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    Posted: August 01 2014 at 16:09
Do you read Prog Magazine put out in the UK by the Classic Rock group of magazines company called Team Rock? If so, what's your opinion of it.

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Yes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2014 at 16:12
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Yes.

Ok, what do you think of it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2014 at 16:13
No. I used to read Progression Magazine (it's still around I think) but I haven't subscribed to it in years now. Used to look forward to that approximately every quarter (it was a little irregular in its publishing). Great mag though and fun read. I think upon discovering the internet though...and in particular, this site...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2014 at 16:18
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Yes.

Ok, what do you think of it?
I just get it for the pictures...oh wait wrong subscription.

I enjoy reading the articles about the bands, and the reviews of the albums and somewhat the reviews of the gigs.  It loses a little bit in translation since it is England-based and therefore has many references to places and times in England that don't exist in the USA...I also enjoy the "free" CD samplers that are included.  I think it is too expensive though in comparison to US rock magazines...but aside from Progression, which is just issued quarterly, I am not aware of any other prog publications (that aren't on-line).  I also read the Classic Rock and AOR publications from them.  No interest in the Country and Blues publications.
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^ Another one is the Classic Rock Society magazine, which is, despite its name, is mostly prog.

I have lost interest in printed magazines for several reasons (cost, content, non-modernisation).
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I lost interest. I found it was focusing too heavily on Neo/Retro Prog bands, the old guard without really giving us any new information and the monoliths of the current scene, the type of prog bands I listen to were barely even mentioned.
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I buy a couple if there's anything of interest in them, but it's generally pretty boring. Plus I don't really like any of the other albums that are shown on there - anything good, I can find by PA's ratings so... not really
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Subscribed electronically for a while. It didn't really hold my interest. Many of the articles were on bands that I wasn't really interested in. The layout drove me nuts - too much like a fanzine that a teenager would read.
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^ talking about fanzines, I used to buy the Greek version of Metal Hammer back in the days. Guess what? It still appears to have exactly the same age target audience..
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a) Did this thread really need to be created in the Prog Lounge?
b) Did this thread really need to be created at all? - Why not just comment in the existing Prog Mag thread?

..and just to keep this fCensoreding post on fCensoreding topic: 

No I don't, it's written by muso-journalists, most of whom were quick to drop Prog like it was bag of dog crap as soon as Punk looked like becoming the lucrative 'flavour of the month' that would make them the doyens of the hack-world. They are to a man, a bunch of two-faced fCensoredkwitted, toading, snivelling shCensoredts. This mag is a tacky cash-in on a genre that survived in spite of a complete lack of support and out-right hostility of these hack-bozzos for the past 30 years. 


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^ Wow - that's heavy st, man.......

Edited by Tom Ozric - August 01 2014 at 18:48
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote apps79 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2014 at 01:35
One of the oldest, commercially available, prog magazines, if not an archetypical one, still in life:


btw, its editor Thierry Sportouche was also involved in Anoxie and is still involved in Silver Lining.


Edited by apps79 - August 02 2014 at 01:37
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

a) Did this thread really need to be created in the Prog Lounge?
b) Did this thread really need to be created at all? - Why not just comment in the existing Prog Mag thread?

..and just to keep this fCensoreding post on fCensoreding topic: 

No I don't, it's written by muso-journalists, most of whom were quick to drop Prog like it was bag of dog crap as soon as Punk looked like becoming the lucrative 'flavour of the month' that would make them the doyens of the hack-world. They are to a man, a bunch of two-faced fCensoredkwitted, toading, snivelling shCensoredts. This mag is a tacky cash-in on a genre that survived in spite of a complete lack of support and out-right hostility of these hack-bozzos for the past 30 years. 

I 'ad that Geoff Barton in the back of me cab, once.........


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No but then I don't read much
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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

I think it is too expensive though in comparison to US rock magazines...


I saw it in a Barnes & Noble a few days a go, and really really wanted to get it - but it was $15.00. No way am I spending fifteen bucks for a magazine, or anything over $5. Oh well...
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

a) Did this thread really need to be created in the Prog Lounge?
b) Did this thread really need to be created at all? - Why not just comment in the existing Prog Mag thread?

..and just to keep this fCensoreding post on fCensoreding topic: 

No I don't, it's written by muso-journalists, most of whom were quick to drop Prog like it was bag of dog crap as soon as Punk looked like becoming the lucrative 'flavour of the month' that would make them the doyens of the hack-world. They are to a man, a bunch of two-faced fCensoredkwitted, toading, snivelling shCensoredts. This mag is a tacky cash-in on a genre that survived in spite of a complete lack of support and out-right hostility of these hack-bozzos for the past 30 years. 


OK, the music press circa 76/77 re the maoist year zero Punk fervour as exemplified by Burchill, Parsons, Penman, Morley et al does not however disguise a musical Zeitgeist that was increasingly alienated from its consumer base. Throughout the ages people will continue to embrace sh*t music so sh*t journalism will never turn a demographic against a popular aesthetic. Yes, you can call the foregoing a gaggle of the worst c*nt sticks in history but you cannot cite an article where said  toadies lauded Prog or dropped same for the sake of expediency.. Fact is, most music journalists from that era where too young to have even  heard the likes of ELP. Yes. Genesis et al. (You gonna blame them for that?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2014 at 08:27
^That's why I created this thread. It needed it's own to contain this type of energy. Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2014 at 08:42
I got a Prog Magazine from a friend, once.
I loved it, I must say.
Still, I wouldn't subscribe to it, because it costs a lot of money, which I'm more inclined to spent on... cd's, for instance.
Since I discovered ProgArchives, the need for paper magazines is not so big anymore.
But a fine magazine, no doubt!
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