Recommend a few good prog bands or records

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by GillesUnchained, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    ARK "Burn the Sun". Contemporary Melodic Progressive Metal
  2. Bassman316


    May 27, 2008
    Longs, SC
  3. Hoover

    Hoover Inactive

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    As a barely-closeted prog freak from back in the day when it was actually current, I could rattle off a ton of recommendations, but most of them have already been mentioned or alluded to in this thread.

    One that hasn't however, is Shadowfax's debut album Watercourse Way, especially if you can find it on vinyl. (The CD version was allegedly remixed using some alternate tracks.) Imagine the combined members of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra and Oregon playing tunes written by Yes and Gentle Giant. Or maybe it's the other way around?
  4. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Spock's Beard
    Yolk - the french band
    Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum
    Jade Warrior
    Happy The Man
    Group 87- Ex Zappa gang
    Colosseum II - With Gary Moore

  5. Ah Nektar....Tab in the Ocean is excellent too!
  6. Kayak - Phantom of the Night

  7. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    King Crimson: Red, Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair, The Power To Believe, Thrak
    Yes: anything, but best from "Going for the One" and before
    Pink Floyd: Anything
    Genesis: Anything before Wind and Wuthering
  8. DeluxeRed


    Jun 2, 2009
    I haven't seen anyone mention "Kansas". Masque, Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Vinyl Confessions... I suggest you take them chronologically, as you can really hear their growth from album to album. One of the BEST live shows ever when they were at their peak.
  9. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Kansas, Asia & Foreigner were kind of "prog lite" and were the end of prog, trying to be more accessible and draw in female concert goers.

    Kind of how smooth jazz & blues killed the real thing.
  10. Nobody mentioning any Mike Oldfield.

    He is probably more experimental than progressive, but I don't see why he couldn't be listed. It's mostly instrumental but the man can rock.

    My favorite:

    Tubular Bells
    Five Miles Out
    Tr3s Lunas
  11. + 1

    Nuclear it
  12. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    My favorite old school "Prog" albums, 70s and 80s:

    King Crimson - Discipline
    Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail
    Yes - Close To The Edge
    Kansas - Leftoverture
  13. DeluxeRed


    Jun 2, 2009
    Ouch. That kinda hurts to see Kansas lumped in with Foreigner--though I agree about F and Asia, and I'll agree that as FM radio and the whole prog market changed, so did Kansas, and not all for the better. But go back and listen again to Magnum Opus. Ain't nuttin' "lite" about it. And it wasn't Steve Walsh's fault he was so durn cute...
  14. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    Great bass on that one!:bassist:
  15. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
  16. Also +1 on Porcupine Tree. "In Absentia" started to get a little "heavier" than their earlier stuff, and is probably my favorite album of their's. Try their album "The Sky Moves Sideways" for a more trippy "Floyd-like" sound. But you really can't go wrong with any of their stuff. Going to see them in Toronto next month.
  17. tttmmoorree


    Feb 25, 2009
    Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta is a must
  18. Gin


    Apr 11, 2008
    Manitoba, Canada
    Some albums I'd like to recommend..

    Scale The Summit - Carving Desert Canyons
    King Crimson - Crimson In The Court of the Crimson King
    King Crimson - Red
    King Crimson - Larks Tongues in Aspic I & II
    Yes - The Yes Album
    Yes - Fragile (duh!)
    Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
    Dream Theater - Change of Seasons
    Dream Theater - Awake
    Dream Theater - Falling Into Infinity
    Cynic - Traced in Air
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
    Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring
    Genesis - Foxtrot

    No need to cover Rush albums heheh, hope that helps.:hyper:
  19. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Regarding these fellows:
    Sort of a yugoslavian version of the headhunters with prog leanings.

    Just who are those guys? I don't recall the ex-Yugoslav music scene being that populated with prog-rock to begin with, and of those I know only Leb i Sol and SMAK spring to mind - who are these?

    Edit: From the bandmember's names, that sounds like an Italian band, not quite Yugoslavian. :meh:
  20. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Kind of like how Phil Collin's killed Genesis. He made them a joke to younger kids-"You mean Phil Collins the Bald little Disney kids singer ?"
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