Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The best progressive rock bands according to Rolling Stone Magazine
The best progressive rock bands, as readers of 'Rolling Stone'
A few weeks ago, followers of the American edition of 'RS' voted for their favorite bands of the genre more sophisticated
The number ten shows Dream Theater
Three years ago, New Yorkers collection published Dream Theater Greatest Hit (... And 21 other pretty cool songs). The title refers to the 1992 single Pull me under, who was among the top ten of the rock charts that year and in fact sounded on the radio. For a progressive rock band, especially one that began in the mid-eighties, is a great feat. They failed to repeat it, but that he could not care less about his legion of fans. Probably prefer it that way. Led by guitar god John Petrucci, Dream Theater plays to be considered as the only band worth.
In the ninth The Mars Volta
For some fans of rock, progressive began in the late sixties and ended with King Crimson in the early eighties, when Yes, Genesis and Rush began to achieve success on the radio with songs shorter and less momentous. While gender certainly reached the peak of his popularity at that time, has never entirely disappeared, or at least has not stopped evolving. The Mars Volta may not be progressive in the truest sense of the word, but it is impossible to hear the banda of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and not realize the great influence that gender has had on them and their songs. It is also one of the few progressive formations with a very young age, they would not know to distinguish Robert Fripp (King Crimson) if they are put forward.
It is followed by Tool (8)
If The Mars Volta defined the progressive rock of the last decade, Californians Tool represent the nineties. The group responds more to the progressive metal genre, and retain a huge cult mass despite its low production: been together 21 years, but in that time have only released four albums. They have nothing like a hit single, but fill stadiums and festivals lead whenever they leave the road. They toured in 2010 and spoke of a new album, but their leader, Maynard Kennean, is devoting much time to his side project A Perfect Circle.
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7. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Some critics say his name sounds more like that of a law firm than that of a rock group, and that is wrong with his pompous stadium rock of the seventies. People say, ironically, by themselves they inspired the punk revolution. That's a lot of responsibility to a single group. Reviews aside, there is no denying the importance of songs like Lucky Man, Karn Evil 9 and her version of Fanfare for the common man. Began as a progressive rock supergroup formed by members of Nice (Emerson), King Crimson (Lake) and Atomic Rooster (Palmer). They combined classical music with progressive and packed stadiums in the mid-seventies, but times changed and soon began to despise each other. There have been regular meetings and last year gave a memorable concert.
His story is the longest soap opera in the history of progressive rock. Alliances within the group can not stop change, and its members come and go. In the center is the bassist Chris Squire, the only man in each version of the training. Everything is very complicated. Anyway, no one can argue that his material early seventies represents some of the best moments in the history of progressive, especially Close to the Edge (1972) and Fragile (1971). Staged a great comeback with Owner of a lonely heart in 1983 but since then have had some ups and downs. In recent years, the original singer Jon Anderson, has been replaced by the leader of a Yes tribute band, now going on tour with former keyboardist Rick Wakeman. It is difficult to explain and understand.
5. King Crimson
The big bang of progressive rock was the debut of King Crimson In the court of the Crimson King (1969). Months after the album release, the original lineup broke up and since Crimson has existed under various forms. The only constant member is Robert Fripp, but seems to have lost interest in the band and do not touch for years.In a diary of 2010, Fripp said: "Now I have more pressing needs to make new music with King Crimson and touring to present to people who would rather listen to the classic [...] The music of any period of the Crimson would be worth Live is worth, but I doubt that you will have some influence on the contemporary musical debate. "Robert, here's an idea: the original group together for one last concert. If you're sick, full circle, back to the beginning and then disconnect.
4. Jethro Tull
In the early nineteenth century, Jethro Tull invented the seed drill, giving way to modern agriculture. About 270 years later, a British band called Aqualung Jethro Tull released, and was born with them progressive rock with flutes of commercial success. No other album reissued as famous, but they tried. The band has 23 albums and do not stop acting. His album Crest of a Knave (1987) grabbed the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance / metal vocal or instrumental ... And Justice for All, Metallica. They have been teased about this, but it is clear that the Grammys are the bad guys. The Tull were not anti-Metallica, and did not choose its category. Leave them alone.
The English training does not meet many rules of rock and roll. It is assumed that the bands should not gain popularity over the decades, and should sell more records after the departure of its charismatic leader. The battery should not become a singer. But Genesis are pioneers. The first records of the time of Peter Gabriel, as Foxtrot (1972), given an infinite credibility in the progressive community. In the eighties, Phil Collins had assumed command and delivered pop songs like Illegal alien and In Too Deep. And filled stadiums around the world. It was a strange time.Phil left the band after the tour, 1992 We Can not Dance and his replacement, Ray Wilson, never quite connecting with the audience. The formation of Phil Collins gave concerts in 2007, but Peter Gabriel flatly refuses to commit to a tour. In 2005, convened the group and almost accept a meeting, but he was afraid. This is very frustrating for fans of Genesis.
2. Pink Floyd
We owe it to Bob Geldof. In 2005 it seemed impossible that the classic lineup of Pink Floyd were to tread the boards again. 24 years ago that Roger Waters and David Gilmour did not share the stage. At the time, walked with complaints of the right to use the name, eternal disputes in the press and there was no sign of a meeting. Geldof can be very convincing, and after trying again and again, got to agree to the four men. The four songs they played at the Live 8 sounded glorious.Three years after keyboardist Richard Wright died, ending any real meeting. Did you hear that, Peter Gabriel? If you think you may therefore be too late.
They get first place, and a landslide. The Canadian trio has what is possibly the strongest fan community and rock enthusiast. The band deserves such a commitment. While most peers are separated due to greed or laziness, Rush kept the same lineup since 1975, and his concerts are equally fascinating than before.They also have one of the best drummers in the world, Neil Peart. They just close an epic tour which have touched Moving pictures (1981) from start to finish and are already working on a new album. We hope that next time touching 2112 (1976), is the only way to overcome this last tour.