Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by pcutt, Aug 11, 2019 at 7:47 PM.
Also, this one.
Animals As Leaders
"Freedom Fighters" - Todd Rundgren's Utopia
Early Porcupine Tree & Steven Wilson solo stuff ( maybe not Insurgentes - which is a bit more " experimental / ambient " than prog )
Twelfth Night ( early to mid 80's British prog band ) - their stuff is not easy to find but worth seeking out ( imo). Very contemporary with early Marillion.
Already mentioned, but no complete Prog Rock discussion shall exist without the mighty Gentle Giant.
Anything by Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree or Neal Morse.
Porcupine Tree & Steven Wilson, especially earlier stuff
Bossio, Levins & Stevans (Black Light Syndrome)
Anything by Transatlantic (Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Neal Morse Band, Flying Colors), Roine Stolt (Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Winery Dogs)
They're still at it. I did a pick-up gig a few months back and halfway through, realized that the drummer was Ron Howden. More recently, they added a friend of mine (Kendall Scott) on keys. As of a month ago, they were tracking a new album.
Just the Same - Gentle Giant
Anonymous II - Focus
s/t - UK
Heavy Horses - Jethro Tull
Phasors on Stun - FM
Gentle Giant were/still are the greatest prog band........
What a treat to play with Ron. He is a great drummer and very humble about it. He is a great guy.
Fans of early Genesis will love this tune.
Anything by Alan Parsons Project from the early 80’s. Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. Out there albums from my youth.
Anything by Marillion, Transatlantic, Porcupine Tree
Canterbury is the place to be.
He's all that and a very funny guy, too. We were on a break when someone told me who he was, so I ran up to him and said, "Oh my God! You're Ron Howden from Nektar? I wore out my copy of Remember the Future! I loved you guys."
He pretended to get angry and said, "So what you're saying is, you don't love us now!?"
When Kendall showed up for his second audition, they asked him to bring a bunch of keys. Took him a good 15 minutes to get it all out of his truck, and as soon as he did, a PA came out to tell him that the band had decided to go in a different direction. Dejected, he started to pack it all up again, until Ron came out and showed him the Nektar Wikipedia page, which included Kendall's name. It wasn't a second audition after all, but a rehearsal.
My first thought was also "PFM!"... and then I realized I was actually thinking of Triumvirat. Memory abuse in the 45 intervening years is pretty nasty!
All of the above and more.
Don't forget the wave of Swedish prog in the 1990s:
Landberk (7:30 in this track is where the Mellotron starts to EXPLODE!):
But then there's some others you may not be aware of:
The ASTONISHING Steve Tibbetts: