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  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 18:48:21
    Anyone listen to the above and any good bands worth recommending. Currently listen to:

    Pink Floyd
    Dream Theater
    Rush
    Liquid Tension Experiment
    Spocks Beard
    Transatlantic


    Has recently got Gentle Giant and King Crimson who may or may not be prog think they might be. Anyone know the Flower Kings?

    Thank You very muchly

    PS: Still working my way through the last thread have so far enjoyed:

    Death Cab for Cutie
    Sigur Ros
    The Flaming Lips (i think came from there)
    Toto

    and thanks for reminding me of:

    Beck
    At The Drive in
    Daft Punk



  • Dirtbox 20 Nov 2007 18:51:00 77,455 posts
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    The only bands i can think of that you haven't listed are the Grateful Dead and Focus.

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  • ecureuil 20 Nov 2007 18:51:49 76,482 posts
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    TOOL
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 18:52:52
    Who you calling a tool?

    :p
  • otto Moderator 20 Nov 2007 18:54:02 49,298 posts
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    I can't find one of the old prog rock threads that we've done, so I'll just dive in with some of my favourites. You've got one of the best there already in Rush (pre-Signals only of course). Camel and Hawkwind are my other favourite Prog Rock bands. Gabriel-era Genesis of course. If you want to hear a more modern take on it, try Alice in Ultraland by FSL.

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  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 18:57:11
    Cheers currently getting some Genesis look forward to hearing that.

    Hawkind is interesting only really know Silver Machine, which you may or may not know got Lemmy from Motorhead kicked from the band.

    Will check out FSL. What does it stand for out of curiousity?


    Anyone heard of Juicy Lucy who again may or may not be a Prog band?
  • StixxUK 20 Nov 2007 19:01:46 7,229 posts
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    Haha Dream Theater. I actually went to see them.

    At Wembley Arena of all places. I'd have thought the Astoria was more their size, but no - the place was pretty damned full. Even the seating.

    Comedy music though, really can't take it seriously at all.
  • OnlyMe 20 Nov 2007 19:02:28 3,104 posts
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    prawnking wrote:
    Anyone listen to the above and any good bands worth recommending. Currently listen to:

    Pink Floyd
    Dream Theater
    Rush
    Liquid Tension Experiment
    Spocks Beard
    Transatlantic


    Has recently got Gentle Giant and King Crimson who may or may not be prog think they might be. Anyone know the Flower Kings?

    Thank You very muchly

    PS: Still working my way through the last thread have so far enjoyed:

    Death Cab for Cutie
    Sigur Ros
    The Flaming Lips (i think came from there)
    Toto

    and thanks for reminding me of:

    Beck
    At The Drive in
    Daft Punk




    Critically acclaimed Magic Pie, from Norway. Very much a mix between 70s and modern prog.

    http://www.magicpie.net/

    Two albums out so far, and they both scores 9/10 and 10/10s on a huge amount of websites and a number of written magazines.

    If you like Spock's Beard, Dream Theater, Deep Purple, Transtatlantic, Rush and Flower Kings, this is certainly going to be your cup of tea.

    Also, check out their myspace website for some clips. There's also a downloadable mp3 of the epic song Change on their homepage. Lasts around 20 minutes, so if you like epics, this is one is fantastic.
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:03:28
    They are an awesome band, but the Arena wasn't the best place to hear them. They sounded much better at the Hammersmith Apollo.

    It seemed quite empty to me on the floor.

    /slaps Stixx for dissing DT
  • otto Moderator 20 Nov 2007 19:05:01 49,298 posts
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    prawnking wrote:
    Will check out FSL. What does it stand for out of curiousity?
    Future Sounds of London. Not very prog rock! Except the Alice album which is very.

    Hawkwind at their best did some wonderful prog rock, Masters of the Universe, In Search of Space, Hall of the Mountain Grill, all good 'uns.

    I really recommend finding some Camel, a sadly underrated band. Snow Goose is one of the all-time great concept albums. If you can track down A Live Record you will thank me forever. :)

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  • ecureuil 20 Nov 2007 19:06:06 76,482 posts
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    Heh, The Snow Goose is stunning. One of my favs.
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:08:36
    grayson wrote:
    wishbone ash

    Any particular album?
  • StixxUK 20 Nov 2007 19:09:22 7,229 posts
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    Don't misunderstand me - I thoroughly enjoyed it and as a budding guitar player myself can appreciate the technicality. I just think it was more light entertainment than great music.


    Kind of like I love Slayer, but don't take them seriously. In fact, I can hardly think of an artist I do take totally seriously. I guess that's why it's entertainment.


    edit: Oh wait, Isis are pretty serious and one of my favourites.

    And kind of proggy and relevant to this discussion! Bonus!
  • OnlyMe 20 Nov 2007 19:13:48 3,104 posts
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    The best prog-rock bands in the world:

    Magic Pie
    Neal Morse (solo)
    Spock's Beard (Neal Morse era)
    The Flower Kings
    Genesis (Gabriel era)
    Transatlantic
    The Beatles (White Album and Abbey Road are both pretty proggy)
    A.C.T
  • RunningMan 20 Nov 2007 19:15:32 2,386 posts
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    If you like "At the Drive In", try the Mars Volta. The first album, "Deloused in the Comatorium" is the best.
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:17:39
    Which Flower Kings album is worth checking out?
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:19:39
    prawnking wrote:
    Sigur Ros
    The Flaming Lips (i think came from there)
    Beck
    At The Drive in
    Daft Punk

    GO ME.

    Battles are a bit proggy, as are The Mars Volta. Try Tonto and Roulette Dares, respectively.
  • OnlyMe 20 Nov 2007 19:19:54 3,104 posts
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    prawnking wrote:
    Which Flower Kings album is worth checking out?

    Space Revolver, Stardust We Are and Paradox Hotel cross my mind.

    Some people think Unfold the Future is their best record, but they are just insane. IMO.

    But you can listen to Magic Pie right now, right here:

    http://www.myspace.com/magicpiehome
  • GuiltySpark 20 Nov 2007 19:20:10 6,320 posts
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    RunningMan wrote:
    If you like "At the Drive In", try the Mars Volta. The first album, "Deloused in the Comatorium" is the best.

    I agree with you about Deloused, but they are really nothing like At the Drive In.

    Get bent.

  • otto Moderator 20 Nov 2007 19:20:18 49,298 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Heh, The Snow Goose is stunning. One of my favs.
    :o

    Wow, I can't remember the last time I found someone who's heard it! I saw them at the Hammy Odeon back in the 80s, one of the best gigs I've ever been to!

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  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:23:48
    GuiltySpark wrote:
    RunningMan wrote:
    If you like "At the Drive In", try the Mars Volta. The first album, "Deloused in the Comatorium" is the best.

    I agree with you about Deloused, but they are really nothing like At the Drive In.

    Yeah, I was about to say. It really is like comparing apples and oranges. Admittedly, the first album is more like ATD-I than their others, but there's still a world of difference.

    ATD-I only had one album that was great IMO, and that was Relationship of Command.
  • StixxUK 20 Nov 2007 19:29:04 7,229 posts
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    deathgibbon wrote:
    ATD-I only had one album that was great IMO, and that was Relationship of Command.


    But it was and is REALLY great :D) Heh double chin smiley.
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:34:31
    I am sure I had the ATDI album you mention.

    It was during a phase many years when I purchased anything recommended by Kerrang!

    I got rid of it some time ago though, too many CD's not enough room.

    Seem to recall a song I really enjoyed on it though, the name escapes me now.

    @stixx only joking 'bout the slap. Lyrically DT aren't the best, the singer can be ropey (although he always gets my respect live), the musicians though fautless.
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:37:02
    prawnking wrote:
    Seem to recall a song I really enjoyed on it though, the name escapes me now.

    It was probably One Armed Scissor. :)

    Funniest performance on Jools Holland evar, if only for the audience reaction afterwards.
  • StixxUK 20 Nov 2007 19:37:11 7,229 posts
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    They're just a bit Metallica meets Bon Jovi with the eccentricity turned up to 11.
  • StixxUK 20 Nov 2007 19:37:42 7,229 posts
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    deathgibbon wrote:
    It was probably One Armed Scissor. :)
    All about Enfilade!
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:39:08
    StixxUK wrote:
    deathgibbon wrote:
    It was probably One Armed Scissor. :)
    All about Enfilade!

    Yeah, but most people who can't really remember much about them only ever remember One Armed Scissor. :p

    Cracking song though.

    /puts it on
  • OnlyMe 20 Nov 2007 19:39:51 3,104 posts
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    prawnking wrote:
    @stixx only joking 'bout the slap. Lyrically DT aren't the best, the singer can be ropey (although he always gets my respect live), the musicians though fautless.

    DT haven't really been very good since Six Degrees though, imo. And even that was a slight step back compared the the masterpiece that is Scenes from a Memory.

    Mike Portnoy also plays with Neal Morse nowadays, so you'll find plenty of incredible drumming in there.

    John Petrucci haven't done anything interesting in a while either, if you want a imaginitive and excellent guitarist, try Magic Pie.
  • Deleted user 20 November 2007 19:40:20
    StixxUK wrote:
    They're just a bit Metallica meets Bon Jovi with the eccentricity turned up to 11.

    Quite restrained compared to Symphony X though didn't you think?

    That singer turned every rock cliche up to 11.
  • bauhaus 20 Nov 2007 19:40:27 3,511 posts
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    grayson wrote:
    prawnking wrote:
    grayson wrote:
    wishbone ash

    Any particular album?

    argus

    Amazing album, even now.



    Anyone mention Yes yet?
    or Greenslade, Emerson Lake and Plamer?
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