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Discussion in 'Laser's Edge' started by Metman, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Metman

    Metman Mets/Jets Fan

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    Do you recall the First Progressive cd you boought ????

    Me:: Riverside--Out of Myself..2003..........
     
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    lasercd Man Behind The Curtain

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    Wow! Do you remember how you discovered it? What were you listening to before 2003?
     
  3. Metman

    Metman Mets/Jets Fan

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    Yes I do............LASERS EDGE.... When I was at Tibo-Tech in Bridgewater NJ ,Another J&J Site..( Did I score points with that Answer)
    Before that I was listening to ""Classic Rock""
     
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    Geez....I started early. My Dad drove me to the record store and I spent my accumulated allowance and extra chore money on ELP's "Welcome Back My Friends...." in 1975 or '76. I was in 5th grade. The store had the big tri-fold LP cover up on the wall and that got my attention. It was one of the first albums I ever bought(Kiss Alive and Bowie's Station to Station were the others). Played it relentlessly on my crappy record player with the built-in speakers on the side.

    I got Rush's Hemispheres in 1978 and started my long-time worship of that band. I owned in in vinyl, cassette, CD(in at least 3 forms), and now hi-res digital.

    For pure, unadulterated prog metal, it would be DT's "Images and Words", sometime around 1994 or 1995. I read an article about Mike Portnoy in Modern Drummer magazine, and it was lauding his playing on that disc, so I went out and bought it.
     
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    Metman Mets/Jets Fan

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    Well if you want to go back that far, I never heard of Progressive Rock until I heard of ..Lasers Edge.,Kenesis etc...Never releized that ELP, Genesis, Rush etc was classafied as Prog Rock... Im 64 & I dont think the Term Prog. Rock was used...( Or was It ) ????
     
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    Oh yeah- Yes, Genesis, ELP, Jethro Tull, King Crimson and Gentle Giant were considered "The Big 6" of prog rock, so it goes back to the late 60's/ early 70's. I'd throw post-Syd Barrett Pink Floyd in there as well.
     
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    My introduction to music I still listen to today, was one of those 70's K-TEL compilations called "HEAVY METAL"
    It featured one song each from bands Yes, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, ect....
    It was a 2 album set. I seem to remember buying this, so I could get "Radar Love" by Golden Earring

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    My first Prog album was Yes- Yessongs.
     
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    You are all making me feel like the young'in round these parts.

    I'm definitely on the heavier side of the spectrum, and I believe the first band to really get me started in this genre was listening to Dream Theater - Train of Thought around 2004-2005 (freshman year of college). Quickly after that I discovered Symphony X, and maybe a year later I REALLY got into Opeth, which really opened my eyes to a genre I never, ever expected to listen to. I always considered these bands my "big three" as they laid the foundation of my musical tastes and marked the turning point of me taking music as a hobby and turning it into a passion. I'll always hold them in high regard for that, even if their recent output has been...inconsistent, in my opinion (specifically Dream Theater and Opeth).

    It's interesting to look back because I used to listen to rap music exclusively (following in the footsteps of my older brother). Now it's strictly progressive metal, melodic death metal, and progressive death metal.
     
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    Check out:

    Anathema & Katalonia
     
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    I remember the first progressive vinyl I bought: Yes - Going for the One way back in 1977
    The first CD would have been King Crimson - Lizard whenever I got my first CD player around the mid-1980's
    I can still remember the day going into the store which had very little Prog, then finding the KC disc to my delight.
     
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    My introduction was YES in the 70's
    Then in the 80's I was BLOWN away by Marillion!
     
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    Emerson Lake & Palmer - s/t on LP...not sure about on CD too many to remember.
     
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    My first progressive rock/metal album was Dream Theater's Images and Words. A friend of mine lent me a cassette..He said "you will be mind blown by this". And the rest is history....

    Before I was listening to Santana, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith...classic rock ....Before that and please don't judge me (LOL), MC Hammer, New Kids on the Block, Vanilla Ice...WTF was I thinking!!
     
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    You Forgot The Pet Shop Boys & Wham....
     

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