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    Posted: June 19 2013 at 12:30
The thing is progressive rock fans poke fun at themselves just like Spinal Tap parodied the whole genre of rock 'n' roll in one swipe. But this guy isn't even funny. I mean even Rick Wakeman bashes progrock in his book Grumpy Old Rock Star ans Other Wondrous Stories but the difference is that Rck is possesion of wit & intellect.
                
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Originally posted by Vibrationbaby

The thing is progressive rock fans poke fun at themselves just like Spinal Tap parodied the whole genre of rock 'n' roll in one swipe. But this guy isn't even funny. I mean even Rick Wakeman bashes progrock in his book Grumpy Old Rock Star ans Other Wondrous Stories but the difference is that Rck is possesion of wit & intellect.

...and musical talent!  Wakeman's "Grumpy Old Rick" blog is a must read!  

If you want to see him lambast his own band, please see:


"We were playing a gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall when I realised quite how different my lifestyle was from that of the other members of Yes.

Tales From Topographic Oceans, our grandiose 1973 album, was regarded by fans and critics alike as our most 'challenging' and I was really struggling with the tour.

Not because it was hard work - quite the opposite, in fact. As the keyboard player, there were quite a few passages where I had nothing to do or was just holding down one key."  

etc.  Enjoy!  



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While we are aware that Kanye West has sampled King Crimson, we plead ignorance to the fact that ASAP Rocky or 2 Chainz might harbor a secret love for Caravan and Gentle Giant.

I must admit I chuckled.
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^ Mhm, that's what I've figured.

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Originally posted by cstack3

Originally posted by Vibrationbaby

The thing is progressive rock fans poke fun at themselves just like Spinal Tap parodied the whole genre of rock 'n' roll in one swipe. But this guy isn't even funny. I mean even Rick Wakeman bashes progrock in his book Grumpy Old Rock Star ans Other Wondrous Stories but the difference is that Rck is possesion of wit & intellect.

...and musical talent!  Wakeman's "Grumpy Old Rick" blog is a must read!  

If you want to see him lambast his own band, please see:


"We were playing a gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall when I realised quite how different my lifestyle was from that of the other members of Yes.

Tales From Topographic Oceans, our grandiose 1973 album, was regarded by fans and critics alike as our most 'challenging' and I was really struggling with the tour.

Not because it was hard work - quite the opposite, in fact. As the keyboard player, there were quite a few passages where I had nothing to do or was just holding down one key."  

etc.  Enjoy!  




'Take a left here, Rick, climb over that giant mushroom, past the spaceship and just behind, beyond that cloud, are your keyboards.'

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Let's take a look at Rob Sheffield's recent contributions to rock journalism. A book about karaoke and a book about Duran Duran. Of course he's going to be derisive about music with any sophistication. There was a great interview with the book's author and Nathan Larson on WNYC's Soundcheck a few months ago. It should be available to listen to in their show archive.
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Originally posted by cstack3


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Those who don't understand progressive rock are just jealous.....they don't get why we worship huge, fiberglass mushrooms onstage, why we sit, transfixed, listening to double-album after double-album, and why we worship musicians who play notes faster than human comprehension.  

Screw 'em.  I started with King Crimson in 1969 and lever looked back. 

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The part that is scary is the newspaper actually printing something that is rude and out of line and disrespectful.
 
Insanity. I may joke about something but putting it down like that is uncalled for. I make fun of the fans, but that is a way to get them to look in the mirror and make a call ... not to tell them they are screwed up!
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Great letter. Sounds like the reviewer is one of those who derides that which he does not understand.
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