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Poll Question: Who is your favorite "second tier" prog band?
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3 [3.37%]
11 [12.36%]
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2 [2.25%]
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11 [12.36%]
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3 [3.37%]
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2 [2.25%]
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5 [5.62%]
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 07:31
VdGG from that list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 08:52
Gentle Giant. 
Magma, Focus, Caravan and Kansas are great too! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 09:01
Originally posted by Gandalff Gandalff wrote:

1. Focus
2. Gentle Giant
3. Camel

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 09:04
Several of these bands, I would not consider second-tieer at all.  When I think second-tier bands, I think Greenslade or Argent (I like both those bands by the way), not Camel, VDGG, Gentle Giant, etc.  Anyway, tough choice b/w VDGG and GG for me as those are pretty much tied as my second-favorite bands behind Genesis.  No vote simply because I can't choose b/w the two. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 09:16
Gentle Giant, Camel, "second tier" bands ?  Whatever you say, dude,
Voted Gentle Giant, could have voted Camel also, Saga or Spock's Beard too...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 10:07
Renaissance from that list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 10:14
Van der Graaf Generator.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 11:07
camel.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 11:50
second tier bands???


really, none of these from the list are second tier bands for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 11:54
Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

I don't like the term "second tier" at all. It suggests "second class".
 
I agree.  But it's a good fit for Genesis.  Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 12:08
GonG from the list from the planet GonG.  Closely followed by the Softies 
 
BOTH are FIRST TIER


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 12:12
Originally posted by Roland113 Roland113 wrote:

No real surprise on my vote, chalk up one for "The Flower Kings".

The one thing I'm curious about is your mention of 'Le Orme' and it seemed that you were saying that they're considered first tier.  So here's my question, this is a band that I've never listened to, who's a fan, where should I start and are they an 'important' band.



taps the mic . . . "hello . . . umm, hello"  looks at it, "umm, is this thing on?

So here's my question, this (Le Orme) is a band that I've never listened to, who's a fan, where should I start and are they an 'important' band.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 12:17
Camel. Maybe second tier in progland (and some 20 years ago I considered them also as much less than Genesis, Yes etc.) but in Moogtronia they are in the top 3 of favorite prog bands these days.
Hard to explain why... somehow they strike a chord with me... over and over again, and their music stays fresh for a long time, and even grows on me; yes, even after 20 years.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 12:18
^^If you like RPI, then definitely Le Orme is a band worth checking out.  I'd start with Felona e Sorona; or Collage.  Contrappunti and Storia o Leggendo are also favorites of mine.  I like a lot of their stuff, but like a lot of RPI and other prog bands, they hit a bit of a low point in the 80's, and in this case with 1990's dreadful Orme.   I think they are considered part of the big 3 of RPI, along with PFM and Banco. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 12:21
Originally posted by Melomaniac Melomaniac wrote:

Gentle Giant, Camel, "second tier" bands ?  Whatever you say, dude,
Voted Gentle Giant, could have voted Camel also, Saga or Spock's Beard too...

Ditto on that: GG & Camel 2nd tier?  I know better than that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 12:51
Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

^^If you like RPI, then definitely Le Orme is a band worth checking out.  I'd start with Felona e Sorona; or Collage.  Contrappunti and Storia o Leggendo are also favorites of mine.  I like a lot of their stuff, but like a lot of RPI and other prog bands, they hit a bit of a low point in the 80's, and in this case with 1990's dreadful Orme.   I think they are considered part of the big 3 of RPI, along with PFM and Banco. 

Thanks Doc,  I knew I had heard the band name before but couldn't place it.  Yeah, a quick search would have gotten me into the genre but 'where to start' and 'are they important' were the questions that I needed help with.  Thanks to Spotify, I'll be listening to Collage this afternoon.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 12:55
i still find it better to call it second tier then second rate, Disapprove

GG is the best band on the list IMO
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 13:06
Had to go with the Beard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 13:08
Originally posted by Roland113 Roland113 wrote:

Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

^^If you like RPI, then definitely Le Orme is a band worth checking out.  I'd start with Felona e Sorona; or Collage.  Contrappunti and Storia o Leggendo are also favorites of mine.  I like a lot of their stuff, but like a lot of RPI and other prog bands, they hit a bit of a low point in the 80's, and in this case with 1990's dreadful Orme.   I think they are considered part of the big 3 of RPI, along with PFM and Banco. 

Thanks Doc,  I knew I had heard the band name before but couldn't place it.  Yeah, a quick search would have gotten me into the genre but 'where to start' and 'are they important' were the questions that I needed help with.  Thanks to Spotify, I'll be listening to Collage this afternoon.

'appreciate the help,


I would personally recommend for most proggers starting with Felona e Serona if available (I hate the English language version, by the way, but you might like it).  My favourite is Contrapppunti, but Uomo di Pezza is the one I would recommend secondly.  Collage is great too, but I put it a little below Uomo di Pezza, Felona e Serona and Contrappunti  i liked all of their 70s albums to some extent, as well as the first two released in this millennium.  It'd definitely a top tier band when it comes to Italian Symphonic Prog.  It was my first Italian Prog love.

Anyway, my vote from the list would be for Magma followed by Soft Machine, VdGG, Banco and Gong.  For other I might choose Can, Art Zoyd, Area or Popul Vuh if those were considered second tier bands.   Can is big, buy say Art Zoyd would probably be third tier in terms of popularity (Univers Zero would be bigger and I also love).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2013 at 14:20
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:


My favourite is Contrappunti

Yes, mine too. Wonderful album...
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