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Classic Progressive Rock bands

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macandkanga  
10 Feb 2009 13:28 | Quote
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Anyone into the classic progressive rock bands?

Genesis
Emerson Lake and Palmer
Yes
Kansas
Styx
King Crimson

Did I miss any? Are there new bands like these that I have'nt heard of?
BodomBeachTerror  
10 Feb 2009 13:34 | Quote
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Rush
JustJeff  
10 Feb 2009 13:43 | Quote
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I love classic rock

Bob Seger
Soundgarden
Clapton/Cream
CCR
Iron Butterfly

not 100% ballads, but good bands :)

etc etc
Dyl4N  
10 Feb 2009 14:01 | Quote
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blue oyster cult
david bowie
animal
neil young

there are a great list...with great artist and bands...either try the son of john lennon: julian lennon, has some good songs out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak6R7QIdWG0
macandkanga  
10 Feb 2009 14:32 | Quote
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I mean classic "PROGRESSIVE" rock.

RUSH, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep.....
blackholesun  
10 Feb 2009 14:56 | Quote
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Yeah, you missed out Pink Floyd and Hawkwind, unless you're counting them as psychedelic.

If you're a fan of 70s progressive rock then check out the album "Damnation" by Opeth. They are generally classified as a progressive death metal band, with the sharp exception of that album, which is entirely clean with lush harmonies and delay-soaked guitar.



There's also Porcupine Tree and the various side projects of the frontman Steven Wilson. Their music is a mixture of psychedelia, ambient, progressive rock, and more recently metal, sometimes all within one song!

You could also check out artists like Explosions in the Sky. They're classed as post-rock, which is a derivative of prog.

There's also prog-metal, with bands like Dream Theater and Tool
macandkanga  
10 Feb 2009 15:09 | Quote
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Thanks Chris! That's exactly what I'm looking for. I know about the prog-metal bands but I have'nt heard of the ones you have listed. I'll check them out!
Empirism  
10 Feb 2009 16:38 | Quote
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Aye, ive been big Uriah Heep fan for long time. Also Emerson lake and palmer and Brand-X (early Phil Collins band) stuff hits the spot.

I think here are not mentioned... actually I dont recall to seen that name on any threads too, but Toto is one of the greatest and Im huge Steve Lukather fan :D.

One that are well worth to check, but I dont think its fit very good on progressive rock, but check these names : Deodato and The James Taylor quartet.

Progressive Cheers! xD
Empirism
EMB5490  
10 Feb 2009 16:56 | Quote
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gnr? or is tht progressive metal? yeh def rush.
Ozzfan486  
10 Feb 2009 17:37 | Quote
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Bad Company is good.
macandkanga  
10 Feb 2009 18:07 | Quote
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@Empirism I love Uriah Heep, especially Look At Yourself.

You're right. Toto is one and don't forget about Asia.

I'll check out Deodato and the James Taylor quartet.

@EMB5490 No, gnr is a rock n roll band. Not really progressive although some songs are somewhat progressive.
patleh  
10 Feb 2009 19:30 | Quote
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YES is my fav classic proggressive band
blackholesun  
10 Feb 2009 20:11 | Quote
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I was using www.last.fm the other day and it was giving me loads of new prog bands. It's a really good website for expanding your musical horizons.

When you register (free), it can scan your music library (Windows Media Player, iTunes or Winamp) to sort of create a musical image of yourself, so it can see what you like and what you don't like. Everytime you listen to a song it can upload it to the database to keep tracks of your current likes and dislikes, and then you can listen to a playlist of music that is recommended for you (if you don't like a track you can skip it), or see who or what you have listened to the most in the last week/month/whatever. Definately worth checking out.
Empirism  
11 Feb 2009 00:12 | Quote
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Aye, thanks for tip BHS. Sounds good.
Calvin  
11 Feb 2009 02:18 | Quote
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-Jethro Tull
-Gong
-If
-Soft Machine
-Van der Graf Generator
-Caravan
-Camel
-Traffic
-Wigwam(I'm kinda surprised that Empirism haven't mentioned them already, as they're probably one of the most well known Finnish bands)
-Eloy
-Kaipa

+ you'll also find elements of prog rock on some Frank Zappa's and Captain Beefheart's albums.

Oh, and if you'll like Explosions In the Sky that BHS suggested(although it can be dabated whether post rock deriveted from prog rock or not), then certainly check bands like Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and of course- the most »progressive(in a classical sense)« of all post rock bands- Sigur Ros.
blackholesun  
11 Feb 2009 06:45 | Quote
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Yeah, Sigur Ros have become surprisingly popular over here in recent years, but I can't work out if I like them or not.

The Mars Volta are another band to check out.
6StringEvil  
11 Feb 2009 07:04 | Quote
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Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd ( although many consider psychedelic), Genesis, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Yes, Rush, Dixie Dregs are some the influential classic progressive rock bands.
Dream Theater, Tool, Opeth, Queensryche, Porcupine Tree are the more contemporary ones.
Btw, is anybody acquainted with the old progressive rock band Cressida?
Empirism  
11 Feb 2009 09:33 | Quote
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@Calvin

Oh yeah, wigwam is incredible, Anyway, you also mentioned Camel there... ^_^, so good. When talked about progressive music, there is so many bands that should mention, cant remember everyone :D

Wigwam is a bit hard case to talk for people who dont know it. As you might know, there is a bit cult behind that band and its very legendary. If you search it for youtube forexample, you get hits from Wig Wam which is band from norway, who were eurovision contest once...
BodomBeachTerror  
11 Feb 2009 10:58 | Quote
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ah yes. Van der Graf Generator, crazy stuff
macandkanga  
11 Feb 2009 14:05 | Quote
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@Calvin

Now that's a list! I forgot about Camel, Gong and Soft Machine. What about Ambrosia? I know they had a slew of easy listening but at heart they were a progressive band.
les_paul  
11 Feb 2009 16:02 | Quote
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I have been listening to Tom Petty a lot lately.


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