• Progressive Rock - Psychadelic Galaxies in 7/4 Time
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[quote]Hakita: We need a prog thread on FP [/quote] Alright let's do this shit. [B]Progressive Rock? What the shit is that?[/B] Progressive rock is an ambitous sub-genre of rock music originating from Britain that fuses rock music with folk, jazz, classical, and pretty much everything else you can think of. It is famous for having lengthy song structures (up to 77 minutes in one case), concept albums, eloquent lyrics, and huge instrumental jams. It spawned from many musicians feeling the need to burst from the bluesy image that rock had at the time, and fuse it with many other styles, particularly eastern. Basically, it looks at standard rock, says "bugger that lol" and then fills a song with flute solos. [B]Where did it come about?[/B] Britain, mostly. The Beatles are often regarded as the catalyst, mostly due to their efforts with avant garde and eastern music. But the first true progressive rock album was from King Crimson, who somehow managed to write a jazz-metal song in the 60s. It was also fucking amazing: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ubc5_owhl0[/media] Another media of which prog spawned from was the psychadelic scene, in fact, the two biggest progressive bands of the 70s, Geneis and Yes, started life out as psychadelic bands, and then there's Pink Floyd, who are, in a word, [I]massive.[/I] Literally, one of their albums stuck on the Top 100 charts for about [I]ten years,[/I] if I remember correctly. [B]Alright, so what can I expect from prog rock?[/B] There are a shit ton of sub-genres, [url=http://www.progarchives.com/]seriously [Click me!][/url], but I may aswell try to sort all the main ones. [B]Symphonic[/B] Here's the arguably most popular one, Yes, Genesis, Camel, the latter half of Pink Floyd's career and so on. It can be catagorised by lush keyboards, lengthy song structure, and lots of input from classical music. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jhk5MEugJY[/media] [I]That guitar solo![/I] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57HicYcY4Ow[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B3UrB_dex8[/media] [B]Heavy prog[/B] Hard rock with a dash of intelligence and time siggys. Lots of heavy metal artists, such as Iron Maiden, take great inspiration from this sort of music. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyTkLX6Zi8E[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD2ulJCRFYQ[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqZmtq5LhFo[/media] [B]Eclectic prog[/B] Awesome shit, manages to blend and mash together styles flawlessly, a song might start symphonic and downbeat and end as a fast pased jazz fusion jam. Listening to an eclectic band such as King Crimson or Van Der Graaf Generator is unpredictable, you'll never know what to expect. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpnpJ3XjeNY[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpTkImmOtiE[/media] [url]http://www.progarchives.com/mp3.asp?id=279[/url] [B]Psychadelic Rock[/B] :350: Trippy shit. Takes influence from eastern music, avant-garde and such. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKOQ0BzEZ6k[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thwwd3S9rmA#t=0m0s[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwt78J8-o0k[/media] [B]Prog metal[/B] Metal + prog, what's not to get? It also sounds rad as hell, yo. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyJy3SEKAsQ[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEKTNtmKZEw[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhjG47gtMCo[/media] There's more stuff click this handy banner to go to pretty much the biggest Prog Rock forum out there. [url=http://www.progarchives.com][img]http://www.progarchives.com/static-images/Headerv2.jpg[/img][/url] If you like this stuff then go find the post-rock thread wherever it went. Also for funnies: [url]http://www.cracked.com/funny-2359-progressive-rock/[/url]
Been listening to King Crimson all day :smug: Really liking this album. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/King_Crimson_Discipline.jpg[/img]
Yeah progressive rock! Genocide and No are my favorite bands! Jethro Troll and Punk Floyd are very good musicians too! Especially The Dark Side Of The Spoon and Thick As A Dick! Ring Crimson is ok too, especially In The Court Of The Crimson Ring!
King Crimson fucking rocks. I think their constantly changing line-up actually benifited them, as opposed to ruining quite a few bands.
King Crimson changed all the time :v: But I do think their definitive moments as a band were the "Larks, Starless Bible in Black, Red" era. It's up for debate, but that's my personal opinion.
That first song in the Psychadelic Rock section is wonderful.
[QUOTE=AK'z;28422647]King Crimson changed all the time :v: But I do think their definitive moments as a band were the "Larks, Starless Bible in Black, Red" era. It's up for debate, but that's my personal opinion.[/QUOTE] Wetton-Bruford-Fripp was a fantastic lineup.
I've been recommended this. [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61E8F%2BikqTL.jpg[/img] Anyone heard of them?
This thread needs moar Haken. Aquarius is the best prog rock/metal album I've heard in a while, particularly for a debut. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJpy84ZiGk[/media]
Best thread on FP. Prog Rock is brilliant. Speaking of which, I'm watching this right now: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5I6cafL_nc&feature=related[/media] :smug: Good watch. I've been listening to alot of what people called "New Prog" recently, i.e. Coheed & Cambria, Muse, Mew, etc. What do you guys think of "New Prog"? Most people I've discussed this with either love it or hate it. If that's the case it should be called Marmite Prog.
Thanks for not telling me it was "THIS" good OctopusGuy. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jizxkr0EXXc[/media] :mmmsmug:
listening to coheed and cambria as I type this actually though they're more along the lines of rush-ish prog they're still p.cool but yeah prog rules been listening to gila a lot lately
o god why have I never listened to King Crimson before WHYYYY I've been meaning to for a while though.
[QUOTE=mikeyt493;28423059]o god why have I never listened to King Crimson before WHYYYY I've been meaning to for a while though.[/QUOTE] Because you haven't reached musical nirvana yet.
I just ordered the Steven Wilson remaster of In the Court. Fucking excited to hear it. Also mikey, I am disappoint :colbert:
[QUOTE=mikeyt493;28423059]o god why have I never listened to King Crimson before WHYYYY I've been meaning to for a while though.[/QUOTE] Go go go! [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGQHL0t_uyU[/media] [editline]hohoho[/editline] [QUOTE=Dopey Trout;28423094]I just ordered the Steven Wilson remaster of In the Court. Fucking excited to hear it. [/QUOTE] Woah, never new Wilson did that. When did that happen?
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6W4XV8o7uw[/media] This is a bit amazing. :smile: [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4f/Larks_tongues_in_aspic_album_cover.jpg[/img]
I am disappoint too
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;28422936]This thread needs moar Haken. Aquarius is the best prog rock/metal album I've heard in a while, particularly for a debut. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJpy84ZiGk[/media][/QUOTE] The first time I listened to Streams I shat bricks at the growl part. The song was so cheery and then there's the devil himself growling a part. Wonderful part, fucking love it. I'd still prefer them not having these lighthearted parts, I like the dark atmosphere more. I got used to these lighthearted parts though. Splendid debut album, I have to say.
I must listen to more Camel albums. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/89/Camel-Mirage.jpg[/img] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8d6u9QzjUo[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlwJCQmQnDQ[/media] :mmmsmug:
[QUOTE=OctopusGuy;28423098]Woah, never new Wilson did that. When did that happen?[/QUOTE] He's been working with Robert Fripp on the remasters for a while I think, doing 5.1 releases too but I don't have a 5.1 setup :saddowns: [editline]4th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=MisterUndead;28423191]The first time I listened to Streams I shat bricks at the growl part. The song was so cheery and then there's the devil himself growling a part. Wonderful part, fucking love it. I'd still prefer them not having these lighthearted parts, I like the dark atmosphere more. I got used to these lighthearted parts though. Splendid debut album, I have to say.[/QUOTE] I love the crazy atmosphere changes in the album. It's fucking great. I'm looking forward to the follow up lots :haw:
[QUOTE=OctopusGuy;28423098]Go go go! [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGQHL0t_uyU[/media] [editline]hohoho[/editline] Woah, never new Wilson did that. When did that happen?[/QUOTE] I am now feeling less disappoint in self
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpnpJ3XjeNY[/media] :saddowns: So good.
My short story of how I got into prog: FP and Shibbey encouraged me to try Pink Floyd. I liked it and got Dark Side Of The Moon. Was checking out a few of their songs, saw "The Court Of The Crimson King" in related videos. Decided to check it out. Eargasm. Got more Pink Floyd and King Crimson. Then came Rush, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, etc. And that is how I got into prog. This is all thanks to you, Facepunch. Especially Akayz and Shibbey.
[QUOTE=Hakita;28423471]My short story of how I got into prog: FP and Shibbey encouraged me to try Pink Floyd. I liked it and got Dark Side Of The Moon. Was checking out a few of their songs, saw "The Court Of The Crimson King" in related videos. Decided to check it out. Eargasm. Got more Pink Floyd and King Crimson. Then came Rush, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, etc. And that is how I got into prog. This is all thanks to you, Facepunch. Especially Akayz and Shibbey.[/QUOTE] You should totally try Focus.
Love to see all of the Krimson love on fp :dance: I saw Porcupine Tree last year; it was a fucking incredible experience. The played the whole of the Incident and it was beautiful.
Fuck yes Prog Rock! Why in the name of satan hasn´t there been a general Prog thread already? Anyways, I´ve been listening to Yes, Rush, King Crimson, ELP and Pink Floyd and I really should listen to more but it just takes an assload of time for me to familiarise myself with Prog bands and I´m too lazy. I´m still open to suggestions. I know there is much more great stuff out there. Also, I have this great KC live album, USA, and it has really powerfull versions of Larks´ Tongues Part II and 21st Century Schizoid man and an amazing version of Exiles Check these out: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zbPRvVIwA[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W04ZifAjKJg[/media] [QUOTE=AK'z;28422575]Been listening to King Crimson all day :smug: Really liking this album. [img_thumb]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/King_Crimson_Discipline.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] The polyrythms on Discipline:psyduck:
My start with getting into prog rock was this song. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqMPJ7EeWLs[/media] I heard Pink Floyd's Money prior to this, but it didn't really force me into the world of prog as much as this one track did. I felt my music listening had been given a big boost at this point.
I read it like lyrics and was horribly disappointed when I learnt it didn't rhythm or anything [editline]4th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Robbobin;28423540]Love to see all of the Krimson love on fp :dance: I saw Porcupine Tree last year; it was a fucking incredible experience. The played the whole of the Incident and it was beautiful.[/QUOTE] I would loove to see Porcupine Tree live :love:
[QUOTE=Robbobin;28423540]Love to see all of the Krimson love on fp :dance: I saw Porcupine Tree last year; it was a fucking incredible experience. The played the whole of the Incident and it was beautiful.[/QUOTE] Awesome I saw them on that tour too :buddy: where did you see them? I was at the Glasgow show
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