Articles tagged “prog rock”

Everything You Need to Know About Prog Rock

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From the musical gymnastics of King Crimson to the extended banquets of Yes, progressive rock is about musical indulgence. Drums, bass, guitar, flute, saxophone, banks of keyboards, a mellotron, and the occasional symphony orchestra mean that nothing is off the table, from the 22-minute suite of Genesis’s “Supper’s Ready” to Big Big Train’s musical reconstruction […]

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The Most Expensive Prog Rock Albums Ever Sold on Discogs

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It’s time for another breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you’re a regular reader of Discogs, then you’re familiar with our monthly roundups of pricey items, which usually feature classic records, limited LPs, and a coveted 7-inch releases. We’re switching things up a bit and looking […]

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I Listened to the Whole Wish You Were Here Album for the First Time

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I woke up this morning to a burnt orange sky and thoughts of a slow apocalypse. What better time to listen to Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here for the first time? This isn’t my Pink Floyd introduction. At seven years old, when I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz, my mom sat me […]

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King Crimson’s In The Wake Of Poseidon At 50

Speaking about the three years following the release of In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson leader Robert Fripp chose his words carefully. “The time was spent preparing for the present, I suppose,” he told Rolling Stone’s Cameron Crowe for a 1973 feature. “This band is right for the present, just as the […]

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How I Became A Rush Fan By Accident

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In 2011, I was on assignment to cover Rush’s gig at what was then Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington, a town about 20 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. I was a nascent fan of heavy rock and prog, the two genres foundational to Rush‘s sound, but largely thought the concert would be a lark—something […]

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The Genesis of Peter Gabriel: Celebrating 70 Years

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Peter Gabriel turned 70 on February 13th and has spent nearly all of those years as a catalyst, innovator, and instigator, beginning with co-founding Genesis at the ridiculous age of 17. He continues to tour and make music, although he does both at a pace that’s agonizingly slow for fans — his last album of […]

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