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    The older I get the more appealing prog rock is, not sure if it's an age thing, is any one else finding this?

    Guess it could be making more sense as it's kinda a follow on from psych in some ways, or it could be the fact I like sit down and listen to a whole LP, either way I'm loving early prog, I've been rocking out to this all morning -




    So what stuff, that you weren't too fussed about, are you now loving?
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    I've been an unashamed Prog head since the early 90's. I guess it was a follow on from the Blues Rock and Indie stuff I was listening to at the time and the superb musicianship being around and in bands at the time.

    It was also deeply unfashionable which I liked but could never understand as its not all wizards hats and topographic oceans. I think at the end of the day its great music and there are some superb Prog albums. The music that magazines like the NME around that time were recommending always left me feeling ripped off and I wasn't into Hip Hop at all at the time that came much later.

    I suppose as well dance culture at least for me seemed to make it OK to listen to all this stuff again and realise the wealth of forgotten records. It was only later when the internet came in that I realised Prog had been massive all over Europe and other parts of the world and there was a wealth of other bands unreleased in the UK.

    I remember an interview with 'Toyah' and she said something along the lines of that she realised 'King Crimson' were a big deal when she went with them to Russia and compared it to 'Beatlemania'.

    Having realised I haven't really answered the question I find as I'm getting older I'm liking jazz and exotica from the 50's and developing a love of southern rock and folk.

    Besides that everyone knows all the good Punks were into Prog, Psyche and Folk.
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    • #3
      Yeah its interesting to notice how our tastes change with age.
      Things that once were unacceptable can become acceptable.
      The older I get the more appealing deep soul/beat ballads have become.
      I notice some of my friends of a similar age who have come through a hip hop, breaks background, also listening to it a bit and appreciating it. 10 years ago they wouldn,t have appreciated it at all.

      Things i have grown into from this site- funky country and western, and bagpipe breaks :-)

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      • #4
        I was a proggy, folky kind of kid when punk was happening. I liked punk as well, but didn't sign up to the bondage trousers and spikey hair like some of my mates did. I've always been a bit out of kilter with things in that respect. If someone said to me "we're all going over there", I was instantly looking somewhere else. I think when you are younger, and discovering music, something clicks with you, could be any genre/ style, and the tendency is to become a bit evangelical about it, at the same time being a bit dismissive of others. I'm sure lots of us have done something along those lines.
        I like to think I'm more open minded than I used to be. I'm probably more tolerant of stuff I would have been a bit sniffy about when I was younger. I do try to open up to new sounds, but I guess you guys know which side my bread is buttered.
        I tend to work quite a lot of Saturdays, so Sunday is the day Mrs Treeboy and I will go out. We always seem to jump in the car when Tony Blackburn is doing his show on London. Unashamed disco, funk, soul, and Motown bangers aplenty. We sing our heads off (to the ones we know), and have a right old laugh.
        Whatever you are into, don't forget to smell the roses
        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
          These days I can happily listen to Teddy Pendergrass, what a voice!

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          • #6
            weirdly, im a lot more accepting of Pop music. the older I get the more I respect a good crafted pop song.
            im also less dismissive of a lot of music.
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            • #7
              I think TB and Paul have sort of nailed it in a way. When your'e young you're very dismissive of certain genres of music I remember at one point in my late teens I had a six month period where I thought all British music was crap, madness (pardon the pun) but I was young and naive and into American 'Hardcore' bands for a time.

              I also think as you listen more you want interesting melodies. As a couple of examples the hook for 'Coldplay - Clocks' is a 1 bar riff. The middle part of the 'Cardiacs - The Breakfast Line' the melody is spread over 17 bars or something like that and its in 7/4 or something. Clocks is a simple catchy riff that sticks in the head instantly the other you have to work at because its not natural and it ends on an odd number repeated about 8 times. Have no problem with either by the way albeit I find the Coldplay tune extremely annoying having heard it a million times being driven to work at the time of its release by a guy who would only play local radio stations.

              There is nothing wrong with a simple well written Pop song, you don't have to write super long melodies (I've always loved funk and soul, disco etc, I love a good hook and funky bassline) but it just becomes boring when some bands find a simple formula and stick to it time and time again a la U2, Oasis et all. I admire a melody that has obviously been honed and crafted over time and demands work from the listener and the more you listen the easier it is for you to pick up on these things with or without knowing it. Then saying that is not saying a simple pop song cannot be honed, 'Nile Rodgers' and 'The Beatles' didn't just knock them out.

              I know 'Trout Mask Replica' is a 'marmite' album but I remember years ago I spent a week listening to it over and over and had that Eureka moment that 'Wait a minute this is all written note for note' it was a breakthrough for me in how I dismissed music. I love it now, some music takes work others kind of find their way in over time without knowing it. The wife is a fan of 'Alice Coltrane - Journey into Satchidananda' she doesn't like Jazz but I've played it so much over the years its kind of got into her head without knowing it.

              Like others as I grew up I also began to appreciate a good singer.

              Its all good and were all different I never dismiss anything now. People always say to me 'I bet you think this is shit' and I usually just say 'Its just not my cup of tea, I don't have a problem with it'.

              Just me musing, probably all bollocks...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mr sayers View Post
                The older I get the more appealing prog rock is, not sure if it's an age thing, is any one else finding this?

                Guess it could be making more sense as it's kinda a follow on from psych in some ways, or it could be the fact I like sit down and listen to a whole LP, either way I'm loving early prog, I've been rocking out to this all morning -




                So what stuff, that you weren't too fussed about, are you now loving?
                Im getting into so much early prog stuff that borders on the more psychedelic side and stuff that veers towards the jazz-rock kinda stuff too. So prog rock for me too. I got the 3rd aromic rooster LP 2 days ago "In Hearing Of" and its absolutely amazing. Im trying to think what it all started with though as I haven't looked back at all since I started getting into it.

                I think it was finding Alquin's 2nd album The Mountain Queen, that blew my mind and then I was hooked. I had no idea what it was or what it would sound like.

                When im out looking for stuff I have this mental list of artists and albums im looking to buy and after finding 3 or 4 of the wants or semi-wants i'll go back through everything and pull out random records to see what they're like, usually from the prog and psych sections.

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                • #9
                  The now-"dated" sound of late 80s/early 90s dance music has begun to seem interesting rather than a drawback.

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                  • #10
                    The Fall.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mr sayers View Post
                      The older I get the more appealing prog rock is, not sure if it's an age thing, is any one else finding this?

                      Guess it could be making more sense as it's kinda a follow on from psych in some ways, or it could be the fact I like sit down and listen to a whole LP, either way I'm loving early prog, I've been rocking out to this all morning -




                      So what stuff, that you weren't too fussed about, are you now loving?
                      I think that this makes you officially a "Geezer" now Craig... welcome to middle age!
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                      • #12
                        Classical. I've always picked up the ear-stretching avant garde stuff, but in the last year or so I have found I am really enjoying listening to all kinds of classical - for example, have rapidly gone from zero Beethoven records to an Expedit cube full.

                        Late 70s AOR records with super-slick production and prog-lite soloing moves.

                        Whale records.

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                        • #13
                          Yep, whether or not its this site but in the last couple of years I also confess to a liking for hugely over produced AOR of the Yacht(ish) variety. That must be a sign of me turning 40 if nothing else.

                          Originally posted by Sonovox View Post
                          Classical. I've always picked up the ear-stretching avant garde stuff, but in the last year or so I have found I am really enjoying listening to all kinds of classical - for example, have rapidly gone from zero Beethoven records to an Expedit cube full.

                          Late 70s AOR records with super-slick production and prog-lite soloing moves.

                          Whale records.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by stylesforfree View Post
                            Im getting into so much early prog stuff that borders on the more psychedelic side and stuff that veers towards the jazz-rock kinda stuff too. So prog rock for me too. I got the 3rd aromic rooster LP 2 days ago "In Hearing Of" and its absolutely amazing. Im trying to think what it all started with though as I haven't looked back at all since I started getting into it.
                            .
                            I've had that one for a good 15 years or so, as I love 'The rock' on it, and have never really considered prog, although it is. I guess it's a bit like the funky easy stuff, I was already kinda of listening to, all be it a bit unknowingly, then one day I realised hey I'm into easy listening, which is guess is very similar with prog, it's only really lately since I've realise I'm actually into full blown prog, and now I'm embarrassing it, and actively seeking it out as opposed to casually stumbling on to it.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
                              I think that this makes you officially a "Geezer" now Craig... welcome to middle age!
                              Cheers Fuz, what's next, a pipe and slippers! ha ha
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