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    Posted: October 20 2013 at 08:11
Originally posted by matty3198 matty3198 wrote:

No not really, in every genre there is music that is timeless, and music that has dated, prog is no exception,   t for every band that has stood the test of time there is another that sounds bland and derivative.


This is true.  There are great classics that stood the tests of time, and other pieces that few people remember now.  Of course, what "ages well" and what not is pretty much a subjective notion; one man's classic is another man's howler.

But I think that there is a good number of progressive rock pieces that have aged very well and continue to inspire young musicians into doing good music.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2013 at 21:35
I don't really care if the music sound dated as long as I like it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stromboil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 19 2013 at 19:38
I kinda feel like a lot of 70s music is pretty timeless. Might have something to do with the production. I personally at least feel that a lot of 80's music suffers from the use of early digital technology that really doesn't sound good today. 
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No not really, in every genre there is music that is timeless, and music that has dated, prog is no exception,   t for every band that has stood the test of time there is another that sounds bland and derivative.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Toaster Mantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2013 at 02:38
Yes and no about Tangerine Dream. A year ago I played Phaedra for a flatmate and he had no idea it was as old as the mid-1970s. Their digital phase from Force Majeure up to the mid-1980s, though, there's no mistaking for the product of any other time.

That said I've also encountered quite a few fans of electronic music who find TD too technologically primitive, or too closely rooted in Krautrock and modern classical to be "real" electronic music.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xonty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2013 at 12:48
Some things sound quite dated in prog. Marillion with the synthesisers for example, or electronic stuff like Tangerine Dream when as a kid I hear all kinds of electronic music out there today. I still listen to those sorts of bands though, and they're not as outdated as other bands/genres.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 17 2013 at 10:44
Prog is aging better than Chuck Norris right now.
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Absolutely!
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It's gonna happen to us all weather we like it or not, but you can control some things to age gracefully just like prog has and does. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote prog4evr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2013 at 21:53
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Regarding "Old Steve Howe"...

*sigh* we all grow old, don't we?  

The face in the water looks up,

And she shakes her head as if to say

That it's the last time you'll look like today.



Love the whole song "Ripples" from TOTT (Genesis).  Truer words were never spoken (as I compare my 54 year-old face & body to earlier versions...)
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Yes were not a bad looking group of guys when they were young--they haven't aged well---especially Howe---made me give up vegetarianism. LOL
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I Picture, if prog music were an actual person, it would be a man dressed like an immortal Greek God with a beard that would put Gandolf to shame. Just a thought. :)
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Hi,
 
I was thinking that most music progressive anything ages ... about as well as you and I and all of us do!
 
We just don't like to admit it!
 
 
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Prog doesn't even have a receding hair line yet. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2013 at 17:01
Prog is usually full of great melody which progresses through the ages
All I like is prog related bands beginning late 60's/early 70's. Their music from 1968 - 83 has the composition and sound which will never be beaten. Perfect blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock.
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Just about anything with a basic Moog lead sounds dated. I'm looking at you, Rick Wakeman
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 05:11
I think the music ages well even if the band members do not. It tends to age along with its listeners. When i went to the Yes CONCERT LAST YEAR, the auditorium was full of oldies like me but we got on well as a result.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2013 at 15:07
Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

flat footed Bolivian nostril flute marching band
 
I've got their album, it's really good!
 
That one fart band with Ron Geesin and Roger Waters was fun also! ... and it was musical, too! Rather progressive sound wise since the putting it together was so clever and the sequences were so different, with so many jagged sounds kinda on top of each other.
 
Awesomely progressive!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2013 at 22:55
I wonder sometimes if a timeless feeling is all that great (it kind of is, but I'm playing Devil's advocate here). What I mean is listening to something many years later you lose track of how truly innovative something was at the time it came out. Hot Rats was not the first Jazz Rock album, but it was awfully close. I somehow lose that feeling that a breakthrough has occurred with some things that have that sense of timelessness to them. ITCOCK seems very dated to me, but maybe that's helped it's recognition so many years later.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2013 at 21:44
Prog makes me feel young. When I get goosebumps from listening to my proggy favourites at that moment I'm ageless.

Oh the power of prog! The power of great music on the human body for that matter.
RUSH explain it very well with TIME STAND STILL.

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