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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argonaught Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2013 at 20:43
Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

Originally posted by Second Life Syndrome Second Life Syndrome wrote:

"Prog is not ....
 
Wow ... we got a new prophet amidst us!
 
LOL


No fire & brimstone = no prophet. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argonaught Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2013 at 20:52
 
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

I'm a musician, and have been playing prog for over 40 years.  Prog is an attitude, a frame of mind.  

I could make killer prog with a kazoo (and did once, when I played Bloomdido's blazing sax solo from Gong's "Master Builder" from memory!  My friends were cracking up!!)
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As per many enthusiastic reviewers, an ambient pop band called Sigur Rós can make "killer prog" with what sounds like a $89.99 keyboard and some half-hearted meowing. 

Could one blow a vuvuzella in a proggity-proggous-proggly way? 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jonathan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2013 at 19:23

The only case I can think of where people are 'Misinterpreting the term Prog' is when they call the band Shakti a Prog-Rock Band.

I've listened to them and I didn't hear any Electric Guitars, or Electric Bass, or Rock-Styled Drums, or even Drum Machines.
Without any of those instruments, I couldn't ever consider Shakti a Rock Band.
This Site is 'Your Ultimate Prog Rock Resource'. Emphasis on the word Rock.


Edited by Jonathan - June 03 2013 at 19:25
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