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Prog-Rock!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Texicaster, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Texicaster

    Texicaster Friend of Leo's

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    I was into the main stream prog rock back in the 1970s. I don't think we called it that back then...in fact Yes was just a R&R band as far as we knew! When they came to town we went and saw them like all the other bands and loved it! I never quite got King Crimson and never considered Tull a prog-rock band. Grateful Dead Terrapin Station is a prog as anything and always played better live without all the prog furniture.

    All that said I have Yes Fragile on today in honor of 50 year anniversary some time this year!

    After a LONG break it sounds pretty fresh. The classic lineup was stellar! Always reminds me of summertime! Slurpees and Roundabout on the transistor AM radio on the front lawn trying to figure out why the girls are starting to make me dizzy.....:D
     
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    I love 70s prog, and I agree that the Bruford era albums are just brilliant.
     
  3. Texicaster

    Texicaster Friend of Leo's

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    Bruford is a monster!

    I was just griping about the Grateful Dead drummers who are simply along for the ride. Bruford is pushing an pulling and dancing all over the rhythm line!

    I have a later extended version with Paul Simon's "America" on it. Smoking hot! Most jamming track they ever laid down in an odd choice of song!

     
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    Frog-Rock!

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    I love their version of America, although I think I actually prefer the edited version. The extended cut is a bit too extended for me!

    That has to be one of the coolest covers ever. I'd post it but can't access youtube at work because I'm supposed to be working...
     
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    The peyote in Arizona must have been plentiful, and strong, at the time...
     
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    Agreed, Yes was one of the first bands I was introduced to from a generous older sister and brother (actually got 95% of my music from them in the beginning! Man, those were the days).

    I remembering being fascinated with hearing vastly different and complex sections and how every musician in the band was just phenomenal. Actually the first thing I hear in my head when I think of Yes is Chris Squire's bass lines.

    OK, I've always wanted to ask...what is significance of the ™ symbol in your greeting?
     
  8. Texicaster

    Texicaster Friend of Leo's

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    Haha!

    I accidentally did it once and it became a tradition!™

    I didn't know it was a font/symbol we had access to!
     
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    Texicaster Friend of Leo's

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    Oh yea! I was in CA though!

    :D

    Wasn't until punk and new wave R&R seemed to get genre labels as I recall.

    We just went to every concert if we liked one song.

    Probably too young and dumb to know and didn't have a subscription to Rolling Stone to tell us what to like!
     
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    Yes is my favorite prog band. In fact I dislike most prog. Yes had such a strong melodic component, and Steve Howe has such incredible chops AND tastefulness. A seemingly uncommon combination. He brings a lot of warmth to the band.

    I love Tull and really like Crimson, but most other proggy stuff leaves me cold.
     
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    Emerson, Lake and, Palmer had their moments as well.
     
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    Then first two albums are hidden gems. YES and Time And A Word are more like jazz to me. Love them. And Peter Banks' guitar tone is to die for. What great chops!
     
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    I don't remember the abbreviated term "Prog-Rock" back in the early seventies, but even then we referred to Yes, Gentle Giant, Genesis, ELP, PFM, etc. as "progressive". We needed something to delineate them from The Stones or CCR. ;););)
     
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    Masterpiece.
     
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    Was Pink Floyd prog or experimental? Their early output was a bit strange but I guess most of that was due to Syd Barrett.
    What would they be classified as, taking WYWH, Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall as mainstream listener-accepted albums?
     
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    If you like Yes, check out Flash. That's the band Banks formed after leaving Yes. I prefer Anderson's vocals to Carter's but they sound pretty good, to me.
     
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    "I don't that that term means what you think it means." :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    As much as I love Tony Levin, it seems wrong to post a version without John Wetton, who was a monster player and singer in KC.
     
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    Wasn't it usually referred to as "art rock" back in the day? That's the term I remember from the '70s and '80s. Even Bill Bruford's Website says "He was a guiding light in the so-called British 'Art Rock' movement, touring internationally with Yes and King Crimson from 1968-74."
     
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