Where would you be without prog?

Started by 2Timer, July 01, 2011, 02:40:27 PM

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2Timer

Kansas' Leftoverture completely changed my musical taste a long time ago, and ever since then I've been into more complex music. DT and Moon Safari took it to the next level, and most of today's popular music simply bores me because of these bands.
Do you ever wonder what you'd be listening to if it weren't for bands like these? I'd hate to think I'd still be listening to Metallica and AC/DC and still thinking they were geniuses.

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Ravenheart

 I've never listened to a whole lot of prog to begin with, so I don't think there would be a radical change in my tastes. I've never been huge on excessive technical acrobatics in music, anyway.

Quadrochosis

I don't know where I'd be, but I'd have about 20,000 hours of extra free time. All those hours, and only 10 songs listened to.

Heaven Outcry Angel

Id have killed myself a long ago....

ScioPath

Well for one thing, I would have never found this place.

2Timer

Quote from: Ravenheart on July 01, 2011, 02:49:09 PM
I've never listened to a whole lot of prog to begin with, so I don't think there would be a radical change in my tastes. I've never been huge on excessive technical acrobatics in music, anyway.

It isn't even about the technical superiority for me anymore. I used to be amazed by the playing, but I've moved past that. For me, it's more about breaking away from the predictable, run-of-the-mill, mass-produced songs that the general public is being fed today, and still being able to produce something pleasurable to listen to.

Heaven Outcry Angel

Quote from: 2Timer on July 01, 2011, 04:14:37 PM
Quote from: Ravenheart on July 01, 2011, 02:49:09 PM
I've never listened to a whole lot of prog to begin with, so I don't think there would be a radical change in my tastes. I've never been huge on excessive technical acrobatics in music, anyway.

It isn't even about the technical superiority for me anymore. I used to be amazed by the playing, but I've moved past that. For me, it's more about breaking away from the predictable, run-of-the-mill, mass-produced songs that the general public is being fed today, and still being able to produce something pleasurable to listen to.

Amen!!

Ravenheart

Quote from: 2Timer on July 01, 2011, 04:14:37 PM
Quote from: Ravenheart on July 01, 2011, 02:49:09 PM
I've never listened to a whole lot of prog to begin with, so I don't think there would be a radical change in my tastes. I've never been huge on excessive technical acrobatics in music, anyway.

It isn't even about the technical superiority for me anymore. I used to be amazed by the playing, but I've moved past that. For me, it's more about breaking away from the predictable, run-of-the-mill, mass-produced songs that the general public is being fed today, and still being able to produce something pleasurable to listen to.

Oh, I'm sure it varies from person to person. I just know that with prog sometimes comes some overly technical chops (at least, overly for my tastes), which isn't something I care for in music for the most part. But some people do, which is fine.

King Postwhore


wolfking

I guess I would be okay since I'm more of a metal head, but saying that a lot of metal bands are prog influenced, so without prog, it's hard to say how many of my fav metal bands wouldn't exist.  But thinking again, I'd still have Sabbath, Priest and Maiden, so I would make do.  :D

toro


jonny108


jsem

Quote from: Ravenheart on July 01, 2011, 02:49:09 PM
I've never listened to a whole lot of prog to begin with, so I don't think there would be a radical change in my tastes. I've never been huge on excessive technical acrobatics in music, anyway.
Prog is not necessarily technical acrobatics.

Crime of the Century by Supertramp. NAO

ACID_FOX


lateralus88



Jamesman42

I'd be standing somewhere with dignity, respect, and bitches.

Dimitrius

I don't know, but I would've miss a hell of a lot of amazing music if it wasn't for DTF.

Progmetty

Exactly where I am today. PF, PT & DT are as far as I go with anything near prog and I'm happy to end it there. Prog my ass, get a job  :coolio

Jamesman42

Quote from: metty on July 01, 2011, 07:52:54 PM
Exactly where I am today. PF, PT & DT are as far as I went with anything near prog and I'm happy to end it there. Prog my ass, get a job  :coolio

I have a job, and I'm quite nerdy at it thank you very much.

Progmetty

If a nympho could distract you from prog then you were not the target audience of my previous post ;)

Matt7

I'd probably be a thrash-metal fanatic...with a lot of tatoo,a Jackson RR, playin' slayer and Metallica all day long...

Kosmo


Mladen


jsem

Quote from: wolfking on July 01, 2011, 04:28:37 PM
I guess I would be okay since I'm more of a metal head, but saying that a lot of metal bands are prog influenced, so without prog, it's hard to say how many of my fav metal bands wouldn't exist.  But thinking again, I'd still have Sabbath, Priest and Maiden, so I would make do.  :D
You wouldn't have Maiden without prog. The guys listened to immense amounts of 70s prog.

Portrucci

I'd have, pretty much, the same taste I have now. But without occasionally spinning some Porcupine Tree or Opeth. Though I do admit, when I did get into prog years ago, it did expand my musical horizons considerably. So I will give plenty of credit to it for that.

Mladen

Quote from: jsem on July 02, 2011, 06:13:43 AM
Quote from: wolfking on July 01, 2011, 04:28:37 PM
I guess I would be okay since I'm more of a metal head, but saying that a lot of metal bands are prog influenced, so without prog, it's hard to say how many of my fav metal bands wouldn't exist.  But thinking again, I'd still have Sabbath, Priest and Maiden, so I would make do.  :D
You wouldn't have Maiden without prog. The guys listened to immense amounts of 70s prog.
Yep. Sorry, man - no prog, no Maiden.

Also, you wouldn't have some early Judas Priest works neither...

Slain

Quote from: Ravenheart on July 01, 2011, 04:18:48 PM
Quote from: 2Timer on July 01, 2011, 04:14:37 PM
Quote from: Ravenheart on July 01, 2011, 02:49:09 PM
I've never listened to a whole lot of prog to begin with, so I don't think there would be a radical change in my tastes. I've never been huge on excessive technical acrobatics in music, anyway.

It isn't even about the technical superiority for me anymore. I used to be amazed by the playing, but I've moved past that. For me, it's more about breaking away from the predictable, run-of-the-mill, mass-produced songs that the general public is being fed today, and still being able to produce something pleasurable to listen to.

Oh, I'm sure it varies from person to person. I just know that with prog sometimes comes some overly technical chops (at least, overly for my tastes), which isn't something I care for in music for the most part. But some people do, which is fine.

I listen to a lot of Prog, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood for it, and in that case I'll listen to simpler stuff. It really just depends on what I want to listen to, I love lots of different types of music, and I don't think it HAS to be technical to be good; although technical music is more interesting for me at times, especially to play. Prog made me more open-minded when it comes to music, and I thank it for that. I enjoy enjoying a wide range of stuff  :biggrin:

CrimsonSunrise

I wouldnt say I'm a hardcore progger.  I can't handle a lot of the hardcore epics from say, Yes, ELP.  That being said, I do like complex music, it just has to fit my listening style.

HarlequinForest

Dream Theater got me into prog, so without them, I'd probably still be listening to what I was listening to before that, which was death metal.

Zook


Icebear

I'd probably have expanded my musical horizons beyond Metallica eventually anyway, but I'm pretty glad someone played me the IAW album back in '97. It spurred me on to a thousand different things, progressive rock being just one of them. But it really got me thinking and experimenting.

Luckily, I found a wife who appreciates some good prog and even travels to DT shows with me, so it's all good...

Jaq

With a hell of a lot more room in my house, given all the prog rock CDs, cassette, and vinyl albums I own.

Ultimetalhead

I'm trying to wrap my head around the absurdity of the question. If we're considering prog to be anything other than 4/4 or 6/8, in normal key signatures (that is, major and minor with no modal shifting), I'd probably have given up on music a long time ago.

However, if we're just talking prog bands like DT, Townsend, and Pain of Salvation, I'd probably still be obsessed with thrash/death metal (more than I already am).