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    Is this the best prog-rock song of all time?

    Carl Palmer destroys the drums. Steve Howe gives some free guitar lessons to the ignorant people. John Wetton rips his bass apart.

    I love the post-modern video clip too.



    What do you think?

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    Asia is not prog. It's pop.

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    It might be Prop. Or Poog.

    Or not.
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    It's the fourth best.

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    It's not a song. Not even a piece… Or a stinkpiece.

    It's a work.
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    Not even close. ASIA may be composed of great prog musicians, but the music isn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Asia is not prog. It's pop.
    With Palmer, Howe and Wetton in there it is 300% prog. It has to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    With Palmer, Howe and Wetton in there it is 300% prog. It has to be
    If a cat has kittens in your oven, does that make them muffins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zappathustra View Post
    Steve Howe gives some free guitar lessons to the ignorant people.
    Hell of a way to characterize Asia fans.

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    Not even the best prog Asia song - which is, in my opinion, "Wildest Dreams".

    Although "Is this the best prog-rock song of all time?" does pose another question: "What is a prog song - as opposed to an extended song or an epic?" I'd say that "Close to the Edge" manages to be all of those, as does "Can-Utility and the Coastliners"; whereas "Proclamation" is clearly a song, "Firth of Fifth" is an extended song, and Supper's Ready" is an epic. All of those being candidates for "best prog [song, extended song, or epic] of all time". When you really get down to it, though, this is just as unanswerable a question as "what is prog?"

    EDIT: And I suspect you're just laughing your bum-de-dum-dum off at everybody who shows up and goes trip-trapping over your bridge.
    Last edited by Baribrotzer; 3 Weeks Ago at 07:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    If a cat has kittens in your oven, does that make them muffins?

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    No.

    May I say "Hell No?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    May I say "Hell No?"
    Hell yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    If a cat has kittens in your oven, does that make them muffins?
    Depends on the temperature.

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    This is a little bit better.
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    ASIA = Former members of prestigious prog bands out to make a buck.
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    It is, without doubt, the best prog-rock song in existence, no question.
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    No.....but Sound Chaser is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasKDye View Post
    It is, without doubt, the best prog-rock song in existence, no question.
    Ah, I love alternative facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    It might be Prop. Or Poog.

    Or not.
    I'd call it prog poop. Or maybe poopy prog?

    Best prog song of all time I'd give to Can-Utility and the Coastliners or A Chord Change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerking View Post
    I'd call it prog poop. Or maybe poopy prog?

    Best prog song of all time I'd give to Can-Utility and the Coastliners or A Chord Change.
    Oh, Have we switched over to actual reality?

    Because if we are now living in Reality Land I could see Can-Utility as an actual high-probability of being the top song.
    Last edited by Gizmotron; 3 Weeks Ago at 10:33 PM.

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    Asia is not pop!! Backstreet boys is pop.
    C'mon guys wake up

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