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    Posted: March 19 2013 at 07:00
 
 
 
NB: Decided not to comment on Donna Summer inclusion, to avoid a possible ban for bad language.
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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes


The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, I believe, was the single from that album? 
 
Carpet Crawlers was a single, and that is possibly the best prog single ever.
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If we're gonna have Donna Summer here at P.A. then we may as well include Prince, Madonna, Run DMC and Beastie Boys......................Confused.........................
Care to explain why?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 07:48
Originally posted by Stool Man

Originally posted by Dean

 
Prog Related and Related to Prog
Donna Summer - State Of Independance, MacArthur Park
 
I've long thought Donna Summer should be Prog Related, or that there should be some sort of Prog Funk subgenre that can include Funkadelic, the late 60s-early 70s Temptations, etc.
 
If a 16+ minute track with 23 faked orgasms and a Jon & Vangelis-cover (which is, btw better than the original) should suffice, then let's find a fitting subgenre to try a suggestion. I think this would be easier if there was already a Prog Funk subgenre Wink.
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Originally posted by chopper

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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, I believe, was the single from that album? 
 
Carpet Crawlers was a single, and that is possibly the best prog single ever.
Counting Out Time was the other single from the album (not Lamb), and that is possibly the worse prog single ever.


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Originally posted by someone_else

Originally posted by Stool Man

Originally posted by Dean

 
Prog Related and Related to Prog
Donna Summer - State Of Independance, MacArthur Park
 
I've long thought Donna Summer should be Prog Related, or that there should be some sort of Prog Funk subgenre that can include Funkadelic, the late 60s-early 70s Temptations, etc.
 
If a 16+ minute track with 23 faked orgasms and a Jon & Vangelis-cover (which is, btw better than the original) should suffice, then let's find a fitting subgenre to try a suggestion. I think this would be easier if there was already a Prog Funk subgenre Wink.
 
I bet I can find three more proggish connections regarding Donna Summer.
 
1. In the 60s she fronted a psychedelic band.
2. Her 2nd & 3rd albums each had side one filled with one long track.
3. Her 6th album is a concept album.
 
And then there's "I Feel Love" - electronic?
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 10:18
Originally posted by Stool Man

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Originally posted by Stool Man

Originally posted by Dean

 
Prog Related and Related to Prog
Donna Summer - State Of Independance, MacArthur Park
 
I've long thought Donna Summer should be Prog Related, or that there should be some sort of Prog Funk subgenre that can include Funkadelic, the late 60s-early 70s Temptations, etc.
 
If a 16+ minute track with 23 faked orgasms and a Jon & Vangelis-cover (which is, btw better than the original) should suffice, then let's find a fitting subgenre to try a suggestion. I think this would be easier if there was already a Prog Funk subgenre Wink.
 
I bet I can find three more proggish connections regarding Donna Summer.
 
1. In the 60s she fronted a psychedelic band.
2. Her 2nd & 3rd albums each had side one filled with one long track.
3. Her 6th album is a concept album.
 
And then there's "I Feel Love" - electronic?
 
 
As far as I can see, this psych band did not release an album.
I Feel Love is just electro-driven Moroder-style disco that has nothing to do with prog.
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Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

If we're gonna have Donna Summer here at P.A. then we may as well include Prince, Madonna, Run DMC and Beastie Boys......................Confused.........................
Care to explain why?
They do long tracks, they rely on atmosphere, they worked hard to take 'pop' music beyond the 'norm' - not they I own any of their material, but there are things I've heard which definately impress - especially Prince with his 'NEWS' album - that one reminded me of Gong !! Heck, why not include Stevie Wonder - now that guy impresses - or Earth Wind and Fire ??.......but this maybe drawing a long bow.........to me, Donna Summer was a Disco Diva.......
I didn't state this to 'take the mickey' out of the suggestion, just that there are many artists that can fit the bill for P.A., even though they are not truly 'prog'......
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Poll question :
Best prog vocal :
1 : Peter Gabriel
2 : David Gilmore
3 : Donna Summer
4 : James LaBrie
5 : Gloria Gaynor
6 : Cedric Bixler-Zavala
7 : Holly Johnson
8 : John Wetton
 
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Im old, hopefully dead before this happens to PA 
 
 
 


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Originally posted by Dean

Counting Out Time...is possibly the worse prog single ever.

Perhaps it might benefit from a different approach, say from a more recent prog artist.
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Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

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excellent choice, possibly best prog single ever by a non prog band

another one that springs to mind:

Babylon Zoo - Spaceman

there was also a brilliant punk prog crossover in the late seventies

The Headboys - The Shape Of Things To Come
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2013 at 07:58
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by chopper

Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes


The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, I believe, was the single from that album? 
 
Carpet Crawlers was a single, and that is possibly the best prog single ever.
Counting Out Time was the other single from the album (not Lamb), and that is possibly the worse prog single ever.
Well I like it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bitterblogger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2013 at 13:59
Originally posted by chopper

Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes


The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, I believe, was the single from that album? 
 
Carpet Crawlers was a single, and that is possibly the best prog single ever.
Especially love the 1999 version with Trevor Horn's production.
 
Supertramp--I'm Beggin' You, Cannonball
Pink Floyd--Run Like Hell
Yes--Soon
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