Originally Posted by HeffeMusic
I can't wait for these releases in DVD audio. Especially Lizard, this has to be one of the most underated KC albums of all time. One other comment I hope Steve wilson does a better job with KC than he does with Porcupine tree. I do not want to start any arguments here
but what is it about this band that everybody likes?? I bought one of there DVD audios, and couldnt get throught the first track! This is what Prog Rock has become? Give me Yes, Peter Gabriel Genesis, Gentle Giant, ELP.....
Porcupine Tree is not Prog Rock Ã* la Yes, early-Genesis, Gentle Giant, etc. (I would say PG has evolved significantly since his Genesis days, though, just in a different direction from where PTree went.)
PTree is "rock music" that has incorporated various present-day and past influences to create a unique sound.
Chuck Berry was hard-edged rock'n'roll at one time. Now most purveyors of "hard rock" would say even Van Halen is approaching Adult Contemporary, with maybe Eruption being the exception.
IMHO, PTree is "current" Prog Rock, while Yes and Gentle Giant remain loyal to the style of Prog Rock from the 1970's. Nothing wrong with that, just means that "Prog Rock" is a moving target, and by definition of the very term, is always progressing and morphing. If it doesn't progress, it isn't really Progressive Rock, is it?
And to ask a current band to sound like Peter Gabriel era Genesis, which even PG has moved well away from, is anathema to me. (Actually, I quite like Anathema the band...)
You don't have to like it just because it is tagged with the same label as other music you like. There is lots of death or black metal I like, and lots that is not to my taste. I like a fair amount of classical music, and find some of the 20th century stuff to be quite good, but if I never hear Sir Edward Elgar again, I will not miss it.
Which PTree did you sample, out of interest?
Most of this IMHO, obviously,