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  Give Me That Old Time Prog Rock
As much as some prog enthusiasts may not want to admit it, and despite all that has happened in progressive rock since then, the vast majority of the best progressive rock was recorded in the first half of the ‘70s.
Prog rock, on the other hand, can come in a wide variety of combinations of characteristics and still be recognizable as prog.
It seems that the revival has elevated prog rock to a higher plane than it was in the late ‘80s (possibly permanently) but it never again did – and never will – approach the heights of popularity and creativity it did when prog was new.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/8827/essay.html   (3119 words)

  
 S. T. Karnick on Snow by Spock's Beard on National Review Online
Rock criticism has always extolled lyrics, artistic personae, emotional directness, and visual presentation because those are things a writer can observe without having studied music.
Progressive rock, or prog, has been largely derided by critics throughout the three decades since it hit the scene in the early 1970s.
Such overt Christianity is in fact quite common among the current crop of progressive rock artists; all the second-wave bands mentioned earlier here have been increasingly explicit about their spiritual beliefs during the past decade, with Glass Hammer, Echolyn, and Dream Theater leading the way.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-karnick100102.asp   (1484 words)

  
 ATTEMPTING TO EXPLAIN THE OUTCAST: The Tenacity of Prog Rock
Not that respect dictates musical value, but Progressive (or prog) rock is one of the least regarded genres in the vast world of rock music.
For some, prog rock equals pretension and pomposity - pansy virtuosos singing of wizards and moons and laying down pseudo-classical epics, all the while emitting a nauseating aura of gaudy 'high culture.' This caricature is greatly exaggerated, but not without some truth.
First of all, prog is possibly the broadest genre in the expansive realm of rock 'n roll.
www.furious.com /perfect/progrock.html   (969 words)

  
 Music.com ||| Prog-Rock/Art Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Progressive rock and art rock are two almost interchangeable terms describing a mostly British attempt to elevate rock music to new levels of artistic credibility.
In fact, many prog bands were fond of crafting concept albums that made unified statements, usually telling an epic story or tackling a grand overarching theme.
In addition to pushing rock's technical and compositional boundaries, prog-rock was also arguably the first arena where synthesizers and electronic textures became indispensable parts of a rock ensemble.
www.music.com /style/art_rock/1   (512 words)

  
 BBC - OneMusic Documentaries - The New Prog Rockers? (page 1)
Welcome to the stage the unlikely saviours of rock, the new Prog Rockers.
Zane Lowe, with the help of Yes frontman Rick Wakeman, the original grandaddy of prog rock, stroke chins and assess the class of 2004 including The Mars Volta, Oceansize, Tool, Muse and Amplifier.
"Prog rock is about breaking the rules, that's all it is, quite simple.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio1/onemusic/documentaries/progrock404p01.shtml   (340 words)

  
 Prog-rock is not dead...it just smells funny
With its classical and jazz underpinnings, progressive rock was thought to be a style with the sort of timeless qualities that would make it last as a popular form of music.
I spoke with Covach at ProgDay '97, the annual prog-rock festival held near Chapel Hill, where he explained that the decline of prog-rock was precipitated by the advent of new wave, punk, and disco music in the late 70's...
But I'm troubled by some of the splintering already that is within the progressive community: 'the neo-progs are not as good as the retro-progs or the fusion- progs.' This progs.
www.uky.edu /~wrfl/trip/prog-rock.html   (1186 words)

  
 Ectagon Progressive Rock
New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock: GEPR is designed as a reference for you to discover bands that are unfamiliar to you and to broaden your listening horizons.
New England Art Rock Society: New EARS is a community dedicated to sharing and promoting progressive rock in the New England area.
Progressive Rock Collectors: PRC is a worldwide gathering of progressive rock collectors, enthusiasts, musicians, artists, writers, Gnosis raters, and industry professionals.
www.ectagon.com   (1858 words)

  
 Progressive Rock Ultimate Discography ... with MP3 and reviews
PROG ARCHIVES intends to be the most complete and powerful progressive rock resource.
Even friends of mine that were used to "normal" rock sounds (Stones, Floyd, etc.) were mesmerized by the deep rhythms, the street-wise give and take between all instruments.
Take it as it is. It is not even exactly rock music: instruments are just a background and don't mean half as much as they do in most rock albums.
www.progarchives.com   (4427 words)

  
 Flamenco Fusion and Flamenco Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A bit more experimental electronic prog (but less nice) within song structure in "Romance", and a 17 minute very classical orchestrated track, at first not progressive, but then with jazzy elements added, and a second slightly prog rock part, with some orchestrations.
Their third item which is a tremendous adventurous monster with beside rock and classical also electronic instruments.
The first one is prog poprock with some beautiful accoustic songs, one song with humour like on Sisa's first.
progressive.homestead.com /SPAINPROG.html   (1071 words)

  
 noise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A new generation of bands is redefining progressive rock in the post-punk era.
It's about rock bands that accommodate only one level of listening attention, which is full immersion (and, in some cases, submission).
Punk rock was very relevant at its onset, and a lot of it was very inspired.
www.sfbg.com /noise/45-02/brutal.html   (2078 words)

  
 Rock - Epitonic.com: Hi Quality Free and Legal MP3 Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After that early R&B/blues-based rock model inspired thousands of artists, the genre began to expand and subdivide endlessly.
Over the course of a few short decades, genres as diverse as garage, psych, surf, folk-rock, glam, prog, punk, New Wave, No Wave, hard rock, metal, industrial, and indie rock have all become recognized and respected, and all fall in some way beneath the "rock" umbrella.
Stockton, CA's Pavement may well have been the second most influential rock band of the early '90s (after Nirvana), ushering in a new era of convoluted musical structures and rock and roll irony.
www.epitonic.com /genres/rock.html   (584 words)

  
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Prog bands are known to combine Rock and Metal sounds with frequent changes in time signature (it's pretty hard to dance to and even getting a good headbaning going can be a challenge) and key signatures.
Many prog bands do songs about unusual subjects - including the development of the nuclear bomb ("Manhattan Project" - Rush), the debate over the use of stem cells in research ("The Great Debate" - Dream Theater) and even watching the Space Shuttle being launched ("Countdown" - Rush).
It's also not uncommon for prog bands to create albums centered on a single theme, or even in which all of the tracks are part of a single rock-style opera, telling an entire story through song.
prog.shadowedsouls.com   (269 words)

  
 Prog Rock Corner--Eloy!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some internal conflict over the band's prog style led to Schriever leaving the group, after which Eloy began the move towards the "space rock" sub-genre of prog, releasing three more albums with this line-up.
Our Prog Rock Corner selection for 10/27/96 was "Decay of the Logos" from the 1977 album Ocean (an album that also features the challengingly-named track "Atlantis' Agony at June 5th 8498, 13 P.M. Gregorian Earthtime").
While Eloy are clearly in space rock territory, and are often compared to middle-era Pink Floyd, there is no mistaking the influence of early Rush on this particular track.
www.stitzel.com /slop/prq/eloy.html   (385 words)

  
 Prog_rock_art_rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Darkside is Still Rocking : So with the re.release of Darkside of teh Moon, more people are discovering the excellent band that is Pink Floyd...
Simply taking a classical music song that everybody has heard an enjoyed in some part of their life, then turning it artisticly into a well written rock n' roll orchestrated piece is a great accomplishment...
ELO was one of the classic rock bands from the 70's who could pull off such moves, and be successful...
music.mysic.com /Prog_Rock_Art_Rock   (1343 words)

  
 dmusic.com - High Octane Prog Rock
The lead off track which is a three part tour de force that takes the band through all the paces, displays every position in the band and their particular talents and how congeals to form their remarkable unit.
This is sophisticated and perfected rock-pop with enough prog around the fringes to keep you interested.
This really rocks, then as you listen more you find that they continue to offer listeners more diversity than ever possible, or expected for that matter.
news.dmusic.com /article/16135   (490 words)

  
 Hungarian Progressive Rock CDs
After appearing at two Baja Prog festivals and NEARfest 2001, a lot of fans on this side of the globe now realize that this is a world class progressive ensemble, and probably the best band Hungary has produced.
This is the 2002 third album from Latvian progressive rock band Holy Lamb (this one released on the Hungarian Periferic Records label), the five members joined by a number of singers and a flute player.
Apparently East was an instrumental progressive rock band in the 1970’s (their 1st album didn’t appear until the early 1980’s and contained vocals) and for unknown political reasons, their instrumental material was never released.
www.kinesiscd.com /hungarian.htm   (2411 words)

  
 Rock of Ages When prog-rock ruled To mark the 50th anniversary of the rock revolution, the Sentinel is re-assessing the ...
Rock of Ages When prog-rock ruled To mark the 50th anniversary of the rock revolution, the Sentinel is re-assessing the...
No coverage of the 50th anniversary of rock ’n’ roll would be complete without at least one chapter on the ever-unpopular yet hugely influential genre, progressive rock.
The foundation of every prog-rock song is intense, active musicianship, which explains why many mainstream rock bands from the past 20 years have at least one loyal prog-rock fan in them.
www.santacruzsentinel.com /archive/2004/September/30/style/stories/05style.htm   (950 words)

  
 Prog Rock - Musician Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The word "prog" is a shortened form of "progressive." In this context, "progressive" means that the songs move from one thing to another, instead of just addressing one theme/style/sound/feeling like a lot of rock music does.
Some of the most important prog rock bands are King Crimson, Yes, and Rush.
i mean, aside of course from "brit rock" which that alone is enough for one to get angry at a label like that being tagged on any band.
www.musicianforums.com /forums/showthread.php?t=114302   (829 words)

  
 UK70s Prog Rock Greats
In the 1970s, critics often derided prog as being pretentious, highlighting its excesses while ignoring its unique qualities.
Prog's often-inspired compositions and superior musicianship were not lost on the millions of fans scooping up albums like "Close to the Edge," "Trick of the Tail" and "Brain Salad Surgery." While punk and disco have not aged well, progressive rock not only survived the 1970s, but still sounds as great today, if not
Many listeners not even born when the music was made write in all the time to ask about it and want to know more.
www.uk70s.com   (597 words)

  
 BBC - BBC Four Time Shift - Prog Rock
As a music genre, Prog Rock still finds it difficult to be taken seriously.
Alex Mackintosh's Time Shift traces the history of Prog Rock as a genre back to the heydays of 1960s psychedelia, seeing how, for many British musicians and fans who had educated themselves on the RandB circuit, musical extemporisation and concept albums were an exciting departure.
And, for all of punk's blast of much needed fresh air, it's difficult not to have a little sentimentality for a time when musical imagination rather than product sales was a measure of achievement.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/documentaries/timeshift/prog-rock.shtml   (320 words)

  
 Matt Howarth's Sonic Space - Prog Rock at the Atmosphere's Edge
Progressive rock has always looked ahead of current trends, pursuing muses that are often as stirring as they are puzzling.
This CD release of a 1980 prog rock classic is enhanced with 62 minutes of live material from the same year.
This dynamic debut CD sports 67 minutes of flowing prog rock in the vein of Yes with a touch of Kansas and Roy Harper.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/sonic_space_prog_000823.html   (1196 words)

  
 Craft
If you don’t know The Enid, they are symphonic rock masters, with the emphasis on the symphonic.
The moods and styles swing and change but there is always a sense of purpose and reason as the music builds and builds to climactic conclusions.
A very orchestral kind of sound that flows from a heavy prog rock sound on some cuts to an ethereal, melodic interlude on others.
www.kinesiscd.com /craft.htm   (738 words)

  
 Baja Prog Fest - Home
Baja Prog is a series of Progressive/Art Rock concerts that take place during 4 consecutive days, where 20 bands and fans from all over the world get together to exchange ideas and build relationships.
Progressive Rock is a wide music genre, so you can expect from some metal to Jazz sounds to electronic to psychedelic to classical to blues.
Baja Prog Radio is transmitting Live in a new schedule, Wednesdays from 9 p.m.
www.bajaprog.org   (367 words)

  
 ProGGnosis - CD/DVD/Album Release Information Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's been a good year for prog and Arilyn are a part of that reason.
This debut album of the German prog band Arilyn is one you have to listen to.
In our reviews we are often refering to other bands because most music is strongly influenced by stars from the 70-s or by bands from the 90-s.
www.proggnosis.com /MUSIC_DBCDInfo.asp?txtCDID=5818   (458 words)

  
 CD Baby: PROG, ROCK & JAM: Beyond Rock
Progressive-rock in the truest sense, BEYOND ROCK features ten of the West Coast's most eclectic ensembles pushing past the limits of formulaic pop to create original, intelligent music for thinking listeners.
It is a bit difficult to describe ten different styles and bands on a seventy-two minute CD, but the general message here is that progressive music isn't limited to Europe, and that American bands certainly have much to offer people that like progrock with real progressive developments and are interested in musical developments.
Beyond Rock covers a lot of musical territory, from jazz to rock to a surprisingly aggressive "Dangerous in Deed" by Jam Camp.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/beyondrock   (1635 words)

  
 Prog Rock
Stylistically, it ranges from a full gospel choir to hard rock; from a symphony orchestra to contemporary pop.
Portnoy and Morse have worked together in the "prog supergroup" Transatlantic, as well as the all-star Beatles cover band Yellow Matter Custard.
The Dividing Line is an internet radio outlet, where you can listen to archived and live radio feeds featuring the best in progressive rock music--both from today and yesterday.
www.vanguardchurch.com /prog_rock.htm   (903 words)

  
 New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock KA-KH
However, there is a definite rock vibe and some of the melodies and keyboard work pull the music towards the realm of symphonic rock.
Very heavy prog rock, but not in the way that King Crimson is heavy, more in a "psychedelic-heavy" mould.
Khazad Doom may be "the band that prog forgot", partially because none of the recordings are very high quality and partially because of the low distribution of their music.
www.gepr.net /ka.html   (11474 words)

  
 Music Forum - Greatest Prog-Rock Guitarists
I'm sorry, but Petrucci is about as Prog as they come.
When we're talking about Neo-Prog rockers like Petrucci who self-consciously approach their music to adhere to the defined stylistic framework laid out by the founders of the style and pretty much declare outright that "we are a Prog band"...
These bands have evolved and expanded their artistic vision continually, sometimes to the point where they sound nothing like their original incarnation.
www.radiomute.com /showthread.php?t=7593   (346 words)

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