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      Welcome to the forum!   09/17/2017

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A club to revel in all things prog rock, and prog related.

  1. What's new in this club
  2. @Alex I highly recommend her 2005 album Aerial if you haven't heard it.
  3. I hope this fits in here I don't know if it's considered Progressive rock, maybe more like Progressive Pop, however I think Kate Bush is very progressive in her approach to music. She was definitely not mainstream. And also, I am crazy about her music even though I've only listened to some of her records. Hounds of Love and The Kick Inside are personal favourites of mine. Her music and especially her voice really speaks to me.
  4. Yes, you are right, I was referring to 80s Genesis from Duke onwards. I didn't express myself concisely enough.
  5. Though I'm not a fan of the 80s and 90s stuff at all, I must take slight issue with this statement. The first two albums they released as a four-piece, A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering are solid progressive rock albums with the classical and folk influences of their predecessors largely intact, and the live album Seconds Out (featuring Bill Bruford) arguably represents the peak of their musicianship. Steve Hackett's departure in 1977 marked a much more significant shift in style and quality control, but I find the suggestion that any major change occured immediately after Peter's departure a little too reductive.
  6. Pink Floyd after Roger Waters?

    I was in a similar position to you, in that I strongly resonated with Syd's music (and still do) but couldn't really get into The Dark Side of the Moon or Wish You Were Here, which probably had more to do with my own preconceptions than anything else. Most of classic prog bands are very much about escapism and spiritual uplift, whereas post-Barrett Floyd were more about confronting the darker aspects of the human condition such as mental illness, poverty, political corruption, war, etc. in an immersive way. If ever you wanted to investigate further, I would recommend listening to the Roger Waters dominated era; Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut, and then working backwards. They're more direct, more intense, less instrumentally-focused albums and may give you a clearer idea of where the band is coming from emotionally... based on my experience, anyway. Their second album A Saucerful of Secrets features two songs that Syd contributed to and the rest of the tracks noticeably attempt to emulate his style, though perhaps with questionable success, but if you liked The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, you may also enjoy this one.
  7. Pink Floyd after Roger Waters?

    This has become my favorite Pink Floyd song. It describes perfectly what it is like to have an anger management problem!
  8. Pink Floyd after Roger Waters?

    Tbh not alot if anything ... Dark side of the moon (which people used to rave on about) never grabbed me in the slightest... the older stuff had an instant grab factor ... maybe its attention span related .... I get off put by long rock solos too these days. Back in the day I would listen to music for hours every day + study guitar for hours daily. These days I don't really have any listening sessions at all ... maybe I should look at that again as I could do with some focused some relaxation time.
  9. Pink Floyd after Roger Waters?

    Out of curiosity, what have you heard from the post-Syd era?
  10. I like this, but I don't think that it's prog rock.
  11. Al Stewart... He is progressive right?

    Might be his later stuff like Russians and Americans.
  12. Which site says that he is a 'progressive rocker'? (Google is just a search engine and can't 'tell' us that, but websites can). I like a lot of his music, but wouldn't describe him as progressive, at least not the albums that I heard. 'Year of the Cat' is a good album.
  13. Google says Al is a progressive rocker. Does anyone like him?
  14. Yes vs. Genesis

    Hmmm, 80's prog... the 80s aren't exactly renowned for their prog output, but you could try some of the neo-progressive bands such as Marillion, or Eloy, Rush (in particular Permanent waves), Asia Minor, Solaris - Marsbeli Kronikak, Bacamarte - Depois do Fim, King Crimson - Discipline, P.L.J band - Armagheddon, Celelalte Cuvinte's first self-titled album.
  15. This is Genesis all right, but I don't think that it is progressive rock - Genesis ceased to be a prog rock band after Peter Gabriel left.
  16. Yes vs. Genesis

    I am into the 70s however my focus is more around the 80s!
  17. Yes vs. Genesis

    Have you listened to any of the 70s material? This is the prog forum, after all...
  18. Yes vs. Genesis

    I am getting into Yes but I still prefer Genesis.. Especially since I saw this .
  19. Pink Floyd after Roger Waters?

    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967 album) resonated strongly with me when younger ... Bike ... Gnome etc... classics. Never felt like investigating their future stuff ... found it non-stimulating. I'm the only person I know who's not keen
  20. Yes vs. Genesis

    I also choose Yes. I love both bands equally during their classic eras, but it's what Yes have done in the years since that gives them the edge. Whereas Genesis went into permanent decline after 1977 and had completely disowned the imagination and beauty of their early masterpieces by the mid-80s, Yes did a much better job of retaining their identity and have since produced a lot of material ranging from good to excellent, the orchestral album Magnification from 2001 being a particular favourite of mine. Even at their most accessible, Yes were still pretty inventive and unique, while Genesis just got more boring and generic with each successive release. They had the ideal opportunity to fix that when Phil Collins left, but instead carried on chasing trends to quench their thirst for commercial success, resulting in an album even worse than what gone before and packed it in the moment it became clear that the mainstream American audience was no longer interested. They also can’t seem to stop downplaying the brilliance of their early material at every available opportunity, and have pretty much written the contributions of Steve Hackett (the only one who actually gives a shit about the legacy) out of their history over some 40-year-old grudge. Meanwhile, two separate versions of Yes continue to tour, performing fan favourite material to a high standard, both with new music in the works. On the quantity of enjoyable music and the way they've handled their legacy, Yes is the clear winner.
  21. Pink Floyd after Roger Waters?

    I'm not fond of A Momentary Lapse of Reason, but The Division Bell and The Endless River have some beautiful moments. Waters' presence would undoubtedly have given them more focus and emotional intensity, but they're certainly not bad albums on their own terms.
  22. Yes vs. Genesis

    I choose Yes, mainly because of what happened in the 80s... Genesis completely sold out after Peter Gabriel left, Yes became more commercial and 'poppy' in nature too, but there were at least some attempts to reintroduce some proggier elements in The Ladder, which is more than what Genesis ever did. Genesis became a completely different band after Gabriel left. I would say that over the whole of their career Yes has produced more good albums and overall comes out on top.
  23. Yes vs. Genesis

    Genesis were a much tighter unit, but I identified more with Yes. At the time I felt Genesis were too posh and sterile ... apart from the odd tune I didn't enjoy what they produced, though it was technically of good quality. Yes took me to a different realm ... they did some stuff which I found abrasive, but overall were vastly more captivating. I found it easier to 'let myself go' with Yes Down at the end, round by the corner Close to the edge, just by a river Seasons will pass you by I get up, I get down
  24. Extraterrestrial invaders have decided to punish humanity by completely erasing one of these two classic prog bands from history. As an act of mercy, they've allowed you to decide which one will remain. Which will you choose and for what reason?