Prog rock

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  1. bavarian blue

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    Frost are a top band. Trouble is John Mitchell is involved with about six bands, although I think a new album is on the way.
     
  2. TueartsOHK

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    Cheers you’re selling it well. Does the book take us up to modern day and any new prog bands emerging?

    Nick Hornsby described Arsenal as the ELP of football - technically brilliant but boring to watch. That’s a bit harsh but some of their stuff is hard work but also brilliantly played.
     
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    yes I’ve heard Tears for Fears and XTC both labelled as Prog rock too!
     
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    The book is limited to U.K. bands in the main and the 70s, mainly the first half of the decade. If it covered beyond that would probably be bigger than the bible.

    I’m keeping my old copy of the rough guide to rock with me as I read for cross referencing and alternative views. Wish I still had my NME encyclopaedia of rock as well
     
  5. chesterbells

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    ‘NME’ and ‘rock’?
    Surely some mistake.
     
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    They don’t tour often but I managed to see them in Chelsea a couple of years ago (the night we beat Chelsea 0-1 at Stamford Bridge) . They were superb - the sound was immaculate.
     
  7. Hart of the Matter

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    I think all those bands are interesting but ultimately 2nd division. Neo prog left me cold...
     
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  8. Hart of the Matter

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    The 90s saw prog hit back..
    Yes - Talk
    All porcupine Tree
    Ozrics
    Spocks Beard
    Flower Kings
    Marillion (Hogarth era)
    King Crimson Thrak
    Transatlantic
    Dream Theatre
    Threshold
    Arena
    Vulgar Unicorn
    Ayreon
    Mostly Autum
    Pink Floyd
    and a host of emerging bands on Inside Out and Cyclops labels...
     
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    You're right he is a busy guy but there is a new piece currently being written. He is also writing currently with John Beck (It Bites) IMO possibly his best collaboration, although problematical due to JB's circumstance. whatever he (JM) is a massively talented musician - anyone who can reproduce Francis Dunnery's playing in IB's heyday so well has to be a genius.
     
  10. bavarian blue

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    I love anything he does, always on the look out
     

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