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Re: OT: Programmed/Hand made music (was: Random word generators)

From:Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>
Date:Friday, June 17, 2005, 20:50
> > Well, a lot of people do not realize that progressive rock needn't > conform > to the same limits as generic rock. As "progressive pop" would be > something > of an oxymoron, that seems to be by standard included in "progrock" > too... > ditto for categories like "prog-folk" or "prog-classic", sometimes > "prog-electro" too.
Oh, I agree they're different beasts, but I have to say that GG wasn't anywhere near what I conceive of as prog rock. my conception is closer to the style practiced by King Crimson and early Genesis.
> Not sure where GG falls on that spectrum. My father is a big fan of > them, so > I know they're considered very influental among progrockers > themselves, but > are also quite unknown to the more casual prog fans. Myself I have not > listened as much of them, though I can certainly confirm the > cheerfulness.
I found it quite irritating to be honest. I only like songs with a bit of attitude... cheerful makes me grit my teeth.