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Old 07-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Liquid Tension Experiment, the instrumental group f. Dream Theater members Portnoy and Petrucci, plus the famous Tony Levin, and Jordan Rudess on keys before he was in DT (LTE got Rudess into DT).

Anyway, I know I'm youngish, but that's sad/strange that a late 90s early 00s album is where I got my first prog related experience...

Reading up, I heard Dark Side of the Moon before LTE, but I never connected that album with prog in my head. But there's that.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:28 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Like some of the others here, it was Rush's 1981 album 'Moving Pictures'. It was the first album I EVER bought in the summer of 1983. However, I don't consider it to be a "prog" record in the "purist" sense. Likewise, I've NEVER considered Rush to exclusively be a "prog" band either. They certainly have elements of it, however, what sets them apart from the pack is that they never left behind the ROCK when all was said and done. The same can't honestly be said about some of the prog bands who came before.

If I have to label them, I'd prefer calling Rush progressive hard rock. Am I splitting hairs? Perhaps. Be that as it may, they unquestionably paved the way for Queensryche, Savatage, Fates Warning, Dream Theater, and Crimson Glory ( the latter band being CRIMINALLY overlooked within the genre, in my opinion ) to name just a few. Great comments everybody ( ).

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Old 09-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #43 (permalink)
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^ No, I don't think you're splitting hairs. IMO Rush weren't a true prog band, and I think "prog hard rock" sums them up pretty well.

To answer the OP: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which is still one of my favourite albums.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:38 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Like some of the others here, it was Rush's 1981 album 'Moving Pictures'. It was the first album I EVER bought in the summer of 1983. However, I don't consider it to be a "prog" record in the "purest" sense. Likewise, I've NEVER considered Rush to exclusively be a "prog" band either. They certainly have elements of it, however, what sets them apart from the pack is that they never left behind the ROCK when all was said and done. The same can't honestly be said about some of the prog bands who came before.

If I have to label them, I'd prefer calling Rush progressive hard rock. Am I splitting hairs? Perhaps. Be that as it may, they unquestionably paved the way for Queensryche, Savatage, Fates Warning, Dream Theater, and Crimson Glory ( the latter band being CRIMINALLY overlooked within the genre, in my opinion ) to name just a few. Great comments everybody ( ).
Great background amigo: it was Power Windows for me moreso than Moving Pictures, but Rush are indeed influential beyond measure. Speaking of Crimson Glory though, I reviewed their entire discography on my Anthill 2.0 journal at the beginning. You should check it out.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:22 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Great background amigo: it was Power Windows for me moreso than Moving Pictures, but Rush are indeed influential beyond measure. Speaking of Crimson Glory though, I reviewed their entire discography on my Anthill 2.0 journal at the beginning. You should check it out.
Hi 'Anteater', thanks for responding. I LOVE 'Power Windows' as well! GREAT PICK! If 'Moving Pictures' hadn't been created, 'Power Windows' could arguably be considered the BEST Rush album of the 80's, if not all time. A near masterpiece to this very day! Five stars ( )!
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:25 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I've been listening to Rush all my life by part if my parents, so that would be my first.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:25 PM   #47 (permalink)
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If you want "progressive rock" Rush I think you need look no further than "2112" and "Caress of steel". Maybe "Hemispheres". After that they sort of started ditching the prog rock influences slowly, as they entered their cocoon and metamorphosed into a different entity completely.
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #48 (permalink)
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My first prog experience was Rush's 2112. My older brother had the album when I was a little kid and I loved it. It was some of my earliest favorite music.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:04 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I think in a way Deep purple, But considered more prog: Porcupine tree. I fell in love with the song: Way out of here.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:22 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Like most everybody else, Rush is the primary prog band for me as well.

Yes, Supertramp, Kansas, and so on.
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