Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by Z » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:55 am

How about Ozric Tentcles? Not sure if they really qualify as prog or not. I like their stuff when Joie & Merv were still in the line up. Their newer stuff has too much of a techno sound. I saw them at Trees in Dallas back in '94 for their Arborescene tour. I think that was their 1st album with new keyboardist & drummer. Pretty good show.

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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by Denms20 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:34 am

I can't believe nobody has mentioned Triumvirat yet? I actually liked his hammond and synth work better than Emerson's, although I think Emerson had him beat on chops. I'd second Eddie Jobson too, his work on UK's night after night is amazing. What a powerful trio! There's some real nice hammond and CS-80 stuff there.
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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by iProg » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:19 am

Apart from Rush and Genesis, my favorite prog rock band is It Bites. John Beck is one of my biggest influences!

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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by V301H » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:38 am

Mike Quatro was a Detroit Prog artist with some serious keyboard chops. His 1972 debut, Paintings features plenty of Minimoog and Mellotron. I saw him in 1976 at the Starwood in Hollywood. He had a trio that played mostly extended instrumentals with the bass player doing an occasional Lake-like vocal. His bass playing sister Suzi was well-known in the 70's. His guitarist sister Patti was a member of the 70's all-female band Fanny which had Prog touches in some of their later music.
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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by guitarsandsynths » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:45 am

Denms20 wrote:I can't believe nobody has mentioned Triumvirat yet? I actually liked his hammond and synth work better than Emerson's, although I think Emerson had him beat on chops. I'd second Eddie Jobson too, his work on UK's night after night is amazing. What a powerful trio! There's some real nice hammond and CS-80 stuff there.
Good one! I'm surprised it took that long for Triumvirat to be mentioned.
And how about PFM? And the more obscure brazilian band Mutantes(are they progrock?)?
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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by iProg » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:26 pm

and of course, Rush.

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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by Putte » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:25 pm

Unbelievable, no one has brought up Eddie Jobson and U.K. yet. Take a listen to Carrying no cross, and discover yet another dimension of progressive keyboard playing.
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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by tim gueguen » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:26 pm

Jobson was mentioned.

8 years ago. Holy threadbump, Batman!
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Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Post by Putte » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:24 pm

My bad. Of coarse Jobson had come up earlier. Then again, he deserves to be mentioned every now and then.
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