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Progressive Music FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Progressive music.

This FAQ about Progressive music was compiled and written by Phil Kime(Philip@kime.org.uk) with numerous contributions by others.

The most recent ascii versions of these FAQs are available at

ftp://ftp.kime.org.uk/

The Web versions are available at:

http://www.kime.org.uk/PK/rmp_faqs.html

All mail addresses in these FAQs should be mailto: URLs so you can mail anyone mentioned in the FAQs easily. (That is, as long as your browser supports mailto: URLs). Newsgroup names should be news: URLs so you can read any newsgroup mentioned here by clicking them (again, providing your browser supports them). Also, some names are links to the Web pages of individuals.

This file may be freely distributed as long as it is not modified in any way and contains this notice.

*Please Note:* All ftp, and web addresses are given in standard URL format. If you are not familiar with this then read this short explanation. Simple URL format looks like this:

ftp://*some.network.address*/some/path/

A URL as given above can be entered as it is into any Web browser. If you intend to use standard ftp, the starred part should be used as the address of the machine to which you should connect and the immediately following section as the directory to look in when you are connected. The part preceding the starred section can be ignored in this case.

The following people have contributed to making this file what it is:

Alain Lachampalle (al@hexacom.com)
Alan J. Mallery (ajmaller@ouray.Denver.Colorado.EDU)
Alex DeWolf (a.dewolf@tel.gte.com)
Andrew Torda (torda@igc.chem.ethz.ch)
Anthony Alumkal (aalumkal@phoenix.princeton.edu)
Aymeric Leroy (bigbang@alpes-net.fr)
Chris Moon (camoon@herbie.unl.edu)
Chris Topham
Clint Hyde (chyde@bbn.com)
Dan Barrett (barrett@cs.umass.edu)
David Rogoff (rogoff@std.teradyne.com)
Etienne C. Rios (V584ERQZ@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu)
Gary Mosier (gary.mosier@gsfc.nasa.gov)
Geoff Burton (Geoff.Burton@mbmmllab.demon.co.uk)
Guido Hogen (ghogen@zeus.informatik.rwth-aachen.de)
Hobie Orris (hobie@io.org)
Jim Harkins (jharkins@netcom.com)
Joerg Rhiemeier (rhiemeir@ibr.cs.tu-bs.de)
John Lukes (John.Lukes@EBay.Sun.COM)
John Szpara (wings@holonet.net)
Jon Neill (lepautre@aol.com)
Ken Lang (kalang@cbnewsk.cb.att.com)
Ken Stuart (KEN.STUART@tigerteam.org)
Kent Gabrin (kent.gabrin@seb.se)
Marcelo Spindola Bacha (dronsz@if.ufrj.br)
Markus Derrer (derrer@mb.sympatico.ca)
Marshall Wood (marshall@emavp04.webo.dg.com)
Mike J. Brown (mjbrown@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu)
Mike Taylor (gepr@plato.museum.tulane.edu)
Mike Thaxton (mrthaxton@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu)
Mike borella (cathmike@xnet.com)
Minsu Jang (cats@ailab1.sogang.ac.kr)
Oliviero Ortolani (ortolani@student.msu.edu)
Peter Stoller (afcpeters@aol.com)
Phil Zampino (zampino@squidco.com)
Rob Walker (rgw@sunbar.mc.duke.edu)
Ruud van de Kruisweg (kruisweg@flatearth.xs4all.nl)
Scott Anderson (sanderso@gacvx2.gac.edu)
Scott Sloka (jssloka@monet.uwaterloo.ca)
Steve Pacenka (sp17@cornell.edu)

-01 Welcome to rec.music.progressive
rec.music.progressive passed its CFV on 2nd May 1995. It is ...
-02 What is Progressive Music?
Progressive rock was what happened in the early 70's when ...
-03 What is rec.music.progressive For?
Discussion on r.m.p usually focuses on the lesser known ...
-04 rec.music.progressive Congratulates Itself
It may be interesting to read what an unbiased and randomly ...
-05 Where To Go From Here (Progressive music)
If this is the first time you have seen this file, you are ...
-06 A List Of Mailorder Sources Of Progressive Music Introduction
Independent distribution is virtually dead. ...Most American ...
-07 Availability Of Other Mail Order Listings (Progressive music)
There have been a few other music (CD/LP) mailorder lists ...
-08 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: USA part1
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-09 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: USA part2
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-16 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: USA part9
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-19 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: USA part12
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-20 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: USA part13
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-21 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: USA part14
-22 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: non-USA part1
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-23 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: non-USA part2
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-24 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: non-USA part3
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-25 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: non-USA part4
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-26 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: non-USA part5
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-27 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: non-USA part6
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-28 Progressive music Mail Order Vendors: non-USA part7
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-29 Progressive Music Publications Listing
When contacting any of the publications listed here it is ...
-30 Non-Periodical Publications (Progressive Music)
This section covers a few books or any other single ...
-31 Belgium (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-32 United Kingdom (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-33 Canada (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-34 France (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-35 Germany (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-36 Italy (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-37 Japan (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-38 Korea (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-39 Latvia (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-40 The Netherlands (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-41 Poland (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-42 Portugal (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-43 Norway (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-44 Scandanavia (Periodical Publications - Progressive Music)
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-45 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part1
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-46 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part2
-47 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part3
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-48 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part4
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-49 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part5
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-50 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part6
-51 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part7
-52 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part8
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-53 Progressive Music Periodical Publications USA part9
-54 Are there different categories of progressive music? part1
(Answer contributed in part from from Mike McLatchey)...
-55 Are there different categories of progressive music? part2
-56 Are there different categories of progressive music? part3
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-57 What countries does progressive music come from?
Just about everywhere. Most people reading r.m.p are familiar ...
-58 Is there a difference between "progressive" and "good"?
Obviously. Many progressive music fans (myself included) have ...
-59 Just because an artist has released one or more progressive albums, does that mean that everything they do is progressive?
No. This is a common misconception. Though we call them ...
-60 Does lyrical content count towards progressive-ness?
Well written lyrics can never hurt any form of music, but there ...
-61 But didn't this form of music die in the late seventies? (Progressive music)
No. FAQ 8 was specifically designed to give a quick overview of ...
-62 How did rec.music.progressive start?
Discussions of progressive music used to occasionally ...
-63 Can I talk about Yes on rec.music.progressive?
-64 I read a review on rec.music.progressive and it made the band sound good. But when I got the album, it was awful!! What should I do?
Nothing. People who write reviews should not be held responsible ...
-65 There is a progressive band I really do not like, but I do not want to post a negative review of them because some people reading the newsgroup might like them, or the band themselves may eventually read the review and get mad at me. What should I do?
Post it. Negative reviews are a positive thing. Not all ...
-66 Somebody said that people without formal musical training cannot appreciate progressive music. I am a non-musician who really enjoys progressive music, and I am insulted by this person's "elitist" attitude. Why do people say these things?
Sometimes because of silly ideas about classical training ...
-67 Are there any proggresive musicians on the net?
Many, including Kit Watkins, Allan Holdsworth, Episode, Now,...
-68 Are there any mail order sources or record label representatives on the net?
Many and the number is growing. See FAQ 2. For example, one of ...
-69 Is it true that Phil Collins has not always been the vocalist in Genesis?
Yes. There were 6 Genesis albums before Phil Collins took over ...
-70 What is the relation between Renaissance and Illusion?
-71 I have heard that Magma created their own language. Is this true? (Progressive music)
-72 What is "The Progressive Music Survey" that people talk about? What is its relation to the Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock? How do I get a copy?
-73 Are bands like Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Styx, Kansas and Rush progressive?
That depends on who you ask. There are many people who do ...
-74 I saw an album by a band called Area, but it did not seem like it was from the Italian fusion band ... ?
There are two Areas, the one you saw is probably the US band....
-75 Are there any progressive rock radio shows?
A few. Descriptions are not by the FAQ maintainer....
-76 Were there not US releases of some Italian progressive albums with the same music but lyrics in English?
-77 Which Focus album(s) contain "Sugar Island" and "House of the King"? (Progressive music)
Although House of the King was originally released on *Focus III*,...
-78 What is the Mellotron and how does it work? What are related instruments?
-79 Eddie Jobson is credited on the King Crimson album USA. Was he ever in the band? (Progressive music)
No, Jobson was not a member of Crimson, but he did get called in ...
-80 I do a lot of tape trading in order to find out about more obscure (non-bootleg) progressive music. Is this legal?
-81 Suppose I tape an album or a CD for a friend anyway. Is this helping or hurting the artist of the work? (Progressive music)
It depends who you tape it for. If you are taping it for ...
-82 What does RIO stand for? (Progressive music)
-83 How many versions of Gentle Giant's Free Hand have been on CD, and what are the differences? (Progressive music)
-84 Progressive music Mailing Lists part1
A mailing list is a group of users with a special interest ...
-85 Progressive music Mailing Lists part2
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-86 Progressive music Mailing Lists part3
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-87 Progressive music Mailing Lists part4
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-88 Progressive music Mailing Lists part5
-89 Progressive music Mailing Lists part6
-90 FTP Sites (Progressive music)
The primary FTP site for progressive music related information is:...
-91 Newsgroups Dedicated to Bands (Progressive music)
There are Usenet groups solely dedicated to particular ...
-92 FTP Via Email (Progressive music)
Some sites have no ftp access, or have ftp access that is ...
-93 WWW Pages (Progressive music)
This section merely provides pointers to central ...
-94 Home site (maintained by Fred Trafton) (Progressive music)
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-95 iRock (Progressive music)
iRock is probably the most exciting prog site on the net for ...
-96 Florida (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-97 California (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-98 Colorado (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-99 Iowa (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-100 Minnesota (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-101 Maryland (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-102 Massachusetts (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-103 New Jersey (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-104 New York (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-105 Pennsylvania (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-106 Texas (Stores In The USA That Carry Progressive Music)
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-107 Stores Outside The USA That Carry Progressive Music part1
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-108 Stores Outside The USA That Carry Progressive Music part2
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-109 Stores Outside The USA That Carry Progressive Music part3
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-110 Stores Outside The USA That Carry Progressive Music part4
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-111 Stores Outside The USA That Carry Progressive Music part5
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-112 How To Find Rare And/Or Obscure Recordings (Progressive music)
While much progressive music is rare and/or obscure, most ...
-113 How To Find Information On Progressive Music
Often you'd like to know more about a band or to read reviews ...









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