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Postby PleasedToMichu » 30 Dec 2016, 12:22

Over the years it's clear that english musicians in the 60' and 70' hit a nerve in my taste. Especially prog at that time was truly special in Great Britain. So, are there any prog-fans that would like to share their knowledge and likings from that time?

I'm not joking when I say 95% of all music I listen to is made between 63-77 - and there seems to be an endless discovery of new bands/musicians from that era. My taste goes in waves, but prog seems to take over more and more of my playlist. On that basis I would like to throw in some of my favorite prog-albums from that time;

Yes - The Yes Album
Yes - Fragile
Yes - Going For The One
Camel - Mirage
Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash
Rush - Fly By Night
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant
Titus Groan - Titus Groan (a bit obscure - would love to learn more about these musicians)

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Postby murf » 30 Dec 2016, 12:55

Earth calling Spiny.....

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Re: Prog

Postby Spinynorman » 30 Dec 2016, 20:32

murf wrote:Earth calling Spiny.....
Blimey! :shock:

Some crackers there. :D

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Re: Prog

Postby blahblah » 30 Dec 2016, 20:34

All a bit mainstream?

Far from an expert, but The Mighty Cope name checks loads, admittedly a lot German.

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Re: Prog

Postby PleasedToMichu » 30 Dec 2016, 22:00

I think my better half would laugh if I told her my favourites is mainstream :D she hates prog

But they probably are. King Crimson's album was my introduction to prog, and I know that's a well known album in various groups. I do however need to be in the right mood to "learn" to dig a new album, I tried Mirage a couple years ago, and it didn't work out for me then. Right now it grows on me every time I listen to it.

I will check out The Mighty Cope

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Postby blahblah » 30 Dec 2016, 22:08

PleasedToMichu wrote:I think my better half would laugh if I told her my favourites is mainstream :D she hates prog

But they probably are. King Crimson's album was my introduction to prog, and I know that's a well known album in various groups. I do however need to be in the right mood to "learn" to dig a new album, I tried Mirage a couple years ago, and it didn't work out for me then. Right now it grows on me every time I listen to it.

I will check out The Mighty Cope
That's Julian Cope :wink:

Apparently KrautRockSampler (sp?) is a bit of a bible of German prog.

Not prog, but probably the best thing written for many, many years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgq5OjVTJRs

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Re: Prog

Postby Spinynorman » 30 Dec 2016, 22:17

jeffmcgow has been on an interesting prog journey of late and it's well worth looking up his comments. Takeshi and Hogmeister have also been listening to some intriguing stuff for a while. :)

Blah as always knows his onions. :mrgreen:

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Re: Prog

Postby quizking » 31 Dec 2016, 00:36

Ask the hive mind - "rateyourmusic" takes opinions from any music fan in the world who wants give an opinion, on every genre (you can sort by category, nationality, year, whatever) - here's their prog list (and that's just the top 5000 entries (!));

http://rateyourmusic.com/customchart?pa ... countries=

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Re: Prog

Postby blahblah » 31 Dec 2016, 10:31

quizking wrote:Ask the hive mind - "rateyourmusic" takes opinions from any music fan in the world who wants give an opinion, on every genre (you can sort by category, nationality, year, whatever) - here's their prog list (and that's just the top 5000 entries (!));

http://rateyourmusic.com/customchart?pa ... countries=

Brilliant site, for finding long forgotten\unknown stuff 8-)

I've started a new thread to stop this one being derailed....

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=123591

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Re: Prog

Postby Spinynorman » 31 Dec 2016, 10:32

quizking wrote:Ask the hive mind - "rateyourmusic" takes opinions from any music fan in the world who wants give an opinion, on every genre (you can sort by category, nationality, year, whatever) - here's their prog list (and that's just the top 5000 entries (!));

http://rateyourmusic.com/customchart?pa ... countries=
It's an awesome list much of which has been nicked from my record collection. :)

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Re: Prog

Postby PleasedToMichu » 31 Dec 2016, 14:22

blahblah wrote: That's Julian Cope :wink:
lol, that's proof of my ignorance

Thanks for that link - it's similar lists that have been my method of finding new albums

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Re: Prog

Postby primitive man » 31 Dec 2016, 23:16

Van der Graff's The Least we Can do is Wave To One Another & H to He Who Am the Only One are deffo worth a listen.
How about Jon Heismann's Coliseum (excuse spelling) For Those About to Die We Salute You
Bit more obscure and a bit jazzy Warm Dust - And it came to Pass (features a young Paul Carrick on keys)

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Re: Prog

Postby PleasedToMichu » 02 Jan 2017, 08:00

primitive man wrote:Van der Graff's The Least we Can do is Wave To One Another & H to He Who Am the Only One are deffo worth a listen.
How about Jon Heismann's Coliseum (excuse spelling) For Those About to Die We Salute You
Bit more obscure and a bit jazzy Warm Dust - And it came to Pass (features a young Paul Carrick on keys)
Thanks for those! I will check them out. Actually, I have experience with Colosseum - particularly their live-album from 71' which I rate very high. Forgot to mention that album in my first post.

I see wikipedia is listing Colosseums first albums as Jazz Fusion - that's also a genre I'm curious about. Also dig Blood, Sweat & Tears' album - Child is Father to the Man, which I understand is a bit jazz-fusion.

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Postby primitive man » 02 Jan 2017, 14:31

PleasedToMichu wrote:
primitive man wrote:Van der Graff's The Least we Can do is Wave To One Another & H to He Who Am the Only One are deffo worth a listen.
How about Jon Heismann's Coliseum (excuse spelling) For Those About to Die We Salute You
Bit more obscure and a bit jazzy Warm Dust - And it came to Pass (features a young Paul Carrick on keys)
Thanks for those! I will check them out. Actually, I have experience with Colosseum - particularly their live-album from 71' which I rate very high. Forgot to mention that album in my first post.

I see wikipedia is listing Colosseums first albums as Jazz Fusion - that's also a genre I'm curious about. Also dig Blood, Sweat & Tears' album - Child is Father to the Man, which I understand is a bit jazz-fusion.
For jazz fusion try Warm Dust https://www.discogs.com/search/ as its rather expensive to get hold of - go to discogs and search on band name - loads of tracks on there don't have to be a member (but it is free).

Yes I also like BS&T that album you said and the next (just called BS&T).
Can more or less listen to anything you fancy on that discog site tho.

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Re: Prog

Postby jimwinn » 11 Jan 2017, 22:47

Often I load up You and I and Heart of the Sunrise on You Tube

Never a Yes fan at the time but now I'm definately a convert

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Re: Prog

Postby blahblah » 11 Jan 2017, 22:57

Coincidentally: I went snooker last week and Steve Davis is doing a kids thing in Grtr Manchester on Wednesdays. (A tad odd, until I found out that he (too) has left darkest Essex for PRoM, when buying a cue in my new found quest to hit another 50 Break.)

Anyhow, he is a big Prog head, and used to do a Radio Prog (ho ho) playing Prog.

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Re: Prog

Postby PleasedToMichu » 10 May 2017, 19:52

It's time to update this. Been a time recently with little energy to explore new albums, but some new albums have influenced me a lot recently. Before we head there; I'm really an album-guy. And I don't really pay attention to the vocals. I enjoy a good vocal, but pay very little attention of what they're actually singing about. Must say I've thought a lot about what I'm actually proposing is "really good sh*t" to buddies who actually cares what bands really 'means' in a particular song/album. Perhaps they see me as a really weird fellow; "digging that, whats wrong with him?!"

But I've been listening a lot too Renaissance's "Ashes Are Burning" and "Scheherazade and Other Stories" recently. Oh my how beautiful the voice of Annie Haslam is! And all I've picked up is that she went to a fair. Nobody was there.

I came across a new album by accident today, "Demon Fuzz - Afreaka!". Instant hit. That groovy first tune is amazing. I can't find it on Spotify, but here's a link to youtube (I really hope this is open to you guys in GB).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayDDa0SnUuc

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Re: Prog

Postby Spinynorman » 10 May 2017, 20:20

Novella is well worth a listen and yes her voice is indeed amazing. :)


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