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Actually I love the conception of fattest prog band. I would definitely take it more seriously.
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As far as a whole band playing together, I always thought PFM's live version of "Celebration" on "Cook" was pretty fast.  Also I know we're only supposed to list live recordings, but PFM's "Out on the Roundabout" from "Chocolate Kings" does this incredible speed-up section where they end up just flying.


The 2 fastest live prog guitar parts I know of both come from Mr Fripp.  The 1st isn't a solo, but the flatpicking quiet middle section of "Fracture" on "Starless and Bible Black" (which of course was a studio album but "Fracture" came from a live recording).  I saw Fripp play this at close range during his 1979 Frippertronics tour at a Tower Records...you could tell the guitarists in the audience, their jaws were on the floor.  The 2nd fastest guitar part was Fripp's "Satori in Tangier" solo from the 1984 "Live in Japan" video.



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I'm using the chicken to measure it.
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Why live and not studio ....?
 
At any rate, I've seen Mahavishnu with McLaughlin in the old days and in between the slower parts they do some  very fast runs and solos. I go for John and the boys.
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Prostet the hero, the tech-extreme-metal band are pretty fast, so fast that lost me there somewhere when i am trying to find the melody in their music.Confused
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Fastest?? Seems pretty broad here.

Well as far as Guitar is concerned I've Never Heard faster shredding done by Herman Li of DragonForce.
Not really a prog band, just more speed-metal really....literally! Lol

Drums--Mike Mangini with annihilator. Holy crap man!

King Crimson. They can get pretty crazy fast. I love the speed up process build up on 21st century schizoid man.
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Originally posted by Hamlet Transportinae Hamlet Transportinae wrote:

Actually I love the conception of fattest prog band. I would definitely take it more seriously.
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

Originally posted by Hamlet Transportinae Hamlet Transportinae wrote:

Actually I love the conception of fattest prog band. I would definitely take it more seriously.
LOL

Can we switch the topic to fattest?! 
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Why live and not studio ....?
 


Probably because it's much more impressive to be able to do it consistently and live, than to have the option of taking several takes to get it perfect in the studio.
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hi German Girls . THIS is the fastest.

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You want fast ? How about this for fast :



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Originally posted by Vibrationbaby Vibrationbaby wrote:

You want fast ? How about this for fast :





This bass player does some fast part, but that band is not in the fast band category.
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Not very prog but the fastest guitarist I've seen live, I give you Mr Alvin Lee


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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Not very prog but the fastest guitarist I've seen live, I give you Mr Alvin Lee

Great call.  I remember when the Woodstock movie came out and everyone went nuts over how fast Alvin Lee could play LOL
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cstack3: Having seen both live, there is no question in my mind that, as fast as Petrucci is, McLaughlin is faster.  (And he can DEFINITELY play CHORDS faster!)  BTW, when asked by an interviewer how fast he played, Zappa once said, "For every 8 notes you THINK I've played, I've played 16."  LOL.
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Originally posted by maani maani wrote:

cstack3: Having seen both live, there is no question in my mind that, as fast as Petrucci is, McLaughlin is faster.  (And he can DEFINITELY play CHORDS faster!)  BTW, when asked by an interviewer how fast he played, Zappa once said, "For every 8 notes you THINK I've played, I've played 16."  LOL.


I believe you. Think you are right. ;) McLaughlin is a shredd demon.

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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:


Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:


Originally posted by Hamlet Transportinae Hamlet Transportinae wrote:

Actually I love the conception of fattest prog band. I would definitely take it more seriously.

LOL

Can we switch the topic to fattest?! 


I think Rothery got pretty big at one point, but then lost a bunch about 10 years ago.
He was pretty big at one point. It got to the point where he started wearing sweats on stage. Lol
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Originally posted by maani maani wrote:

cstack3: Having seen both live, there is no question in my mind that, as fast as Petrucci is, McLaughlin is faster.  (And he can DEFINITELY play CHORDS faster!)  BTW, when asked by an interviewer how fast he played, Zappa once said, "For every 8 notes you THINK I've played, I've played 16."  LOL.

I've seen all of 'em live, as well as Al Dimeola, Holdsworth, etc.  They can all burn!  Frank Gambale is another one! 

You are right that John McLaughlin invented burning fretboards, check this out:


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I sort of really like that my idea grew in minds. Although I feel sorry for Rothery :( 
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To be fair to the two hippies that started the thread, this was always going to end in tiaras tears (we've already veered off into whose yer fave speed typist shredder w.a.n.k already)Ouch

For what it's worth and I guess this is pretty obscure: the astonishing accelerando during Chou Pahrot's Sylphonic Diplivits has always caused my jaw to drop in wonder

Similarly, King Crimson's ability to compress lyrical musical themes into a miniscule portion of their previously allotted space on Starless and preserve their enduring musicality is forever remarkableShocked
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Let us never remember Yngwie Malmsteen, not prog enough Headbanger(although I already w.a.n.k.). Actually he's fat, too, if following the line of the second topic.
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