A fellow prog lover friend keeps sending me Pertrucci type prog stuff. I really like him as a person, and he is a great player. But to me combining metal and prog makes sense within a rock sensibility. Yet musically, overall, that combination highlights aspects of prog I prefer not to highlight, that "he man shredding muscular and aggressive superiority macho flick your tongue" thing. I like prog due more to the music per se, and prefer less of the macho sledgehammer and more guitar playing that is more generically musical. But I'm not an 80s metal fan. I mean I like it for what it is, but it's not the mentality, aesthetic and attitude I most seek. I guess generically musical prog is just no longer popular, and metal has enough popularity to carry forward with some variant on prog. So that's good and all.Well said! IMO "trashy" is a pretty harsh way to describe them but, one man's trash is another man's treasure I suppose
For what it's worth I am also a big prog fan but, more of the modern acts. Love me some Beardfish, Anathema, Pain of Salvation, Riverside, Spock's Beard, Flying Colors, etc.
I like them now as music, but hated them then as part of the disco culture that ended classic rock (including progressive rock) as a popular medium. I deeply hated that. I was into listening and hated that henceforth it was all about dancing in the clubs. I hated dancing in the clubs and just wanted to listen to some music. Disco killed off the listening scene within popular music. I found that destructive. It became less about music and more about pleasing the big haired dancing chicks to impress them etc. I felt doubly rejected for just loving the music itself.I hated them forever, I kind of like them now. Strange.
I just signed in to the SH website. Great stuff! Thanks!Are you familiar w/ Steve Hoffman’s website? The amount info on all things Beatles posted in the music discussion area of the website, and the passion (both pro & not pro-Beatles) expressed by some of the forum’s regulars is mind blowing. Lots of deep threads on The Beatles over @ that website, many of which are still alive & active.
Its the falsetto vocals that makes them unlistenable to me.I hated them forever, I kind of like them now. Strange.
I liked Rush up to the 2112 album. After that, I think lyrics took over from rock as the band's driving force. They became prog, and bombastic prog at that.