quote:Originally posted by Liam OSM
Depends on what is labelled a Prog Rock. I've heard both Queen and Styx labelled as such, and enjo them. Rick Wakeman, I also quite like (my mother and I saw him live a couple of year ago). In general, I tend to go for the acts who have established their greatness of many years' standing.
Well Liam, I think Queen and Styx can be included in another cathegory of style, but not much as Progressive. The Queen never used synthsizers in their early works, and Styx was more a "theatrical"style as we can see on "Kilroy" as kinda "rock-opera".
Progressive Rock groups used to be symphonic concertists wannabe, they used to mix classical works and hard rock lines with much synthsizers and symphonic orchestras are usually present on recordings.