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Old 04-27-2011, 07:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It was 30 years ago hitch hiking home one night as I got picked up in a Porsche 924 and the guy had Fragile cranked on his stereo(what I remember, I think it was either an Alpine or Blaupunkt) and torched up a fatty for the ride home. I yelled at him, "What is this?" He screamed backed, "It's Fragile by Yes." The song was "Roundabout" as the acoustic guitar and the bass line really caught my ear.

The driver went out of his way to take me home. As he stopped to let me out I asked if I could see the cassette cover. He passed it to me and said, " I could see that you were really digging it. Here. It's yours." I thanked him and he booted out into the rural night.
Best story so far! I should stuff the car with Yes cassettes and go on the road on a prog mission by picking up hitch-hikers.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Definitely The Moody Blues, listening to records being played by my brother on the other side of the bedroom around 1980 or so.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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^ Yeah, that driver sounds about a zillion percent cool and Fragile is such a fabulous album. I like it more than Close to the Edge tbh; the only track I didn`t care for was Rick Wakeman`s Cans and Brahms.

If I bring a Yes cassette, can I come along in your Porche, Dotoar ?
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I only got "Misplaced Childhood" cos of the pop hit "Kayleigh". I initially thought they were pop. And "Assassing" as well, to some degree (from the previous album).
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Personally I'd say no.
Well, then I guess hearing Pink Floyd is pretty much a common part of youth. That or Zappa(Father used to play a lot but for some reason only a very small collection of the 'silliest' songs). Albeit, I would definitely not consider Deep Purple a heavy metal band.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:52 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Still haven't had my first prog experience.


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Old 04-27-2011, 11:11 AM   #17 (permalink)
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It was 30 years ago hitch hiking home one night as I got picked up in a Porsche 924 and the guy had Fragile cranked on his stereo(what I remember, I think it was either an Alpine or Blaupunkt) and torched up a fatty for the ride home. I yelled at him, "What is this?" He screamed backed, "It's Fragile by Yes." The song was "Roundabout" as the acoustic guitar and the bass line really caught my ear.

The driver went out of his way to take me home. As he stopped to let me out I asked if I could see the cassette cover. He passed it to me and said, " I could see that you were really digging it. Here. It's yours." I thanked him and he booted out into the rural night.

I was immediately a Yes fan and had acquired thier entire discography within about six weeks which at that time was 1980 so it included thier s/t debut to Yesshows.

Prog is my main listening preference with all it's sub-genres except for Zeuhl.
Oh man, brilliant story! And it's fun to think of the influence this kind stranger has had on your life

My first prog experience is not as interesting. I used to listen to a lot of Pink Floyd when I was a kid in elementary school, like ages 7-8-9-10ish. The Wall was actually my favourite record back then, but I later discovered Dark Side of the Moon and then Animals.

The first prog epic I can remember checking out with the intention of exploring something called "prog rock" was actually ELP's Tarkus. I didn't fall in love with it immediately, but something about it piqued my interest and after coming back to it a couple of times more, it really started to grow on me. I still think Tarkus (the song) is brilliant!
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My first experience of prog was when I was about 12 years old hearing Hawkwind's Masters Of The Universe on the Friday Rock Show on Radio 1.

I thought it was shit.
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Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon". I loved it on my first listen while being blissfully unaware of what prog was.
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If I bring a Yes cassette, can I come along in your Porche, Dotoar ?
I'll have to get a Porsche first, but yeah!
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