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Title: Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Close2 The Edge on April 06, 2004, 05:25:47 pm
I was flipping through this book on progressive rock by Jerry Lucky and he lists the above as the Big Six of the foundation of prog.  Which one's your favorite?  Seeing as how all of them are amazing I think the results will be interesting.  Oh, one more thing -> I know Rush, Gentle Giant, and Camel are really popular and that Rush would probably take the cake if they were on the poll, thats why I chose Lucky's Big Six as the list.

My vote goes for King Crimson...but it's really a toss up between them and Genesis for me.
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Joel on April 06, 2004, 06:54:45 pm
I had to go with Floyd, just because they were such an integral part of my formative years, not to mention I host a show featuring their music. But, tough choice between them and Crimson, and I mean the REAL Crimson from 69-74. Gotta love a band that had TWO Mellotrons on stage during their live shows. And Lake and Wetton are without a doubt two of the great prog, oh hell, ROCK singers of all time. Gilmour ain't such a slouch in the vocals department either.
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Duke on April 07, 2004, 03:21:58 am

Genesis Genesis Genesis!

 8)
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Shawn on April 08, 2004, 02:17:42 am
Long Live Genesis!!!!!!
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: progdanz on April 10, 2004, 11:53:59 pm
In that list no band pumped me up more in their heyday than ELP.   For the test of time, it has to be Tull out of the given choices.
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Sirens_Cry on April 14, 2004, 10:22:48 am
Ssshhhhh.....don't tell anyone, especially Duke or The Lurker (on anyone else who also frequents the Genesis Talking Shop forum), .........but.......

I voted for Pink Floyd  :-[

but that's today, chances are tomorrow it'd be back to the G-men........


.....possibly..........

...............................probably...............


 ;)
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: The_Lurker on April 14, 2004, 10:56:41 am
Welcome to the asylum, Siren's Cry!

You're allowed to like Pink Floyd more. It's ok.  ;)
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Rene on April 14, 2004, 05:38:00 pm
What the hell is Jethro Tull doing on this list?
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Rene on April 14, 2004, 05:39:36 pm
What the hell is Jethro Tull doing on this list?
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Joel on April 14, 2004, 07:52:36 pm
Definitely a question worth asking twice  ;D
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: moondog on May 04, 2004, 01:40:29 pm
If there must be only one...

Genesis. It's all their fault.

 ;)

-f
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: LaraThePanther on May 04, 2004, 07:21:09 pm
*jumps for PF*
 ;D
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: FireBlade on May 04, 2004, 08:44:01 pm
I'm a "none of the above" person.   :-\
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Shawn on May 04, 2004, 09:52:23 pm
Then why not vote for Genesis? :)
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Sim on May 05, 2004, 03:33:17 am
I like all of the other bands too.....but my favorite will always be GENESIS. Because of them, I've loved Prog music for 30 yrs. One vote for Genesis!    ;D
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Jairo on May 10, 2004, 07:12:58 pm
Well, I agree with Moondog here, if it comes to only one I would have to choose GENESIS, followed real close by Yes and King Crimson... and ELP, Pink FLoyd and Jethro right behind them.... of course I would throw Gentle Giant,  PFM and early Queen to the mix.. just as bonus bands ;)
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Roland on June 20, 2004, 07:20:25 pm

A day late and a dollar short, but I'm going to jump on board with the lone vote for Jethro Tull.  They get my vote for two reasons:

1) They're one of my big three (Yes, Rush, Tull).

2) People have been ragging on them.  :P
 
Ian Anderson is probably my favorite vocalist, too.  Nyah!

 
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Shawn on June 20, 2004, 07:22:09 pm
Yes... Yes!!  DLBN speaks and the Genesis joy is felt!  Long Live Genesis!!!
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Close2 The Edge on July 16, 2004, 01:23:03 pm
Yes... Yes!!  DLBN speaks and the Genesis joy is felt!  Long Live Genesis!!!


Better watch out, ELP is catching up..... ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: 90 125 on January 01, 2005, 03:28:51 am
oh oh  :o mmm its hard 2 chose one band....:O i luved yes till the moment i heard them, but crimson...is so perfect and quite crazy, that surounds me so deeply  ::) lol....ELP, omg! great performance and vocals...mmmm ???

genesis, yeap defenitely good...but the problem 2 choose would b between these 3  ::) :-\
well.....
....my vote goes 2 KC  :)
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Oceans Flow on February 05, 2005, 06:28:52 am
I went with Pink Floyd, with Yes as a close second.  Of course, if Rush was on the list... ::)
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: BB_Lamour on February 12, 2005, 08:53:48 pm
How impossible was this answer?  I voted for Yes because they were the doorway into prog-rock for me when my older brother gave me hand-me-down copies of Yessongs and Relayer.  But in the intervening years, I have come to love the others on the list just as much.  So maybe I should have voted King Crimson since they are my fave from the list right now.

Anyway, suffice to say that I wholeheartedly agree with the list itself.
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: afterimage on February 25, 2005, 07:40:51 am
aaaahhhh too bad it could not have been the big 7 with RUSH my favorite band included.
For the poll some good choices but I have to pick YES.
Title: Re:Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Oberon on August 18, 2005, 09:03:21 pm
I voted for King Crimson (all of it, not just the 60s-70s stuff)

I have that book too!
Title: Re: Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: axess on January 23, 2007, 02:02:11 pm
Hey everyone, I just had to vote for Pink Floyd. It would have been Peter Gabriels Genesis but Phil Collins pop trio spoiled that band for me  :D. Since I've found the station (Hooray) I'm hearing some amazing things, so now that PF are on the way out Dividing Line is filling my ears with King Crimson. I had only heard 'In the court of ...' before. Mmm, can I change my vote later?
Title: Re: Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: PaisleyBud on May 10, 2007, 07:22:12 am
All great bands but only King Crimson is truly progressive. All the rest became something else. Still love them but they moved away from Progressive.
Title: Re: Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 18, 2009, 11:57:02 am
Genesis.

What I think is interesting is that Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull are often cited as being progressive rock acts, and neither of them (to these ears, at least) qualify in the way that Genesis, King Crimson or Everton, Snake and Parsnip might.

Oh well...

David
Title: Re: Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Soundman on January 20, 2009, 01:43:05 pm
I went wth Crimson, though if we limited it to 70s material only, it would be a very close call with Genesis.
Title: Re: Favorite 'Big Six' Prog Band
Post by: Fjorab_Teké on January 24, 2009, 10:40:41 am
Pink Floyd here.  But Yes and Genesis really made me pause for it too. And I would have certainly had to pause if Rush had been up there.