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Poll Question: Who is your favorite "second tier" prog band?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
3 [3.37%]
11 [12.36%]
2 [2.25%]
1 [1.12%]
0 [0.00%]
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16 [17.98%]
12 [13.48%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
2 [2.25%]
5 [5.62%]
6 [6.74%]
11 [12.36%]
1 [1.12%]
1 [1.12%]
3 [3.37%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [1.12%]
2 [2.25%]
2 [2.25%]
5 [5.62%]
2 [2.25%]
3 [3.37%]
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    Posted: February 12 2013 at 23:51
OK, I left out a few important ones like The Nice, Procul Harum, and some of the major canterbury bands like Hatfield and the North, National Health and and Egg but you can't have everyone. I sincerely apologize to fans of those bands since they are all great in their own right. I also apologize to Le Orme and Dream Theater fans. King Crimson, ELP and Rush were too obvious and some might say Kansas aren't really second tier either. Oh well. I tried folks. I tried. Tongue


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2013 at 23:55
VDGG, but honestly, it's a little painful to know they're regarded as second tier. Cry They're first in my book and it wouldn't surprise or bother me in the slightest if they hold that spot for life.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2013 at 23:58
Well I know. I hear you. But I'm going by the thought of if I asked some guy off the street which ones would they have heard of. The ones the average Joe would know about would be first tier. Plus many of these bands never got the attention they deserved. ANd before some of you say the average Joe would know Kansas that might be true but most people think of them as classic rock and not prog. Only us freaks know the truth about these bands. Tongue



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 00:20
Haha of course, totally understand. After all, if the members of this site got to determine which groups are grouped into which tier, the world would collapse under the weight of its collective increase of awesome Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 00:29
I see you finally voted. :) Not sure yet who I'm going to vote for yet but probably either VDGG or Camel.I like GG a lot too but not quite as much as those two.
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VDGG and Gentle Giant aren't second tier Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 00:55
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

VDGG and Gentle Giant aren't second tier Angry



I tend to think of them as second tier, where as bands such as King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, ELP, Pink Floyd, and Genesis (the big 6) would be 1st tier. Though I love GG and VDGG a lot more than some of the big six bands.

Anyways I'm voting for Camel, a band that is certainly in my top 5.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 01:11
 
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

I see you finally voted. :) 

Haha sure did! Had to get my post count high enough first Smile Took me long enough lol

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 01:13
Originally posted by bytor2112 bytor2112 wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

VDGG and Gentle Giant aren't second tier Angry



I tend to think of them as second tier, where as bands such as King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, ELP, Pink Floyd, and Genesis (the big 6) would be 1st tier. Though I love GG and VDGG a lot more than some of the big six bands.

Anyways I'm voting for Camel, a band that is certainly in my top 5.


JT??? Sure they're good but really
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 01:21
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Originally posted by bytor2112 bytor2112 wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

VDGG and Gentle Giant aren't second tier Angry



I tend to think of them as second tier, where as bands such as King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, ELP, Pink Floyd, and Genesis (the big 6) would be 1st tier. Though I love GG and VDGG a lot more than some of the big six bands.

Anyways I'm voting for Camel, a band that is certainly in my top 5.


JT??? Sure they're good but really

It's not up to his opinion what's first-tier and second-tier, it's famousness. Tull are a well known rock group that are a lot more famous than Gentle Giant and VdGG, thus making them first-tier. I'm not at all saying that JT are any better than GG or VdGG, but they're just a more popular progressive rock band.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 01:24
Lately out of this list, definitely Soft Machine. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 01:26
Happy the Man from the list, Saga and Banco as well.  Not mentioned: Morgan.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 01:49
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

OK, I left out a few important ones like The Nice, Procul Harum, and some of the major canterbury bands like Hatfield and the North, National Health and and Egg but you can't have everyone. I sincerely apologize to fans of those bands since they are all great in their own right. I also apologize to Le Orme and Dream Theater fans. King Crimson, ELP and Rush were too obvious and some might say Kansas aren't really second tier either. Oh well. I tried folks. I tried. Tongue

I don't think you can make that difference between first tier and second tier. The average person would hardly know Yes or Genesis either if it weren't for a few albums most of the community consider to be "pop". And when I ask my brother, who is ten years older than I am, how it had been in his young days he would tell you that bands like Uriah Heep, Deep Purple or Santana were much better known than Genesis or Yes.

Of these bands here it is very hard for me to choose between Gong, Magma and Van der Graaf Generator; I like all three very much.

I can tell you which of these bands is my least favourite one though: Barclay James Harmless.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 02:28
Originally posted by bytor2112 bytor2112 wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

VDGG and Gentle Giant aren't second tier Angry



I tend to think of them as second tier, where as bands such as King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, ELP, Pink Floyd, and Genesis (the big 6) would be 1st tier. Though I love GG and VDGG a lot more than some of the big six bands.

Anyways I'm voting for Camel, a band that is certainly in my top 5.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 02:34
Originally posted by Neo-Romantic Neo-Romantic wrote:

 
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

I see you finally voted. :) 

Haha sure did! Had to get my post count high enough first Smile Took me long enough lol




Um, I don't get it. What exactly were you waiting for? Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 02:40
Out of all of these, Gentle Giant for sheer volume of quality. Really wanted to vote VDGG or Soft Machine too though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 02:41
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Happy the Man from the list, Saga and Banco as well.  Not mentioned: Morgan.



Morgan weren't mentioned because they aren't second tier. THey might not even be third tier. Geez, if I included them I'd have to include A LOT of other bands including Greenslade, Fruupp and Curved Air just to mention a few.One band who I really should have included was Triumvirat. Oh well.

Those who want to see a big list of old bands and albums from the seventies go here www.progressiverock.com


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 02:42
My top three from this list are Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator and Magma. Voted for GG.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 02:45
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

Originally posted by Neo-Romantic Neo-Romantic wrote:

 
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller Prog_Traveller wrote:

I see you finally voted. :) 

Haha sure did! Had to get my post count high enough first Smile Took me long enough lol




Um, I don't get it. What exactly were you waiting for? Confused

Forum members can't officially vote in polls til their post count reaches 40. It's not that I didn't want to from the start, I just wasn't able to at the time.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 02:58
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