Posted by Streaming Music | Posted in Pop Music | Posted on 31-08-2009
Progressive rock appeared in the late 1960s when rock performers wanted to break down the barriers of radio formatted pop and rock and progress this music genre to a place where it may achieve a more sophisticated sound, similar to that of classical music or jazz. Progressive rock is truly hard to define in one conclusive way and all of us have progressive rock artists to prove that. Some of the the majority necessary artists of the 70s that defined this rock form did not have the same sound.
Psychedelic music is believed to be the starting point of progressive rock. Some people additionally believe that performers like The Beatles contributed to the progressive rock movement. Still, the two progressive rock performers that the majority people see as being the first of this new- found genre were King Crimson and Yes. The progressive rock performers appeared at the end of the 1960s and although the first band was attributed to hard progressive rock sub- genre and the second to symphonic rock, they were both catalogued as progressive rock bands, as their sound has been unique and more sophisticated. Genesis is yet another rock band that aspired to progressive rock. Their third progressive rock album set things straight for this band. They were a symphonic rock band and thus a progressive rock band.
wonderful Britain was the 1st country that started the progressive rock movement, but Italy was not far behind either. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorco and Premiata Forneria Marconi were progressive rock bands that led the way for all rock bands all over Europe to progress and define this rock type of. As far as the progressive rock movement is concerned, these two European countries were the ones that opened all doors and invited all rock bands to evolve and give the world wonderful progressive rock albums. However, wonderful Britain is still the top promoter of progressive rock bands, with Caravan, another progressive rock band from this country, being the one that defined the third sub- type of progressive rock: Canterbury. Now,at the end of the 1960s, progressive rock bands established three sub- type of s: hard prog, symphonic and Canterbury.
The 1970s represented the crowning of progressive rock as a genre and some of the biggest progressive rock albums were released in this decade. Jethro Tull’s “Thick as a brick” or Rush’s “2112” are only two of the the majority appreciated progressive rock albums released in the 70s. Likewise, this decade brought another ten sub- genres of progressive rock to life, and a lot of progressive rock performers came forth in this period. As if progressive rock was not complicated enough, art folk, classical prog, folk prog, ambient, Rio, pomp prog, jazz fusion, electronic, Zeuhl and krautrock were listed as sub- genres of the 60s rock genre.
In the next two decades, progressive rock did not progress as much as it had up to that moment. In the 80s, it was dethroned by the punk movement and progressive rock performers chose to give birth to another sub- type of : neo progressive. There were few progressive rock albums released in the 80s, some of the most prolific ones being Rush’s “Moving Pictures” or Fate’s Warning’s “No Exit”. Progressive metal rock was likewise listed as a sub- type of in this period. The 1990s were dominated by the development of metal prog, through Dream Theatre. This decade is mainly characterized by the revival of the progressive scene of the seventies.