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The OFFICIAL PROGRESSIVE ROCK BASS PLAYERS CLUB

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by rtav, Apr 29, 2009.


  1. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Hey!

    After testing the waters and not finding another club of this type, I have started the OFFICIAL PROGRESSIVE ROCK BASS PLAYERS club.

    To join this club, you must be a bass player who plays/writes progressive rock ("prog-rock") music. This isn't a group for people influenced by prog rock, or prog rock players... but for people who actually play it.

    What is prog-rock? Wikipedia has a good article on it... check out morrow.com and other Internet prog radio sites. Basically, prog rock is like pornography... hard to define but I know when I hear it.

    The point is to exchange info between prog bassists and to be counted!!!

    Interested? Play bass? Play/write prog-rock? Join up!

    If you're unsure whether or not your genre is prog-rock - submit it to the thread and we'll all have a go around about it.

    I'll be issuing numbers to members.

    BTW, I'm #1 :D:D:D
     
  2. wnelson

    wnelson

    Aug 15, 2007
    dallas,tx
    sign me up brother!!!

    I play in a prog/melodic hard rock band: Primal Circus
    Love every change!
     
  3. EBodious

    EBodious

    Aug 2, 2006
    Iowa
    hey
    i saw your feeler thread. i play in an "originals" band and we call ourselves prog, but, honestly, i don't know if it is accurate. the other three members are BIG radiohead fans. my history is in jamband stuff.

    here is a link:

    http://www.otterband.com/

    tell what ya think; is it prog?
     
  4. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Hey

    I listened to your link and while it sounded good, but IMHO it wasn't prog-rock...

    Best wishes!
     
  5. EBodious

    EBodious

    Aug 2, 2006
    Iowa
    thanks, i just listened to your link. very cool, very prog.
     
  6. I'm in please. I'm working on a prog rock project right now and have been writing a lot. It's been fun and very challenging to get the feel in the songs while trying to avoid cliches.
     
  7. wnelson

    wnelson

    Aug 15, 2007
    dallas,tx
    oh i guess i should put a link...lol


    http://www.myspace.com/primalcircus

    these were the first songs written/recorded...there more semi-prog rock with the exception of ''breakfree''

    the newer material has alot more changes and phrases...
    alot more progressive for sure


    but enjoy!
     
  8. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Prog-Rock Bass Club Members so far:

    1 - rtav
    2 - wnelson
    3 - robj
     
  9. Thank you kindly!
     
  10. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Let me clarify something:

    You do NOT need to submit a link or sample of your music to join the club... the only reason you would do that would be if you weren't sure if your music qualified as prog-rock or not.

    If you know you're prog-rock - that's good enough for me!
     
  11. Can I have a number? I write prog rock/metal stuff, play the bass for it and get other people to do the guitars.
     
  12. mvw356

    mvw356

    Mar 2, 2006
    Brussels
    i play in a prog band, sign me up....
     
  13. wnelson

    wnelson

    Aug 15, 2007
    dallas,tx
    number 2!! awesome!! thanks..ill rock it proudly:bassist:
     
  14. Stealth

    Stealth

    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Avantgarde-progressive band Kiwi Requiem's bassist, signing up! ERB included in the package. :D

    What do we sound like? We have no idea, as we're still putting out our first demo and we've nothing to compare against yet.
     
  15. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Prog-Rock Bass Club Members so far:

    1 - rtav
    2 - wnelson
    3 - robj
    4 - wagstaff
    5 - mvw356
    6 - Stealth
     
  16. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Sign me up!
     
  17. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Ok, sign me up, too. (although my prog project is not formally a band at this point)
     
  18. COOL :bassist:

    Sign me up and list me among the many...

    I am one of the founding members of Dimension X (unicorn records)
    and am playing bass & stick in "The Secret Society of Starfish"
    and "Lyndenthal" during the DX downtime.

    Here's a question for the other members - how many of you prog rockers are playing ERB's?

    What flavor of prog would you classify your band as being?

    Any interest in doing some gig swaps for those in gig ready prog bands?

    Best,
    DR Burkowitz
     
  19. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Prog-Rock Bass Club Members so far:

    1 - rtav
    2 - wnelson
    3 - robj
    4 - wagstaff
    5 - mvw356
    6 - Stealth
    7 - Sound Chaser
    8 - RickenBoogie
    9 - DR Burkowitz
     
  20. wnelson

    wnelson

    Aug 15, 2007
    dallas,tx


    1. conklin gt7 player myself...however Im probably gonna drop down to 6 soon...high f isnt really doing anything.

    2. melodic and leaning more towards symphonic prog...(were at a very experimental point now)

    3. define ''gig swap'' :eyebrow:
     

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