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 Post subject: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:17 pm 
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I'm no critic so I probably can't make the list. But if you guys want to you can. I have songs that HAVE to be on there

21st Century Schizoid Man-King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King-King Crimson
I've Seen All Good People-Yes
Star Ship Trooper-Yes
Roundabout-Yes
Close To The Edge-Yes
Atom Heart Mother-Pink Floyd
Echoes-Pink Floyd
Shine On You Crazy Diamond(all parts)-Pink Floyd
Dogs-Pink Floyd
Thick As A Brick-Jethro Tull
2112-Rush
Karn Evil 9- ELP

Now since this is my first post may you all please help me out
vote your top songs as well


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:25 pm 
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Atom Heart Mother shouldn't be on here, it's not particularly great... Supper's Ready, Firth of Fith, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, The Cinema Show for Genesis... Tarkus for ELP, And You And I and Gates of Delirium for Yes, One More Red Nightmare and Lark's Tongue in Aspic for King Crimson, Time and Money for Pink Floyd, Nights in White Satin for Moody Blues...


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
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... had posted this one a few times on the old site but will do it again here ... possibly the first Prog Rock song from 1956 from Kenny Graham and his Satellites.... Take care

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnskASlKlsA


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
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Caravan - Nine Feet Underground


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:07 am 
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Lady Fantasy - Camel :cheers:


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:06 pm 
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Some suggestions:

Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Lucky Man - ELP
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas
Come Sail Away - Styx
Hocus Pocus - Focus

And possibly some songs from quasi-prog bands like 'Eleanor Rigby' by The Beatles, 'Riders on the Storm' by The Doors, 'Won't Get Fooled Again' by The Who, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen, and others.

The trouble with this list is that Progressive Rock isn't known as much for their songs as for their albums; it's doubtful that many songs by Rick Wakeman or Brian Eno will make it on the list. i could be wrong, though.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:10 am 
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Here's a list someone made of the 'fifty most important progressive rock songs' from the progarchives forums. Heavily flawed, but a decent place to start.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:07 am 
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good list by the way!


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:48 pm 
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Pull Me Under-Dream Theater


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
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YYZ - Rush
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Heart of the Sunrise - Yes
Ten Thousand Days - Tool


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
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"Yours Is No Disgrace" might be the most amazing piece of music I've ever heard, prog or otherwise.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
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Don't forget "One of These Days - Pink Floyd." That one's a masterpiece


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:35 pm 
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I'd be more than happy to contribute to this! I think like most lists, we'll have to include popularity and influence as criteria, which I'm not always the biggest fan of. ("Desolation Row" being considered more epic than any prog song?) I'd want to see the qualities of prog rock songs as the biggest piece of criteria we're looking for. I don't want to see songs like "Thick as a Brick" right next to a song like "Tom Sawyer" in a top 5. -_- Know what I mean? Well, without further ado, here are a few (several) of my suggestions:

Camel-"Nimrodel"
Camel-"Lady Fantasy"
Dream Theater-"Pull Me Under"
Dream Theater-"Octavarium"
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer-"Karn Evil 9"
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer-"Tarkus"
Flower Kings-"I Am the Sun"
Focus-"Hocus Pocus"
Genesis-"The Musical Box"
Genesis-"Watcher of the Skies"
Genesis-"Supper's Ready"
Genesis-"Firth of Fifth"
Genesis-"Dancing With the Moonlit Knight"
Jethro Tull-"Aqualung"
Jethro Tull-"Thick as a Brick"
Kansas-"Carry On, Wayward Son"
Kansas-"Magnum Opus"
King Crimson-"21st Century Schizoid Man"
King Crimson-"The Court of the Crimson King"
King Crimson-"Pictures of a City"
King Crimson-"Lizard"
King Crimson-"Starless"
Kraftwerk-"Autobahn"
Marillion-"Script For a Jester's Tear"
Marillion-"Grendel"
Mike Oldfield-"Tubular Bells"
Moody Blues-"Question"
Moody Blues-"Nights in White Satin"
Pink Floyd-"Dogs"
Pink Floyd-"Sheep"
Pink Floyd-"Pigs (Three Different Ones)"
Pink Floyd-"Atom Heart Mother"
Pink Floyd-"Us and Them"
Pink Floyd-"Shine On You Crazy Diamond"
Pink Floyd-"Echoes"
Pink Floyd-"Comfortably Numb"
Renaissance-"Song of Scheherazade"
Roy Harper-"One of Those Days in England (Parts 2-10)"
Rush-"The Necromancer"
Rush-"The Fountain of Lamneth"
Rush-"2112"
Rush-"Xanadu"
Rush-"Cygnus X-1"
Rush-"Hemispheres"
Rush-"Tom Sawyer"
Rush-"YYZ"
Uriah Heep-"July Morning"
Van Der Graaf Generator-"After the Flood"
Van Der Graaf Generator-"Lemmings"
Van Der Graaf Generator-"Man-Erg"
Van Der Graaf Generator-"A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers"
Van Der Graaf Generator-"The Undercover Man"
Van Der Graaf Generator-"The Sleepwalkers"
Yes-"Yours Is No Disgrace"
Yes-"Starship Trooper"
Yes-"Roundabout"
Yes-"Heart of the Sunrise"
Yes-"Close to the Edge"
Yes-"And You and I"
Yes-"Awaken"

I think we should be strict on keeping this prog. Just because a prog rock band wrote it, I don't think it should be considered for that sole reason. "MacArthur Park" is a more progressive song than "Owner of a Lonely Heart" and "Another Brick in the Wall." We should really set a high bar of what we mean when we say one of these songs are "progressive rock."


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:13 pm 
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"21st Century Schizoid Man" is a perfect #1.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Songs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:24 pm 
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Zach wrote:
"21st Century Schizoid Man" is a perfect #1.

Probably the perfect prog jam, but not perfect prog song. Not every progressive quality out there, though many. A plus: it was on In the Court of the Crimson King. It's probably going to land a top 10 (if not top 5) spot. I'd imagine "Supper's Ready" and "Close to the Edge" nabbing the top 2 spots for sure though.


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