Progrock
Progressive rock, also known as prog rock or prog, is a rock music subgenre that originated in the United Kingdom, with further developments in Germany, Italy, and France, throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and 1970s. It developed from psychedelic rock and originated, similarly to art rock, as an attempt to give greater artistic weight and credibility to rock music. Bands abandoned the short pop single in favor of instrumentation and compositional techniques more frequently associated with jazz or classical music in an effort to give rock music the same level of musical sophistication and critical respect. Songs were replaced by musical suites that often stretched to 20 or 40 minutes in length and contained symphonic influences, extended musical themes, fantasy-like ambiance and lyrics, and complex orchestrations. Music critics, who often labeled the concepts as "pretentious" and the sounds as "pompous" and "overblown," tended to be hostile toward the genre or to completely ignore it.
Progressive rock saw a high level of popularity throughout the 1970s, especially in the middle of the decade. Bands such as Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were the genre's most influential groups and were among the most popular acts of the era, although there were many other, often highly influential, bands who experienced a lesser degree of commercial success. The genre faded in popularity during the second half of the decade. Conventional wisdom holds that the rise of punk rock caused this, although in reality a number of factors contributed to this decline. Progressive rock bands achieved commercial success well into the 1980s, albeit with changed lineups and more compact song structures.
The genre grew out of the 1960s space rock of Pink Floyd and the classical rock experiments of bands like The Moody Blues, Procol Harum and The Nice. Most of the prominent bands from the genre's 1970s heyday fall into the "symphonic prog" category, in which classical orchestrations and compositional techniques are melded with rock music. Other subgenres exist, including the more accessible neo-progressive rock of the 1980s, the jazz-influenced Canterbury sound of the 1960s and 1970s, and the more political and experimental Rock in Opposition movement of the late 1970s and onward. Progressive rock has influenced genres such as krautrock and post-punk, and it has fused with other forms of rock music to create such sub-genres as neo-classical metal and progressive metal. A revival, often known as new prog, occurred at the turn of the 21st century and has since enjoyed a cult following.

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The historical development of Progressive Rock from The Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper' album to contemporary bands such as 'Spok's Beard' and 'Dream Theatre'; ...
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Erica Starr, 2009
Progressive rock, or “prog-rock,” was first played in the late 1960s. However, it became especially popular in the early to mid-1970s. By the end of the '60s, select bands—mostly from England—began experimenting with long, complex song ...
Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock (Book)
Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock (Book)
Will Romano, 2010
From its artful beginnings (Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, the Mothers of Invention, and those progressive forebearers, the Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles), through the towering guitar solos, monumental synthesizer banks, and mind-boggling special effects of the Golden Age of Prog (Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP, Genesis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, UK), through ...
Call Me the Seeker: Listening to Religion in Popular Music
Call Me the Seeker: Listening to Religion in Popular Music
Michael J. Gilmour, 2005
From 1968 to 1978 some of the most popular bands of the time fit under this classification of prog-rock. ... However, to put things into cultural perspective, prog-rock was born into the same generation that birthed bell-bottom jeans, hot pants, ...
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
Charles Snider, 2008
Dig out that long lost box of vinyl records, slap on some headphones and travel back to the 1970s. Here's your definitive guide to progressive rock, with band histories, musical synopses and critical commentary, all presented in the historical context of a timeline. Album by album, we'll chart each release from the giant dinosaurs of the ...
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Fashion and Music
Janice Miller, 2011
agree that a convergence between prog rock artists and what might be better termed as art rock bands like Roxy Music, Velvet Underground and Talking Heads emphasized the visual aspects. Here, many bands 'appropriate[d] an image in a ...
Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Album: How to Disappear Completely
Radiohead and the Resistant Concept Album: How to Disappear Completely
Marianne Tatom Letts, 2010
simply to note that the band's music has often been interpreted within the more general art/prog rock genre. Radiohead had ... Melody Maker had asked in its review of The Bends, “Are Radiohead the spirit of prog-rock reborn?”23 Some of the ...
Rock Progressivo Italiano: An introduction to Italian Progressive Rock
Rock Progressivo Italiano: An introduction to Italian Progressive Rock
Andrea Parentin, 2011
P.F.M., B.M.S. and Le Orme were just the tip of the iceberg of a widespread movement with its own characteristics. Well, I think you have to know in some way the movement that generated those feelings, those energies and those sounds... Many people don't care about lyrics or the ideology behind music but I feel there's something important...
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Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies
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Within the hard rock family of musical styles you find metal and prog rock ( progressive rock), both famous for their blistering ... Prog rock, on the other hand, requires you to move through sophisticated harmony, often at breakneck tempo, and ...
Progressive Rock Guitar (Book & CD)
Progressive Rock Guitar (Book & CD)
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From the second half of the 20th century into the new millenium, some bands have stretched the limits of rock. The great progressive rock artists of the world such as Yes, Kim Crimson, Queensryche, Dream Theater, and Symphony X have expanded the possibilities, exploring elements of classical, jazz and other styles while maintaining the excitement a...
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There's an old joke about prog rock: it's the only musical genre where 23:17 could be either the time signature or the track length. Anyway, I'm a fan
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Who’s Afraid of Prog Rock? Inside The Maligned, And Much-Loved Genre - Soundcheck
Progressive rock, that genre where where rock meets psychedelia meets jazz, had its heyday in the early 1970's with bands such ...
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5 Prog Rock Albums that Influenced Daft Punks Random Access Memories
Author: Nerd42 – originally posted on our forum. I remember when the Tron Legacy score came out, many fans were upset because they were expecting a Daft Punk album and
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Yes will be leading their very own festival this summer. The prog rockers will head the one-day Yestival on August 3rd at Susquehanna Bank Center in C
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Steve Hackett - Prog Rock Pioneer - Glide Magazine
Hackett's been especially busy lately: Besides his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis (Finally, prog rock gets some Hall of Fame love!), he's released two albums within the last year-and-a-half (2009's full-length Out of the Tunnel's Mouth and the 2010 live album Live Rails). Glide recently had the chance to catch up with Hackett, touching on his recent projects, his inspirations, and the inevitable Genesis questions...
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Pink Floyd: The Prog Rock Archetype | PopMatters
Although they became hugely successful, Pink Floyd championed a type of integrity that seems uniquely associated with progressive rock: they never imitated anyone else or copied their own previous efforts.
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REVIEW: “a very lively prog rock album that many Genesis fans may enjoy” – Genesis News | Sound of Contact
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