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    Posted: April 01 2013 at 16:26
Originally posted by Canterzeuhl


Yellow Magic Orchestra (Japanese wonderment.)


There's a French animation movie - Approved for Adoption - which featured one of their songs: "Firecracker".
I won't say it will bring a new generation of fans, but it could do it.
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I'm almost 49, started listening to prog in the '70s (Kansas, Yes, Rush, etc.) and I've never listened to any of those bands the OP posted. Heck, I haven't even heard of some of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2013 at 07:10
Originally posted by Jbird

I'm almost 49, started listening to prog in the '70s (Kansas, Yes, Rush, etc.) and I've never listened to any of those bands the OP posted. Heck, I haven't even heard of some of them.
 
You've never listened to Barclay James Harvest or Mannfred Mann's earth band or The Nice or Procol Harum or
The Strawbs or Focus or Argent or Renaissance or Gong or Greenslade?
Your prog listening has missed an awful lot!
 
 
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Solid list of bands that deserve to be listened to and in a true prog heads collection...imo.
I play at least 6 or 7 of those  bands-Strawbs, BJH, Procol, etc on a fairly regular basis... and the others every now and then.
 
 
 
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Originally posted by chopper

Originally posted by Jbird

I'm almost 49, started listening to prog in the '70s (Kansas, Yes, Rush, etc.) and I've never listened to any of those bands the OP posted. Heck, I haven't even heard of some of them.
 
You've never listened to Barclay James Harvest or Mannfred Mann's earth band or The Nice or Procol Harum or
The Strawbs or Focus or Argent or Renaissance or Gong or Greenslade?
Your prog listening has missed an awful lot!
 
 

I tend to listen mainly to metal/hard rock though, and have since the late '70s.

I DO like other styles, I just don't actively seek other stuff out for the most part.
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Hard enough rock:


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Post Options Post Options   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 07:24
Originally posted by ghost_of_morphy

Originally posted by Surrealist

I prefer the pre digital era Prog because I know for a fact the artists were actually playing the music.  If I even suspect that the bands or artist has been copy and pasting sound files, using someone elses samples or digitally altering the timing of the rhythm tracks.. it goes right into the trash can.  Why? Because they are not playing it.

There are kids releasing songs now on itunes that have never even held an instrument.  It's become silly and I won't support it.  You support that "Apple Garage Band" stuff, not me.


Do you  also only read books that were written with a quill pen?
I prefer the pre electric sound, because then i know, it is actualy what was played, without any false delays ect.
Music died in the late part of the 1800's    Beer
 
NB: Early prog was all about manipulating sounds, wasent it ?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 07:27
Originally posted by tamijo

Originally posted by ghost_of_morphy

Originally posted by Surrealist

I prefer the pre digital era Prog because I know for a fact the artists were actually playing the music.  If I even suspect that the bands or artist has been copy and pasting sound files, using someone elses samples or digitally altering the timing of the rhythm tracks.. it goes right into the trash can.  Why? Because they are not playing it.

There are kids releasing songs now on itunes that have never even held an instrument.  It's become silly and I won't support it.  You support that "Apple Garage Band" stuff, not me.


Do you  also only read books that were written with a quill pen?
I prefer the pre electric sound, because then i know, it is actualy what was played, without any false delays ect.
Music died in the late part of the 1800's    Beer
 
NB: Early prog was all about manipulating sounds, wasent it ?
Building a huge electronic device, make it sound like a string section.
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In the late part of the 1800s, you had the late romantic composers like Bruckner and Mahler creating great music with their symphonies, and then came Elgar, Franck,etc.
     I wish i was around in the late 1800s
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Canterzeuhl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2013 at 00:49
Originally posted by presdoug

In the late part of the 1800s, you had the late romantic composers like Bruckner and Mahler creating great music with their symphonies, and then came Elgar, Franck,etc.
     I wish i was around in the late 1800s

But then you wouldn't have lived to hear Helmut Köllen!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2013 at 09:11
Originally posted by Canterzeuhl

Originally posted by presdoug

In the late part of the 1800s, you had the late romantic composers like Bruckner and Mahler creating great music with their symphonies, and then came Elgar, Franck,etc.
     I wish i was around in the late 1800s

But then you wouldn't have lived to hear Helmut Köllen!
That's a point well taken, really. No music of Helmut's? That would be a shame, indeed.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 01 2013 at 21:30
It's a shame so many who have posted to this thread are so quick to write off some of the bands listed with a ?? or a Never Heard of 'em. To which I can only answer "Well, now you have." As Prog_Traveller said, it's all about exposure, and you can't dislike what you don't know. Neither is it fair to write off someone on the basis of one or two songs.
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To the original poster of this thread. Sorry, but I am not familiar with most of the bands on your list. However...

Procol Harum was on your list. They never got their due. And, it's a fact that they were the first progressive rock band. Period. Listen to 'Repent Walpugis.' Nobody had done music like that before, ever. Procol predates King Crimson, Yes, ELP, and most others by 3 years and 3 albums!

Also, the Strawbs were great! I love them too. They were overlooked as well.
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I'm only 19 right now (2013) and I know about every band at this topic, but Cast (90's band from Mexico).
I have been living for music since my first guitar at 5 years old. I have a virtual library with more than 1.100 discographies. I collect original rare albums and favorites. I have been into too many genres and working at many musical projects. I think the youth don't know about the past because they won't. I can't stand the "now". Radio sucks. Oldschool poor movies are way better than 3D movies. Goddamn, I born at the wrong time. But I'm proud of been living today, as time passes, more bands we have to check. 
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When prog first started making a comeback in the early 90s, I was in my early 20s and really getting into it.  So I've noticed a few bands that seemed like a pretty big deal back then, but which I don't really hear mentioned much since I became a regular here.  The OP's list brought back a memory of one of them, CAST (from Mexico). I saw them live once and they were classy and professional, and had already been around for many years by then.  I wonder what's up with them.  A PIEDI NUDI (Italy) was another one, and some Canterbury band from Athens Georgia (!) whose name I keep forgetting.  Who else...  BOUD DEUN?  Now there was a hot band.  These are bands that mostly stopped making new albums long ago, but weren't part of that classic 60s/70s scene.  Gone, and somewhat forgotten.

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