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1972 - The worst year in music? It has to be ...

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by SS 2-200, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Oh Craptain My Craptain

    Loads of techno, especially Detroit techno, is very serious - concept albums, science fiction tropes, pretentious track titles - it's well Rick Wakeman sometimes. Jeff Mills and Mike Banks did an album about the rings of Saturn, with locked grooves on the vinyl to represent the rings. Then there was the X-103 Atlantis album. And check Reload's A Collection Of Short Stories is well pretentious. It is even accompanied by, well, take a guess.
  2. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    Semen samples?
  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Oh Craptain My Craptain

    A mini story to accompany each track
  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    That's what i said.
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  5. Knotted

    Knotted Too much dancing on the fight floor

    Not a melotron?
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  6. two sheds

    two sheds not as daft as i look

    And


    was 1972 as well :cool:

    @ OP - sorry i reacted so badly to your original post - 1972 was one of my favourite years and largely cos of the music, although a lot of it was before 72 and that was just when I heard it first.
  7. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Oh Craptain My Craptain

    Well some would describe it as seminal
  8. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    Or a load of old wank.
  9. two sheds

    two sheds not as daft as i look

    And this was 1971 but i can't resist because it's a stunning track



    (Egg: A visit to Newport Hospital)
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  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Oh Craptain My Craptain

    What's that?
    Take this guff from a Jeff Mills album, The Sleeper Wakes. It could easily belong on a prog album:

    The Sleeper is a project about Great Change. With giant leaps forward, our ideas about music and what we expect becomes replaced by the ideas made by our extreme actions and deeper consciousness towards the unfathomable levels of the human capacity. For this to occur, the genuine search for new inspirations must begin. The Sleeper explores time and the absence of it, the method of creating music for a specific time in our future, the preparation and calculation of what could and will be and most importantly, what we do with this sensitive and rare opportunity.
    After four years of secrecy and hundreds of hours of preparation, Jeff Mills will reveal his most ambitious project yet, The Sleeper Wakes.
  11. Knotted

    Knotted Too much dancing on the fight floor

    Never got into Obscured by Clouds, but Live at Pompeii was good (released in 1972).
  12. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    Arise like knobheads after slumber.
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  13. Knotted

    Knotted Too much dancing on the fight floor

    That thing the Beetles pioneered on Strawberry Fields for Ever and became a prog rock cliche. A keyboard that plays backward recordings of (usually strings but sometimes flutes) for a faux symphonic effect. You could view it as an early form of sampling I suppose...

    @Two Sheds - I love Egg.
  14. articul8

    articul8 Guilty of Idealism

    I know Prog gets a deservedly bad name for some of its Wakemanesque, ELP antics - but it's not all quite that bad surely?
  15. Knotted

    Knotted Too much dancing on the fight floor

    Melotron!!
  16. articul8

    articul8 Guilty of Idealism

    Have we had this yet:

    [​IMG]

    72 was :cool:
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  17. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    Based on what?
  18. articul8

    articul8 Guilty of Idealism

    err - the prog/krautrock line is fairly opaque. Even the early Genesis weren't so bad :oops:
  19. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    You can't even write a line without being wanky can you? Opaque/thesarus/yeah/easy Yeah, prog is yours. Have it.

    Kraut rock is intensely not prog.
  20. articul8

    articul8 Guilty of Idealism

    Amon Duul etc I mean - proto-Kraut. You've got a very narrow definition of prog if you're exclusing all that stuff. Sorry not stuff, I meant miscellany. :p
  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Oh Craptain My Craptain

    But infinitely more progressive.
    I've seen stuff like King Crimson referred to as trad prog. Er....
  22. Knotted

    Knotted Too much dancing on the fight floor

    No way are Amon Duul 1 anything remotely to do with prog rock. Amon Duul 2 circa 1972, maybe.
  23. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    That description (trad prog) sounds fantastic.
  24. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    You don't know what you're on about.
  25. wayward bob

    wayward bob official sideboard pervert

    i hear 1297 was pretty dire too :(
  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Oh Craptain My Craptain

    Tis rather a ludicrous concept though, fittingly enough
  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    Like a trad prog pub called the old duke.
  28. articul8

    articul8 Guilty of Idealism

    You're just using "prog" as an all-purpose term of abuse.
  29. articul8

    articul8 Guilty of Idealism

    what about hey nonny, nonny :mad:
  30. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    eroor

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