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Topic: Mojo Pink Floyd & The Story Of Prog magazine
Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Subject: Mojo Pink Floyd & The Story Of Prog magazine
Date Posted: February 24 2009 at 22:24

Get this magazine!

 
It introduced me to the genre of prog.
 
I systematically got hold of all the songs mentioned form prog artists that were essential according to the writers of the articles.
 
Great pictures and reviews - a top 40 prog album list worthy of bottling. I read it cover to cover and was obssessed with the prog genre from then on.
 
I already loved Pink Floyd and a few others in it but was introd to Yes, VDGG and King Crimson through this mag as well as Mars Volta and early Genesis and Rush and Jethro Tull! I had heard of these bands but found out enough about them to get me totally interested in more of their musuc through this very mag! Heres info on it.
Mojo PINK FLOYD & The Story of Prog Rock

PINK FLOYD & The Story Of Prog Rock
A Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition

Take a trip to another musical dimension, celebrating the astounding tales and amazing sounds of...
  • PINK FLOYD: The Lost Years, The New Interviews, The Unseen Pictures
  • In-depth stories, exclusive new interviews with
    • GENESIS
    • YES
    • VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
    • SOFT MACHINE
    • KING CRIMSON
    • RUSH
    • THE MARS VOLTA
    • HAWKWIND
    • ELP
    • and more...
  • SEX, DRUGS & WIZARDS: From Wish You Were Here to OK Computer - 40 Cosmic Rock Albums To Blow Your Mind
PLUS: Rarities, artwork, competitions and more



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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: March 20 2009 at 10:30
Hi,
 
I got this ....
 
Well ... it had nothing new ... and to be honest with you I'm starting to get offended by articles about "prog this and that" ... and in the end it is just another snipett just like all the snippetts about the popular music these magazines tend to support ... something or other ... out there.
 
Mentioning Pink Floyd as "prog" is something that all of its members would cringe at the sound of the word ... Roger will probably dismiss it so fast you will think the interview is over. Richard used to say ... I played what felt right .... and it had nothing to do with "music" or "progressive" ... had to do with the feel in his hands and heart. The same for Dave and Nick.
 
The funniest thing about the issue is the comment about Hipgnosis and Mars Volta ... Hipgnosis covers always had a sub-text on them ... that in many ways was an editorial about the music inside ... and it is funny that the band rejected the very fine cover designed for it ... you gotta hand it to Storm Thorgeson and family when they did this ... I really thought MV was also ... slightly over rated ... and growled more than it needed to ...
 
The others ... sad ... 5 letters about one and 5 words about the other ...
 
It is an ego pleasing magazine that uses the name Pink Floyd to get sales ... and that is not cool ... I didn't feel that it added anything more seasoned and intelligent to any discussion about the various scenes in those days that helped expand develop musical tastes ... the advent of radio and the importance of its "cross culturization" in those days ... and that tends to alienate the music into a bunch of indivisuals living out their own life ... and nothing else. Those were very important in the days of East and West Europe when things like Radio Free Europe and Voice of America used to blast out  Beatles and Rolling Stones that were illegal in many other countries and still are in the middle east.
 
(Edited later)
 
Sorry ... there are some nice bits and pieces in this, that many of you might not have known or heard about, and in that sense, I now think that a magazine like this, while still a commercial rip off, is probably doing us a favor and helping cement progressive music ... but I wish they would stop glorifying some things in the ear and make it more romantic and pathetic than it really was ... since in the end, it was a "revolution" that failed and died in a plastic sign and button you could put on your shirt ... and the only thing left today of it all ... is a nice tie die shirt ... which you can get off the Grateful Dead left overs, and are not even a part of the "progressive" thing at all, albeit they should in the early days of their massively long jams, since they probably are the ones that helped define rock jams for so many bands that became known as "progressive" ... they made "more" of the jam, than just ... some music! 
  
I do think that the magazine tends to shine people on towards the drugs and the psychedelia side of things, which was not the only thing that the whole thing was about ... I for one, and I am not the only one, did not think that drugs were necessary at all ... but there were too many people around you saying that you weren't cool because you weren't stoned and that made it hard in school and work for everyone concerned.


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... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

www.pedrosena.com


Posted By: theblastocyst
Date Posted: March 23 2009 at 16:22
I've actually owned this magazine for a couple of years now and I always refer to it when showing some of my friends certain bands/albums they haven't heard before. I really enjoy the Soft Machine article but I feel like some of the other articles were a bit brief. But besides that it was definitely $12 well spent.


Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: March 23 2009 at 23:13
Don't call it trash, for the people who used it as a gateway to prog (myself included) it was the ultimate map to start the progressive journey. Bought it 4 years ago and still read it. Love that issue. it's the reason I'm here

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Posted By: threefates
Date Posted: March 24 2009 at 10:16
As I recall, I got a credit in that mag for helping with the ELP article! 

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THIS IS ELP


Posted By: progkidjoel
Date Posted: May 19 2009 at 03:51
I thought the Marillion Article was the coolest,

As I've recently (Over the past 6 months) gained a huge prog obsession, my dad thought it was time to show me this

I wasn't dissapointed, it was very cool.

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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: August 11 2009 at 13:28
It was a very good magazine. Didn't tell me much I didn't know about my favourite bands, but I enjoyed reading about Soft Machine, ELP and TMV.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: August 12 2009 at 22:33
It still is used as a great guide to what is out there or at least as a beginning to getting deeper into prog especially the top 40 album list.
 
 
It introduced many bands to me that I now adore such as Van der Graaf generator and Rush. 


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Posted By: Red Porschetta
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 13:18
That mag helped me get deeper into the genre a few years ago and I am glad I did!

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There's no bread, or lemony cake


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: April 15 2010 at 09:29
Honestly this mag is the beginning of my prog obssession.
I owe it that much
i actually got hold of most stuff in this mag - including all the top 40 prog choices which were not too far from what is on this site and in the new Classic Rock presents prog


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: September 23 2010 at 21:30
Originally posted by King By-Tor

Don't call it trash, for the people who used it as a gateway to prog (myself included) it was the ultimate map to start the progressive journey. Bought it 4 years ago and still read it. Love that issue. it's the reason I'm here
 
I fixed it ... yeah ... it was a bit abrupt and not very nice ... I wish I had noticed your reply sooner.
 
So sorry ...  I'm not a great fan of the same process that ruptured and killed the era and what most of the music was about and helped define progressive music forever. And there were then, and NOW, a lot of people that do not speak kindly of those days because they did not get to sleep with as many flower children as they wanted ... etc ... etc ... and while I did not have those silly teenage dreams at the time, I still look at it all and the music surrounding it as massively important and a moment in time that was mis-understood and killed by the media with a very harsh and abusive manner ... that pretty much said that all people were idiots, drug heads and morons and the music was worse!
 
It wasn't!
 
And time, is showing you, and many others, that there are many things that were worth while and totally far out and neat ... and Pink Floyd was a part of that right from about its start ... some think that DSOTM is more important, but we all dismiss "Tonite We All Love In London" ... and if you have not seen or heard that in its entirety, there is no better screen shot ever taken of a day in the life of a year in the 20th century, other than the images and terror of World War 2. And Woodstock is the father of the images!
 
But it's hard for a board like this to be able to have and appreciate a more literary, or quotidian concept and story about the time ... and Syd was a part of that literature ... but we don't know how ... and are not looking at it to realize where it all was and came from ... it was the time ... the place ... the art ... the literature ... the music ... it was one of the more cohesive "total" art scenes that has ever lived ... and the daughters and sons of it were, the progressive giants that we love ... we just don't know how to say thank you to the parents and say ... I love you ... !


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... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

www.pedrosena.com


Posted By: bucka001
Date Posted: September 24 2010 at 11:59
Got this when it came out. If you're into any individual band, you probably didn't learn much that was new. On the other hand, if you had a passing curiousity about any of the bands, this was a great intro. It's good to see comments from readers who got turned on to some new music by this special issue (such as the person above who now loves Rush and VdGG as a result of this edition). That's what it's all about!

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: October 06 2010 at 07:39
^^^ exactly and I learnt about the best music from Hawkwind and Yes and King Crimson from this mag and Jethro Tull too. Its quite a mazing that this mag had such an impact on me and got me deep into the prog genre but its a fact............ I always loved Pink Floyd, and some of hte other newer bands but had never heard of VDGG. the article sparked a huge interest in the band and soon after i was listening to Pawn Hearts....

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Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: January 24 2011 at 17:29
got it and like it very much caThumbs Upuse they didn't forget to mention aphrodite's child  666


Posted By: resurrection
Date Posted: February 13 2011 at 01:45
let's face it, magazines like these never tell the truth; they tell us what they think we would like to hear, but because they're not listening to us, they still get it wrong.


Posted By: ferush
Date Posted: February 15 2011 at 11:20
The called prog rock is the most beautiful genre of popular music, you're in the right way. Try to listen the Iron Maiden's 3 latest albums because they are great.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: February 19 2011 at 04:04
^^^ I want to get the latest Iron Maiden soon. Is it as good as Brave New World?

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Posted By: Jake Kobrin
Date Posted: February 19 2011 at 13:23
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush




  • SEX, DRUGS & WIZARDS: From Wish You Were Here to OK Computer - 40 Cosmic Rock Albums To Blow Your Mind



I really want to hear the albums they list yet I can't find this magazine, can someone post them please? 


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Posted By: ferush
Date Posted: February 20 2011 at 16:58
The band have had a reinvention itself again and the latest three albums are diferent that Brave, they are full of prog sound and fresh, made for avoid boring.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: February 23 2011 at 18:09
Originally posted by Jake Kobrin

Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush




  • SEX, DRUGS & WIZARDS: From Wish You Were Here to OK Computer - 40 Cosmic Rock Albums To Blow Your Mind



I really want to hear the albums they list yet I can't find this magazine, can someone post them please? 
Thats not a bad idea so I will post them here in a few moments!
I am sure people will find them interesting and I actually did go through them as a starting point to find out what prog is out there. As I was ploughing through them I stumbled across a cute innocent website known as progarchivesConfused
Then it soon devoured hours of my time, and consumed me LOL and I am so grateful!Big smile
 
 


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: February 23 2011 at 18:31
I trust Mojo wont mind if I post this intriguing list from the pages of their Prog  magazine
here we go
  • SEX, DRUGS & WIZARDS: From Wish You Were Here to OK Computer - 40 Cosmic Rock Albums To Blow Your Mind
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    CAN SOMEONE POST THE COVERS TO THESE?
    anyway - I can guarantee if you use the list as a starting point you get a pretty good feel for the genre altho some albums are criminally overlooked (mostly English speaking here which is a dang shame as some of the best prog is found elsewhere such as Italy) Anyway take it as you will.
     
    ALL OF THESE ALBUMS HAD A SECOND CHOICE AS WELL MENTIONED, BUT THESE ARE THE MAIN ONES.

    40 666 - APHRODITES CHILD
    39 ONCE AGAIN - BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST
    38 PHAEDRA - TANGERINE DREAM
    37 IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD - MOODY BLUES
    36 DANCE OF THE LEMMINGS - AMON DUUL II
    35 FLYING TEAPOT - GONG
    34 HATFIELD AND THE NORTH - HATFIELD AND THE NORTH
    33 ALL TOGETHER NOW - ARGENT
    32 MOONTAN - GOLDEN EARRING
    31 ROXY MUSIC - ROXY MUSIC
    30 MUSIC IN A DOLL'S HOUSE - FAMILY
    29 FIVE BRIDGES - THE NICE
    28 L - STEVE HILLAGE
    27 AGAETIS BYRJUN - SIGUR ROS
    26 PAMPERED MENIAL - PAVLOV'S DOG
    25 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA - QUEEN
    24 MOVING PICTURES - FOCUS
    23 MOONMADNESS - CAMEL
    22 LARK'S TONGUES IN ASPIC - KING CRIMSON
    21 LATERALUS - TOOL
    20 THIRD - SOFT MACHINE
    19 IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK - CARAVAN
    18 FRANCES THE MUTE - THE MARS VOLTA
    17 MISPLACED CHILDHOOD - MARILLION
    16 OCTOPUS - GENTLE GIANT
    15 THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS WAVE TO EACH OTHER - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR 
    14 THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY - GENESIS
    13 HOT RATS - FRANK ZAPPA
    12 THE YES ALBUM - YES
    11 WISH YOU WERE HERE - PINK FLOYD
    10 OK COMPUTER - RADIOHEAD
    9 TUBULAR BELLS - MIKE OLDFIELD
    8 SPACE RITUAL - HAWKWIND
    7 AQUALUNG - JETHRO TULL
    6 A FAREWELL TO KINGS - RUSH
    5 BRAIN SALAD SURGERY - ELP
    4 IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING - KING CRIMSON 
    3 CLOSE TO THE EDGE - YES
    2 FOXTROT - GENESIS
    1 DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD

    of all the albums the ones I wished i didnt purchase are octopus, Roxy Music, Third, and Phaedra. I actually went on to the CD prog store specialist and gave him the list and he pulled them off the shelf one after another! I had to stop him eventually as i was up to $800. Anyway eventually i bought them off him and became a VIP customer - those were the days before downloading was in vogue. 


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    Posted By: Michael678
    Date Posted: July 20 2013 at 14:43
    Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

    Get this magazine!

     
    It introduced me to the genre of prog.
     
    I systematically got hold of all the songs mentioned form prog artists that were essential according to the writers of the articles.
     
    Great pictures and reviews - a top 40 prog album list worthy of bottling. I read it cover to cover and was obssessed with the prog genre from then on.
     
    I already loved Pink Floyd and a few others in it but was introd to Yes, VDGG and King Crimson through this mag as well as Mars Volta and early Genesis and Rush and Jethro Tull! I had heard of these bands but found out enough about them to get me totally interested in more of their musuc through this very mag! Heres info on it.
    Mojo PINK FLOYD & The Story of Prog Rock

    PINK FLOYD & The Story Of Prog Rock
    A Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition

    Take a trip to another musical dimension, celebrating the astounding tales and amazing sounds of...
    • PINK FLOYD: The Lost Years, The New Interviews, The Unseen Pictures
    • In-depth stories, exclusive new interviews with
      • GENESIS
      • YES
      • VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
      • SOFT MACHINE
      • KING CRIMSON
      • RUSH
      • THE MARS VOLTA
      • HAWKWIND
      • ELP
      • and more...
    • SEX, DRUGS & WIZARDS: From Wish You Were Here to OK Computer - 40 Cosmic Rock Albums To Blow Your Mind
    PLUS: Rarities, artwork, competitions and more


    where can you go find a copy??


    Posted By: Stool Man
    Date Posted: July 21 2013 at 11:13
    Originally posted by Michael678

    Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

    Get this magazine!

     
    It introduced me to the genre of prog.
     
    I systematically got hold of all the songs mentioned form prog artists that were essential according to the writers of the articles.
     
    Great pictures and reviews - a top 40 prog album list worthy of bottling. I read it cover to cover and was obssessed with the prog genre from then on.
     
    I already loved Pink Floyd and a few others in it but was introd to Yes, VDGG and King Crimson through this mag as well as Mars Volta and early Genesis and Rush and Jethro Tull! I had heard of these bands but found out enough about them to get me totally interested in more of their musuc through this very mag! Heres info on it.
    Mojo PINK FLOYD & The Story of Prog Rock

    PINK FLOYD & The Story Of Prog Rock
    A Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition

    Take a trip to another musical dimension, celebrating the astounding tales and amazing sounds of...
    • PINK FLOYD: The Lost Years, The New Interviews, The Unseen Pictures
    • In-depth stories, exclusive new interviews with
      • GENESIS
      • YES
      • VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
      • SOFT MACHINE
      • KING CRIMSON
      • RUSH
      • THE MARS VOLTA
      • HAWKWIND
      • ELP
      • and more...
    • SEX, DRUGS & WIZARDS: From Wish You Were Here to OK Computer - 40 Cosmic Rock Albums To Blow Your Mind
    PLUS: Rarities, artwork, competitions and more


    where can you go find a copy??

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Q-Classic-Pink-Floyd-the-story-of-prog-rock-magazine-/111123251268?pt=UK_Magazines&hash=item19df764044" rel="nofollow - no idea


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    rotten hound of the burnie crew


    Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
    Date Posted: August 02 2013 at 03:54
    The only thing I can suggest is ebay also although occasionally second hand shops may have it.




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    Posted By: Xonty
    Date Posted: August 30 2013 at 04:33
    I remember seeing this a while back and I loved the top 40 list! Got me into Sigur Ros (particularly Agaetis Byrjun), The Moody Blues (In Search Of The Lost Chord) and various other's such as Hawkwind, Aphrodite's Child, and A Night At The Opera by Queen.


    Posted By: Progosopher
    Date Posted: November 29 2013 at 22:32
    Great list - I have 26 of them. Of the rest, several are not my cup of tea and the rest are on my wish list. Prog Archives woke me up from my Prog slumber and got me back into the genre. I already had 19 of the aforementioned 26.

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    The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"


    Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
    Date Posted: November 30 2013 at 03:05
    Wow, my old humble thread from 2009 is resurrected. yes the mag still gives me enjoyment.




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    Posted By: moshkito
    Date Posted: December 01 2013 at 12:00
    Originally posted by Progosopher

    Great list - I have 26 of them. Of the rest, several are not my cup of tea and the rest are on my wish list. Prog Archives woke me up from my Prog slumber and got me back into the genre. I already had 19 of the aforementioned 26.
     
    Currently 26 out of those 40, but at least 20 of those I had heard and "been there" when they came out (like Moody Blues, even though I don't have the albums), and was well aware of the feelings and ideals that they represented and made you think, and you and some of your friends talked about it in school.
     
    Trust me, that in 1968, many of us in school discussed and asked what Jimi and Jim and Janis meant! And sometimes we wondered if we were missing something of what it was all about. So when you hear the anger in one song by Creedence later, you know that it was real ... not an idea!
     
    I am not sure that the magazine can make this reality that helped create the music important, or that it bothered, which is one of the reasons why I tend to not enjoy many of these. It makes the music come off empty and meaningless for me.
     
    But, all in all, it is good to see it show new fans and folks something about that time and place! Just remember that ... time and place! Not just music!


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    ... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

    www.pedrosena.com


    Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
    Date Posted: December 02 2013 at 05:10
    I heard all 40 on that list but do not agree they should be on it when other prog artists were absent. Its still a pretty good list though for the newbie.

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    Posted By: dr wu23
    Date Posted: December 02 2013 at 14:12
    Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

    Wow, my old humble thread from 2009 is resurrected. yes the mag still gives me enjoyment.


    Someone asked a question about that issue of Prog mag on a another thread so a few of us directed him to this old thread.
    I'll have to dig out that issue from my closet ....prolly full of dust and spiders by now.
    Wink


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    Et In Arcadia Ego


    Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
    Date Posted: December 06 2013 at 03:33
    Originally posted by dr wu23

    Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

    Wow, my old humble thread from 2009 is resurrected. yes the mag still gives me enjoyment.


    Someone asked a question about that issue of Prog mag on a another thread so a few of us directed him to this old thread.
    I'll have to dig out that issue from my closet ....prolly full of dust and spiders by now.
    Wink

    oh well at least they would be prog spiders


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    Posted By: moshkito
    Date Posted: December 15 2013 at 11:16

    [

    Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

    Originally posted by dr wu23

    Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

    Wow, my old humble thread from 2009 is resurrected. yes the mag still gives me enjoyment.


    Someone asked a question about that issue of Prog mag on a another thread so a few of us directed him to this old thread.
    I'll have to dig out that issue from my closet ....prolly full of dust and spiders by now.


    oh well at least they would be prog spiders

    The only part that hurts is that 45 years later, lines like "c'mon baby light my firrrrrre!", still don't mean much, other than a frivolous act or a quickie! Or hearing Jimi tear up an anthem in front of garbage, is still ignored and not understood because everyone wants to hear the blues God, or Janis screaming about a piece of her heart, means nothing to anyone anymore!

    Maybe I take these things too seriously, but I believe in the "heart", and its honesty and there is a serious difference in color between what some of these people did with their hearts and a bunch of crappy pop songs out there, and this was the generation that helped define what became known as "progressive", which at the time, would have been considered music that was more intelligent and not just a pop song.

    The magazine, for my tastes, looks at it all as just a popular form of music for the masses! Albeit I have no objection to seeing another generation learn about it, and appreciate the music. That part is awesome, with one exception! They will just remember one song and it's just a part of their list of songs, and that is not what "progressive" was all about at all!

    We have to come to "grips" with that sooner or later. We either believe in the form, or it's just another pot and pan out there for your kitchen!


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    ... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

    www.pedrosena.com


    Posted By: Stool Man
    Date Posted: December 16 2013 at 11:03
    Originally posted by moshkito

    The magazine, for my tastes, looks at it all as just a popular form of music for the masses! Albeit I have no objection to seeing another generation learn about it, and appreciate the music. That part is awesome, with one exception! They will just remember one song and it's just a part of their list of songs, and that is not what "progressive" was all about at all!
    We have to come to "grips" with that sooner or later. We either believe in the form, or it's just another pot and pan out there for your kitchen!
    For newcomers to the progiverse, the magazine serves as a very good signpost.  Readers can see a name they like the sound of, and check them out on youtube/spotify/wherever and then explore further if they like what they hear.  But it starts with magazines such as this one.  Just as in the early 70s it started with "Top Of The Pops" for many people.


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    Posted By: PJ20
    Date Posted: September 01 2014 at 05:39

    Pink Floyd is the only reason i'll go for this

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