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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2017, 12:58:32 AM »
Beggars Opera from Scotland, owing a bit towards the Nice on this long instrumental. Singer doesn't do anything but do windmills like he's Pete Townsend towards the end.

 https://youtu.be/NYGAOeUW9kA

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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2017, 01:51:43 AM »
Egg..yes that's the name of the group with a side long epic called Symphony. Another band influenced by the Nice amd maybe a little ELP and of course its a power trio as well..

https://youtu.be/gR1TYEOVpJ0

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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2017, 02:46:15 AM »
Here is a few from a band called White Witch from Florida that made a couple albums in the early and mid seventies. Pretty good stuff.

Crystalize and Realize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYVNpx8NK0Y
Illusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5S4p1ty0Ls
Don't Close Your Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEd7aw65oyQ
Sleepwalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chukl9FQ9Zk
It's So Nice To Be Stoned:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UnCtGI63yo

White Witch debut: full album 1972
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_KH7KWMe48


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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2017, 12:46:27 PM »
Egg..yes that's the name of the group with a side long epic called Symphony. Another band influenced by the Nice amd maybe a little ELP and of course its a power trio as well..

https://youtu.be/gR1TYEOVpJ0

That song is awesome. This band apparently started as a four piece named Uriel and included Steve Hillage in 1968, after Hillage left they changed their name to Egg.
The band was made up of Dave Stewart (organ, keyboards), Mont Campbell (bass, vocals), and Clive Brooks (drums). They recorded three albums Egg (1970), The Polite Force (1971) and The Civil Surface (1974). It doesn't appear any of these three went on to any other bands. Strange these guys/this band didn't make it in the seventies prog era.

Here is another good one
Long piece (from The Polite Force)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-2lgfnJLME

A better band name might have helped  :-\

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2017, 01:02:39 AM »
Here is a super-group of sorts band that only recorded one album in 1975 and a damn good one at that. The band only played two live shows in their brief existence both in July of 1975 at The Starwood in Hollywood, CA.

The band is called Armageddon, they were a British band consisting of former Yardbirds and Renaissance founder singer and harmonica player  Keith Relf, along with drummer Bobby Caldwell (Captain Beyond), guitarist Martin Pugh (Steamhammer) and bassist Louis Cennamo (Renaissance, Steamhammer).
Their self title and only release was on A&M records in 1975. The album was re-released on cd by Repertoire records in 1999.
Relf would die suddenly the following year of accidental electrocution in 1976.

Buzzard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4x2obqqd7A
Silver Tightrope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I6nF5B7cAA
Paths and Planes and Future Gains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYIYcBX3D7I
Last Stand Before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikdzbjy8O6A
Basking In The White Of The Midnight Sun/Brother Ego:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY_R4jckXTw

That is the whole album in order. give this a listen, this is a pretty bad ass album  8)   


 

 
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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2017, 03:58:30 PM »
Those guys were pretty fuckin awesome, how did they not have some success in the time period, they came out when the classic rock and prog bands were all in their prime. Great band name, cool ass album cover and they were good. Guess the never touring behind the album aspect did them in. Great album though

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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2017, 01:42:09 AM »
Gamma Ray, German prog band from 1972 (not to be confused with the metal band of the same name led by Kai Hansen from Helloween).

This is a pretty bad ass jam.
Birth Control: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzlv7LFmLMg
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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2017, 02:48:44 AM »
Quartermass:
A British progressive rock band from London. This band was active between 1969 and 1971 featuring John Gustafson (lead vocals, bass), J. Peter Robinson (keyboards), and Mick Underwood (drums, percussion) The band recorded their self titled album in 1970.

Gustafson later played with the Ian Gillan Band and Roxy Music.

J. Peter Robinson enjoyed a successful career in the 70's as a session keyboard player performing with Brand X, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, among others before becoming a prominent film score composer (Bates Motel, Return of the Living Dead part 2, Cocktail, Blind Fury, Wayne's World, among many others.

Mick Underwood had also been a member of Episode Six (with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover), The Outlaws (with Ritchie Blackmore pre Deep Purple), and The Herd (with Peter Frampton). He formed a new version of Quartermass, that went under the name Quartermass II that featured him along side Nick Simper (Deep Purple) on bass, Don Airy (keyboards), Gary Davis (lead guitars), and Bart Foley (Lead vocals, rhythm guitar). Bernie Torme (guitar) and Peter Taylor (vocals) were briefly initial part of this incarnation.

Here is the original band, from their 1970 album.

Black Sheep of the Family (Rainbow did a cover of this song on their debut album, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow)
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP3UNlNFju4

Post War Saturday Echo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rh6Kq7xunM

Up On The Ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsYfuxkK73g

Gemini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOWjkMNrQkE

Make Up Your Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAD0LpRLRyM

One Blind Mice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeqXr91Qh14

Laughtin Tackle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhCq2zk4FlU
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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2017, 02:25:38 PM »
Gamma Ray, German prog band from 1972 (not to be confused with the metal band of the same name led by Kai Hansen from Helloween).

This is a pretty bad ass jam.
Birth Control: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzlv7LFmLMg

That is a pretty wild song, I liked that  8)

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Re: A Few More Prog Rock Songs
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2018, 09:54:52 PM »
Check these guys out, prog rock tribute band ProgWorld

Tom Sawyer (Rush cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N65KD2kYok
21'st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBikXgH-MUg
Karn Evil 9 (ELP cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kXX_9QxbP8
Time (Pink Floyd cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOXLH482xic
Hoedown (ELP cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y2jEYrzbxw

Pretty damn good, ya ask me  8)
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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2018, 02:02:26 PM »
Those kids kick some ass on those, nicely done. Especially Schizoid man.