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Re: prog-rock (way off-topic)
Yeah. And someone else threw John Coltrane into the mix!
Don't ask the members of this list for a cup of sugar. You're liable to get
everything from foot powder to Comet cleanser. Hehehe.
----- Original Message -----
From: "rich" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: prog-rock (way off-topic)
> as i happened to say before,
> >...although i'm still fuzzy on what
> >: exactly a 'prog' rock band is...
> and since bands like Tool and The Ventures got thrown into the mix as
> i will say thank you, David, for grilling me on my inaccuracies of
> lumping krautrock and spacerock bands into the prog-rock genre.
> heartfelt apologies all around.
> >: Can
> >: Neu!
> >: Amon Duul
> >: Tangerine Dream
> >: Hawkwind
> >Can, Neu!, and Amon Duul II fall under Krautrock, not prog, with Amon
> >II (and Amon Duul I also, I'd say) falling sideways into spacerock.
> >Tangerine Dream never fit into the prog-rock category, either.
> >Electronic-experimental initially, then various forms of ambient, and,
> >finally, some flavors of New Age.
> >Hawkwind are definitely not prog. Spacerock all the way, those boys.
> >of a kind, despite all the personnel changes.
> >Van Der Graaf Generator/Van Der Graaf fell in and out of the prog-rock
> >spacerock categories, but as they tended to be all over the place, I
> >hesitate to use the prog label as a focus. Both the drummer and
> >player were quite accomplished jazz players, the keyboards player went
> >build organs for churches, and the vocalist, Peter Hammill, turned up at
> >point with an opera in hand.