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Old 09-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Boston, Kansas, Journey are certainly not prog --- I believe two of them at least are seen as AOR (not sure about Kansas; some of their work might be seen as prog but I doubt you'd find them on any prog site).

Supertramp are often spoken of in the same breath as prog rock; certainly their earlier compositions like "It's a long road" and "Fool's overture" could be regarded as such, but later on they became quite commercial, say from "Breakfast in America" on, so for me they would not really be what I would think of as a prog rock band. Renaissance I don't know.

Never heard of prog-lite: if it's a subgenre you're trying to make up or assign, you'd need to define its parameters...

Edit: Progarchives.co.uk lists Kansas as "Symphonic prog", so maybe; though they also show Journey (JOURNEY!) as "prog related". Hmm. Other than their really early albums, I don't see it...
Shame on you, Kansas were very much prog in the 1970s.
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