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Petary791

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Does anyone here listen to prog rock? I've got some Yes and Rush and Dream Theater on my iPod.

I'm looking for some more prog rock reccomendations though. Isn't Zappa basically prog rock? And also, if you thought it about it, you might be able to classify Primus as prog and Tool as well.
 

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Yeah I'd think Zappa and Primus are Prog. Not so sure about Tool though. I'm not a fan of theres and thus have no knowldge to bais an opinion on. I just remember them as a Pantaera-esq, Metal Band. But, forgive me that was like 10 Years ago. Perhaps they've evoled some since then.

As for other Prog Rock... I like Queen, Pink Floyd, Staus Que amongst others.
 

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Genesis, Peter Gabriel David Bowie, and Jethro Tull.

From Genesis I'd get The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
From Gabriel I'd get Peter Gabriel 1, 2, 3 all of them are quality
From Bowie go with Low, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Hunky Dory
From Jethro go with Aqualung, Thick as a Brick.

-Dan
 

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Hey Dan, have you heard the song "The Family and the Fishing Net"? I heard the cover by Primus, and that's an effed up song man! I like it though.
 

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Wow the first mention of prog I've seen that isn't connected to me.

First off check out the label inside out. http://www.insideoutmusic.com/ They carry a lot of great prog rock and prog metal.

A quick list:
King Crimson
Spocks Beard
Ayreon (Check out The Human Equation)
The Mars Volta (Punk/Prog blend)
Tool (unusual time signatures make them prog in my mind)
Flower Kings
Kings X
Arena
Liquid Tension Experiment
Quensryche
Transatlantic
Madsword
Paradise Lost
Symphony X
John Petrucci Jordan Rudess (of Dream Theater)

Some of these may only be loosley described as prog, but thats what I love about the genre. The good stuff is unclassifiable.

Plus if you like prog that means that you probably like guitar solos so check out
Steve Via
Joe Satriani
Eric Morse
Stuart Hamm
Steve Morse Band

Please keep this thread going, there just isn't enough love for prog going on here!
 

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I would call Tool more prog-metal if anything (and I really like Tool, especially their last two albums). Yes, I would call Primus prog rock. As for Zappa, take your pick, the guy did so many styles of music (and all of them incredibly well) it's really hard to accurately label him as any one thing (musical genius sounds about right!)
 

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2112 is probably the godliest prog album ever. As a matter of fact, i'm wearing a Rush 2112 shirt right now!

People in the hallway ask me who they are and I just shake my head. I have no hope for this society. All I see are Taking Back Sunday shirts...
 

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Dream Theater!!! hey, I'm wearing a DT shirt right now.

And yeah, i think tool would classify as Prog. Lateralus is one of my fav albums...sooo good.
 

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Plus how can the big rush fan not point out their 2112 album?? Ichijoe, I am curious as to why you label Queen as prog?
I just feel that the stuff that Queen did in the '70's '80's and very early '90's is sort in parallel of sorts to that of Rush. Queen was just as progressive as any of the above Bands I mean Queen I (1973) sounds very different to say Innuendo (1991),. Wouldn't you agree?

Although I think the Flash Gorden Soundtrack might be the best comparison to 2112.If I dare to make such comparisons, If not the certainly to anything that Quenrÿche ever did Operation Mindcrime... So yeah I think that thay were progresive.
 

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Petary791 said:
People in the hallway ask me who they are and I just shake my head. I have no hope for this society. All I see are Taking Back Sunday shirts...
I actually get this too, whenever I wear the shirt from their 30th anniversary tour no less... As if it's not bad enough that these people are asking who Rush is, ("Oh is that a band or something?") that it happens while I'm wearing the 30th freakin' anniversary shirt is just insult to injury!
 

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-> Petary791 & punxking

I feel your pain, but it's hardly surprising though is it? I mean here we have Rush. Perhaps one of the most original and greatest Band of our time!. And then we have a Darling of 'Mtv / Clearchannel' Takeing Back Sunday. :(

Given the only time I E V E R saw Rush on Mtv, was like back in '84~'85. It was the Big Money Video from Power Windoes. Pretty much says it all. Well there was also that breif 10Second Clip of Stick It Out on Bevis and Butthead (ugh change it, it sux crap),.

Given Rush are very much a 'Thinking Man's' Band the only outright 'Popish' Album they ever done (and by chance there most successfull to date),. Moving Pictures still proabably just as deep thinking as any other of there more earlier stuff. Not many People may know that Red Barchetta was in fact based off a small novelization that was originaly printed in a 1973 Issue of Road & Track, 2112 is unargumentably all Ayn Rand the fact that the Story in question is also called 'Anthem' is a coincidence that hasn't escaped me either.

Speaking of Ayn Rand I'm currenty reading Atlas Shrugged and I'm finding it to be a very apt book (Given that I live in a Socialist Country i.e. Germany), and witnessing the decay of Jobs to the Goverments greedy Tax & Spend bias. But if I could care to draw an annaligy back to Music then Rush would be a lot like a Heros (Rearden / Taggart) of that Book and the RIAA more like the Looters (The Government),. Thuss making sure that no one could be said to be better then there peers. Sounds like an Mtv Clearchannel utopia to me the same old tired crap where everyone sounds like everyone elese and everyone has equal talent (i.e. no talent or talent enought just to keep up with the lip Synching e.g. Ashly Simpson).,

Thats way I love Rush so much they certanly not the Band they were in '74, but, they've never sold out just to get on Mtv or more mainstream Radio to last this long either. Given that fact alone it make Rush one of the most impressive Bands EVER!!

BTW; Alex's Hearing in Floriada starts on the 16 of May. Let's pray that the Parties can work this out, out of the courts...
 

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Hmm... guess I never thought of Queen that way. I was born in '80, so my knowledge of that time and earlier with their music is limited. I think Queen I think Fat Bottomed Girls, and Bicycle. Guess I will have to revisit their earlier stuff and see what I think. Once again thats what I love about the genre, its so hard to define!
 

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This clip is pasted from the powerwindows web site. It is the latest news concerning the incident involving Alex Lifeson, son, and daughter-in-law.

Resisting-an-officer charge against Rush guitarist's daughter-in-law dropped: "A judge has dropped a misdemeanor resisting-an-officer charge against the daughter-in-law of the lead guitarist for the rock group Rush...County Judge Ramiro Manalich on Monday granted a motion by Michelle's defense attorney, Michael McDonnell, to dismiss the only charge that was filed against Michelle. McDonnell said the prosecution charged her with resisting an officer without violence while deputies were involved in the course of an investigation. He argued before the judge that the "investigation" already had been completed by deputies when she was accused of resisting an officer, so the charge should be dropped. The judge agreed." - News-Press.com, Naples Florida News, Apr. 13, 2005

Witness: Police mistreated Rush guitarist in ruckus: "For the past year, John Cannivet said he has had to bite his tongue as he's read distorted versions of an altercation he witnessed between the lead guitarist for Rush and Collier sheriff's deputies on Dec. 31, 2003. As an employee of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, where the fracas occurred, he hadn't been allowed to comment, even though he saw first-hand what happened in the stairwell of the hotel. But now that he no longer works for the hotel, he has this to say: Collier County sheriff's deputies went way too far. 'It was extreme police brutality,' said Cannivet, who was the assistant manager of stewarding until leaving that job in January. 'The whole time all this was going down, I'm thinking, "God, what did these people do? It must have been something really bad." It just bothered me....They (deputies) didn't have to use that force,' he said. 'When they shot Justin (with a stun gun), Justin wasn't violent at all. He was walking with the police. All he did was quit walking.' He said Justin and a deputy had words, and he saw Justin quit walking, and then the deputy pulled his Taser out. He said Justin backed away into a corner, seemingly scared. He kind of put his hands up. He kind of froze, and then they shot him (with the Taser),' Cannivet said. 'If I were to describe what it looked like after he got shot, it looked like a severe seizure. He was just out of it because he was electrocuted for a long time. If you could have seen how bad he was twitching on the ground, and screaming and crying, because it hurt so bad.' As Alex Zivojinovich saw this unfold, he charged up the stairs to help his son, Cannivet said. 'And that is when the female officer threw him (Alex) down the stairs,' he said. One of the two felony battery-on-a-law-enforcement charges that Alex Zivojinovich is facing, which could carry a five-year prison sentence, accuses him of throwing Collier sheriff's Cpl. Amy Stanford down the stairs, causing her injury. Cannivet said that just isn't so. 'I watched the female cop (Stanford) throw him (Alex) down there. She was three stairs above him, and so she had leverage. She grabbed him by the throat and he went falling backward,' Cannivet said." - Naples Florida News, Apr. 10, 2005

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