1. avatar tinpot anto
    Here look I got sent this, some may benefit from it's oddness
    I own a progressive rock forum called Melo's Prog Bazaar. I am sure you think this is a bizarre name for a Progressive Rock Forum and you are right, it is – but there is a story behind it, one that includes a mysterious but highly entertaining character called Masterofprog and the Mossad (who I am told love Brittney Spears and hate Prog), but I digress from the reason for sending this message.
    The Bazaar has been active in its current guise since 23rd December 2004 and has developed into a vibrant community where Prog Musicians and fans interact easily. We have 407 members as I write this and amongst them are Roye Albrighton (Nektar), Nick Barrett (Pendragon), Pär Lindh (who has never posted I have to admit), Enrique Jardines (Absolute Zero), Guy Manning (Tangent), Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre) and many others. Knowing that you are a Progger, I thought I would invite you to join in the hustle and bustle of the Bazaar at: [url]http://www.melosprogbazaar.com[/url]
  2. avatar craic addict
    My beard's growing into a point just reading that Anto, now,where's my sequinned cape?
  3. avatar greensleevesisgod
    Wow, Cheers Anto!

    One happy progger :D
  4. avatar tinpot anto
    If anybody uncovers the secret triumvirate of wyrdness between Mossad, Britney Spears and the music of Prog then please enlighten us all
  5. avatar T Entertainment
    Jesus, Nick Barrett! Pendragon are APPALLING!
  6. avatar wabmonkey1
    Aww, but I love Pendragon.


    It's Pentangle I love.
    That's a different thing altogether.
  7. avatar ensemblemaniac
    Cheers for the link dude.Good site but,not as good as prog archives,but still.I've downloaded a shitload of tracks from that site,they're all top hole & they download in an instance.Specail thanks to Mr.Blackwell for introducing me to the site
  8. avatar EPK
    Pendragon are the Tap of Prog.
    Mmm...Tap Of Prog...good name for a band.
  9. avatar feline1
    Yeah, but ewes are all gay.

    Moreover, on Friday I have 5th row tickets for [url="http://www.sofasound.com"]Van der Graaf Generahinerator[/url]
  10. avatar EPK
    That'd be great....

    if it was 35 years ago.
  11. avatar greensleevesisgod
    Ich wantun ein ELP to reformun, noo!!

    Und King Der Crimsoner mkI!
  12. avatar feline1
    Yeah but they might play GOG and A LOUSE IS NOT A HOME and then all die of sheer heart attacks!

    Best of all would be in Peter Hammill sings that one he does on Robert Fripp's EXPOSURE about "It's MY house! It is not your house! MY HOUSE! So get OUT!, there's the DO-OR" etc etc
  13. avatar ensemblemaniac
    Feline you're a @#%$.Well,look on the brightside,I've seen rush & the ulster orchestra do zappa & countless other bands in the space of 10 years
  14. avatar greensleevesisgod
    To make up for my morbid post...Here's something for Zep And ELP fans...

    Welcome back, my friends!
    ELP's studio hosts Led Zeppelin

    January 1977, Led Zeppelin ran over songs for that year's world tour, rehearsing in Fulham, England, at the hall of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

    By the time Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer had released their third collaborative studio album, Trilogy, they noticed that their creativity on ELP albums had always been spurred on in the past by individual contributions. Hoping that the band could instead work together to create new music for the future, ELP bought a hall in Fulham, England, that had previously been a theater. The place became Manticore studios, and the upstairs hall became ELP's home. The band successfully wrote its next album there, and the result was Brain Salad Surgery.

    The upstairs area at Manticore was reserved for ELP, but the downstairs area was up for grabs by any other band. "The downstairs area was used for bands to go through production rehearsals," said Palmer. "We rented that part of it out."

    Just after Manticore Studios opened in 1972, Yes became one of the first bands to use the downstairs area. It was there and then that the band wrote and rehearsed its 1974 double album, Tales from Topographic Oceans. In the intervening years, other bands that used Manticore included Jethro Tull, Procol Harum and now Led Zeppelin.
    After the year that saw Led Zeppelin's first theatrical movie release, the band was set to embark on the biggest North American tour by any group to that point in time. And so, the band sought refuge in Manticore's large cinema room despite its reputation for poor sound.

    "It was dark and cavernous and didn't sound too good," said Chris Michie, a London freelance sound engineer who'd supervised a Procol Harum rehearsal on July 1, 1976. Martin Gordon, the bassist and songwriter for the Radio Stars, would tend to agree, having called Manticore "damp, dank, dubious, depressing and many other words beginning with D."

    At rehearsal, Jimmy Page tinkered not with his Gibson ES5 Switchmaster guitar, but with his pedal steel and the mandolin. When John Bonham was not seated at the drums, he had a tambourine in hand, which he struck with what looked like either a timpani stick or a spare bass drum pedal. Photographer Kate Simon snapped shots of John Paul Jones and Robert Plant in their Led Zeppelin T-shirts.

    Aside from the sound quality, another one of the drawbacks of rehearsing at Manticore was the cramped atmosphere. When ELP was not touring, its 35 tons of equipment were scattered throughout the studio. Although most of it was kept upstairs, some spilled over into the rehearsal area.

    Such was the case when Led Zeppelin rehearsed there in January 1977. At the time, ELP was gearing up to end its three-year hiatus from live concerts. Hustle and bustle was creeping back into the upstairs studio as ELP's own U.S. tour was going to begin in May. The group would be playing some dates with an orchestra, recreating tracks from the March release, Works Vol. 1.

    Led Zeppelin, on the other hand, was going to integrate some new instruments and some overlooked songs from the band's eight-year history. The 1977 tour was going to be a long one with plenty of surprises.

    Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum -- and yet somehow Led Zeppelin fits among the names of these giants of the progressive rock era.
    Whereas the media in the 1970s had begun to think of the term "progressive" as synonymous with "excessive," "gratuitous" or "pretentious," there is a much more basic way of looking at that word; in one meaning, Merriam Webster defines "progressive" as "moving forward or onward." When I spoke with John Paul Jones on Dec. 10, 2001, he gave me his similar interpretation of the word "progressive." He said he used to think that the term meant "forward-thinking."

    "We always used to think that Zeppelin was a progressive rock band until it became a slightly dirty word," he laughed. "Well, we thought we played progressive rock. People asked, 'What sort of band are you?' I said I had played ... progressive rock -- thinking that it just meant 'forward-thinking'." Edited by: greensleevesisgod at: 4/5/05 11:31 pm
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  16. avatar feline1
    "Prog - what is it?"

  17. avatar T Entertainment
    Now you're f*cking talking!
  18. avatar greensleevesisgod
    Prog is the Opposite of Punk... :)