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    Posted: August 26 2014 at 23:33
Anyway these days it's hard to see any band as prog in terms of the 70' meaning of progressive music which entitled experimentation, all has been done thus we only have variations of that but not really in terms of the scope of progressive. In a way to me, prog I'd classify as clever moozik, with great musicianship as first, complex music with many layers consisting of a band not just a frontman vocalist, and foremost importance thereafter above average vocals. :) Bowie is unique and his vocals are a one of to date :) hugs to you all
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Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

If he weighs as much as a duck, he's made of wood, and therefore....


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Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

No. David Bowie is a musician, singer and songwriter. Prog is a music genre.    

I think he's done a few proggy things, but overall no, he's not a prog artist. Love his music, but music doesn't have to be prog to be great.


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Originally posted by PrognosticlthoughMind PrognosticlthoughMind wrote:


Originally posted by catfood03 catfood03 wrote:

How about Miles Davis? Is he "prog"? *Thinks of starting a new topic* ErmmLamp

I'd say yes - and the same for Bowie, too.


Bitches Brew is certainly progressive by any means at the time or even to date altough it is classified as avant garde jazz (prog_ :) hugs xxxx
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No. David Bowie is a musician, singer and songwriter. Prog is a music genre.    

I think he's done a few proggy things, but overall no, he's not a prog artist. Love his music, but music doesn't have to be prog to be great.
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Originally posted by catfood03 catfood03 wrote:

How about Miles Davis? Is he "prog"?

*Thinks of starting a new topic* ErmmLamp

I'd say yes - and the same for Bowie, too.
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The Man Who Sold The World album sounds a lot like prog to me.
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If he weighs as much as a duck, he's made of wood, and therefore....

Edited by The Dark Elf - August 26 2014 at 07:56
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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:


Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:


Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

David Bowie was prog and unique.
 
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and in terms of great guitarists David Bowie had Mick Ronson, Earl Slick, Robert Fripp (yep that's the one), Carlos Alomar, Peter Frampton, Reeves Gabrels and Stevie Ray Vaughan

No one here is denying that David has great stuff. This is my fave from him


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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:


Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

David Bowie was prog and unique.
 
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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

David Bowie was prog and unique.
 
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David Bowie was prog and unique.
 
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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:

David Bowie was prog and unique.
 

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just for the what the heck of it listen to this please, it great!
David Bowie - America - Concert for New York, FULL VERSION
Bowie sitting with his little synth, just perfect :) xxxx hugs to you all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggTjqja8bRQ
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David Bowie was prog and unique.
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David Bowie is a chameleon, glam rock some not albums yes, others were ok that's it, however Space Oddity released in 1969 at the same time as in the court of the crimson king is prog to me unless I have no clue what entitles the prog meaning? Also is he is only artist to me to date that managed to sing Jacques Brel songs i.e. My Death and In the Port of Amsterdam, also sang a few Beatles songs and also sang Queen plus pink floyd and made it his own, he owned it! Also America original Paul Simon song he kills it. David Bowie is unique experimental, he to me is progressive, no one sounds like him nor can be compared to him really. xxxxxx :)   

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How about Miles Davis? Is he "prog"?

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Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by jude111 jude111 wrote:

Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

After a month and a half it's 22 to 12 that he's not prog.
 
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And as we know, the minority's usually right LOL
Eh?


Okay, it's not enough to say the minority's usually right. (Clearly that's not the case.) Rather, I'll just say the majority's usually, for want of a better word, 'wrong'. Or, 'off'.

Or to quote Mark Twain: "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." LOL

Yes  - So i sad down, paused, refelcted, and came up with this thoughtful answer.....NO
Because, if you have a page like this one, you are protecting a minority in music, if you include everything from the 70's, everything slightly fussioned between two or more genres, everyone that has a few tracks of prog, every band or album with someone famous in the prog circles, you will turn PA into a meltingpot, and it will be no more about this small minority in music that is truely prog....so pause..reflect...and tell me, is David Bowie, an ever changing master of Rock, born from Glam Rock years in the early 70's, or is he a full blown representative of 70's prog rock.

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in glimps : Yes
in general : No
As allmost every other artists born from the 70's scene, they was inspired by prog because at the time prog was huge. If you would ask Bowie "do you consider yourself as part of the progressive rock movement", im sure he would laugh himself to death.
 
He fits perfect in prog related.
 
 
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