Of all Rush songs to post, it's those two?
And a classic:
And maybe something you haven't heard before:
I thought this thread was missing.
I'm always looking for new artists to listen to, so bring out whatever new or old you have been listening to.
Also, I fucking love Rush.
Of all Rush songs to post, it's those two?
And a classic:
And maybe something you haven't heard before:
Not saying they are my favorite, but I like 'em. However, I do think that "The Garden" is the best song of their new album.
Also, for those unaware, Steven Wilson's new album "The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)" is out on February 25th. It's produced by Alan Parsons.
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I need this thread. My progressive rock folder is pretty sad.
Some other stuff:
My favorite band in the world.
And the chapman stick player in the Steven Wilson videos reminded me of Tony Levin. Because he's a bad man.
So glad to have this thread... It's a diverse enough sub genre that it deserves to be broken off from the metal thread. Friend texted me about Steven Wilson hitting near us in April, think I am definitely gonna have to go.
Coheed And Cambria for life.
I'll throw in a more obscure but still great Rush track.
I know it's not considered their most proggy stuff, but I like 80's Yes.
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As most in this thread, i really like Rush to. Especially the Moving Pictures album
Little dose of Ty Tabor.
I didn't know OSI started sounding good. I got the first album and thought it was pretty awful. I looked at their Wiki article and saw Gavin Harrison joined the band for later albums. That's now a must-listen.
Anyone who doesn't know King's X and calls themselves a fan of progressive music (or Rock for that matter) should hand in their music card. Hands down the most incredible 3 piece ever. Yes ahead of Rush. Amazing chemistry and amazing musicianship.
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I've seen King's X twice. Once in their heyday, with Eric Gales band opening (anyone remember that kid?) and again much later in a bar in Baton Rouge.
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Rush fan here as well. Here's my contribution:
I know it's not cool to like Hold Your Fire, but I like the album.
And my favorite song to have blaring when I'm driving...
I think the first band that really got me into prog rock was King Crimson. Had of buddy of mine in high school who introduced me to them with Larks Tongues in Apsic, and I was hooked. Really got me into Rush, Yes, Zappa, etc. Still haven't managed to see any form of them live. Wish I could have seen them with Tool during the Lateralus tour.
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Love prog rock, but never liked Rush, big fan of Zappa though. Here are some well known and obscure ones. Have shit loads more, i'm only 30 and grew up with the genre, but while everyone else was into grunge i listened to prog. I remember joking with my other prog nerd friends about how Cobain sounded like he was taking a shit while singing, took me a while to like their music, anyways. (yeah, edited for cool story bro before someone else does it) Also lots of fusion like mahavishu etc, but ill stop here for now.
Favorite prog band from the 70's : The mighty Gentle Giant.
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I hesitate to include Tool and Metallica because they are so well known. But both are some of the best proggy metal out there. Metallica got a bit lame later but Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets and Justice are fucking prog metal masterpieces IMO. Just a shame that Lightning wasn't recorded better, it sounds kind of shitty in terms of production.
I love Ruth Underwood. So glad my inclusion of Zappa in this thread has been met with open arms. Its possibly a bit debatable to some folks if he is to be considered prog. Prog really isn't a genre as much as a philosophy in many ways though so I think it fits.
Not enough people seem to know OSI. Much love here.
Someone who knows their early Genesis better than I do should hook us up. Sorely missing from the thread right now.
How the fuck to most people listen to such shit music when this amazing art exists bros? I'm still drunk, forgive me.
Famm talking to himself over here.
Maybe the first prog group I got into. Mainly because piano was the first instrument I learned how to play and Keith Emerson is one bad man.
A band from Norway.
(only 6 vids per post) and +1 on ELP and Jaga. Just noticed i forgot to add a song from Lambs, the last P.Gabriel album. But think it's nuff spam for now.
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now here is a thread i can sink my teeth into. also props to OP for Middletown Dreams. Some of Geddy's most ripping bass work is on Power Windows. Gotta flaunt it when the keys cut you loose for a few measures.
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A bit heavier, but prog none the less. This track is one of their "less progressive", but they are definitely in that genre. Their bass player is amazing.
For shit and giggles I checked youTube to see if there was stuff on there from the one album of prog-rock I own that is from a swiss band and guess what:
NB: Quality is enhanced if you are a regular of the Astronomy thread!
People like to hate, but Phish is actually pretty damn progressive in quite a few of their tunes.
And we should get some Tool up in here.
Tool is the first band whose music I really came to love. The first album I ever owned was Undertow on cassette. Here are a couple of my favorite Tool songs from one of the greatest rock albums evah.
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Also a Zappa fan, but his style was his own. I'm forever grateful to Zappa for bringing us the Steve Vai we know today.
As for O.S.I. I heard of them because Portnoy said that he was working with them on their first album. So, I bought it.
Also, here is some Camel. Always liked this song, especially the live version. Andy Latimer even sheds a tear at 6:27.
I need to fine a better quality version of it.
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Some newer and older bands.
Norwegian. Listening alot to this band lately, it's a salad bowl of inspiration from Yes, Genesis to Gentle giant etc.
Us band with heavy Zappa influences.
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Camel is great. I forgot about them. Friends and I in our early 20's back in like the early 90's (yeah) found that on cassette tape somewhere and it was dirt cheap so we I was like fuck it its weird and looks like a pack of Camels, I have to find out about it. Turned out to be awesome prog! Of course most people hated it but I had lots of friends into music, jam bands, Primus, Rush, Floyd so it wasn't impossible to find appreciation. This was back before googling and downloading and stuff so if it wasn't on shitty ass mainstream radio or MTV you sometimes ended up just buying a tape or CD at a record store and hoping for the best.
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Joe Satriani was the first "progressive" artist I got into and Dream Theater came soon after.
I am also a big fan of Porcupine Tree, but I'm sure most people who are into progressive know of them already.
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Of course, everyone knows and loves a little Dream Theater. That was the band that really got me into prog. I was into Yes and ELP before, but DT opened my eyes to more modern prog music. Unfortunately, I think DT's best music is behind them. The newest album was very disappointing; by far the least listened to album in their catalog. Portnoy meant so much to that band.
Other Portnoy favorites:
Goddamn shame we probably won't see Petrucci and Portnoy play together again. So much chemistry between those two.
I saw the new Steven Wilson album is up on what.cd. I can't download it until later today but I figured I'd post a headsup for those interested.
I've listened to the new SW album and it's awesome (Esp. Driving Home). Also:
this thread is delivering huge, I'm a gigantic Rush and King Crimson fan but I've never heard of almost all the rest of the stuff thats been posted. Loving Gordian Knot and Porcupine Tree. Cheers!
I'd label this song as progressive rock (even though Opeth is more of a metal band):
Storm Corrosion is the collaboration of Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth). Together, these guys make some tremendous music and I was pretty amped for the Storm Corrosion record, but it wasn't quite what I was expecting from these guys. It's not a bad album, just not what I expected. Much more quiet and somber. Worth checking out for sure, but was hoping it would have been more like this song
Also, for those looking for more Steve Wilson goodness, you can check out Blackfield. It's a project he did with some Israeli rock guy. It's a lot like Porcupine Tree.
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Hi all, brand new to RR and this is the first place I came to (Screenshots isn't available yet). Love the Prog thread, looking forward to being enlightened. I'm pretty mainstay in my Prog; Yes, Genesis, ELP, King Crimson, anything Bruford. Zappa, UK, Floyd, and to me the greatest piece of all, Quadrophenia.
Loving the new album from Steven Wilson.. don't really have a favorite song as of yet, since it's quite good from start to finish.
New band I discovered, like em so far!
Rush and Amiga. Can't get much better than that.
So... Anthrax did a cover of Anthem. I actually like it.
What's there to not like about it? It's like...the exact same song. They didn't change anything. Dude ain't no Geddy though.
Riverside just released a new album. I suggest you all find that shit. Shrine of New Generation Slaves.
Fuck yeah Particle. I have their first (only?) album and it's so fucking good. I don't know if I'd necessarily call them prog though.
I just came across them while listening to Prog FM. Thought it sounded quite nice, but it was the studio version they played.
edit: And, this.
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Particle is kind of on the jam side of jamtronica. The live versions I've heard come across as much more of an organic band than the electronic sounding studio tracks like you posted.
Yeah, I know they're in that whole scene. A lot of jam bands are actually pretty damn proggy.
moe. even describes themselves as prog rock on their official bio, not jam or psychedelic. Umphrey's is maybe the proggiest pure jam band out there, not counting like Claypool or some of the other more crossover acts.
Caravan to bring this thread back from the dead.
Awesome! I've only seen the rehearsal clips. I haven't heard any full tunes yet. Will definitely pick this up when the album comes out.
The band probably deserves it's own thread.
Yeah, the chorus is fucking catchy. Will def be picking this up.
Probably the most consistently incredible band I've ever seen. Kevin Gilbert (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar) was easily the most talented musician I've ever known. His story is incredibly sad. RIP Kevin.
This video is actually a composite of 2 shows. Audio is from The Roxy, and the video is from The Cactus Club in Los Angeles. These guys were so good, that they played the song EXACTLY the same, with no click track, and no extra work to sync it up. The guy who put it together just started both tracks at the same time and let it go.
That bass is groovyAF. The song itself is really 80s and outdated though.
Im surprised some of this hasn't been mentioned yet, but Prog is my thing for sure.
The Flower Kings
Iona <-- (Song starts 30 seconds into video. Skip the shit VHS tape intro)
Kevin Gilbert - Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano.
Marc Bonilla - Guitar, backing vocals
Anastasios Panos - Drums
Spencer Campbell - Bass
Sheryl Crow - Keyboards, and overall waste of oxygen.
Another one of Kevin's gems..
This band had some amazing talent as well. Lead guitar is Russ Parish, who later played in Rob Halford's Fight, and is now "Satchel" in Steel Panther. Nick D'Virgilio is on drums, who is in Spock's Beard.
And then there was this!
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When I found out Marco Minnemann and Guthrie Govan dropped out of the Steven Wilson tour for another band they're involved in, I had to check it out. And damn, this is some really good prog.
I regularly listen to Delicious Agony and the hosts always rave about Aristocrats.
Everything I've heard by them has been really good, but I haven't really sat down and listened to any of their albums yet.
And by the way, Steve Wilson will be releasing a new album on February 27th, that will have the same line-up as The Raven.
Just got a ticket to go see Rush on May 8th. First section but towards the right of the stage I think. Never been there.
New Symphony X album came out this week. If you like any of their stuff, you'll probably like this.
I have no idea how humans are capable of this. I think Mangini's actually a machine.
I like after he adds shit and he looks at the camera with this, "it's that easy, ok?" expression.
So I came across Considering the Source (finally) and I'm fucking loving their music. I'm sure someone else here, has heard about them.
In case you haven't, here's a song I like.
The Great Circuiting | Consider the Source
You can find their newest album on Spotify, worth a listen.
World War Trio (Parts II & III) - Consider the Source - Spotify
For want of anywhere better I'll just put this here-
From Orange County, CA. Painted Wives. Hard to describe.. I get a Mastodon meets Alice in Chains vibe from them for some reason. They're unsigned, but have a CD out on their own label.
Vocals are solid. Keyboard player getting the amount of face time keyboard players always get I see.
Im not even kidding, Pope Francis is releasing a prog-rock album called Wake Up! | Consequence of Sound
Holy shit the actual song on the SoundCloud is pretty damn good. It appears like the Pope has nothing to do with this other than the songs use one of his speeches. He isn't the one lighting the guitar on fire.
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Heroes of the Storm Hotsdogs
New album due in December
One of the most depressing songs ever.
Yup, and the video just makes it more depressing.
Steven Wilson just announced a new EP that will be released on January 22. Contains some leftover tracks from the HCE and Raven sessions.
What did you all think of the new David Gilmour album? The opening song was great and then the second song made the whole album 'meh' for me. Wish he would make another album exactly like division bell / on an island. I just love those chilly melodic guitars.
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