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GaryB
GaryB
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Prog Fans. Your help please.

What are your top Prog LPs? I think I am a prog fan. Well, the little I own has made me want to seek out more. Does anybody like modern prog? Porcupine Tree? Be/non? Your recommendations from all eras will be greatly appreciated.

Nov 11, 2008, 20:48


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Stereo Mouse
Stereo Mouse
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Re: Prog Fans. Your help please.

Classic/symphonic prog:

Yes - Fragile
King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King (also: Red)
Genesis - Nursery Cryme (also: A Trick of the Tail)

Canterbury:

Soft Machine - Volume Two (also: Third)
Hatfield & The North - s/t
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Caravan - In The Land of Grey and Pink

Zeuhl/French Prog:

Magma - Mekanik Destr?ktiw Kommandoh (also: Kohntarkosz, s/t)
Zao - Shekina (also: Z=7L)
Univers Zero - Heresie
Yochk'o Seffer - Ima

RIO/Avantrock:

Henry Cow - LegEnd
Aksak Maboul - Un Peu de l'?me des Bandits
Fred Frith - Gravity
Frank Zappa - Burnt Weeny Sandwich (also: Hot Rats)

Nov 11, 2008, 21:18


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Stereo Mouse
Stereo Mouse
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Re: Prog Fans. Your help please.

Forgot to mention:

Art Bears - The World As It Is Today (avant-prog)
Pink Floyd - Meddle (classic prog)

From modern day stuff I'd recommend Kayo Dot (avant-prog sort of).

Nov 11, 2008, 21:23


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allyourrushingwaves
allyourrushingwaves
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Re: Prog Fans. Your help please.

progressive rock was one of the first genres I started exploring. I like the music a lot but I have to say that in general 'the prog fan(atic)' is a dork of the highest order.

some of my favourite albums:

Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
Peter Hammill - Nadir's Big Chance
King Crimson - Lizard
Yes - Close to the Edge
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Locanda delle Fate - Forse le lucciole non si amano pi? (there's some really good Italian prog from the 70s, PFM, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Museo Rosenbach, Metamorfosi etc)
Henry Cow - Unrest
Comus - First Utterance
Gila - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Amon D??l II - Phallus Dei
Popol Vuh - Br?der des Schattens - S?hne des Lichts
Gong - Flying Teapot
Camel - Moonmadness
Sebastian Hardie - Four Moments
Split Enz - Mental Notes


I've been buying some reissues of 70s Australian psych/prog albums.

Star Spangled Banger - s/t
Tamam Shud - Goolutionites & the Real People
Spectrum - Milesago
Rainbow Theatre - The Armada

Mammatus, Titan (from Brooklyn), Comets on Fire are good for newer stuff.

Ozric Tentacles... Curious Corn, Jurassic Shift

Nov 11, 2008, 21:30


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allyourrushingwaves
allyourrushingwaves
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Re: Prog Fans. Your help please.

have you heard Moving Gelatine Plates?

Nov 11, 2008, 21:31


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allyourrushingwaves
allyourrushingwaves
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RIO

I like Univers Zero's Heresie. great, disturbing atmosphere.

Samlas Mammas Manna sounded like bizarre circus prog jazz. I need to hear more.

Stormy Six - Al Volo

Etron Fou Leloublan - Batelages was interesting.

and Present - Triskaidekaphobie / Le poison qui rend fou, I think I prefer those two to any UZ album.

Nov 11, 2008, 21:37


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Stereo Mouse
Stereo Mouse
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Re: Prog Fans. Your help please.

Yes I have. I've heard the first album so far. Some cool moments though. "London Cab" is my favorite track. The album is pretty much dominated by a crazy multi-instrumentalist dude who plays saxophones, flute, trumpet and organ. While the organ tone is kind of generic and weak, he definitely can play the wind instruments. I'm yet to hear "The World of Genius Hans" though.

Nov 11, 2008, 22:00


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GaryB
GaryB
1554 posts

Re: Prog Fans. Your help please.

Thanks!

I have a few of these. Most I have never heard of..

I am going to check out Magma ASAP, after your recommendation and JS's previous post(s).

Nov 11, 2008, 22:26


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GaryB
GaryB
1554 posts

Re: Prog Fans. Your help please.

What a massive list - ya big dork ya! :]

These will keep me going (and my broadband connection) :)

Nov 11, 2008, 22:28


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crest
crest
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Re: Prog Fans. Your help please.

I'm an older used to be prog fan. Not so much anymore. I can't tell you much about the new bands except that I didn't care for Porcupine Tree's "In Absentia". Sweden's The Flower Kings are going strong, but I thought the latest ("Paradise Hotel") was pretty bland next to a disc from a few years ago "Stardust We Are" - or something like that. The best "new prog" songs are actually things like "...sudden stars" and Puncture in the Radax Permutation by our own Groop, but I digress.

Classic Prog albums -- PG & Genesis - Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, The Lamb; Yes - The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge; King Crimson -- Red, Larks Tongues in Aspic, Discipline

Hon. Mention -- Scotland's Pallas in the early '80's, when Prog was dead -- "The Sentinel", "Arrive Alive (live)".

Nov 12, 2008, 04:26

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