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Poll Question: Were the Moody Blues ever a true prog band?
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    Posted: January 29 2013 at 20:10
I voted "only in the early days before KC." I should have put an option for proto prog. Oh well. What I said there is pretty much the same thing and what I meant.

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Proto-Prog imo. So art-rock. 
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I don't see how they are not a prog band. Days Of Future Passed seems to be obviously very progressive.


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A fake prog band
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How can they be a fake prog band, if they released their "fake" prog album(s) before prog even existed. You can't fake something that doesn't exist yet.
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By the way, I do believe this genre we love so much would have done better being called "art rock" instead of "prog rock", or progressive, or whatever.
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I like progressive more. 
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I just don't see how anyone could listen to Days Of Future Passed, finish it, and walk away thinking "nah, not progressive."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2013 at 20:30
I think early stuff was progressive enough compared to some stuff on this site. They were easy to listen to and popular but so is Supertramp.
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I must get Days of future past soon.
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Yes, for the first few albums they were.
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I do believe they were, obviously not all tracks for instance like in nights in white satin it's not it's a rock ballad, but many others where i.e. Tuesday Afternoon, You and Me, Lengend of Mind (reminds me so much of The Beatles)  and especially Melancholy Man just because they were easy listening doesn't mean they were not prog :)
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DOFP yes. The rest...traces of progressive smatterings throughout.


But yes....I will say yes due to DOFP that they were at one time a prog band.
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

How can they be a fake prog band, if they released their "fake" prog album(s) before prog even existed. You can't fake something that doesn't exist yet.
It was just a poor joke, I have no idea what "true" progressive rock is. Do you have to get a certificate or get assayed?

I also have no idea what the difference is between art rock and "true" progressive rock.


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Absolutely.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2013 at 20:59
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

By the way, I do believe this genre we love so much would have done better being called "art rock" instead of "prog rock", or progressive, or whatever.


I don't think so.  "Art rock" is obviously a very vague and malleable term (it's been used to mean all sorts of things) but it's helpful in my mind to distinguish between "art rock," which attempts to move beyond the entertainment-focused aspect of rock and incorporate more sophisticated qualities, and "prog rock," which often does the same thing but specifically focuses on the fusing of different genres (especially the fusion of rock genres with non-rock musical forms) and musical complexity.
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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

I do believe they were, obviously not all tracks for instance like in nights in white satin it's not it's a rock ballad, but many others where i.e. Tuesday Afternoon, You and Me, Lengend of Mind (reminds me so much of The Beatles)  and especially Melancholy Man just because they were easy listening doesn't mean they were not prog :)


I would argue that Nights In White Satin is more progressive than the average rock ballad, it has much more sophisticated instrumentation and quite a bit more drawn out themes which makes me see it as rather progressive
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Yes. That's a great stupid question.
 
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Originally posted by Sumdeus Sumdeus wrote:

Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

I do believe they were, obviously not all tracks for instance like in nights in white satin it's not it's a rock ballad, but many others where i.e. Tuesday Afternoon, You and Me, Lengend of Mind (reminds me so much of The Beatles)  and especially Melancholy Man just because they were easy listening doesn't mean they were not prog :)


I would argue that Nights In White Satin is more progressive than the average rock ballad, it has much more sophisticated instrumentation and quite a bit more drawn out themes which makes me see it as rather progressive


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kati Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2013 at 21:18
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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

I do believe they were, obviously not all tracks for instance like in nights in white satin it's not it's a rock ballad, but many others where i.e. Tuesday Afternoon, You and Me, Lengend of Mind (reminds me so much of The Beatles)  and especially Melancholy Man just because they were easy listening doesn't mean they were not prog :)


I would argue that Nights In White Satin is more progressive than the average rock ballad, it has much more sophisticated instrumentation and quite a bit more drawn out themes which makes me see it as rather progressive
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Hello Sumdeus, you psychedelic fab teddy bear Big smile I am not an expert on prog, however I don't think Nights in White Satin is prog, might be a better composed ballad compared to others but I am not convinced it's prog because it's boring to me really doesn't keep me interested at all nor builds up Unhappy
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