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    The 1974 Prog Year

    3/29 -- Starless and Bible Black

    8/19 -- Welcome Back My Friends

    10/8 -- Red

    11/18 -- The Lamb Lies Down

    11/28 -- Relayer

    45 years ago -- Maybe not the best year, but a good one...........

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    One of the last good ones.

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    "Always ready with the ray of sunshine"

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    Hatfield and the North

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    Definitely an important year. Also saw the Kansas debut, Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack, Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain, Bowie's Diamond Dogs, and I'm sure many others important to those around these parts.
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    Mirage
    Crime Of The Century
    L'isola di Niente
    Kansas
    Kayak
    Contrappunti
    Red Queen To Gryphon Three
    Il Tempo Delle Gioia
    Todd Rundgren's Utopia
    Illusions On A Double Dimple
    Io Sono Murple
    Prog's Not Dead

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    Gong - You
    Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
    Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge
    Camel - Mirage
    Seventh Wave - Things To Come

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    Fabulous year.

    This band set the standard not for "British prog" but for what was even thinkable in 'serious' rock composition at large:


    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
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    - that automatically makes it one of the best years for prog
    The combined fortunes of the world's 26 richest individuals reached $1.4 trillion last year the same amount as the total wealth of the 3.8 billion poorest people.

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    Peter Hammill released Silent corner, empty stage and In Camera. Two carreer highlights.

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    And arguably one of the greatest pieces achieved by any 'rock' project:

    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Riff Raff - Original Man
    Wally - Wally
    Argent - Nexus
    Sundance – Chuffer
    Beckett - Beckett
    Captain Marryat - Captain Marryat
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    ^ Not least!
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Roxy Music - Country Life
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    Good year, some favourites of mine:

    Faithful Breath - Fading Beauty
    Le Orme - Contrappunti
    Miles Davis - Big Fun / Get Up With It
    Return To Forever - Where Have I Known You Before
    Peter Hammill - The Silent Corner / In Camera
    Gryphon - Red Queen To Gryphon Three
    Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
    CAN - Soon Over Babaluma
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    Renaissance - Turn Of The Cards
    Rick Wakeman - Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    Fantasy - Beyond the Beyond plus...
    Focus - Hamburger Concerto
    Banzai - Hora Nata

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    1974 was the year I got hooked.

    My sister played Brain salad Surgery and Close to the Edge a lot, and that's where I was headed after my Black Sabbath obsession.

    That was also the year California Jam was broadcast on network TV.

    Seeing Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and ELP on television was a gift from God in those days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    And arguably one of the greatest pieces achieved by any 'rock' project:

    I'll second that!

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    Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno, Nico, Mike Oldfield, Robert Wyatt and Ollie Halsall, among others - June 1, 1974
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
    -- Aristotle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    ^ Not least!



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    ^ Yeah, but that one wasn't a) recorded formally (as in a studio) or b) released officially except for 1991. I should know, I'm related to one of the Hades guys.

    "Gullkrona" is by far the best track on that (short) record, I think. I played cover on it with my then-band in Bergen, Great Space. Lyrics always got folks laughin'.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Fabulous year.

    This band set the standard not for "British prog" but for what was even thinkable in 'serious' rock composition at large:
    Agree!
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    Indeed a splendid year

    Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory
    Area - Caution radiation area
    Gong - You
    Jack Bruce - Out of the storm
    Jan Hammer & Jerry Goodman - Like Children
    RTF - Where have I known you before
    PFM - Cook
    Todd Rundgreen - Utopia
    Rypdal - Whenever I seem to be far away
    YES - Relayer
    Soft Machine - Seven
    Zappa - Apostrophe
    Zappa - Roxy & Elsewhere
    Abercrombie - Timeless
    Weather Report - Mysterious traveller
    Pekka Pohjola - Harakka Bialoipokku
    Passport - Cross-collateral
    Kraan - Andy Nogger
    Magma - Tristan et Iseult
    KC - Un reve sans consequences speciale
    Hancock, Herbie - Thrust
    Miles Davis - Get up with it

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    Strawbs - Hero and Heroine
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    I think it was the best music year ever. More that came out then:

    Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
    PFM -L'Isola d'Niente
    Gryphon - Midnight Mushrumps
    Caravan - Caravan and the New Symphonia
    Eloy - Floating
    Hawkwind - Hall of the Mountain Grill
    Kraftwerk - Autobahn
    Jethro Tull - War Child
    Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
    Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
    George Duke - both Faces in Reflection and Feel
    Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
    Billy Joel - Streetlife Serenade
    Traffic -When the Eagle Flies
    Elton John - Caribou
    Steeleye Span - Now We Are Six
    Rush - S/T
    Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
    Deep Purple - both Burn and Stormbringer
    Santana - both Lotus and Borboletta
    Mahogany Rush - Child of the Novelty
    David Bowie - David Live
    ELO - Eldorado
    Gary Burton -Ring, Seven Songs for Quartet and Chamber Orchestra, In the Public Interest
    Billy Cobham - both Crosswinds and Total Eclipse
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Apocalypse
    Larry Coryell: Introducing Eleventh House
    Stanley Clarke - S/T
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