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  1. Dream Theatre is classified as Progessive Metal and I'm not into heavy metal, even if it is progressive and one song lasts for 60 minutes. I know this is a hard genre to find current bands in, but I'm sure they're out there somewhere.
  2. So the whole reason I came back to Songfacts is to find a little help with this question. Are there any new bands (or any from the last several years) that play progressive rock similar to what it was like in the 70's (bands like Yes, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, or Genesis)? If so, let me know how I can get a hold of some music to listen to! I'm trying to find some new music to listen to and hopefully catch some concerts for bands that don't have one foot in the grave! As a side note, if anyone knows a good Country Blues band (similar to The Marshall Tucker Band), I would like to find new bands there as well. Thanks everyone!!
  3. about.com has a section on their website dedicated to classic rock. The only problem with what they have to say is that they are very biased upon popularity and not making decisions according to what music is creative, or influential, or anything that didn't jive well with the corporate world even though it was highly accepted by the general public. They do try to take into account how a group made an impact to the musical scene, but other than that it's pretty much based on popularity. For instance, I feel Jethro Tull should be on that list and bands like ZZ Top and Def Leppard don't belong nearly as high as they are ranked (if you go no the website, you can actually see the top 50). But, it's not my opinion, and I just opened it up for discussion.
  4. Yes, no other bands really mixed Folk and Progressive Rock the way Jethro Tull did.
  5. Actually, if you listen to some of the music from Yes, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, and Genesis, they were all pretty close. Tales from Topographic Oceans and Atom Heart Mother are both along the same lines as Jethro Tull. And how can you deny the Court of the Crimson King?
  6. ... according to about.com 1. The Beatles Essential Album: Revolver With record sales estimated at more than a billion worldwide, no other band had a greater influence on the course of rock music. 2. Pink Floyd Essential Album: Wish You Were Here They had one of the flashiest stage shows of any band, but their music gained its most fame being used in movies. 3. The Who Essential Album: Who's Next One of the first, most successful, and longest lasting "power trios," this group was innovative both musically and technically. 4. Rolling Stones Essential Album: Sticky Fingers The original "bad boys" of rock, they are among the most durable bands, recording and touring with few breaks since they began in 1961. 5. Led Zeppelin Essential Album: Led Zeppelin IV Their Stairway To Heaven is believed to have received more radio airplay than any other song in history, even though it was never released as a single. 6. Eagles Essential Album: Their Greatest Hits Another of rock's longest-lasting acts, their 1976 greatest hits album is the biggest selling album of all time. 7. Grateful Dead Essential Album: Anthem Of The Sun One of San Francisco's first "flower power" bands, their fan following is nearly as strong today as it was when the group disbanded in 1995. 8. Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship Essential Album: While Bathing At Baxter's Pioneers of the Psychedelic Rock genre, they were in the vanguard of the counter-culture of the '60s and '70s. 9. The Doors Essential Album: The Doors In spite of a short life and limited discography, they became one of rock's most popular and influential groups. 10. Moody Blues Essential Album: Days Of Future Passed With the exception of a few years in the mid-70s, this progressive/psychedelic group has toured and recorded since 1964. 11. Fleetwood Mac Essential Album: Rumours After numerous personnel and musical style changes, their 1977 Rumours album is still among the top ten best selling albums ever. 12. AC/DC Essential Album: Back In Black This pioneering hard rock/heavy metal group has sold an estimated 100-million albums worldwide. 13. Boston Essential Album: Boston When their first album was released in 1976, it was the highest grossing debut album ever seen up until that time. 14. Cream Essential Album: Wheels Of Fire The group existed for less than three years but staked its place as one of the first and most enduringly popular of rock's "power trios." 15. Def Leppard Essential Album: Hysteria Futuristic instrumentation and vocal harmonies have kept them near the top of the all-time best selling album lists for a quarter of a century. 16. The Byrds Essential Album: The Byrds' Greatest Hits Aomng the pioneers of Folk Rock, their popularity in the mid-60s rivaled that of the Beatles. 17. Aerosmith Essential Album: Toys In The Attic Originally written off as Rolling Stones imitators, the group has consistently produced multi-million-selling albums for 30+ years. 18. Santana Essential Album: Abraxas This groundbreaking Latin Rock group timed the release of its first album to coincide with a highly successful performance at Woodstock in 1969. 19. Blood Sweat & Tears Essential Album: Blood Sweat & Tears Virtually a small orchestra, this group established a milestone in rock history with its large horn section and jazz-blues orientation. 20. Van Halen Essential Album: 1984 One of the most innovative and influential heavy metal groups of the late '70s, the group continues to perform some 30+ years after its inception. 21. ZZ Top Essential Album: The Best Of ZZ Top The self-proclaimed "little ol' band from Texas" was one of the earliest influences in Southern Rock, and continues so, three decades later. 22. U2 Essential Album: The Joshua Tree Ireland's best known rockers have been a successful fixture on album charts and in concert venues since their formation in 1976. 23. Allman Brothers Essential Album: Eat A Peach The success of their unique fusion of hard rock, blues, jazz, and classical music has secured this group's immortality. 24. Journey Essential Album: Greatest Hits Its jazz-flavored progressive rock sound has been a fixture in the rock scene since 1973. 25. Traffic Essential Album: John Barleycorn Must Die This group had far greater success with albums than with singles, and thrived in spite of numerous personnel changes and long breaks. Interesting list... Here's my top ten. 1. The Marshall Tucker Band 2. Jethro Tull 3. Bob Dylan 4. Pink Floyd 5. The Outlaws 6. The Charlie Daniels Band 7. The Ozark Mountain Daredevils 8. Crosby, Stills, & Nash 9. Buffalo Springfield 10. Poco
  7. So can anyone tell me who this generation's Jethro Tull is? And I don't mean Jethro Tull of the 80's and 90's. I mean Jethro Tull of the 70's. Anything reminiscent of Thick as a Brick, or Passion Play, or Songs from the Wood.
  8. Here's a big list... Steve Miller Band Doobie Brothers Steppenwolf (John Kay) The Outlaws Lynyrd Skynyrd Blackfoot Charlie Daniels Band ZZ Top Hank Williams Jr Big & Rich Grand Funk Railroad REO Speedwagon Journey Poison John Fogerty The Allman Brothers The Marshall Tucker Band (Doug Gray) Tesla Whitesnake Cheap Trick Cinderella The Guess Who .38 Special Little Feat The Bangles Eminem Xzibit Kid Rock Limp Bizkit Papa Roach Pat Benetar And others that I saw parts of the concert but not the whole thing.
  9. Mr. Soul - Buffalo Springfield
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