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    Posted: May 10 2014 at 17:19
If I was asked to explain what prog rock is, I would have played Can Utility and the Coast Liners. It contains the essence of prog: the instrumentation, the modulations, the odd time signatures, the incomprehensible lyrics LOL (unless you know the anecdote about king Knud) and even a part sounding a bit like free jazz. And this epic lasts for less than six minutes.
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Originally posted by LittleMilton

I'm not so sure these two examples actually "scream" prog, though maybe they do in their own way.  I was 14 years old, summer before high school, listening to 96Rock in Atlanta late one evening and on came this interesting tune, alternating between light and heavy changes with tripped out lyrics, when Steve Howe's first guitar break zapped me right in the melon (Yours Is No Disgrace), had never heard anything that good before, went out the next day and bought The Yes Album.
 
Many years later I was listening to a Genesis boot from '75 maybe?  A period of time when Bruford was filling in on the tour, and on Cinema Show after "there is in fact more earth than sea...", where the pace quickens a bit and the music becomes enjoyingly intense, a little drum fill and Tony plays the most beautiful melotron melody, where the drums provide an end to each melotron line, and it builds and builds, until an angelic chorus wraps up this most amazingly beautiful segment of one of the best tunes of all time.
 
In two different ways, in two different life times, this music spoke to me very personally.  Maybe even bookends to a certain part of an uncertain life.
 
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It's certainly nice to meet another Genesis and Yes fan. Welcome! Any other favorite prog bands you enjoy?
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Originally posted by Mirror Image

Originally posted by LittleMilton

I'm not so sure these two examples actually "scream" prog, though maybe they do in their own way.  I was 14 years old, summer before high school, listening to 96Rock in Atlanta late one evening and on came this interesting tune, alternating between light and heavy changes with tripped out lyrics, when Steve Howe's first guitar break zapped me right in the melon (Yours Is No Disgrace), had never heard anything that good before, went out the next day and bought The Yes Album.
 
Many years later I was listening to a Genesis boot from '75 maybe?  A period of time when Bruford was filling in on the tour, and on Cinema Show after "there is in fact more earth than sea...", where the pace quickens a bit and the music becomes enjoyingly intense, a little drum fill and Tony plays the most beautiful melotron melody, where the drums provide an end to each melotron line, and it builds and builds, until an angelic chorus wraps up this most amazingly beautiful segment of one of the best tunes of all time.
 
In two different ways, in two different life times, this music spoke to me very personally.  Maybe even bookends to a certain part of an uncertain life.
 
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It's certainly nice to meet another Genesis and Yes fan. Welcome! Any other favorite prog bands you enjoy?
 
Thank you, and greetings to you as well!  Still trying to get my head around what prog entails, you know, what makes a band or a song prog.  But from perusing this site, it seems Floyd, Tull, ELP, and Rush fit the bill.  Have always dug these bands.  Caught Tull on the Stormwatch tour, great show!  My older siblings saw them at the Hollywood Bowl for the TAAB tour.  They told me they played for 45 minutes, then Ian said, "and now for our next number."
 
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I am selling cds for 3000 dollars to get money to do my 30 mostly progressive records and experimental albums.

I am also charging 50000 dollars to do a performance or I won't show up. This is NOT a joke.

I am MORE Multi talented than all FAMOUS people in HISTORY.

The history of humankind is to ignore some of the most artistic people.

That is a fact.

Sad fact...pass the word on..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_usRVyfECA

Check out more information through this video...if you are a great artist contact me
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Originally posted by Virgo Rouge

I am selling cds for 3000 dollars to get money to do my 30 mostly progressive records and experimental albums.

I am also charging 50000 dollars to do a performance or I won't show up. This is NOT a joke.

I am MORE Multi talented than all FAMOUS people in HISTORY.

The history of humankind is to ignore some of the most artistic people.

That is a fact.

Sad fact...pass the word on..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_usRVyfECA

Check out more information through this video...if you are a great artist contact me


Yup. Iím sure this blatant bragging will make you rich and famous. And 50,000 for a gig doesnít seem like a joke. I didnít laugh anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mirror Image Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2014 at 21:12
The Plague of Lighthouse Keepers does a pretty good job of screaming prog -


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i don't have permission to start a topic!?!?
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Awaken - Yes (GFTO)  ...enough said...
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