it comes to symph prog.  Of course, it's worth also remembering that it was American music that first inspired many/most of the English musicians to start playing and exploring the possibilities of rock and blues (countless British musicians cut their teeth on the blues, a purely American invention).

I also believe that a range of prog's hallmark features directly stems from the very American jazz-rock fusion. Such as: effortless fluctuation of time signatures, complex melodies and texture, pure instrumentals, emphasis on musicianship, open-minded choice of musical instruments and style diversity. 

Like they say, you give me an apple, I give you another one, and both of us will still have one apple each. But, if you give me an idea, and I give you mine, both of us will have two ideas. 

 
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