Your song is 5 minutes, that's just my intro - the PROG ROCK thread

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Your song is 5 minutes, that's just my intro - the PROG ROCK thread

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I rewired my living room speakers last week and to test them out I grabbed a random record and came up with Close to the Edge by Yes. I put it on and my girlfriend commented that I picked the most white sounding music she's ever heard.

I did not like prog growing up. The young punk in me detested it, but I had friends who liked it. As I've grown older I'm less judgmental about music and I've allowed myself to like some prog rock.

Thoughts on the genre?
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I really like what I like. I really dislike what I don’t.

I love a lot of King Crimson. Goblin’s soundtrack work rules. Van der Graaf Generator is excellent. Some Camel.

ELP, Yes, early Genesis? Do nothing for me.
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It's mostly terrible.
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No comment.

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I want to give it a go and it just so happens that Close To The Edge is on Deezer. From what I know of prog rock, I'll report back by midnight at the earliest.

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Fuck me I was right, the opener is over 18 minutes long

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Wolter wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 4:28pm
I really like what I like. I really dislike what I don’t.
Ditto.

Generally, the further one gets from 70s prog, the more likely I am to like it (e.g., post-rock).
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I do enjoy some King Crimson.


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Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 5:01pm
Wolter wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 4:28pm
I really like what I like. I really dislike what I don’t.
Ditto.

Generally, the further one gets from 70s prog, the more likely I am to like it (e.g., post-rock).
Yeah. I limited what I used to fairly mainstream 70s prog, but there’s a lot of later stuff that comes out of prog stuff that’s pretty great. A lot of post-rock, math-rock, and certain more extreme kinds of metal have elements of prog. And of course, a lot of Krautrock is just German prog.
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WestwayKid wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 4:22pm
I rewired my living room speakers last week and to test them out I grabbed a random record and came up with Close to the Edge by Yes. I put it on and my girlfriend commented that I picked the most white sounding music she's ever heard.

I did not like prog growing up. The young punk in me detested it, but I had friends who liked it. As I've grown older I'm less judgmental about music and I've allowed myself to like some prog rock.

Thoughts on the genre?
Yes fits that bill

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From The Beginning is the only prog rock song i knowingly like but it is pretty damn good to be fair and clocks in at a more than tidy four minutes and spare change.

Do like a bit of old Jethro Tull too but not sure that strictly counts as prog rock.

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Dunno, does early Queen count as "prog rock?" Probably not. Other than that, I hear Jenny Haan's Lion are pretty good.

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WestwayKid wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 4:22pm
my girlfriend commented that I picked the most white sounding music she's ever heard.
Obviously betting without Toby Keith.
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Are Tool and Mars Volta prog? I can get behind some of their stuff.
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