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In the Court of the Crimson King

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For some reason I always remember "I Talk To The Wind" from that album. The album itself is actually strange to say the least...

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I didnt read the whole thread but when seeing Progressive Rock Lunatic Soul as well as Riverside come in my mind. Something new similar to Pink Floyd would be Crippled Black Phoenix..

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For some reason I always remember "I Talk To The Wind" from that album. The album itself is actually strange to say the least...



Up until now, i like track 1 on 5 the most.

Another record by the you could recommend? Red?

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"Red" was my second album, very memorable first listen. "Larks' Tongues In Aspic" is also very interesting. 

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Ironically, without King Crimson, there very likely wouldn't BE "Progressive Rock" as we know it today.  I of course absolutely adore KC, but there is no doubt that "Court", and all of their very early records do sound a little dated, as much as I still love them.  But "Red" does not sound dated in the least to me.

 

Proglover, you should also try "Discipline" - the first of their 80's lineup records.  It's phenomenal, and sounds more like modern prog (and again in many ways was part of forming modern prog).

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Ok, I'll try, a band like this cannot be judged in 2 listens at 1 record.....

 

I do like other older prog. (f.e. old-Rush, -Genesis, The Who, Yes etc.)

I have favorites throughout every time period the genre have gone through / goes through. 

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Yup, same here.  And my modern prog knowledge is very limited - I'm a huge Porcupine Tree fan, but most of the rest of what I know and like is really more Prog Metal - Opeth, Dream Theater, Mastodon.

 

I also absolutely love Yes, and Rush.  Prog-era Genesis, not so much.  And I don't consider The Who to be Prog.  Then there is Pink Floyd and Alan Parsons Project, who many classify as progressive rock, but I am not so sure that's really accurate, or descriptive enough (and I absolutely adore both in a huge way).

 

But of them all, for me personally, King Crimson is tops.

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Huge fan of almost all Steven Wilson's work here. Spock's Beard (especially Neal Morse records), Neal Morse (Mike Portnoy on drums), Flowe Kings, Echolyn, IQ (also old, but they still make fine records), Riverside

 

Pain of Salvation, but that's also more prog.metal

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the Tommy record's pretty progressive on my opinion, classic offcourse, influenced a lot of prog. after that; concept albums, rock-opera's

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Nice - I will have to try some of that. I tried a little Spocks Beard and wasn't immediately grabbed, but I need to give that a better go. Any recommended albums to try by them? Thanks.
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The Beard needs some time

 

The Kindness of Strangers is my favorite (but the first 6 studio albums are very close), also Beware of Darkness

Snow would be a nice start also.

 

Not newer than Snow, because Neal quit the band after that. The rest is good music too, but in another league.

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Thanks, will check those out for sure.
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That was a great observation that without King Crimson prog-rock would probably not be a genre - even though they don't sound at all like modern prog-rock.

 

Another band like that is Procol Harum. Check out their first, self-titled one, Shine on Brightly and A Salty Dog.  Seminal prog, though noone sounds like them.

 

- Ed

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The Beard needs some time

 

The Kindness of Strangers is my favorite (but the first 6 studio albums are very close), also Beware of Darkness

Snow would be a nice start also.

 

Not newer than Snow, because Neal quit the band after that. The rest is good music too, but in another league.



I just went and got X a couple days ago on a whim, and I really liked it. Yesterday I ended up ordering a bunch of others (Snow included), so I think that I'll have a happy few weeks!

 

Skylab, I didn't realize that you also didn't like prog-Genesis. I'm all with you though, something about the sound is just obnoxious (I despise Peter Gabriel's vocals).

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