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    Posted: May 21 2013 at 02:17
Many of the old prog bands of the late 60s/early 70s are still going, still touring, still making new albums. This is, of course, a very good thing. And now that prog is on the up again, even the later bands are starting to be among the older bands around - it's been thirty years since bands like IQ and Marillion released their debut albums. And as well there are a number of bands that I would consider new which have been releasing albums for twenty years.
I wonder which of the 20-year bands will be around in another 20 years, and I wonder which of the 40-year+ bands will be releasing new albums fifty years after their debut.
Lineup changes help, of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 03:53
i hope that the band who have enough inspiration to create some great music will still be releasing new stuff. My guess is Flower Kings, Marillion,Anglagard (with 2 more cds in 20 years...), maybe Echolyn, IQ, Galahad, Glass Hammer, Neal Morse, Spock's Beard. Porcupine Tree and the only band of 40 year old that i want to continue after 50 years is Rush, i just hope that Yes quit unless Chris Squire can find anyone to create some interesting new music and not only to tour around the world by playing the same old songs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 04:12
Originally posted by rdtprog

i just hope that Yes quit unless Chris Squire can find anyone to create some interesting new music and not only to tour around the world by playing the same old songs.


You didn't like Fly From Here then?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 04:34
Originally posted by Stool Man

Originally posted by rdtprog

i just hope that Yes quit unless Chris Squire can find anyone to create some interesting new music and not only to tour around the world by playing the same old songs.


You didn't like Fly From Here then?


Yes that what not so bad, but how many years for another one? and why the band don't play songs from this one on their tour? And remember that most of that cd was a song made on the Drama recording.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 04:40
Focus & Hawkwind have both released great albums in recent times.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 10:31
Klaus Doldinger's Passport is still going strong since '71, though Doldinger is the only original member. (And i happen to be in Canada,where they will not play concerts )

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 12:21
Originally posted by presdoug

Klaus Doldinger's Passport is still going strong since '71, though Doldinger is the only original member. (And i happen to be in Canada,where they will not play concerts )

A lot of great & longlived bands have only the one original member - some have none.
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Rush will continue till they drop

Yes will carry on with a tribute style line up as plenty are ready and able to step in when needed.

Radiohead will still be a miserable bunch of b*****ds in 20 years timeHug
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 15:51
Longevity is fine. But some bands are like that last guys at the party that sits around drunk telling you the same boring stories with his sloppy slurred speech long after you are ready to go to bed.
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I'm not so sure this a very good thing. LOL

A lot of the greats from the '70's drifted off into commercialits. Yes became very stale for me...

I wouldn't be surprised if Rush carries on as heads in jars like Futureama. LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 21 2013 at 16:22
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

I'm not so sure this a very good thing. LOL

A lot of the greats from the '70's drifted off into commercialits. Yes became very stale for me...
. LOL


Not King Crimson i think, they get better with age, but at a very slow pace...LOL


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Originally posted by Stool Man

Originally posted by presdoug

Klaus Doldinger's Passport is still going strong since '71, though Doldinger is the only original member. (And i happen to be in Canada,where they will not play concerts )

A lot of great & longlived bands have only the one original member - some have none.
yeah, i do realise this, very true
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Dream Theater is one of those bands where you don't realize how long they've been around; 24 years and counting, with a new album coming this fall!  I think they're the kind of band that could be around practically forever, although their longevity is going to be contingent on how long it takes for Labrie's voice to go pop.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2013 at 02:06
What about Camel? After recovering from his serious ill, Andy Latimer is back on tour and has promised a new album soon. it's 40 years this year since the debut album was released
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rdtprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2013 at 04:14
Originally posted by progbethyname

RUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSHHHHHHHHH


if you notice on the last ceremony, Alex is starting to be out of words, maybe a sign that there about to quit their career in music and go to the movies industry...Wink
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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Dream Theater is one of those bands where you don't realize how long they've been around; 24 years and counting, with a new album coming this fall!  I think they're the kind of band that could be around practically forever, although their longevity is going to be contingent on how long it takes for Labrie's voice to go pop.

Actually it's closer to 28 years, if you count the years before the debut album. And I agree about LaBrie. If their newest album doesn't really show any spark or creative difference from their other albums, then I think a lot of people will say that they've reached the stage where the best is behind them.
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Does anyone have anything to say about Soft Machine Legacy?  Is theirs a valid way to continue?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2013 at 11:45
Originally posted by rdtprog


Originally posted by progbethyname

RUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSHHHHHHHHH
if you notice on the last ceremony, Alex is starting to be out of words, maybe a sign that there about to quit their career in music and go to the movies industry...Wink


I quite enjoyed the 'blah blah blub blub blah blah' speech. It conveyed so much.
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Originally posted by zeqexes


Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

Dream Theater is one of those bands where you don't realize how long they've been around; 24 years and counting, with a new album coming this fall!  I think they're the kind of band that could be around practically forever, although their longevity is going to be contingent on how long it takes for Labrie's voice to go pop.


Actually it's closer to 28 years, if you count the years before the debut album. And I agree about LaBrie. If their newest album doesn't really show any spark or creative difference from their other albums, then I think a lot of people will say that they've reached the stage where the best is behind them.


It is 28. We cannot forget those majesty days and I'm like you guys where by I'm very excited to see what lies ahead. Dream theaters last album was nothing short of amazing. That track, Outcry is an immediate attack of the senses. Wow.
I believe I gave the album a 5/5
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