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Old 12-06-2007, 02:31 PM   #61
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Belew joined KC in the 80's. Greg Lake (who went on to form ELP) was the original lead singer, and then John Wetton (who went on to form Asia) took over in the 70's.
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If you like Adrian Belew you might like Three of a Perfect Pair by King Crimson. Sample it online first. Its kind of hit or miss with most fans,but I really like it. It has a sort of Talking Heads sound to it.
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I think Discipline is by far the best of the Belew era.
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I don't have that one yet. I should pick it up. I just got the Great Deceiver though and wow is that a fantastic live album!
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Is Rush prog? How about Queen?

I don't really like the Talking Heads. I'll look into Adrian Belew though.
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Alot of people consider Rush to be Prog- at least their earlier stuff through Moving Pictures. I love them of course, but I'm not always too eager to recommend them because alot of people don't (I think its Geddy's voice but I could be wrong).

As for Queen, they have their prog moments just like Led Zeppelin.
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Early Queen can be considered prog. They obviously went for a more pop rock sound as the 80's approached.

Rush is definitely prog. Even in the 80's, when synths dominated some of their work, they were still a progressive band deep down.
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I would say that albums such as Queen II are certainly prog.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:16 PM   #69
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OBTAIN'D!

I gave it a listen to once through. I'll delve deeper into it tomorrow. Thanks again.

4 more months until BSG! I bet if Adama started a band it'd be a prog band. Probably call it Cylon Sunset. Tighe would play bass. They'd be awesome.
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Cool.

King Crimson, on first listen, can be a bit jarring, but stay with it and you'll learn to appreciate some of their stuff. I'm not their biggest fan, and there are some albums I don't care for, but that one is what I consider their best.

I was always a bigger Yes fan, personally.

And yes, March cannot come soon enough for new BSG, and a new thread (don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of seeing "the most politically blah blah blah" in its title...)
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Got through the first two and a half songs on my way in - short commute + long songs = unideal listening situation. It sounded good though. I'm getting into it and I guess it finally clicked with me that "prog" does not define music in the same that "blues" would. I guess blues would be the backdrop or base (which is why I never thought Floyd was prog) whereas "prog" would be the genre or style. Is that right?

Also, i sampled a little bit of Dream Theatre. Mike Portney = He's no Stephen Perkins, but he's tight. Is he considered a better drummer than Niel Peart? I never listened to much Rush, but I appreciate Peart from what I've heard.

I'm all for a new BSG thread. Do it!
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Got through the first two and a half songs on my way in - short commute + long songs = unideal listening situation. It sounded good though. I'm getting into it and I guess it finally clicked with me that "prog" does not define music in the same that "blues" would. I guess blues would be the backdrop or base (which is why I never thought Floyd was prog) whereas "prog" would be the genre or style. Is that right?

Also, i sampled a little bit of Dream Theatre. Mike Portney = He's no Stephen Perkins, but he's tight. Is he considered a better drummer than Niel Peart? I never listened to much Rush, but I appreciate Peart from what I've heard.

I'm all for a new BSG thread. Do it!
Sorry for being anal, but Theater*, and Portnoy*.

And joke that will clarify that discussion:
"The internet is just an excuse for pimply prog nerds to argue who's a better drummer: Peart or Portnoy".

They are both amazingly good though. Neil is like a machine, Mike's probably more improvised in his approach.
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you missed "Neil" there as well
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So I did. *laughs*
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And joke that will clarify that discussion:
"The internet is just an excuse for pimply prog nerds to argue who's a better drummer: Peart or Portnoy".
This really couldn't be more true.

As Mike himself says on the Live At Budokan DVD, going to Japan is amazing because they have female fans. In North America and Europe, it's just nerdy guys.
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