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    Posted: August 19 2014 at 16:34

The Prog movement might never have started if the Beatles hadn't started experimenting with popular music. So for fun I made my own prog album from The Beatles. Imagine...

Happiness is a warm gun
Strawberry field forever
Eleonor Rigby
I am the walrus
A Day in the Life
Helter Skelter
L.S.D
You Never Give Me Your Money
The fool on the hill
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

Tomorrow Never Knows



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^No Glass Onion? No Wild Honey Pie? No Love Me Do?

Just kidding. Great List.

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Maybe Glass Oinion Smile
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^Trust me. There all good.

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The Beatles trained me at a very early age to look for interesting combinations and structures in music. It's the backbone upon which my whole collection is based.

Except maybe for that Wham album.

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In my opinion, there isn't a "Beatles prog side" and I think prog rock would have existed without them anyway.
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I would add "Within You Without You" to an already excellent list. 
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Originally posted by Junges

<span style="line-height: 14.3999996185303px;">In my opinion, there isn't a "Beatles prog side" and I think prog rock would have existed without them anyway.</span>


I respect your opinion but many artists do not think like you.

"Tomorrow Never Knows" was like a breakthrough, and from then on, obviously they got into other major work, so they were the gods." - Jon Anderson

And listen what Peter Hamil said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJJ7gQBdrZw#t=124
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Originally posted by musitron

Originally posted by Junges

<span style="line-height: 14.3999996185303px;">In my opinion, there isn't a "Beatles prog side" and I think prog rock would have existed without them anyway.</span>


I respect your opinion but many artists do not think like you.

"Tomorrow Never Knows" was like a breakthrough, and from then on, obviously they got into other major work, so they were the gods." - Jon Anderson

And listen what Peter Hamil said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJJ7gQBdrZw#t=124

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Sargent Peppers for me. Very experimental/instrumental album.
Broke some new ground, especially for 1967.
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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The Beatles were my first favorite group. Growing up, my parents had a few albums. Maybe that's where my love of prog ideas started. Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Junges

In my opinion, there isn't a "Beatles prog side" and I think prog rock would have existed without them anyway.


Beatles “prog side” emerged after Rubber Soul.  They were definitely pioneers of so called progressive rock.  Conversely, if they didn’t do it, someone else would have.


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Originally posted by  Conversely, if they didn’t do it, someone else would have.
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Who knows! That would probably be different without The Beatles.
 
Who knows! That would probably be different without The Beatles.


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Beatles Prog Side.LOL
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And here we are again about what is progressive and what isn't.  Wink
 
I have never thought the BEATLES were 'progressive rock' in any way but they did have some unusual use of instruments, orchestration,  and techniques in some of their songs but when I was listening to them back in the  day (I'm 63), I always saw those elements as more psych pop/rock.


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Originally posted by O666

Beatles Prog Side.LOL
OK. I'm French. Sorry for the accent Tongue
 
I know The Beatles weren't prog. That term did not even exist until 1970. But they were the pioneers. And they were much more than just a psychedelic pop rock band even if they had 5 or 6 real psychedelic songs. They were more experimental and innovator to me. They were also more progressive than regressive music band. Embarrassed


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Bill Bruford interview in modern drummer

http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2007/08/bill-bruford/#_

 

MD: What sparked that original creative spark that became prog rock?

Bill: The Beatles. They broke down every barrier that ever existed. Suddenly you could do anything after The Beatles. You could write your own music, make it ninety yards long, put it in 7/4, whatever you wanted.

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I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of The Beatles, but however you look at things, Bruford said it perfectly. They may not be Prog per se, but surely innovative, adventurous and influential - everything a Prog band is
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I moved this thread to the proto lounge:)
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Originally posted by Junges

In my opinion, there isn't a "Beatles prog side" and I think prog rock would have existed without them anyway.


I agree, but with the exception of Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane the single which is (early) British progressive rock wihout a question.
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