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Monday, June 21, 2010

You know you're a prog-rocker when...

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Just a fun little listI'm writing....

You know yu're a prog-rocker when:

- The idea of 6 time sigs in a song doesn't faze you one bit.

- Your ideal drum kit has (among other things)6 toms, two snares and enough cymbals to make Neil Peart have a nervous breakdown.

- Listening to a 14 minute long song is normal to you.

- Capes and pointy hats are seen as normal things to wear.

- you worship Tubular Bells as a work of artistic genius.

- you can't write a song about something normal to save your life. See for reference: Animals by Pink Floyd, 2112 by Rush.

- Standing on one leg and playing the flute seems like a great idea.

- New Standard tuning.

I'll think of more later. If you can think of some more, add them to the comments and I'll update later.

1:17 am - 15 comments - 8 Kudos - Report!
Starscr3am wrote on Jun 21st, 2010 10:59am

You want the bass to be heard. :P:

Really the bass work is amazing in prob bands.


rushpython wrote on Jun 24th, 2010 6:25pm

you think all fantastic songs are at least 7 min. long. A truly amazing song has some sort of bass/drum solo. Synth is used. you start in the early 70s, and you still make albums to this day, without stopping. your married. You survived the 70s. uhh, you play in really weird keys. Your drummer writes the lyrics. your a power trio (rush/triumph) from Canada. youve put out at least 15 albums. your lyrics are about anything normal. you write 20 min prog-operas. you have written a 46 min song (dream theater.)

does that help?


L2112Lif wrote on Jul 2nd, 2010 5:18pm

Yah. Also when the idea of collaborating with an orchestra is not only appealing to you, but something you desire.

Your band plays more instruments than there are members.

Doubleneck's are used by both the guitarist and bassist because its necessary to accurately play a song.

One person thinks your lyrics are about the formation of a new world, and another thinks Stargate.

William Schatner doesn't go near your music.

Lenard Nemoy would much rather be hanging out with you than his Hobbit chicks

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame doesn't honor you, but Hollywood does.


jeffbecklad wrote on Jul 4th, 2010 3:22pm

You occasionally turn off the distortion.

You know that not all prog guitarists noodle around endlessly.

You not only want the bass to be heard, but you encourage the bassist to solo.

Lyrics welcome but not required.

You know about alternate tunings other than drop-D


necrosis1193 wrote on Jul 4th, 2010 6:50pm

When Frank Zappa sounds like in-the-box music.

Your lyrics are better storytelling than most novels.

You listen to non-American folk music.

You play any instruments other than guitar, piano, bass and drums.

You have any band's entire discography.


rushpython wrote on Jul 10th, 2010 11:11pm

XD @ there are more instruments then there are members


unregistered_1036021 wrote on Jul 20th, 2010 6:09pm

- When you write a 14 minute instumental with 72 time signature changes. (Guilty...)
- Bass solos is the shizz.


unregistered_1036021 wrote on Jul 20th, 2010 6:29pm

Found these on a website:
- You like it when your daily commute to work is an hour or more each way so you have time to listen to a few complete songs on your headphones.
- You discover how interesting sex is when done in 13/16
- You hear music on the radio in this crazy, unfamiliar time signature you can't quite place and later discover it is 4/4.
- When you have to remove prog from a 160GB iPod hardrive in favor for another prog, or better yet: buying another iPod.


Sparky-MMA wrote on Jul 26th, 2010 12:56am

you manage to time you're morning commute to a full album entering the place of education/work at the exact time the album completes


Dream Floyd wrote on Aug 16th, 2010 10:25pm

sfaune92 wrote on Jul 20th, 2010 at 6:29pm :
- You hear music on the radio in this crazy, unfamiliar time signature you can't quite place and later discover it is 4/4.



necrosis1193 wrote on Aug 30th, 2010 1:36am

~You start paying attention to time signatures and you're not a drummer/a very groove-oriented bassist.
~You sing, play a stringed instrument with one hand, some sort of synth with the other, and manage to work something in with the feet too.
~Your singer sounds like a woman but is a man.
~You've been brought onto a science fiction show's writing staff as a plot consultant in your band's downtime.


theogonia777 wrote on Sep 6th, 2010 1:37am

The idea of 6 time sigs in a song doesn't faze you one bit.

only 6? that's not nearly enough :)


loinmute wrote on Oct 9th, 2010 2:46am

All the members in your band are intelligent, and thought-provoking.

You can imagine a laser show in sync with 99% of your compositions!


necrosis1193 wrote on Nov 7th, 2010 6:32am

~You find the idea of a rock opera not restricting in that it makes you write a plot and make every song contribute to it, but liberating because now you can start getting these stories out of your head that were too long for your 15-minute songs.
~You find Grateful Dead concerts short.
~You invent words for your songs and your name isn't Beck.
~One of the boards making up your pedalboard is longer than the part of the song you need it for.
~You find both fingerpicking and shred alluring.
~It's a miracle you live in the age of digital instruments and DAWs, because you'd be broke making all these orchestral pieces otherwise.
~When one of your pedals breaks and starts sounding bizarre, instead of thinking "Shit, I needed that one", you think "Cool! I'll pick up a replacement later, this thing sounds neat, I should make a song with it...just copy the wiring pattern so I can get more made..."


IRISH_PUNK13 wrote on Dec 21st, 2010 9:18am

I'm the one that told you about new standard tuning, and I don't listen to prog. Your list is flawed.:p:


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