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« Thread started on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 4:50pm »

Born in the early 60s grew up with progressive music which started around 1968 i think?........... Music established main areas. Pop, Jazz, Classical, Progressive, New age, Heavy Metal, Rap, Reggie and Country and mix a few genres together you get Classical Rock....

Now I'm confused and bewildered at so many bands how they are rated in our society... Heavy Metal now has merged into the Prog sites and quieter mellow bands regarded as pop also into the prog scene. huh

Two main web sites offer the best in news sources and album releases are Progarchives and DPRP.. I supposed with new guys on their panel we get different opinions in our music and taste!...

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« Reply #1 on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 5:00pm »

Genres that I missed, that confuse me are:

Krautrock
Crossover
Eclectric
Experimental
Psychedelic/Space Rock
Rio/Avant
Tech Extreme/ Progmetal
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 5:15pm »

The only ones that I've heard of are Space Rock and Canterbury Scene. Canterbury Scene is in reference to the classic progressive rock bands that originated in the Canterbury area (Caravan, Soft Machine, Gong, etc.) Each band's musicians often overlapped and worked with each other. Space Rock is also very similar to progressive rock, but more psychedelic and mellow in sound. The lyrics are space themed. Some of the work from Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, and David Bowie can be considered Space Rock.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 5:59pm »

The prog scene overdoes making up sub-genres. Just like the metal scene and the techno scene.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 3rd, 2017, 6:31pm »

If I go on these sites purely on the genre itself on this music alone, I would be disappointed. When I hear a band generally I look at complex but melodic music, rather then noise or repetitive lyrics but more structured!... Neo and Symphonic I understand, Canterbury also but never understood this even today!... Why not keep it simple and not sub/ genre everything.....
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 4th, 2017, 10:19am »

"It's just music, man... forget the label."
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 4th, 2017, 1:23pm »

on Feb 4th, 2017, 10:19am, onetwothree wrote:
"It's just music, man... forget the label."
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I agree, generally do mate!... But these sub/genres do irritate me though. cannot help it as it does not provide a reliable source of information!!// rolleyes smiley.. Just my opinion.. wink
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 12th, 2017, 07:22am »

on Feb 3rd, 2017, 4:50pm, Noni wrote:
Born in the early 60s grew up with progressive music which started around 1968 i think?........... Music established main areas. Pop, Jazz, Classical, Progressive, New age, Heavy Metal, Rap, Reggie


There's your problem right there. I think most of us have never heard of Reggie music! grin
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 13th, 2017, 01:00am »

on Feb 12th, 2017, 07:22am, HomeByTheSea wrote:
There's your problem right there. I think most of us have never heard of Reggie music! grin


Songs by Elton John maybe?
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 13th, 2017, 02:30am »

on Feb 13th, 2017, 01:00am, Yild4Genesis wrote:
Songs by Elton John maybe?


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« Reply #10 on: Feb 14th, 2017, 08:30am »

I ignore genres, and the above lists are an illustration of why. Who actually comes up with these "genres" and "sub-genres" anyway?

Someone in another thread on this board recently referred to something being "defined" as prog, which immediately got me curious, as how do you 'define' prog anyway?

I know someone who got all heated about the term 'prog' in itself. I've always just taken it as a handy shortening of 'progressive' but he insisted "no, prog and progressive are different things!"

I just like stuff. I listen to stuff I like. That's my sole music category: "Stuff I Like". My advice to Noni is, don't get all confused about categories, genres, sub-categories, and sub-genres. Ignore them, wave them aside, and listen to stuff you like.
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 14th, 2017, 09:03am »

on Feb 14th, 2017, 08:30am, Backdrifter wrote:
I ignore genres, and the above lists are an illustration of why. Who actually comes up with these "genres" and "sub-genres" anyway?



I just like stuff. I listen to stuff I like. That's my sole music category: "Stuff I Like". My advice to Noni is, don't get all confused about categories, genres, sub-categories, and sub-genres. Ignore them, wave them aside, and listen to stuff you like.


I generally do mate. wink When I look into genres of Neo/ Symphonic/Jazz fusion/folk and now the new genre of space which used to be new age. These however, I can relate to, as most of my music fits most of these. But when I look into bands carrying these labels, some sound different and slightly obscure...

So yes, I generally do ignore how they categorize these bands as some are so unreliable and lead me confused.

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« Reply #12 on: Feb 14th, 2017, 09:20am »

Shoot, how many genres and sub-genres can one find on, say, just one Steve Hackett studio album? Maybe TO WATCH THE STORMS or WILD ORCHIDS?

I think "genres" and "sub-genres" are more marketing concepts than anything else.
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