quote:Originally posted by dsnito
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.
Maybe, but both Queen and Styx could be said to have pushed new barriers on things.
Sadly, I don't have the Kilroy album; I have a couple of compilations, one of stuff from their first four albums, and one of their best from Pieces Of Eight through to Edge Of The Century. The only studio albums of theirs I have are PO8 and The Grand Illusion.
So by your definition, Nito, the prog rock in my collection would be ELO.