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    (Original post by BBaggins)
    Dosen't anyone listen to Bad Company, The Guess Who, even..AC-DC anymore?
    I like The Guess Who and I think that a lot of people are aware of hit songs like 'American Woman' and 'Highway to Hell' but in the case of The Guess Who they probably just don't know where they originated from but it's good to know that there are people out there who're keeping that music alive!
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    Iss Peter Gabriel's birthday an' all.

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    The jester hops on the leg of time,
    the scourge of the wizard nation.
    Magical chanting is no crime,
    when you're suckled by a blind Alsatian.
    Who stole the leg of time?

    Seen through the eyes of Murgar's kestrel.
    Where's the tiny mouse? There it is
    Ah ha ha
    Ah ha ha

    Ride a white pig to the edge of Lapland.
    Why did I do that?
    Why did I do that?
    I don’t know.

    Who stole the leg of time?
    When time had one leg it couldn't march.
    It stopped.
    It hopped.
    Who stole the leg of time?

    Was it the wizards? No
    Was it the goblins? No
    Was it the elves? No
    Was it the dwarves? Nooo
    Was it the kestrels? No
    Was it the satyrs? No
    Was it the brain police? What?

    Was it the man with the key to the door of reality,
    underneath the mat of insignificance? Nope

    Well, who was it then?
    Was it the terrorists? No
    Was it the pterodactyls? No

    It was Terry!
    Terry!
    Terry stole the leg of time

    Cockney Medley!

    Oh Terry you **** you nicked the leg of time
    give it back before you get a slap.
    Take it down the dog and duck and leave it behind the bar
    or you'll get a slap sunshine

    Don't give me no rabbit!
    Leave it behind the bar
    Get off me sister
    Leave it behind the bar
    Give me half a pound
    Leave it behind the bar...

    Who stole the leg of time?
    Terry stole the leg of time
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    (Original post by Libertah)
    Steve Upton (drummer) of Wishbone Ash is phenomenal, the fast section of Sometime World has me rewinding so much for that first chorus, he's practically playing with time. Complete master of rhythm. Their debut also has some ridiculously crunchy riffing; Lady Whiskey at full blast while driving down the M3 at like 90mph = a f*cking good time. I am a big fan of Phil Collins too, again he just floats through ridiculously technical passages with flair. Much better behind the kit than up-front but I guess their commercial success post-Peter Gabriel (who I think is the second coming of Jesus Christ) would suggest otherwise.
    The end of Sometime World is superb. That bass line is one of my favourites of all time. combined with one of the most technically challenging solos AP has done and the refrain. Seeing as you mentioned it I had to put it on while writing this

    The current drummer (Joe Crabtree) is really good too. Effortlessly pulls off all the classics and the modern material. Really lovely guy, too. Probably the friendliest current member of WA, I'd say.

    The modern material is very good, I think. The Power Of Eternity is an extremely strong album. I'm not so keen on their latest (Blue Horizon), though; maybe I need to listen to it more.
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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    Steve Upton is definitely one of the greats I'd say! (Along with Bonham) And if you've ever seen Laurie Wisefield in the 1985 live performance at the Marquee club (I think) his performance of Phoenix is phenomenal! But prog rock has definitely offered up some of the most technically gifted musicians from recent times. I'm continually trying to find bands nowadays who match up to it. What other bands do you like?
    It's easier to provide a list of bands I hate or don't like, merely because I'm very liberal and can find enjoyment in most music that has been composed in a wholesome and creative manner. Heavily commercialised music leaves me with no satisfaction from having listened. I was working in a pub recently and the more experienced cooks all had playlists or pop radio stations they put on. I guess they liked it because they played the whole variety of the pop charts. I felt like banging my head against a wall every time I heard Jamie-T or Pharrell Williams, it all was so weak and inexpressive and every repeated hook made it feel more so. Luckily they fired me so I didn't have to take it any more!

    But still, musical elitism rants aside - recently I've been listening to a lot of Gentle Giant, some italian prog-bands such as Premiata Forneria Marconi and Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (which all take GG as their primary influence), a post-rock band called Boyfrndz, this pretty cool indie-folk band called Sun kil Moon, 70s Canterbury prog like Caravan, Robert Wyatt and Hatfield and The North (as mentioned in the OP) and classic jazz fusion of Miles Davis (particularly 1969s *****es Brew and In A Silent Way). Just a few though, I always prefer to reach out for new music than over-listen to familiar territory. What about you?
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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    Yep I do remember indeed I've yet to meet anyone else who's properly into Wishbone Ash (excluding my Dad who got me into it), so it is a nice surprise, especially Argus which is one of my favourite albums! I especially love The King Will Come (the way that it builds up is incredible), Sometime World and Throw Down the Sword

    No worries about the delay with the music it's very different from Wishbone Ash and Genesis (and very 80's), so I won't mind if you're not into it.
    My dad was also into WA when he was a teenager and saw them one or twice with the classic line up. I think I actually got into them by seeing the CD of Argus next to the stereo and putting it on because I liked the album art and then quickly discovering that every song was like aural gold dust

    As you mentioned Laurie Wisefield earlier I thought you might like this:

    Laurie's playing is so smooth and funky but still manages to give the punch required for The King Will Come. Of course AP and Bob are doing their thing just fine. Not sure who the drummer is in this lineup but he's great, too. Strange to think this was their 30th anniversary party and in a few yeas they'll be having their 50th!
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    (Original post by Libertah)
    It's easier to provide a list of bands I hate or don't like, merely because I'm very liberal and can find enjoyment in most music that has been composed in a wholesome and creative manner. Heavily commercialised music leaves me with no satisfaction from having listened. I was working in a pub recently and the more experienced cooks all had playlists or pop radio stations they put on. I guess they liked it because they played the whole variety of the pop charts. I felt like banging my head against a wall every time I heard Jamie-T or Pharrell Williams, it all was so weak and inexpressive and every repeated hook made it feel more so. Luckily they fired me so I didn't have to take it any more!

    But still, musical elitism rants aside - recently I've been listening to a lot of Gentle Giant, some italian prog-bands such as Premiata Forneria Marconi and Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (which all take GG as their primary influence), a post-rock band called Boyfrndz, this pretty cool indie-folk band called Sun kil Moon, 70s Canterbury prog like Caravan, Robert Wyatt and Hatfield and The North (as mentioned in the OP) and classic jazz fusion of Miles Davis (particularly 1969s *****es Brew and In A Silent Way). Just a few though, I always prefer to reach out for new music than over-listen to familiar territory. What about you?
    I guess people that work in those types of jobs just need something to 'keep them going' through their day shift. Prog rock is generally the kind of music that you need to sit down and properly listen to. You need to give it time and patience to let it properly sink in (to your very soul if need be!) And I guess when you're working such a loud and hectic job, you need mainstream stuff just to keep yourself going, not to satisfy those inner emotions that you haven't got time for in day to day life.

    I'll take note of some of the bands you mentioned as I'm always looking for recommendations I'd heard of a few of the Italian prog rock bands, Gentle Giant, Miles Davis of course and Robert Wyatt, but none of the rest, so I'm looking forward to that! Are you into Soft Machine as well at all? I know that I have some Caravan knocking about but I'll have to give that a proper go as well!

    I'm into a lot of folk at the moment but it's nothing relatively new- Midlake, Fossil Collective, The Decemberists etc. and Nick Drake is a big passion of mine. But I'm also into Classical/Baroque/Romantic music as well..and Fleetwood Mac!! I don't think that I could fit them all in to be honest! Suffice to say I love music in general as long as it isn't mainstream anyway..
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    I've been listening to Opeth pretty frequently for the last couple of months particularly Ghost Reveries, Heritage and Pale Communion (but all on YouTube so all the songs would be in the wrong order )

    The sound of Pale Communion is absolutely gorgeous but it also sounds rather familiar; I'm not sure what it reminds me of, Bob James perhaps?

    I listened to a bit of Rush many years ago as well as a couple of Genesis and Camel songs and I will hopefully come back to them in... a few years lol. I have an ever-growing list of bands to listen to

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    including them, and Pain of Salvation
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    My dad was also into WA when he was a teenager and saw them one or twice with the classic line up. I think I actually got into them by seeing the CD of Argus next to the stereo and putting it on because I liked the album art and then quickly discovering that every song was like aural gold dust

    As you mentioned Laurie Wisefield earlier I thought you might like this:

    Laurie's playing is so smooth and funky but still manages to give the punch required for The King Will Come. Of course AP and Bob are doing their thing just fine. Not sure who the drummer is in this lineup but he's great, too. Strange to think this was their 30th anniversary party and in a few yeas they'll be having their 50th!
    You're kidding?! He's a lucky guy then I get Argus mixed up with the Tarkus album strangely enough! (the Emerson, Lake and Palmer album) despite the fact that they probably have nothing in common. Aural gold dust is a lovely phrase by the way!

    Thanks for the link though! I'll have to listen to it when I manage to find my phone, since my laptop has recently decided to corrupt itself and now will not work anything except for the internet incredibly. But I agree, he's an often overlooked musician I think, and extroadinarily talented. My dad thinks it's amazing how quickly they've aged but I guess the same thing will happen to us when Lana Del Rey or whatever grows older. It's strange to think about.
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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    You're kidding?! He's a lucky guy then I get Argus mixed up with the Tarkus album strangely enough! (the Emerson, Lake and Palmer album) despite the fact that they probably have nothing in common. Aural gold dust is a lovely phrase by the way!

    Thanks for the link though! I'll have to listen to it when I manage to find my phone, since my laptop has recently decided to corrupt itself and now will not work anything except for the internet incredibly. But I agree, he's an often overlooked musician I think, and extroadinarily talented. My dad thinks it's amazing how quickly they've aged but I guess the same thing will happen to us when Lana Del Rey or whatever grows older. It's strange to think about.
    He also saw Genesis multiple times and Pink Floyd, both with their classic line ups. I think he saw Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker from Cream and recently we both saw Eric Clapton so he's seen all three parts of Cream separately!

    I've no idea of all the musicians performing today at the start of their careers who will end up being as revered as WA and Genesis and bands of that ilk. There are some fantastic contemporary bands, but the ones I like will never get the same level of mainstream appreciation because they're not easily accessible. Maybe bands like Mumford and Sons will be that one band that never really goes away and are always popular. It's hard to say, really!
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    Genesis - Dancing with the Moonlit Knight. Probably tied with Cinema Show as my favourite song of all time.
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    Currently I'm more into Krautrock (from Kraftwerk to Amon Düül), but I do love Yes, ELP, Camel, Genesis (4 first albums), Hawkwind, King Crimson, Renaissance, Strawbs, Van Der Graaf Generator...


    Anybody who doesn't know Progarchives is not a real Prog. http://www.progarchives.com/
    I recommend the charts they made based on the votes of their members, there are also charts by subgenres (at the top of the page). I have discover so many gems from there.
    http://www.progarchives.com/top-prog...x=66&y=10#list
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    I love Wishbone Ash 'Argus' and that album line-up is the best I think.

    Seen that line-up twice - amazing! Amongst their newer stuff 'Here to Hear' is my favourite album and 'Why don't we?' the best track

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjgnqmGPY9Y

    I also like early Yes - up to 'Tales from Topographic Oceans'; Curved Air (seen live); King Crimson; Emerson, Lake and Palmer; The Nice; Renaissance (Annie Haslam group -seen live) amongst others.
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    Tool and King Crimson
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Yes - up to 'Tales from Topographic Oceans'
    Yuck, it's the worst.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Yuck, it's the worst.
    Yes I agree .. I stopped buying their stuff when that came out.
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Yes I agree .. I stopped buying their stuff when that came out.
    Relayer isn't bad though, especially tracks 2 and 3.
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    (Original post by + polarity -)
    I've been listening to Opeth pretty frequently for the last couple of months particularly Ghost Reveries, Heritage and Pale Communion (but all on YouTube so all the songs would be in the wrong order )

    The sound of Pale Communion is absolutely gorgeous but it also sounds rather familiar; I'm not sure what it reminds me of, Bob James perhaps?

    I listened to a bit of Rush many years ago as well as a couple of Genesis and Camel songs and I will hopefully come back to them in... a few years lol. I have an ever-growing list of bands to listen to


    including them, and Pain of Salvation
    There are 2 versions of Fates Warning, the first few albums with John Arch are incredible, particularly 'The Spectre Within' and 'Awaken the Guardian'. He is the best singer I have ever heard. Then they replaced him with Ray Alder who is still good but not as good, and they changed style a bit, but the first album they did with him (No Exit) is ****ing boss as well.
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    (Original post by metalthrashin'mad)
    standard prog is boring as ****, just emotionless showcases of "look at how much time I spent practising this somewhat hard to play piece"

    When bands produce music that doesn'y sound like anything that's gone before though it's fantastic. Bands that sound like the aforementioned BS such as Yes, Genesis, Opeth, etc can SMD, but pink floyd, the gathering, ulver, porcupine tree and such are fantastic bands purely because they don't show off for the sake of it.
    I rather like some of Yes' stuff, myself. I also like ELP, though some of their stuff is utter ****. I love Pink Floyd, and I know exactly what you mean about not showing off - David Gilmour as a guitarist has a style I love exactly because it's so simple.

    I also really like Jethro Tull, very very much.
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