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2nd Feb '17 5:29:41 PM DavidDelony
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* Music/BrianEno
14th Jan '17 5:42:42 PM DavidDelony
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* LeadBassist: The genre seems to have a disproportionate number of them, includling [[Music/KingCrimson Greg]] [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Lake]], [[Music/{{Yes}} Chris Squire]], Music/GeddyLee, [[Music/{{Asia}} John Wetton]] and Music/RogerWaters, to name a few.

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* LeadBassist: The genre seems to have a disproportionate number of them, includling [[Music/KingCrimson Greg]] [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Lake]], [[Music/{{Yes}} Chris Squire]], Music/GeddyLee, [[Music/{{Rush}} Geddy Lee]], [[Music/{{Asia}} John Wetton]] and Music/RogerWaters, to name a few.
14th Jan '17 5:42:03 PM DavidDelony
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* LeadBassist: The genre seems to have a disproportionate number of them, includling [[Music/KingCrimson Greg]] [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Lake]], [[Music/{{Yes}} Chris Squire]] and Music/RogerWaters, to name a few.

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* LeadBassist: The genre seems to have a disproportionate number of them, includling [[Music/KingCrimson Greg]] [[Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer Lake]], [[Music/{{Yes}} Chris Squire]] Squire]], Music/GeddyLee, [[Music/{{Asia}} John Wetton]] and Music/RogerWaters, to name a few.
13th Jan '17 7:17:43 PM CassandraLeo
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** 1992 - ''Music/LittleEarthquakes''


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* Music/KateBush (Crossover Prog)
13th Jan '17 6:53:00 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/ToriAmos (Crossover Prog)
12th Jan '17 10:02:25 AM Jhimmibhob
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* Music/BigBigTrain (Symphonic Prog)

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* Music/BigBigTrain (Symphonic Prog)Prog, Post-Prog)
9th Jan '17 2:20:55 PM CassandraLeo
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* UrExample: Some will simply say Music/KingCrimson and leave it at that, but it's probably more complicated, because the genre didn't spring forth from a single source but brought together influences from a number of disparate genres previously not commonly associated with rock music, including classical and jazz. Acts frequently retroactively dubbed "proto-prog" include Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheWho, Music/TheDoors, Music/TheVelvetUnderground, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/ProcolHarum, The Nice, Music/FrankZappa, Music/TheMoodyBlues, Music/SoftMachine, The United States of America (the band, not the country), Music/JimiHendrix, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/{{Spirit}}. Some of these acts' influence can be felt felt more strongly than others', and some of them later became prog if they didn't start out as such. (For instance, The Who are not a prog band as a whole, but ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}'' is usually considered to be a prog album. Similarly, Soft Machine's early work probably isn't prog, but starting from ''Third'', it is.) The strongest case for being an UrExample probably goes to Zappa (though he also may qualify as a TropeMaker), the Moody Blues (ditto), the Beatles, the Who, or Deep Purple.

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* UrExample: Some will simply say Music/KingCrimson and leave it at that, but it's probably more complicated, because the genre didn't spring forth from a single source but brought together influences from a number of disparate genres previously not commonly associated with rock music, including classical and jazz. Acts frequently retroactively dubbed "proto-prog" include Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheWho, Music/TheDoors, Music/TheVelvetUnderground, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/ProcolHarum, The Nice, Music/FrankZappa, Music/TheMoodyBlues, Music/SoftMachine, The United States of America (the band, not the country), Music/JimiHendrix, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/{{Spirit}}. Spirit. Some of these acts' influence can be felt felt more strongly directly than others', and some of them later became prog if they didn't start out as such. (For instance, The Who are not a prog band as a whole, but ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}'' is usually considered to be a prog album. Similarly, Soft Machine's early work probably isn't prog, but starting from ''Third'', it is.) The strongest case for being an UrExample probably goes to Zappa (though he also may qualify as a TropeMaker), the Moody Blues (ditto), the Beatles, the Who, or Deep Purple.
9th Jan '17 2:16:41 PM CassandraLeo
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* LargeHam: Prog is pretty much the musical equivalent of this trope, with ProgressiveMetal taking it UpToEleven and TechnicalDeathMetal taking it beyond that. This may be part of the reason critics often dislike the genre. Unsurprisingly, the genre has produced a number of highly theatrical and flamboyant performers who are direct examples of the trope. This seems to be particularly common amongst keyboard players (e.g., [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman]], [[Music/{{EmersonLakeAndPalmer}} Keith Emerson]], [[Music/{{Muse}} Matt Bellamy]] [although the latter of these is equally hammy as a guitarist and vocalist]), though other musicians and vocalists can get into it frequently as well (Music/PeterGabriel of Music/{{Genesis}}, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart of Music/{{Rush}}, etc.)

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* LargeHam: Prog is pretty much the musical equivalent of this trope, with ProgressiveMetal taking it UpToEleven and TechnicalDeathMetal taking it beyond that. This may be part of the reason critics often dislike the genre. Unsurprisingly, the genre has produced a number of highly theatrical and flamboyant performers who are direct examples of the trope. This seems to be particularly common amongst keyboard players (e.g., [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman]], [[Music/{{EmersonLakeAndPalmer}} Keith Emerson]], [[Music/{{Muse}} Matt Bellamy]] [although the latter of these is equally hammy as a guitarist and vocalist]), though other musicians and vocalists can get into it frequently as well (Music/PeterGabriel and Music/PhilCollins of Music/{{Genesis}}, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart of Music/{{Rush}}, etc.)



* TrueArt: What prog musicians were aiming for, with varying degrees of success.



* TropeMaker: Where exactly psychedelia and BaroquePop became ProgressiveRock is still debated, but Music/KingCrimson's ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing'' is the album you're most likely to hear cited. Other works sometimes cited are Music/TheMoodyBlues' ''Days of Future Passed'', [[Music/FrankZappa The Mothers of Invention's]] ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'', or Music/DeepPurple's ''Music/ConcertoForGroupAndOrchestra''. Generally, the first prog band is cited as being the Moody Blues, King Crimson, or the Mothers. One thing everyone agrees upon is that ''In the Court of the Crimson King'' was the TropeCodifier, though.
* TrueArt: What prog musicians were aiming for, with varying degrees of success.



* UrExample: There are plenty of candidates for this, but Music/KingCrimson is most commonly cited.

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* UrExample: There are plenty of candidates for this, but Some will simply say Music/KingCrimson is most and leave it at that, but it's probably more complicated, because the genre didn't spring forth from a single source but brought together influences from a number of disparate genres previously not commonly cited.associated with rock music, including classical and jazz. Acts frequently retroactively dubbed "proto-prog" include Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheWho, Music/TheDoors, Music/TheVelvetUnderground, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/ProcolHarum, The Nice, Music/FrankZappa, Music/TheMoodyBlues, Music/SoftMachine, The United States of America (the band, not the country), Music/JimiHendrix, Music/DeepPurple, and Music/{{Spirit}}. Some of these acts' influence can be felt felt more strongly than others', and some of them later became prog if they didn't start out as such. (For instance, The Who are not a prog band as a whole, but ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}'' is usually considered to be a prog album. Similarly, Soft Machine's early work probably isn't prog, but starting from ''Third'', it is.) The strongest case for being an UrExample probably goes to Zappa (though he also may qualify as a TropeMaker), the Moody Blues (ditto), the Beatles, the Who, or Deep Purple.
9th Jan '17 1:22:43 PM CassandraLeo
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The original idea was to bring some of the sophistication of "legitimate" musical styles to rock, which was still regarded as worthless pop trash. Precursors included the works of Music/FrankZappa (with and without the Mothers of Invention), especially 1967's ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'', which consisted of two side-long suites borrowing liberally from classical music (especially the works of Music/IgorStravinsky) and including a mini-RockOpera, "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" (described as a "condensed two-hour musical"), The Beatles ''Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'', whose (loose) concept influenced many bands, and The Moody Blues' ''Days of Future Passed'', whose use of an orchestra would influence many other bands to do the same. But the first true prog band was Music/KingCrimson, whose 1969 début album ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing'' proved to be both commercially successful and influential on the genre.

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The original idea was to bring some of the sophistication of "legitimate" musical styles to rock, which was still regarded as worthless pop trash. Precursors included the works of Music/FrankZappa (with and without the Mothers of Invention), especially 1967's ''Music/AbsolutelyFree'', which consisted of two side-long suites borrowing liberally from classical music (especially the works of Music/IgorStravinsky) and including a mini-RockOpera, "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" (described as a "condensed two-hour musical"), The Beatles ''Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'', Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', whose (loose) concept influenced many bands, and The Moody Blues' Music/TheMoodyBlues' ''Days of Future Passed'', whose use of an orchestra would influence many other bands to do the same. same, and Music/DeepPurple's ''Music/ConcertoForGroupAndOrchestra'', another early case of a rock band collaborating with an orchestra. But the first true prog band unquestioned TropeCodifier was Music/KingCrimson, whose 1969 début album ''Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing'' proved to be both commercially successful and influential on the genre.
8th Jan '17 11:22:25 PM CassandraLeo
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* LargeHam: Prog is pretty much the musical equivalent of this trope, with ProgressiveMetal taking it UpToEleven and TechnicalDeathMetal taking it beyond that. This may be part of the reason critics often dislike the genre. Unsurprisingly, the genre has produced a number of highly theatrical and flamboyant performers who are direct examples of the trope. This seems to be particularly common amongst keyboard players (e.g., [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman]], [[Music/{{EmersonLakeAndPalmer}} Keith Emerson]], [[Music/{{Muse}}]] Matt Bellamy [although the latter of these is equally hammy as a guitarist and vocalist]), though other musicians and vocalists can get into it frequently as well (Music/PeterGabriel of Music/{{Genesis}}, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart of Music/{{Rush}}, etc.)

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* LargeHam: Prog is pretty much the musical equivalent of this trope, with ProgressiveMetal taking it UpToEleven and TechnicalDeathMetal taking it beyond that. This may be part of the reason critics often dislike the genre. Unsurprisingly, the genre has produced a number of highly theatrical and flamboyant performers who are direct examples of the trope. This seems to be particularly common amongst keyboard players (e.g., [[Music/{{Yes}} Rick Wakeman]], [[Music/{{EmersonLakeAndPalmer}} Keith Emerson]], [[Music/{{Muse}}]] [[Music/{{Muse}} Matt Bellamy Bellamy]] [although the latter of these is equally hammy as a guitarist and vocalist]), though other musicians and vocalists can get into it frequently as well (Music/PeterGabriel of Music/{{Genesis}}, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart of Music/{{Rush}}, etc.)
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