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Which prog band lost it the most in the 1980s?
Pink Floyd 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
Genesis 73%  73%  [ 8 ]
Yes 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
King Crimson 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jethro Tull 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
Hawkwind 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Rush 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
Other [please specify] 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 11

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Lifer, Deather, Hesher, Whatever.
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I absolutely loved Yes's 80's period. For me, they went from mastering prog to mastering pop music. Even their pop records have all those off-time bits, extended virtusos sections nestled in just below the surface. And as for the vocal melodies, oh yes...

Discipline is grand but I haven't heard the others.

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I mean, I can understand some elements of their fanbase throwing a shitfit over it and it was a blatant play for the mainstream which worked, but they did such a fucking five star job of it that you end up commending them for it. I wish more bands sold out like they did, really.

Isn't Tormato an 80's album too? Either way it's fucking solid.


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I think Jethro Tull's 80's material was the weakest overall so I've voted for them.

Rush & King Crimson released some great material in the 80's (i.e. "Permanent Waves", "Moving Pictures", "Discipline") so I don't put them in the same category as the others who generally struggled to maintain any prolonged artistic relevence.


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Astro Black wrote:
Actually, Drama is an 80's album too - another 5/5.


Solid candidate for 'most underrated album of all time'.

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80's Queen wasn't a patch on 70's Queen though.


Well it was different. They were a singles juggernaut in the 80s, smash after smash of beautifully crafted chart anthems, adapting to the decade with a skill and savvy that eluded almost all of their 70s rock peers while getting better and better onstage.

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Great that KC are back together.

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Great that KC are back together.


Is this the Fripp-less ProjeKCt?

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Clint Ruin wrote:
Miranda looks like someone's wacky auntie who always has a gin bottle in her handbag for emergencies/brightening up her day.

I thought she looked like the head of the English department at a high school, though perhaps that says more about the school I went to than her..


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Astro Black wrote:
miranda wrote:
Dr Yail Bloor wrote:
Great that KC are back together.


Is this the Fripp-less ProjeKCt?


NO! Fripp is back!

http://www.progrockmag.com/news/fripp-a ... -are-back/


You just made me do a sex-wee on Facebook.

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Miranda looks like someone's wacky auntie who always has a gin bottle in her handbag for emergencies/brightening up her day.

I thought she looked like the head of the English department at a high school, though perhaps that says more about the school I went to than her..


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Music magazine editor in behind-the-times shockah!!

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That's the thing - I have to spend the day listening to stuff like Powerwolf and Rhapsody of Fire, I don't get the chance to listen to or follow everything. Although this is pretty unforgivable, they're probably my favourite band.

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Miranda looks like someone's wacky auntie who always has a gin bottle in her handbag for emergencies/brightening up her day.

I thought she looked like the head of the English department at a high school, though perhaps that says more about the school I went to than her..


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The shows will be good, that's for sure.


Oh yes!

I want to go home and listen to my records. NOW.

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Miranda looks like someone's wacky auntie who always has a gin bottle in her handbag for emergencies/brightening up her day.

I thought she looked like the head of the English department at a high school, though perhaps that says more about the school I went to than her..


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Camel was shit in the 80's too. Like Camel shit.


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S/T & Mirage are the best. I would call them great. The rest of the 70's albums were OK but the 80's albums...(except the live ones)


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Course you should hear CAMEL s/t. They flirted with greatness, certainly guitar and organ, struck a mood all of their own, interplay shimmered etc.

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Snow Goose was their Pictures At An Exhibition. Not great but many people like it. Their first album is better than Mirage.


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I think Moonmadness is great, if rather quietly.


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I voted Genesis. Phil Collins as a frontman alone is enough to vote for them.

Conversely King Crimson arguably eclipsed their 70s work in the 80s.


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Conversely King Crimson arguably eclipsed their 70s work in the 80s.


Say what now?? "Discipline" is undoubtedly a great record but the rest of their 80's material pales in comparison to their amazing 70's run.


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Post Re: 70s prog bands in the 80s
I suppose it depends how much you rate Beat and 3oaPP along with Discipline. Personally I think those 3 albums are an indivisible trio, although Discipline is definitely the best of them. Regardless, they certainly reinvented themselves most successfully in the 80s out of any of the bands on that list.

I would say Larks, Starless and Red are the peak of their 70s output and they are all stellar. But In the Wake of Poseidon is a bit of a shit album really and all the 80s KC album are certainly better than it..


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ITWOP is no ITCOTCK but it's still a good album. I like their other 70s stuff but what I've heard of it can be somewhat trying at times. LTIA was rather good if I remember. Glad that when I saw them a couple of years ago they concentrated on their 70s stuff. I don't think they played anything from the 81-84 period at all, actually.

I do agree that of all the 70s groups listed they reinvented themselves the most successfully in the 80s, this was probably helped by them being split up from 75-81 I guess, they got a chance to go at it with a clean slate and no baggage with Discipline. I haven't heard much of that period of theirs though, is it worth checking out?

I was listening to a Genesis bootleg from 1975 on Youtube last night. Great show, but... wow, you just can't fathom that three of those musicians under the same moniker would be making shiny artificial pop music a decade later. They really should have changed the name of the group after Hackett left.


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