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  • Your Personal Favourite Prog Album

    This has probably been done before but anyway I got into Prog in the early 90's through the usual suspects Genesis, Crimson etc and have always loved it. It always amuses me how serious people take it when the thing I enjoy about prog rock the most is that at its best its completely absurd. Yep the musicianship is staggering and its full of musical ideas but its utter bobbins at the end of the day and that's what I love about it.

    My favourite prog album is 'Wigwam - Being' from 1974. Someone gave me an mp3 of this probably around the tail end of the 90's and I've loved it ever since. Its got everything from bits of jazz, classical, songs that sound like they are being sung backwards, mini moog, spoken word and the best prog album cover ever! I have no idea what the concept for the album is, that doesn't really matter at 39 minutes or so its the perfect length and I've played it to death over the years.

    I remember singing its praises to someone once and after listening they were a bit non-plussed and said it sounded like 'Bloody Yes...' so not to everyone's taste but no prog is I guess.





    So what if anything is your perfect prog rock album?
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    Although it has a terrible cover (that would put many people willing to take a punt on it) I REALLY like this Lp by French outfit Chemin Blanc. Its spacey with plenty of great ideas and inventive solo's. Plus it ticks the boxes of Ethereal femme vox , Vibes, electronics

    Its even play out friendly





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    • #3
      I am a big fan of the second album by Wally - Valley Gardens. Harrogate's country-prog finest have a wonderful entire-side track in "The Reason Why". Facemelting spacey steel guitar and violin action...



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      • #4
        Toss up between the first two Supersister albums. Both are wonderfully inventive crazy records. Going to have to plum for To The Highest Bidder......ready for the air keyboards, air drumming, airtastic everything chaps




        No....the 1st!



        Take YOUR pick, I can't decide. Love them both
        Everyone tear down your own little wall
        That keeps you from being a part of it all
        Because you've got to be one with the one and all
        You've just got to be close to it all

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        • #5


          jump to 2.12 for my favorite bit, ace riff, amazing layered vocals. briliiant
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          • #6
            Some great suggestions so far, couple I don't know and two that I do just as I hoped.

            I'd plump for the second Supersister album but I do like their third 'Pudding En Gisteren'.

            My favourite GG riff kicks in at around 1:51 here:

            Last edited by amidar; 15-06-2015, 08:05 AM. Reason: Spellin innit.
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            • #7
              The second record for Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, I'd say. Utter nonsense. -Just- squeaking out in front of the first one, mind.

              The second:


              The first:

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              • #8
                I nevr thought I'd say this, but I miss Wallace.
                To infinity - and beyond!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jakartajive View Post
                  I nevr thought I'd say this, but I miss Wallace.
                  tone lowerer!
                  I know your game Lionel! I can see what you really are!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jakartajive View Post
                    I nevr thought I'd say this, but I miss Wallace.
                    that long lost VG+ brother was the first name that popped into my mind too on reading this thread...

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                    • #11
                      I might go Egg "The Polite Force" - never tire of this one - the opener "A Visit To Newport Hospital" - racks up the way forward like nothing else...



                      Genesis ‎"Foxtrot" - would be a possible tie with the aforementioned... again has a fantastic opener in "Watcher Of The Skies" - set's the tone nicely...

                      the b-side is a master piece...

                      "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

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                      • #12
                        He's probably over on Progarchives debating whether or not 'Mike Batt - Tarot Suite' is prog or not.
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                        • #13
                          I'm gonna go for Pawn Hearts by VDGG
                          https://tdrec.bandcamp.com/

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                          • #14
                            Second bite:

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                            • #15
                              Great just what I need, some Prog recommendations. I have been obsessed with this:

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEyxYy0EXMs
                              retro-pop-art-confusion

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