Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by vinylphile, Nov 7, 2018.
I think you misheard, he said "pop" band not "prog"
No, but Ian Anderson does (apparently).
Stewart Copeland played drums in a prog band (Curved Air), Andy Summers played in a few outfits that were on the fringes of prog and Sting's background was famously in jazz-fusion but I don't think the music they made as the Police could be categorised as 'prog'.
Hibernating Tortoise is an excellent name for a Prog band.
I think your brother, and four other people need to brush up on their definition of Prog.
Nope - (ironically) see bottom of page 5 in the booklet of the Yes Tormato expanded remaster, and it very clearly attributes the quote to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
I'll trust that far more than some random dude interviewing Andy Summers misremembering/getting his facts wrong.
Ooh the irony!
I dearly wish the OP had made the poll results public so we could see who those 4 "yes" votes are!
I wouldn't have thought this had even been suggested before.
Can't believe that this discussion has lasted this long. Is this even a debatable question?
Sting, Andy, and Stew had the chops, but obviously weren't interested in being a prog band at all.
Not prog in my view. They do have some "art rock" tendencies, but on the progginess scale, that's weaker than prog. I wouldn't even really say that they're art rock, so on the progginess scale "art rock tendencies" is weaker than "art rock," too.
My brother in-law was in the Police and he likes Jethro Tull
Synchronicity and, to a lesser extent, Ghost in the Machine have some mildly progesque elements about them, and the band members have something of a prog pedigree (Andy Summers was in Soft Machine, Stewart Copeland has played with Les Claypool and Adrian Belew), but as a band, the Police are not prog. End of story.
I thought Oysterhead was great. The album was a good listen and the one show I saw was great.
My reaction was when seeing this thread:
If the Police are prog then every band could be prog therefore nothing is prog.
Well I was there any they wren't Punk or Prog, definitely New Wave Pop, wannabe Punk yes and perhaps they wished they came from Jamaica.
Certainly not. They went a little "art rock" on their last two albums but not prog by any reasonable definition.
They should use some of these on Wheel of Fortune.
i think they had an original sound, but i never considered them prog
Now, no sitting on the fence here. Tell us what you really think..............
Remember that time at the '83 Grammies when Synchronicity lost to Thriller for best prog rock album? Never again did they try prog rock again, but it pushed MJ to create his prog rock master piece, Bad.
For real. Progressive was out the window during this time. "New Wave" was kind of all-encompassing, but that was as close as it got.
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