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    ^ Where have I seen that before?
    Oops sorry, did'nt see it was posted already!

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    Gnidrilog turned from progressive to punk --- now well known in these parts ( well everywhere else too) as The Pork Dukes

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    Is there such a thing? I always considered Nomeansno to have a prog edge- some of their songs have weird time changes and they are adept musicians, What more do you want from your prog?

    My favorite Nomeansno disc would have to be Wrong. Check it out on YouTube and let me know what you think.
    I haven't read all seven pages of this thread but I skimmed through it. Hats off to Markwoll for mentioning Tiny Desk Unit from DC. Another DC band from the same timeframe also gets the nod - Egoslavia (whose original name was REM but they had to change it when Egoslavia lost a battle of the bands contest with the Georgia guys when they were first starting out. Seriously).

    I didn't see any mention of what I thought would be a shoe-in: Echo and the Bunnymen, one of my faves from the era - their first three albums anyway.

    And then there's this overlooked gem of a band- very much punk meets prog, had a mild heyday in the '90s - Catherine Wheel.

    I agree totally with the previous citations of Television (and Tom Verlaine solo), Ultravox (Midge Ure has one of the best voices in rock, imo) and Killing Joke. Thanks for mentioning them. I always wondered if KJ was really prog, but they were always identified, and continue to be identified, with post-punk.

    Another fairly obvious choice (to me anyway) would be Dead Can Dance. And also the sadly fallen The Fall. Oh and the Dream Syndicate.

    Even the debut albums from the Psychedelic Furs and U2 might arguably qualify, especially the Furs (check out "Sister Europe").

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    Never much listened to punk. Prog, less than moderately. But straightforward to find signs of both in particular songs, such as KC's Sleepless, Marillion's Punch & Judy.

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    And how could we forget (most of) the Cure? For my money, these albums definitely qualify: Faith, 17 Seconds, Pornography, Bloodflowers and the ‘80s crowning achievement, Disintegration, one of the greatest records in all of rockdom.

    And then there’s the Sons and Fascination and Sister Feelings Call era of Simple Minds.

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    There is a band from Peru, Leusemia, who are primarily a punk band but released 3 albums combining both genres. Relevant to this thread are Yasijah, Al Final de la Calle and Hospicios.


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    This one comes to mind for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liverpoolwalrus View Post
    And how could we forget (most of) the Cure? For my money, these albums definitely qualify: Faith, 17 Seconds, Pornography, Bloodflowers and the ‘80s crowning achievement, Disintegration, one of the greatest records in all of rockdom.

    And then there’s the Sons and Fascination and Sister Feelings Call era of Simple Minds.
    I feel like I've seen that era of Simple Minds come up in another thread recently, though I can't remember where. Great stuff, especially the era you mention (though I also remember seeing lots of love in the thread for New Gold Dream and later). I love The Cure and certainly agree with your assessment of Disintegration although all this music seems to me progressive in the lowercase-p sense of the word, reflecting an urge to move regularly forward and find new sounds and approaches, rather than involving the instrumental techniques or specific sounds characteristic of "prog rock."

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    Progressive punk?

    Does System of A Down qualify? ( Sorry if you have discussed it before [emoji3]).

    They have definitely a plenty of punk (or Is it just plain metal?) vibe to them and tons of tempo changes, twists, melodic passages to make them rather interesting for prog fans as well


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    Has anyone mentioned Crass yet? “Christ: The Album” might well define the prog-punk genre.

    I remember seeing The Deadbeats at San Diego Comic Con in the late ‘70s or early ‘80s and they sure did qualify, at least to my mind at the time. I think it was the temple blocks that did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progmatic View Post
    Does System of A Down qualify? ( Sorry if you have discussed it before [emoji3]).

    They have definitely a plenty of punk (or Is it just plain metal?) vibe to them and tons of tempo changes, twists, melodic passages to make them rather interesting for prog fans as well


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    Cannot find it now - but back in day, SoaD was interviewed by Rolling Stone and I believe it was Daron who essentially said they were trying to do condense prog epics into aggressive 3 min bites.
    Daron stated IIRC that their preSoaD band Soil was a proggyish band

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    Would The Passage count? They are definitely of the post-punk era, have a neo-classical edge that could be considered “proggy,” and I have long been a big fan of their stuff:

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    Norwegian act Dødsverk from the late 90s, largely ignored at the time precisely for its sense of anti-genre attitude/solvitude. Fabulous live-band, though. Their second album, Fun for All the Family (1997) has onetime White Willower Jan Tariq Rahman knotting Rhodes, mellotron and the likes. Together with NoPlaceToHide, Der Brief, Ved Buens Ende, White Tiger Prepade and Noxagt they were the pinnacle of "weirdcore" loudness up here.



    SynKoke always deserve a mention. Featuring Ellen Andrea Wang of Pixel/WWillow and general now-jazz cred.

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    Were Voivod mentioned? If not, they perfectly fit in the discussion in my opinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Would The Passage count? They are definitely of the post-punk era, have a neo-classical edge that could be considered “proggy,” and I have long been a big fan of their stuff:
    Glad to see the Passage mentioned! Definitely in the 'art rock' genre . I still like most of their stuff, with the exception of their last Enflamme, which was mostly too dancey for me. One of the music papers described them as 'like ELP' seemingly because they were led by a keyboard player - other than that, there was no resemblance !

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    I think I've heard someone describing Twelfth Night as prog with a punk attitude.

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