Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by pcutt, Aug 11, 2019 at 7:47 PM.
Kansas- Journey from Mariabronn
Todd Rundgren- Another Life
Jethro Tull- Wond'ring Aloud, Again
Thousand Days of Yesterday - Captain Beyond
Caravan - Todd Rungren's Utopia
Dr. Tar & Professor Feather - Alan Parsons Project
Earth & Fire (Dutch band) had a couple incredible overlooked prog albums in the early 70s. It's hardcore early 70's prog with a beautiful singer. Drenched in Mellotrons. Roger Dean did their 1st LP cover art too.
I don't really think of progressive rock in terms of songs, I always listen to it as entire works. Entire albums.
Or even groups of albums.
My first thought is the band that invented progressive rock, the Moody Blues, their classic 7.
The first Planet P project album also. Toney Carey also has a solo album that I think would apply.
Steve Tibbetts IS astonishing. But I've never thought of him as prog (and I bet manfred eicher hasn't either)
more canterbury related weirdness
While PT has several mentions already, this example might be added.
He's eclectic though - for me Steve was the gateway drug to full on ECM mania with guys like Terje Rypdal, Barre Phillips, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Bill Connors, Jan Garbarek, Arild Anderson, and a lot of other artists you never knew you'd love.
I must have seen them 10 times over the course of their visits to the US. I worked for an entertainment paper in Philly and actually got to interview them twice - on the Interview and Playing The Fool tours. Nice guys, but quiet to a fault. Every time I asked Minnear a question, his answers were so quiet they barely registered on my cassette deck.
I always wondered how Gaz Green ended up playing with them.
Early porcupine tree
Metallica and justice for all.
Rick Wakeman Solo
Lots of great stuff in this thread. I’ll echo the Gentle Giant recommendations.
Am I the only one that finds it odd that people list Pink Floyd as prog? It happens often and I just don’t see them as prog at all.
+1 for Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson
...and this one featuring Ninet Tayeb
Everything by Jethro Tull,,,, thick as a Brick. A Passion Play, Storm Watch, Heavy Horses specifically.
Storm Watch is epic.... very underrated.