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Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by WestwayKid » 17 May 2018, 2:22pm

Prog Rock: good, bad, depends?

I would say I definitely "hated" it as a snot nosed teen punk, but I've softened my stance on some Prog bands as I've gotten older. My cousin convinced me to check out Yes a few years ago. Jon Anderson was no longer in the group...but they played 3 albums from start to finish. I didn't think I'd like it, but I kind of did.
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Post by Flex » 17 May 2018, 2:30pm

Depends. There's some truly awful stuff out there under the prog rock monicker, but that's the ELP shit I can't stand. King Crimson and Hawkwind alone are proof that the genre can rule, tho.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by WestwayKid » 17 May 2018, 2:33pm

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Depends. There's some truly awful stuff out there under the prog rock monicker, but that's the ELP shit I can't stand. King Crimson and Hawkwind alone are proof that the genre can rule, tho.
I was going to mention ELP as one of the prog bands I really hated. I think it can be very inventive and interesting, but then it can be very indulgent and boring. I like some of the stuff Genesis did when Peter Gabriel fronted the band - very imaginative and weird - but not boring.
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Post by eumaas » 17 May 2018, 2:40pm

I'm a big synth guy but wow do I hate ELP.

I guess some Yes and early Genesis is OK. To be honest, I much prefer German prog ("krautrock") to the British stuff.
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Post by JennyB » 17 May 2018, 3:04pm

I kind of like ELO, but I pretty much hate all prog.
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Post by eumaas » 17 May 2018, 3:05pm

Give me Can over any of that UK stuff (even King Crimson).
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 May 2018, 3:28pm

It depends greatly on the artist and the definition. eumaas mentioned Can, which I love, and others have cited ELP, which I can't stand. I'm generally favourable to "art rock," which is a kissing cousin of prog, so, yeah, depends.
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Post by Heston » 17 May 2018, 3:57pm

JennyB wrote:
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I kind of like ELO, but I pretty much hate all prog.
I'd say ELO were a pop band though I don't know all their songs. I don't like Prog at all.
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Post by Heston » 17 May 2018, 3:58pm

eumaas wrote:
17 May 2018, 2:40pm
I'm a big synth guy but wow do I hate ELP.

I guess some Yes and early Genesis is OK. To be honest, I much prefer German prog ("krautrock") to the British stuff.
There's an early Genesis song called "I Know What I Like In My Wardrobe" which I really like. Apart from that everything I've heard from the Gabriel-era has been horrific.
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Post by eumaas » 17 May 2018, 4:02pm

Heston wrote:
17 May 2018, 3:58pm
eumaas wrote:
17 May 2018, 2:40pm
I'm a big synth guy but wow do I hate ELP.

I guess some Yes and early Genesis is OK. To be honest, I much prefer German prog ("krautrock") to the British stuff.
There's an early Genesis song called "I Know What I Like In My Wardrobe" which I really like. Apart from that everything I've heard from the Gabriel-era has been horrific.
again, I don't really care for that stuff. I am just being conciliatory.
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Post by 101Walterton » 17 May 2018, 4:02pm

It’s not my cup of tea.

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Post by revbob » 17 May 2018, 4:15pm

I won't say any single style or genre is all bad anymore. I favor some over others and tend not to favor a lot of the prog Ive heard. King Crimson has been mentioned and I do like some of their stuff. My brother went thru a pretty serious prog rock phase and as he was older and bigger and we shared a room I've heard my share of it. I do find a lot of it to be fairly boring, though I can appreciate the musicianship of some them.

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Post by Heston » 17 May 2018, 4:17pm

Would Spirit of Radio by Rush be classified as Prog Rock? I love that one but hate Rush in general.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by BostonBeaneater » 17 May 2018, 4:19pm

Heston wrote:
17 May 2018, 4:17pm
Would Spirit of Radio by Rush be classified as Prog Rock? I love that one but hate Rush in general.
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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Post by revbob » 17 May 2018, 4:30pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:
17 May 2018, 4:19pm
Heston wrote:
17 May 2018, 4:17pm
Would Spirit of Radio by Rush be classified as Prog Rock? I love that one but hate Rush in general.
Apropos of nothing, when I was going through a divorce I woke up next to a woman that looked like Geddy Lee and fled Quincy at top speed.
Yeah but could she play the bass?

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