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    Posted: May 13 2013 at 01:13
This is a glaring omission, especially in light of his outstanding release One Hundred Years From Now, released in Canada in 2007 and the U.S. and elsewhere in 2009. It is every bit as prog-rock as any early Styx, Kansas or Spock's Beard album, and is sadly overlooked. I was just made aware of its absence on the site when I came here to review it..

Granted, some people are still upset over Mr. Roboto and Desert Moon, but the guy is one of the premiere American progressive rock composers/singers/composers of all time.

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http://www.dennisdeyoung.com/
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dennis-deyoung-mn0000241635
 
In the absence of any music samples to support the suggestion I've added all the tubes i could find from the ''One Hundred Years From Now'' album.
 
 
 
 
 


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Thanks for the suggestion, John, but I think the problem here will be that this is an artist who is related to a band that is related to prog. The above tubes aren't really doing it for me from a prog perspective, sorry. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jplanet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2013 at 13:48
Whether you like him or not, Dennis DeYoung is among the inventors of the genre. Compare the above song "This Time Next Year" with Spock's Beard's "Fourth of July" from the album Snow.

The problem is, so many people have imitated Dennis DeYoung, that what he does sounds traditional by now - but he's the one who invented that tradition!
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Originally posted by jplanet jplanet wrote:

Whether you like him or not, Dennis DeYoung is among the inventors of the genre. Compare the above song "This Time Next Year" with Spock's Beard's "Fourth of July" from the album Snow.

The problem is, so many people have imitated Dennis DeYoung, that what he does sounds traditional by now - but he's the one who invented that tradition!
 
Whether I like him or not is completely irrelevant. And where exactly did I say I didn't like him?
 
However, what is relevant is that on the evidence of the above videos I don't hear enough prog to pitch him to a subgenre team. Styx themselves are in Prog Related. If you can provide more prog-oriented samples I will happily listen to them.  
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Oh, I'm so weary of this online world where everything is argumentative and shoved in your face constantly, I really don't have the energy or patience for it anymore.

All of the above songs sound like progressive rock to me - just as progressive as Spock's Beard, Neal Morse, Kansas, etc. DeYoung's influence on many current progressive rock bands is glaringly obvious.

That's the extent of energy I'm investing in this, turning off email notify of replies, present it if you want, don't if you don't.
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