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post #51 of 189
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And now, another PINK FLOYD Movie Synchronization!

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a) The Final Cut: Have the album cued at 00:10 seconds; start the DVD (right when The Ladd Co. logo starts) & cued album simultaneously

b) The Director's Cut: press play on the album as soon as the WB fades in completely.

 

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You know you've synched it correctly (for both versions) when the first shot of the eye and "Shine On..."s signature chord chime play at the same time.

 

The rest of the album should line up roughly as such:

 

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"Welcome To The Machine"

 

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"Have A Cigar"

 

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For "Wish You Were Here", jump straight to the chapter that begins with Deckard driving through the tunnel.

post #52 of 189
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Some killer mid-80s Space Prog:

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Hawkwind "Dreaming City (Live)" 1985 (Click to show)

 

It's like pouring an early 80s issue of Heavy Metal magazine directly into your head.

post #53 of 189
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"Far out" Space Prog with a dash of disco:

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ELO "The Whale" 1977 (Click to show)

post #54 of 189
Yeah, I'll admit it...big fan of ELO.
post #55 of 189

Jesus, that fucking album cover!  Too much awesome.

post #56 of 189

Speaking of awesome album covers...

 

I had myself a bit of a road trip this weekend and this thread inspired me to dust off the giant CD wallet that holds all my old prog albums.  Only a 3 hour drive, but hey, 2.5 Yes albums later, I was already there!

 

 

Yes "Soon" (Click to show)

 

Seriously though, how great is Yes?

post #57 of 189
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More killer ELO! This is what The Beatles would've sounded like had they stuck together long enough to go Prog in the early 70s:

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ELO "In Old England Town (Boogie #2)" 1973 (Click to show)

post #58 of 189

With the appearance of the Mahavishnu Orchestra earlier in the thread, I feel safe in putting some Al Di Meola in here.  It's jazz fusion with many prog elements to it

 

And here's some vintage Return to Forever, with a much MUCH younger Al Di Meola tearing it up.

post #59 of 189

While I question Al D's inclusion in the Progressive Rock thread, I generally have no qualms about him being brought up in any thread.

 

ANY.  Thread.

 

That said, can we go much further without mentioning ELP?

 

Warning: Awesome! (Click to show)

 

 

 

ETA: edited to not derail too much into the jazz fusion category


Edited by Somewhere - 3/12/12 at 10:31pm
post #60 of 189
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There's a line that separates Progressive from Jazz Fusion and Chick Corea is firmly in the latter territory. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that Fusion is a full-on inversion of the Prog aesthetic:

 

3/4 Rock + 1/4 Jazz = Prog

 

3/4 Jazz + 1/4 Rock = Fusion

 

If you can dig up an example where Corea follows the Prog model, it's inclusion would be welcome.

post #61 of 189

I swear Art, I was editing my post as you entered yours.

 

For the record, I asked as a follow up to the Al Di Meola post: Where does Chick Corea come up in this conversation?

 

Upon reflection, the answer is: nowhere.

post #62 of 189

This one always seems to polarize people, but following the model of current bands that are clearly influenced by prog rock, but don't necessarily have that traditional prog rock sound (Radiohead, Tool, Dream Theater, etc), I present Umphrey's McGee:

 

 

Umphrey's McGee - Mantis (Click to show)

 

Mileage is going to vary, but these guys really explore the full spectrum; everything from alternative to prog to electronica to metal with a healthy dose of jam-band.  But I think the ultimate qualifier for inclusion in this thread: they are the only band I've ever seen / heard live that has had the balls to cover Yes, Pink Floyd, and Genesis.  And actually pull it off.    

post #63 of 189
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Interesting stuff.

 

Though it does kinda sound like an unreleased Prog tune from the Transformers: The Movie soundtrack.

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"Unicron's Lament"

post #64 of 189
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"Unicron's Lament"



What a weird fucking movie. "Those characters that you grew to love and care about?  Yeah, they're all killed within the first 15 minutes."

 

That Umphrey's McGee song sounds like if Primus and Phish had a pick-up basketball game and each of the teams started a band afterwards.

post #65 of 189

70's Hawkwind

 

post #66 of 189

70's King Crimson

 

 

My favorite version of this song

post #67 of 189
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Here's a shining moment featuring oft-nude dancer/hippie goddess Stacia & a pre-Motorhead Lemmy on vocals:

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Hawkwind "Silver Machine" 1972 (Click to show)

post #68 of 189
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70's King Crimson

 

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"Starless" is the reason why God invented sound.

post #69 of 189

I've always been able to take or leave Trey Spruance, but I saw these guys open for Dengue Fever recently, and am more or less a convert:
 

 

 

 

They also do a great cover of the theme from "Exodus."

post #70 of 189

It's about time someone brought Muse to the table, there are some serious prog elements in their music.

 

post #71 of 189

Here's some Nordic space disco that I think fits the prog rock bill quite nicely, though again, not necessarily in the traditional sense.  Reminds me a lot of Tangerine Dream (another band that deserves some attention here I think), with the driving beat and awesome synthesizers.

 

 

Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - Rothaus (Click to show)

 

post #72 of 189
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Cool stuff. It's like a Tangerine Dream cover of this CAN classic:

 

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CAN "I Want More" 1976 (Click to show)

post #73 of 189

Dies Irae by Devil Doll. Kind of sounds like if the Cryptkeeper formed a band and wrote really long songs. Great Halloween music.

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Edited by PMR - 3/15/12 at 6:38pm
post #74 of 189

Screw it, it must be done:

 

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Oscar: I tell you one thing that really drives me nuts, is people who think that Jethro Tull is just a person in a band.

Psychologist: Who is Jethro Tull?

post #75 of 189

This is prog-rock at it's nerdiest, I give you Sky, a classical guitarist, synthesizers and Roy Orbison as their drummer.

 

 

 

ELO was mentioned earlier and I just want to say I grew up listening to their LP Time, a gloriously overblown masterpiece of disco prog rock. How I loved that album.

 

 

 

post #76 of 189
You know, I've never listened to Sky, but I have a solo album by the guitarist, and it's pretty interesting. Also, hell yes to Time; a bit more on the poppy side of things, but not at all in a bad way. "Twilight" has one of my favorite openings of any song, ever:

Anyway, hot damn, there's a lot of stuff I'm going to have to check out in this thread, as well as a bunch of groups I'm glad to see mentioned (ELP, represent!) But seriously, no love for Focus?
post #77 of 189
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I was just gettin' to Focus, young son...

 

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Featuring the eccentric, classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer & the jawdropping, oft-unheralded guitar god Jan Akkerman, this Dutch band was the Jester to the Crimson King in the court of early 70s Prog. Below is their breakthrough hit from 1971.

 

Focus "House Of The King" 1971 (Click to show)

post #78 of 189
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Progressive goes Pop!

 

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Almost as good as the 1984 Neil Pye version. Almost. A seriously cracking tune:

 

Caravan "Golf Girl" 1971 (Click to show)

post #79 of 189
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From the ashes of the 60s psychedelic band Neon Pearl comes this brilliant, mysterious, & elegiac bit of widescreen Prog glory.

 

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This song easily ranks with anything off of In The Court Of The Crimson King or Pink Floyd's Meddle:

 

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T2 "J.L.T." 1970 (Click to show)

 

post #80 of 189

 

 

 

 

Some of my favorites found at random here.

 

 

post #81 of 189
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One of the greatest pieces of music ever forged from the mind of man:

 

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Genesis "The Carpet Crawlers" 1974 (Click to show)


Edited by Art Decade - 3/28/12 at 1:24pm
post #82 of 189
Curved Air, hell yeah...I'd put the whole of Phantasmagoria on here if YouTube had it.
post #83 of 189

Because I'm running out of ways to contribute and I don't want this thread to die...

 

Weird spacey lyrics?  Killer synth lines?  A ridiculous stage set-up for live performances?  and a mandolin solo?!  Sounds like progressive rock to me!

 

 

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post #84 of 189
Thread Starter 

That's like...NONE MORE PROG.

 

EDIT: This thread will never die. I won't let it. If I'm the only person posting in it, so be it. It'll be page after page of prime Progressive sound.

post #85 of 189

 

 

Woah.....

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Oh man...I taste sky now...

post #87 of 189

We're takin' things up a notch. Here's Jeff Beck (he's technically fronting a group called Upp) the bassist is called Steven Amazing and here's why.

 

 

Frank Zappa is primarily a composer but he cranked out some serious prog-rock.

 

post #88 of 189

Now we can't be delving into the heavier end of modern Prog without giving props to Mr. Devin Townsend:

 

 

 

 

Also, a rather nice clip video someone on YouTube knocked up that delves into some more of his proggier stuff:

 

 

 

 

 

post #89 of 189

Would someone mind explaining how in Christ's sanguine loincloth this thread got to two pages without these motherfuckers coming up once?

 

post #90 of 189

I do love that Jerry was a race car driver is pretty much a lost King Crimson song.

post #91 of 189

Claypool was actually the one who got me into King Crimson in the first place.  Saw one of his side projects do an absolutely killer cover of Thela Hun Ginjeet.  

 

There's also a really fun recording from Bonnaroo ('04 I believe) floating around out there, with Adrian Belew joining up with Primus for a handful of tracks.  Really good stuff.     

post #92 of 189

Is the Theela Hun Ginjeet cover with Flying Frog Brigade? Because that is a pretty damn good cover.

post #93 of 189

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Is the Theela Hun Ginjeet cover with Flying Frog Brigade? Because that is a pretty damn good cover.


That's the one.  They've got that absolutely fantastic live album, where they cover not only Thela Hun Ginjeet, but also all of Pink Floyd's Animals.

 

 

Here we go (Click to show)

 

 

post #94 of 189

Also, it has become clear, somebody needs to cover the harder side of this thread. I volunteer.

 

Proceed With Motherfucking Caution (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #95 of 189
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Alfonso Cuaron's kickass nod to Prog in Children Of Men is worth mentioning:

 

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Set to the tune of "In The Court Of The Crimson King", we watch as Clive Owen is driven to a pig balloon adorned Battersea Power Station:

 

CHILDREN OF MEN "Ark Of The Arts" scene: (Click to show)

 


Edited by Art Decade - 3/30/12 at 1:09pm
post #96 of 189
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Oh man...I taste sky now...
I'm pretty sure Gong is one of the few bands you can actually get a contact high from listening to...
post #97 of 189
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This heavy, melodic Prog stomper that opens Todd Rundgren's 1973 album A Wizard, A True Star is sex with sound:

 

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Todd Rundgren "International Feel" 1973 (Click to show)

 

 

Radiohead's classic Bends opener, "Planet Telex", bears more than a little resemblance to it:

 

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Radiohead "Planet Telex" 1995 (Click to show)

post #98 of 189

Can I put this here?

 

 

 

A lot of later day British Folk-Rock leaves me cold. But Fairport Convention and Pentangle are basically unfuckwithable for me.

post #99 of 189
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Can I put this here?

 

A lot of later day British Folk-Rock leaves me cold. But Fairport Convention and Pentangle are basically unfuckwithable for me.


Absolutely. Fairport Convention and Pentangle were part of the Canterbury scene, which is crucial to the history of Progressive Rock.

post #100 of 189
Anybody with bad words for Sandy Denny is going to have to answer to me.
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