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The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

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Postby GeckoYamori; Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:35 pm Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

I quite like Progressive Rock but I try not to romantisize the 70's period too much. That was when it reached its peak in mainstream popularity, and I think many musicians just sort of got casually swept along with it because it happened to be trendy at the time. I prefer the modern stuff coming out since it's made by people with a genuine passion for it.
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Postby rp314; Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:23 pm Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

There was no progressive Rock before 1970?
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Postby SODDI; Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:24 pm Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

rp314 wrote:There was no progressive Rock before 1970?


No. Jon Lord never existed, he's just a figment of your imagination.
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Postby nasenmann; Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:18 am Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

Gentle Giant is great fun. Also one of my fav band names. Hippiesque yet vaguely bombastic.

I think i like progrock best when it doesn't have that self-importance of being deliberately prog, but just ventures in that direction naturally at times. I've listened to Deep Purple too much by now but they have a place in my heart for embodying that.
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Postby seismic1; Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:58 pm Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

Zappa (the real prog-daddy), Spirit, Crimson, Genesis, Tull, Gentle Giant, TD and many others.

Oh yeah.... Hobgoblin :band2: :violin: ....but probably not the one vurt is thinking of :)
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Postby Turello; Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:02 pm Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

Hey Guys, I'm happy to know I'm not alone..! :-D
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Postby trimph1; Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:45 pm Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

For me it was TD, Hawkwind/Hawklords, Gryphon, Gong, Faust, Guru Guru, Nucleus, Popul Vuh.....geeeesh....to mny to list...

Then seeing a lot of these bands live back then....:shock:....which I did....
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Postby Numanoid; Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:49 am Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

Turello wrote:I was wondering if in this place there are also lovers of Progressive Rock 70s

I dig 70's prog rock where the synth/keyboard is the main instrument, bands like Triumvirat, PFM, Novalis, Pollen
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Postby ZenPunkHippy; Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:58 am Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

trimph1 wrote:Then seeing a lot of these bands live back then....:shock:....which I did....

Modern day Hawkwind / Gong gigs are still just as messy as they ever were!

Not that I would know .. a friend told me ... ;)
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Postby Numanoid; Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:04 am Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

I saw this vid recently, and man does Mike Howlett get into it when the Dervish riff kicks off

http://www.discogs.com/Steve-Hillage-Ba ... se/1943091
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Postby Lotuzia; Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:05 am Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

seismic1 wrote:Zappa (the real prog-daddy), Spirit, Crimson, Genesis, Tull, Gentle Giant, TD and many others.

Oh yeah.... Hobgoblin :band2: :violin: ....but probably not the one vurt is thinking of :)


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Mahavishnu Orchestra, Yes, King Crimson, Robert Wyatt, Genesis, Caravan, HAttfield and the North, Gong, Todd Rundgren, Gentle Giant, Can, Pink Floyd ....
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Postby The_Hidden_Goose; Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:17 am Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

I grew up with progrock, krautrock, folk and things that could fall into that general grab-bag thanks to hippy-ish parents. It'll always have a place in my heart, and I still play records from that time these days. A few of my desert island discs would be 70's albums that would've been put in the prog-rock category.

It's rare to find some modern progrock that inspires me though. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough for it so much with all the other stuff I've gotten into over the years.
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Postby robojam; Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:34 am Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

Hawkwind! Dave Brock is still keeping them going even now.
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Postby The_Hidden_Goose; Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:39 am Re: The importance of the Progressive Rock 70s...

If I'm remembering rightly, Hawkwind hate being called prog rock.

Not saying they're not, just that they (or Brock in particular) doesn't like being lumped in with anyone else!

Loved their first few...got a bit meh about the middle ones, and the last one I heard sounded more like festival rave dance from the late 80's/early 90's. Wasn't keen, although I like some of the stuff from that time too.
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