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    Posted: January 22 2013 at 23:20
I've been wondering when you finally heard your first prog song?I'll give mine away "The Spirit of Radio" by Rush.WinkWink
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As fate would have it, on my parents old console record player, Yes's Close to the Edge.  I still remember it like it was yesterday.  There were other songs on the radio and such that I may have heard before that could have been prog, but it was not until CTTE that I knew what it was.

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Showing my age with this one: The Yes Album, 1971. Been hooked on Prog ever since.
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^ Don't feel bad, I am there with you...Smile

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Floyd - "Money". It all started for me with the radio, so ... . If asking for "real" prog, then "The Court of the Crimson King", I think.

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The first... "Far Cry" by Rush. It was the first time I knew I was listening to Rush at least. Other than that, the first three prog songs I listened to where I knew it was prog were "Roundabout", "21st Century Schizoid Man", and "The Knife" in that order.
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"The Gumbo Variations" is the first one I remember hearing. I must have been about three years old.
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I'm another one showing my age-Aqualung. Back in eight grade we had a music class and had to bring in an album and select a track to play the class. A girl in my class brought the Agualung album, newly released, and played the title track. 
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My dad had a lot of prog albums when I was growing up, so it's hard to say what came first.  I just kind of grew up with it.  Even when I was 5 years old I had 2 of my own Moody Blues records.
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Not really counting hearing tracks like `Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen, or even (dare I say it?) `November Rain' by Guns N Roses or various 80's Metallica, all of which have prog elements, I think my first taste of what lead to proper prog was hearing the album `Queen 1', with tracks like `Great King Rat' and `Liar' with their little multi-sections and different directions.

I had never heard pop/rock music like it, and it certainly made me take notice! Soon after, it was devouring all of Floyd's albums, by my first proper intro to `real' prog was a cassette with Genesis `Nursery Cryme' on one side and Eloy's `Power and the Passion' on the other, given to me by chance by my old friend and Archives member Tom Ozric!

Cue much expanding of my mind....!
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Since first 3 Floyd albums are pure psychedelia, I'll say Atom Heart Mother, the song.
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 Red Barchetta By Rush, My parents taped their wedding song over it and gave it to the DJ to play at the reception. I found it years later in my Dad's old apartment that he hung on to for years. Even though it cut in midway through the song I listened to it for years. For the record, this was the Exit Stage...Left Version and I was about 4-5 years old. 

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Back when they played great music on the radio:  'Roundabout' got me into Yes; 'Aqualung' got me into Jethro Tull - both in 1971 when I was 12...
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A Change of Seasons by Dream Theater was the song that got me into prog.
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ProMetaller HugI honestly can't say or remember which was first, the reason is that I had no idea it was prog, only later I found out that what I tend to like/listen is considered/named prog Big smile
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Floyd - "Money". It all started for me with the radio, so ... . If asking for "real" prog, then "The Court of the Crimson King", I think.


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^ "Real" because some people don't consider Floyd prog enough.

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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ "Real" because some people don't consider Floyd prog enough.



no no not that "You just aren't ready to step into the Court of The Crimson King for your first prog song, that's a no no", Andrey
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:16
^ OK, I have no idea what you are talking about, man. It really was one of my first prog experiences.
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