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Punk vs Prog

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Punk vs Prog

Postby Hightea » 30 Mar 2017, 23:40

So we have had a bunch of prog post of late and of course they have plenty of comments about good or bad.
So here is the question? If you had only could listen to one genre for a month which would it be?

If you want to pick based on which is better that is okay too.
there is no option for neither - if you don't like either then leave the thread.

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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Hugh » 30 Mar 2017, 23:44

I like Hawkwind and Here & Now so I get to hear both.

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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Leslie Buckfast » 31 Mar 2017, 00:08

I would go for all my CSN&Y albums - including solo and group permutations.

That would do me for a month.

Done it before

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Postby toomanyhatz » 31 Mar 2017, 00:16

I swear by, or against, neither.

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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby sloopjohnc » 31 Mar 2017, 00:19

I'm pretty flighty to my musical tastes so a month of any one thing is is three weeks too much. A month of prog would feel like being forced to read James Joyce's Ulysses or Finnegan's Wake where punk would be a bunch of short stories that would get over with faster.At least if I didn't like something, I'd only have to wait two minutes instead of 10.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Quaco » 31 Mar 2017, 02:20

I'd probably use the month to catch up on all the punk I've missed.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Jimbo » 31 Mar 2017, 02:53

Prog of course. It's thoughtful vs stoopid as I see the matchup.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby zoomboogity » 31 Mar 2017, 03:14

Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell is still one of the top-selling albums of all time. I remember when it came out, it was pretty huge. And yet, to this day I have never known anyone to have a copy of it. I know I've never seen it in anyone's record collection. That's over 20 million albums I've never seen anywhere. We're talking 40 years here. It's an odd phenomenon.

Which has nothing to do with the question, of course. I was just thinking about that and was overcome by the urge to post about it on the internet.

There's so much lousy music from both genres, it's hard to wave the flag for anyone. Those neoproggers who came along in the '90s were the final nail in that coffin.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Still Baron » 31 Mar 2017, 04:19

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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby algroth » 31 Mar 2017, 05:07

Eh, I've been returning a lot more often to prog these past couple of years than I have punk or most other rock genres. Now, if it were post-punk however...

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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby NMB » 31 Mar 2017, 08:02

Broad church prog.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Darkness_Fish » 31 Mar 2017, 08:57

Punk. I'm not a massive fan of the genre, but there'll be some chunky riffs and catchy hooks that I could definitely enjoy. Prog is essentially the place where musical skill and an absence of taste collide. So you get the kind of music I didn't like (bluesy rock with too much synth) played really really well for far too long.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby WG Kaspar » 31 Mar 2017, 09:35

Oh the glory days of BCB are finally back!
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby algroth » 31 Mar 2017, 10:16

Darkness_Fish wrote:Prog is essentially the place where musical skill and an absence of taste collide.


Nah, that's NWOBHM. Or, uh... Whatever the G3 wank is supposed to be.

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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Rayge » 31 Mar 2017, 10:17

Jimbo wrote:It's thoughtful vs stoopid as I see the matchup.


Me too, that's why I voted punk.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby CLOWN » 31 Mar 2017, 10:26

WG Kaspar wrote:Oh the glory days of BCB are finally back!


And yet we have nothing but prog threads on YY.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby WG Kaspar » 31 Mar 2017, 10:32

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WG Kaspar wrote:Oh the glory days of BCB are finally back!


And yet we have nothing but prog threads on YY.

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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Darkness_Fish » 31 Mar 2017, 10:39

algroth wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:Prog is essentially the place where musical skill and an absence of taste collide.


Nah, that's NWOBHM. Or, uh... Whatever the G3 wank is supposed to be.

Nah, NWOBHM was clunky riffs and sweat. You'd probably be looking more to the likes of Steve Vai, Dream Theatre, and Dragonforce. Which although ostensibly rock, are really prog under the hood, due to technical skills and lack of taste. It's a definition that can't be broken. Note that bands with technical skills but taste went to the extremes and chose to become German in the 1970s, just to create their own genre.
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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby soundchaser » 31 Mar 2017, 10:42

I have all the classic punk albums.

But if push came to shove, I wouldn't swap any, in exchange for for my classic prog favourites.

Long live prog! Just not anything after 1980...Marillion, aside.

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Re: Punk vs Prog

Postby Hightea » 01 Apr 2017, 01:21

Darkness_Fish wrote: Prog is essentially the place where musical skill and an absence of taste collide. So you get the kind of music I didn't like (bluesy rock with too much synth) played really really well for far too long.

Blues in prog? roots of prog are mostly jazz, folk or classical music. Actually that is what I like about prog it isn't all based on the blues.

In regard to the question - We listen to both and listen to plenty of bands influenced by both or heck even both in the same band.
However, we listen to multiple styles of music and couldn't make it on just punk for a month. Prog gives me various forms of rock so I would be able to get by for a month.

I would also take Prog over Punk - it would be a lot closer if we made it prog vs punk/New Wave and all its post influences.

I'll also make the point that Punk and prog did have crossover.