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Ridikzappa 12:35 Thu Aug 18
WHO Progressive Rock Thread
With the news that ex-Hammer Alan Devonshire is a massive progressive rock fan, I thought we should share West Ham prog rock fan comments here.

So, how are we with Pink Floyd and their love of Alvin Martin, and how happy are we with Yes?

What about Gentle Giant?

Genesis were great and Phil Collins loved Liam Brady but was that because he was an Arsenal fan?

Marillion were part of the neo-progressive movement and it is well know that Fish followed Hearts, who we all know are the Scottish West Ham.

Furnish me with your prog rock comments!

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dm 12:52 Mon Aug 22
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Agree with you about Anathema. They have done some great stuff over the years.
Never been able to get into Big Big Train.
RPWL's 2nd album Trying to Kiss the Sun is excellent

weststandboy 12:28 Mon Aug 22
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I live some of the old prog bands but some of the newer/current bands under the prog banner are too good to miss.

Worth checking out:

ANATHEMA
(widescreen cinematic anthems- been described as "this generations pink Floyd" although not really like the at all!)

BIG BIG TRAIN
(very english, early genesis flavored but very contemporary also)

PINEAPPLE THIEF
Great tunes - Early Radiohead influence is very apparent

RPWL
(from Germany - but don't let that put you off!)

RIVERSIDE
(From Poland, slightly metal flavored but very good)

dm 12:19 Mon Aug 22
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sorry, I meant possible piss take. dodgy connection on my wireless keyboard.

dm 12:17 Mon Aug 22
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not sure if this is as take or not, but still an interesting read nonetheless
http://m.wikihow.com/Enjoy-Progressive-Rock

SecondOpinion 2:05 Sun Aug 21
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The definition of progressive rock as I understood it (back in the late sixties) was any artist / band who did not conform to the mainstream pop music of the day.
This included tracks on LP's that were longer than the three minute radio requiremnets and often included the lyrics, beat, timing, instruments etc, were also considered outside the three minute pop single.

strong dreams 1:18 Sun Aug 21
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Early Asia, very much a AOR band geared for the US market in concept but absolutely nailed it regardless. Great band.

Far Cough 12:03 Sun Aug 21
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Agreed I liked Asia

Darby_ 12:00 Sun Aug 21
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Punk really turned into post-punk, hardcore and alternative rock. Punk itself was like a shot in the arm that kicked of various new genres.

yngwies Cat 12:56 Sun Aug 21
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Asia..now that's a band.

The Stoat 11:48 Sat Aug 20
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munkyfunk 11:44 Sat Aug 20

I have often seen WA classed as prog but they are not as far as I am concerned, been a fan since they started, well up until AP pissed MT off that is

MARTIN TURNER'S WISHBONE ASH - DAGENHAM ROUNDHOUSE - NOVEMBER 17TH BACK IN THE OLD VENUE ;-)

https://www.ents24.com/dagenham-events/the-roundhouse/martin-turner-ex-wishbone-ash/1073786621

munkyfunk 11:44 Sat Aug 20
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Wishbone ash classed as prog?
If so argus. In my top ten albums.
Porcupine tree again deadwing a great album.
Hawkwind live 79.
Never got into prog that much prefer 70s rock (ufo-mountain-etc

Far Cough 8:00 Sat Aug 20
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Pink Floyd: Pioneering space rock band who went on to become one of the major progressive rock bands and one of the most popular bands in rock [213][214]

Wiki

Far Cough 7:56 Sat Aug 20
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If Floyd isn't prog, what is it?

stomper 7:53 Sat Aug 20
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Does this Italian progression count?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfSJEWNTvo4

Takashi Miike 7:43 Sat Aug 20
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listen to Dogs, definitely prog

Far Cough 7:42 Sat Aug 20
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Punk came and went, prog rock still remains

Billy Blagg 7:29 Sat Aug 20
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Hated anything by Genesis and Yes were tedious after 'Time and a Word'. As ever with these threads it depends on the definition of, in this case, Prog. I wouldn't count Floyd as prog, for example. Despite the now revisionist element of the genre, I still think it got pretty tedious very quickly. I can still handle a bit of Nice or King Crimson but I have to be in a very specific mood. It was no surprise Punk came along.

Bungo 6:51 Sat Aug 20
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I've seen Hackett live countless times over the years.

He is fantastic and unique at both electric and classical. I saw him do a complete classical show at Saddlers Wells once upon a time with Mae McKenna and also The Panic Brothers!

The highlight had to be at Hammersmith about 3 years ago, when he finally stopped teasing us with odd snippets, and just did a whole show of all the old numbers everyone really wanted to hear under the Genesis Revisited banner.

If you don't have this already, needless to say, it comes highly recommended.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genesis-Revisited-Live-At-Hammersmith/dp/B016GEVMF0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1471709629&sr=8-5&keywords=steve+hackett+dvd

geoffpikey 6:08 Sat Aug 20
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Gabriel's nuts ideas = better than anything by Collins. Though Seconds Out is a good band performance and "well" sung.

Hackett by miles. Before Genesis became "pop", Rutherford was simply copying Hackett to my ears. "Duke" is a good album. But nothing else, really, after Hackett left.

I know not of Yes, Gentle Giant, Enid and all that. Then again, I can't stand Led Zeppelin. Plant's wailing and words, fucking terrible.

Bungo 4:55 Sat Aug 20
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Far Cough 4:49 Sat Aug 20

The style of his singing. I notice it a lot on Seconds Out where a lot of the songs had originally been sung by Gabriel.

It diminished as newer songs replaced the old and Collins put his own stamp on things, and no direct comparison was possible any more.

zebthecat 4:53 Sat Aug 20
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Thotch anyone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkHrr0VOjZk

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