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    This is an unfortunate thread, IMHO.

    I could very easily list a LOT of things that *I* think are cheesy as can be, that will make a lot of proggies haz a big sad….

    I will refrain, but I really don’t see the point of threads like this. It seems likely to provoke great unhappiness. YMMV. IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Borderline case ?
    Allan Holdsworth in Level 42 (on the album Guaranteed)
    Everyone in Level 42 were great musicians. And they weren't cheesy -- they were (and are) a great band, and have made some great music over the decades. I love Allan's guitar solo in "If You Were Mine", and Gary Husband is no slouch either.

    Actually I find a lot of "prog rock" to be more cheesy than anything Level 42 did. C'est la vie!


    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    This is an unfortunate thread, IMHO.

    I could very easily list a LOT of things that *I* think are cheesy as can be, that will make a lot of proggies haz a big sad….

    I will refrain, but I really don’t see the point of threads like this. It seems likely to provoke great unhappiness. YMMV. IMO.
    I'm inclined to agree. I only chimed in to defend Level 42, because they're great.
    Last edited by aith01; 08-23-2021 at 06:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Although I personally don't really consider anything Toto or Chicago did to be cheesy I can see how some might think so. Regardless, they both featured some top notch musicians.
    Blood Sweat & Tears perhaps even more. Some top notch jazz players there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    What about Toto? From a pure musicianship perspective everyone in that original lineup were virtuosos. Although they did get musically adventurous here and there, they also did a lot of cheese over the years.
    Toto were immediately the first thing to come to mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by lovecraft View Post
    Wetton in Uriah Heep seems like a contender.
    Somehow I completely forgot about this, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Actually I find a lot of "prog rock" to be more cheesy than anything Level 42 did. C'est la vie!
    Hold the phone.
    People have different tastes and opinions about music?
    This changes everything.

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    Richie Blackmood in Blackmore's Night. Oh, the things we do for . (And I tend not to turn up my nose that much at renaissance faire.) Of course, if Candace Night told me to jump in a lake, I'd probably ask which one.
    'The smell of strange colours are heard everywhere'- Threshold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    This is an unfortunate thread, IMHO.

    I could very easily list a LOT of things that *I* think are cheesy as can be, that will make a lot of proggies haz a big sad….

    I will refrain, but I really don’t see the point of threads like this. It seems likely to provoke great unhappiness. YMMV. IMO.
    Damn. I almost started popping some popcorn after the 2nd line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Damn. I almost started popping some popcorn after the 2nd line.
    You know, everyone’s imagination about who I would list is probably even better than who I would list!

    So, HAVE AT IT!
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    The session guitarist (nb, only really audible at the very beginning and the very end) would later take to calling himself Mahavishnu.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Halmyre View Post
    John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer.
    For the win!
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    Well...re Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck...Depends on which Rod era. If it was late 70s, OK. Early 70s no way. Blackmore's Night? Fine by me. Different, and off the beaten path, but doesn't suck. Englebert? My Mom says she'll cut your nuts off and shove them down your throat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Well...re Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck...Depends on which Rod era. If it was late 70s, OK. Early 70s no way. Blackmore's Night? Fine by me. Different, and off the beaten path, but doesn't suck. Englebert? My Mom says she'll cut your nuts off and shove them down your throat!
    Ha, my parents were big Englebert fans too. I remember they went to see him when he came to town and offered me a ticket. I passed, but the guy did have a great voice. I know he is still alive and performs, but don't know what he sounds like today.

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    Last edited by Dave (in MA); 08-24-2021 at 11:06 AM.

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    I'll just leave this one here.

    Collins, Banks & Rutherford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Hold the phone.
    People have different tastes and opinions about music?
    This changes everything.
    Which is why threads like this are kinda pointless, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgtlman View Post
    I'll just leave this one here.

    Collins, Banks & Rutherford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    You're gonna compare She's Only 17 and Madelaine to Chain Reaction?!
    No, he's gonna compare them to "I'm Cryin'"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    For the win!
    Asia weren't cheesy. They were just very pop oriented. Although I suppose for many on here the two are synonymous. May as well say Mike, Phil and Tony.
    When you list all the qualities that you despise and you realize you're describing yourself.

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    Someone mention Genesis one more time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Someone mention Genesis one more time!

    Nah, that cheese is past its sell-by date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Nah, that cheese is past its sell-by date.
    Or maybe it's just aged. Like a fine wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Nah, that cheese is past its sell-by date.
    It's Limburger. No one will notice.
    15 Cuban minutes
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    Life's a test, just do your best
    Like a three-legged dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Well...re Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck...Depends on which Rod era. If it was late 70s, OK. Early 70s no way.
    But Jeff didn't play with Rod during the early 70's. He played with him during the 80's, or maybe you've forgotten this little gem:


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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    It's Limburger. No one will notice.

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    Anyone mention Jannick Top (Magma) and Claude Lemay (Pollen) in Céline Dion’s band?

    Matia Bazar were formed out of the prog band J.E.T., with Museo Rosenbach’s drummer, Giancarlo Golzi (R.I.P.). They eventually evolved into a somewhat respectable art/synth-pop band, but they spent the 70s mostly making songs like this:

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