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    Cool Daily Prog Rock Update

    What prog rock did you listen to today?
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    This morning I sampled via u tube: Camel-- "Air Born" and "Lunar Sea"; Gentle Giant--"Black Cat", "Why Not", "The Power and The Glory" and "Aspirations".
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    Quote Originally Posted by white knight View Post
    This morning I sampled via u tube: Camel-- "Air Born" and "Lunar Sea"; Gentle Giant--"Black Cat", "Why Not", "The Power and The Glory" and "Aspirations".
    What a bunch of great songs, the last prog album I listened to was Camel - Moonmadness.
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    Hi, Nima and thanx for your input. Never having listened to either group before, I must say it was a good experience. On balance, I prefer Camel to Gentle Giant. What about you?
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    Today I listened to Brain Salad Surgery from ELP and Performance [movie soundtrack] from Ry Cooder and Mick Jagger, amongst others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by white knight View Post
    Hi, Nima and thanx for your input. Never having listened to either group before, I must say it was a good experience. On balance, I prefer Camel to Gentle Giant. What about you?
    I've been listening to Camel for the past seven, eight years, and I too prefer Camel over Gentle Giant. Camel has an over all melancholic feel to it which I really like.
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    Camel is such an underestimated prog band. Moonmadness and Mirage are absolutely brilliant and would certainly make my pop/rock album top100 regardless of sub-genre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Camel is such an underestimated prog band. Moonmadness and Mirage are absolutely brilliant and would certainly make my pop/rock album top100 regardless of sub-genre.
    Agreed, Camel has become a cult band because of its unpopularity. It is quite a shame, though. However, I prefer such bands to remain underground; for brilliant music sometimes remains not understood or never known. I am surprised how their 80's and beyond never got the recognition it deserved. I can understand how the 70's stuff (the first four albums) not being understood by many and remaining underground but after that they had a certain pop edge to them that I never became a fan of. There were certain songs after that I appreciated like Stationary traveller.
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    "Performance" {movie soundtrack}--Mick Jagger, Ry Cooder etc., etc. "Tarkus, "Brain Salad Surgery"--ELP.
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    Gentle Giant? "We. Can. Change. The. World."
    At least modern computer font lets me type that out the way they sang it.

    I walked downtown today, a calm and sunny day, with lots of leftover snow and ice.
    When I was walking beside the side of this huge Catholic church, I started singing.
    The echo was nice, and I was catching it from houses across the street.
    I was singing the "Soon... oh soon, the light, ours forever, ours the right, the son shall guide us, a reason to be here".
    That led into singing out my own words to another song in the same key,
    feeling all expansive about humanity and what looks like the beginning of the fall of the American empire.
    "We've got to get together sooner or later, because the revolution's here". Yeah!
    Amun! May All Peace Be Upon You.

    So far, that's my progressive rock update.

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    Listened to ELP--Brain Salad Surgery; Mick Jagger and Ry Cooder--Performance
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Gentle Giant? "We. Can. Change. The. World."
    At least modern computer font lets me type that out the way they sang it.

    I walked downtown today, a calm and sunny day, with lots of leftover snow and ice.
    When I was walking beside the side of this huge Catholic church, I started singing.
    The echo was nice, and I was catching it from houses across the street.
    I was singing the "Soon... oh soon, the light, ours forever, ours the right, the son shall guide us, a reason to be here".
    That led into singing out my own words to another song in the same key,
    feeling all expansive about humanity and what looks like the beginning of the fall of the American empire.
    "We've got to get together sooner or later, because the revolution's here". Yeah!
    Amun! May All Peace Be Upon You.

    So far, that's my progressive rock update.
    John, do you remember CSNY singing those lines in their song "Chicago" about the 1968 Democratic National Convention confrontations/riots between the police and demonstrators?
    Myself, I liked the way CSNY did those lyrics as well.
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    I hear you white knight. Some things never change. They have to fail.

    I'm surprised at Camel getting so much attention, never being big around here.
    When you say Gentle Giant to me, I think of Saga, a local band with timing issues.

    But when it comes to musicianship,
    one of the online videos that turns me on for the energetic playing,
    and that's funky hard rock, it's Ian Drury and the Blockheads,
    their one live video of "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll".

    I watched that bassist, thinking the average road band was sounding like that in the seventies and eighties,
    before that whole scene got swamped by personal high tech.
    I haven't seen an Alembic bass onstage since then.

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    Tarkus--ELP
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    I came up with my own progressive rock this morning.
    It's not very often I wake up in a musical mood,
    but I started playing guitar and singing and came out with this line.

    "No, I never got caught up before, in someone elses' nasty divorce".

    Now this progressive chord progression has some meaning.

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