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Favourite '70s Progressive Track

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  1. gringottsdirect

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    Right...let's get ready to rumble.
    1. Suppers Ready Genesis
    2. Every Little Thing She Does Yes
    3. Goodbye Stranger Supertramp
    4. Sylvia Focus
    5. America ELP
     
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    Another miss-spent youth in dark rooms with the headphones on

    Awaken....Yes
    Can utility and the Coastliners....Genesis
    Pirates....ELP
    The spirit of radio....Rush
    Baker Street Mews....Jethro Tull

    Cheers

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    I like:

    Genesis: Firth of Fith, Los Endos, all of The Lamb...
    Yes: Roundabout, And You and I
    Rush: Spirit of Radio
    Jethro Tull: Too old to Rock and Roll, Hunting Girl

    and not progressive at all but slipping in at end of 70's...the whole of Van Halen1....
     
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    most of the ones already mentioned plus ...
    Rush - Xanadu
    Yes - Starship Trooper
    ELP - Karn Evil
    Genesis - All the PG era including Battle of Epping Forest
    Paul ;)
     
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    Yeah Paul, I have 'Selling England' Cd in the car at the moment. i do love Cinema Show also one for the Vine from the post PG era

    Mike
     
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    Bo Hansen's Lord of The Rings album was great, an unexpected gem.
    Nursery Chryme (is that spelt right?) - Genesis
    Steve Hillage - Lunar music suite
    Steve Hillage - Fish Rising
    Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time (not really "progressive" though)

    Loads more in my vinyl collection, but all the nights locked up in my bedroom when I was younger have left me kind of unable to remember them. There was some great stuff by Gong, Genesis and Pink Floyd that leaned towards experimental though.

    I love Tangerine Dream's Rubicon and the OST from Sorceror, too. A lot of Eno's albums like Music For Airports and Apollo are also great but I'm really stretching the "progressive" thing with them.
    Steve Hackett's early solo albums were good, just after he left Genesis, Voyage Of The Acolyte was the first I think, that might be wrong though.
     
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    1. America - Yes
    2. Pics at an Exhibition - ELP
    3. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Wakeman
    4. Topographic Oceans/ Ritual - Yes
    5. Echoes - Floyd
    6. Musical Box - Genesis
    7. Hold your head up - Argent (long version)

    Does Roxy Music count? cos I want "Ladytron" and "If there is something" if I can.

    Damn damn damn. Loads os films to watch and now I've got the urge to dust off a few CD's that haven't had a spin for a long while.

    Lucky it's raining
     
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    :) Pre - Dance Away Roxy Music counts beyond question. The early albums and performances on The Old Grey Whistle Test were progressive and stunning, but then it all went a bit Sad(e).
     
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    I'd forgotten about that one. I'll have to buy a turntable to play it again.
     
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    Caravan
    Soft Machine
    Edgar Broughton Band - Wasa Wasa and Esp. 'The Butterflies'
     
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    Just seen an advert for a diesel Golf on the TV with Tubular Bells on it.

    What a stunning and original record that was! Brilliant

    Frankenstein - Johnny Winter (or was it Edgar??) :confused:
     
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    Can somebody explain to me what a "70s progressive track" is please? :)

    Between this thread and the "Dance belongs to mom and pop" thread, I'm feeling rather confused :(

    :confused:
     
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    Damn fine question.....

    Guess it's songs which are longer than 3 minutes, that address bigger issues than boy meets girl and that were released in the 70's.

    Most prog rock is actually heavy..10 minute long stuff...

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    Thanks Gordon :)

    That includes quite a lot!

    I'll go for Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells then. You can't get longer than that (even if you only include one of the two parts) and it was released in 1973 :D No lyrics really (apart from the gibberish near the end) but I'm sure that subconsciously Mr Oldfield was trying to address broader issues than just boy meets girl ;)
     
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    I think the term also rather implies a lyric of an unusually depth with a meaningful structure and symbolism , delivered seriously with the lead singer's head waaaaay up his own backside, suffering for his art.

    Well that's Yes anyway :)
     
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    Hhhmmm... what about Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody then? Does that count?
     
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    Absolutely.

    Fits every criterion.

    Won't go into the bit about the lead singers backside though...:blush:
     
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    :D
     
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    Mike Oldfield,,,,yes...Wishbone Ash ...perhaps..
    Pink Floyd...definately.

    ELP, yep.....


    The Buggles wanted to be but weren't
    ItBites were so close but were thwarted by their own success in the eighties with their second single, "calling all thhe heroes"
    Marillion still are!

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    I do love Pink Floyd too. But I couldn't pick just one.

    Seeing as Tubular Bells has no lyrics, I'll go for the Queen one as my favourite :)
     
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    Mockingbird - Barclay James Harvest

    This thread is going to cost me money. I am remembering soooo many great tracks that I'm going to have to find or buy again!
     
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    Or a lead singer on stage dressed as .... a flower...
    Well that's Peter Gabriel anyway:cool:
     
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    :) Edgar
     
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    So what did Johnny Winter do then ( apart from avoiding the sunlight obviously) ?
     
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    Blues flavoured Rock 'n' Roll.
    Can't describe it more accurately, but I wouldn't say it was progressive style.
    The Edgar Winter Group, made some fine tracks, most omnipresent at the time was of course, Frankenstein. :)
     
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    Deep Purple's 'Child in Time'
    " " 'Smoke on the Water
    Santana's 'Black Magic Woman'
    Floyd's 'Money'
    ELO's 'Evil Woman'
    Queen's 'Don't stop me now'
    Bowie's 'Golden Years'
    Dylan's 'Hurricane'
    " 'Sara'
     
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    Dylan was tops.
    I used to rush home from school to catch The Magic Roundabout, but although John Wesley Harding and Highway 61 Revisited, were enjoying radio success, Bob just seemed to wander fairly aimlessly around with his guitar, before Zebedee announced "Time For Bed".
    I always longed for " Stuck Inside Of Mobile With Those Memphis Blues Again", but had to make do with Jenny Handley on Magpie instead.
     
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    Jenny Handley on Magpie YEAH YEAH YEAH :eek: :blush: ;)
     
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    But seriously. If Dylan is "allowed" under progressive then the "new Dylan" must get a mention

    Blinded by the Light - Springsteen

    Never before had anyone squeezed so many words into so small a space.

    New album due soon. Can't wait. Best live band EVER. :D
     

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