Which of these progressive rock bands do you like the most?

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Which of these progressive rock bands do you like the most?
Genesis (Peter Gabriel era) 19%  19%  [ 7 ]
Gentle Giant 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
King Crimson 41%  41%  [ 15 ]
Van Der Graaf Generator 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Yes 35%  35%  [ 13 ]
Total votes : 37

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05 Jun 2008, 6:43 am

Which of these progressive rock bands do you like the most?



*DO NOT VOTE IF YOU DON'T KNOW ALL OF THESE BANDS* This poll won't be fair if you only only vote for the band that you know.



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05 Jun 2008, 10:46 am

Good qualifier with needing to know all the bands. I would have said Yes, but I don't know Van Der Graaf Generator.



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05 Jun 2008, 11:46 am

But...what about Kraaftwerk, and Tangerine Dream, and Mike Oldfield, and Camel...and Pink Floyd?



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05 Jun 2008, 12:05 pm

I would agree with Willard, and also add Neu and Faust to the list.

I would definitely vote for Neu.


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06 Jun 2008, 6:15 pm

Since when are Kraftwerk prog rock?



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06 Jun 2008, 7:57 pm

How can you possibly start a thread on prog rock without including Rush? Rush are a great band, especially their eighties work.


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06 Jun 2008, 8:25 pm

For that matter, what about King Crimson's sequel, Emerson Lake & Palmer?


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19 Jul 2008, 5:25 pm

Yes are my favourite, but have to agree a lot important bands left out here; how about Jethro Tull?

Oh, and Rush are Prog of course; tons of lengthy instrumentals, dorky lyrics about black holes and the like, unusual time sigs, stop / start, loud / soft etc, and single handedly responsible for a whole new genre: Prog metal.



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19 Jul 2008, 9:29 pm

Man. I cannot even choose right now. No. I cannot choose ever. Perhaps the five greatest bands of all time!

I saw four of the five live way back in the seventies. All except VDGG. Pawn Hearts is one of my favorite albums of all time!



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20 Jul 2008, 11:19 pm

well, there's certainly more than these. Kansas (not the hits of course), Starcastle, Triumvirat, UK, Porcupine something (just found out about them), and a host of other forgotten groups.

Most of the modern prog rock to my ears is basically all over the place; lead synth solos (arpeggios?...;), occasional accidental harmony, etc...;) But I'd love to find out more about them, I live with Country fans and it's driving me crazy...;)



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21 Jul 2008, 11:08 am

Out of the bands listed, I'd have to say that it's a tie between Peter Gabriel era Genesis and King Crimson. Out of bands not listed, I would also suggest Neu! , Can, and Faust as well. For those of you who are not informed, Germans took the Prog Rock Genre and took it in a differant direction. --Look up the term 'Krautrock'.


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21 Jul 2008, 2:31 pm

Other people have mentioned the lack of Rush, ELP (the best prog rock band), Tull, etc...but a few more suggestions:

Alan Parsons Project
Moody Blues
ELO (they've got the sound, if not the seriousness down, and I'm not talking about their hits).


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22 Jul 2008, 8:10 am

Yeah! Jethro Tull! I listened to Thick as a Brick yesterday. That album is a masterpiece!

And how about ELP?



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22 Jul 2008, 8:12 am

Cannot stand any of them!



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29 Jul 2008, 9:31 am

I am fond of King Crimson and latter-day bands in that vein, such as Anekdoten. I consider Rush to be hard rock.


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29 Jul 2008, 11:23 am

I like mostly new prog bands like Porcupine tree, Anekdoten, Black Bonzo, Riverside.

One 70's band i like is Camel.

What i don't like about some 70's bands is the singing, i can't stand that really english voice.