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    Posted: July 08 2013 at 05:38
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 05:44
Hmmm.... Its Prog Jim but not as we know it....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 05:54
Yep. Something of paradoxical in the question Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 06:10
I always thought Toyah was prog related but no one will agree

Listen to the odd time changes here and proggy music and themes... Just as Prog as Tori Amos or Bjork



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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2013 at 08:59
Of course Toyah is prog !
 
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Canadian folkie/singer/songwriter (but much more than that, really) Bruce Cockburn, amazing guitarist/lyricist no doubt, has an album from 1983 'The Trouble With Normal'.  There is a near-8min piece called 'Hoop Dancer'.  I always think he had a strong Prog potential whenever I hear this song.
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not obscure but always considered this to be full blown prog

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2013 at 01:46
Yep :! Numan, John Foxx, Colin Newman .... No need to use a thousand notes to create a prog melody.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zravkapt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2013 at 05:18
Eight Seconds were a Canadian one-hit-wonder from the '80s. Their hit was a typical '80s style pop/rock tune called "Kiss You When It's Dangerous". This instrumental is the last song from the same album; keep in mind this came out in 1986!
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2013 at 06:21
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band do NOT belong on PA but they did throwout some bona fide Proggy gems down the years: (and I suspect that Alex would have redecorated anyone's cranium walls if you had suggested these were Prog)





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Post Options Post Options   Quote maani Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2013 at 18:36
There is an album by The Mark and clark Band, two identical twins who play piano. Most of the album is straightforward pop. However, there is one piece, called Worn-Down Piano, that is "proggy" in certain ways. I am sure you can find the video (which is animated) on YouTube.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2013 at 19:16
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2013 at 19:27
None other than "Weird Al" Yankovic had a Frank Zappa pastiche on one of his albums (Poodle Hat, I think), called "Genius in France" that is a note-perfect exercise in creating Zappa music.  Very clever of him, I thought.

Also on the Zappa continuum, Winnipeg's The Guess Who had a 7 minute song on a fairly obscure 1974 album (Flavours) called "Long Gone" which sounds a lot like prog rock to me.  It actually incorporates a melody that sounds almost exactly like a passage from Zappa's "Adventures of Greggary Peccary" -- BEFORE Zappa's song was ever released.  Not that I'm implying any connection... but it's also worth mentioning that album has a song on it called "Dancin' Fool" -- predating Frank's song.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2013 at 23:08
Originally posted by HolyMoly

Also on the Zappa continuum, Winnipeg's The Guess Who had a 7 minute song on a fairly obscure 1974 album (Flavours) called "Long Gone" which sounds a lot like prog rock to me.  It actually incorporates a melody that sounds almost exactly like a passage from Zappa's "Adventures of Greggary Peccary" -- BEFORE Zappa's song was ever released.  Not that I'm implying any connection... but it's also worth mentioning that album has a song on it called "Dancin' Fool" -- predating Frank's song.

I haven't heard Long Gone in ages but it's stuck with me and I'd agree it's prog-leaning. Goin' a Little Crazy from "So Long Bannatyne" goes there too, with its multiple musical changes.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2013 at 01:21
Domino on Invisible touch.   

How Transatlantic's Kaleidoscope beat IQ's The Road Of Bones in the Prog album of the year category at this years Prog awards (2014) is beyond me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2013 at 14:09
Originally posted by progbethyname

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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 11 2013 at 14:15
Keith Emerson played on this Rod Stewart track (some definite proggy moments)
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