Published by admin on 13 Aug 2014
5) Dogs- Pink Floyd This song, inspired in part by George Orwells “Animal Farm” is one of my all time favorites. Pink Floyd + Animal Farm as inspiration= haunting instrumentals that I find fascinating. Plus, it’s Pink Floyd. Always a good bet. 4) Thick As A Brick- Jethro Tull Technically, a Progressive Rock parody, but its still awesome. At over forty-two minutes long, with some amazing guitar work, and lets not forget the epic flute playing this song definitely deserves a mention! 3) The Cinema Show- Genesis Inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Changing time signatures and a four and a half minute piano solo makes this song fantastic and a must have. 2) Hocus Pocus- Focus Fantastic opening guitar solo, followed by an equally awesome drum solo, and a seriously spine-tingling alien…yodel? Yeah it sounds weird (and okay, it’s actually kind of chilling) but this is a great example of exactly how weird progressive rock can get. Just over six minutes of nothing but impressive instrumentals. No lyrics what so ever, save for some incomprehensible gibberish. 1) The Court of the Crimson King- King Crimson Over nine minutes of medieval lyrics, DIRECT TV, the brilliant use of an organ, and an operatic chorus’? Count me in! This song, released in 1969, is considered by many to be the granddaddy of progressive rock. I don’t know about that, but I certainly enjoy it.