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This week’s theme: ‘Prog’.

What track by a progressive act sets off your irregular time signature?

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘The greatest prog song in my experience would have be_______________________owing to its______________________’

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50 thoughts on “Oh My Prog

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      The greatest prog rock song in my experience would be I Don’t Like Cricket by 10cc because… well, I don’t like cricket, I LOVE IT.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        You just don’t like Reggae.
        I love it.

        The song is called ‘Dreadlock Holiday’.
        10CC were a Pop band.
        Cricket is rubbish.

        No wonder you didn’t win. Ha.

  1. bertie blenkinsop

    21st Century Schizoid Man owing to it’s general Robert Frippness.
    And he’s been on Mr and Mrs with Toyah which was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen on Sunday evening telly since the week nobody slid down the hill in a bath on Last of the Summer Wine.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      That’s Fripposterous.

      The weirdest thing I ever saw on the telly was the head on Brendan O’Connor.
      I haven’t switched it on again since.

  2. Optimus Grime

    My greatest prog rock song would be the manic “Son et Lumiere – Inertiatic ESP” double header from the Mar Volta from the seminal De-Loused in the Comatorium. Wailing non coherent lyrics with ludicrously complicated guitar riffs what’s not to love about it!

  3. Ciarán

    ‘The greatest prog song in my experience would have be “Money” by Pink Floyd owing to its unusual time signature correlating with what seemed to be the longest working week ever.’

    1. andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Is that Prog Rock? Well there you are, hah? I went to see them a year or so ago. Excellent.

  4. Dermot

    ‘The greatest prog song in my experience would have be A Whiter Shade of Pale owing to its haunting melody and just plain weird lyrics’

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      How many people who frequent this site have shares in Procul Harem’s back-catalogue?

      – Every single week, no matter what the competition guidelines are, Procul Harem, ‘Whiter Shade Of Pale’.
      (I’m sure it was even entered that week yiz were doing Clannad.)

      -Is it perhaps an in-joke, like a modern Rick-Roll kinda thing? You’re not funny, and you’ll never win. You know that.
      – Just stop, or at least give us a break for a couple of weeks.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        And another thing…
        ‘…just plain weird lyrics.

        -You say it like it’s a good thing.
        It was a bad thing then and it’s still not a good thing now.

        When it comes to lyrics Bananarama were intellectuals in comparison.
        Their inspiration didn’t come from a Dulux colour-chart.

      2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        *** Sorry, not Dulux, Valspar.
        (Is that the same thing? It was the 70s Man. We’d sniff anything to get high.
        Nowadays I stick with glue.)

        And Harum, not Harem.
        (Is that the same thing too? You never know if they were just illiterate or being clever. I have my beliefs, but I’ll keep them to myself, thank you very much.)

        If you read this by accident and you didn’t like it you can have your money back.
        I can afford it.
        I get 0.000001 cents for every time I hear that stupid song.
        I’m very rich.

  5. moould

    The greatest prog song in my experience would have be ‘On the beach’ by York (feat. Chris Rea) owing to its containing elements of both prog trance and prog rock.

  6. Kolmo

    The greatest prog song in my experience would have be Closer to the edge by Yes owing to it’s 18 minutes of musical drama, impenetrable, but delightful complexity and the fact that it uses nearly every musical instrument known to man in the tune, it goes on for ages, to listen to the tune without distraction for it’s length is an achievement, by the time you reach the end it feels like you where tripping liathróidí when all you’ve probably consumed was a milky cup of tea and a digestive or possibly a chocolate digestive if the mood had taken you during the shopping trip for something sweet, as plain digestive biscuit sans chocolate is hard to understand, like, if your going to buy biscuits, I mean, life is a short event, choosing not to have chocolate on a rather plain situation is, I’ll try to be kind, miserable and frankly you might need to have an internal dialogue with your id as to the choices you make in life.

    1. Neilo

      A post from Kolmo that wouldn’t be out of place as an alternative lyric to Thick As A Brick. Proggily played!

  7. pedeyw

    The greatest prog song in my experience would have be Blitzkrieg Bop owing to its not being a prog song.

  8. Liam

    “Zen Archer” by Todd Rundgren – has heavenly harmonies, military drums, time signature changes and a staggeringly good sax solo (not a phrase I type very often) as well as the obiligatory incomprehensible lyrics. What is a Zen Archer? maybe we’re better off not knowing…

  9. scottser

    The greatest prog song in my experience would have to be ‘Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow ‘ by Frank Zappa owing to its musical wackiness AND sound advice. Seriously, never eat the yellow snow..

  10. Squelcho

    The greatest progress song in my experience would have to be ‘Burn’ by Deep Purple owing to its incomprehensible but dramatic orchestral magnificence.

  11. Daisy Chainsaw

    ‘The greatest prog song in my experience would have be Stonehenge by Spın̈al Tap owing to it’s innate Tapness (and dancing dwarves)

  12. Niallo

    The greatest prog song in my experience would have to be watcher of the skies by genesis, because its just magnificent without being pretentious.
    And thats peter gabriel genesis kids, not phil collins and his big sweaty head genesis.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      ‘…without being pretentious.

      If I wasn’t already lying comatose I’d have fallen off me chair.

      – Lookit, I like Peter Gabriel a lot. I really do. He seems like a nice man
      – If you had an ounce of forgivness in your tiny little heart you WOULD NOT mention the sᴉsǝuǝb years.

      Slag him for calling his first three solo albums ‘Peter Gabriel’.
      That was pretentious.

      Give the man a break.
      Two words…’Phil Collins’
      – You said it yourself… Just leave what’s-he’s-name alone. He has Kate Bush’s telephone number, and that’s more than you’ll ever have.

      You think it began with Genesis.
      Think again.

    1. Neilo

      Like where you’re going with that, Kieran, but isn’t ELO more Abbey Road medley than In The Court Of The Crimson King?

      1. Kieran NYC

        Probably. I haven’t listened to a huge amount of prog. Veers into too much self-pleasuring for me.

        LOVE Pink Floyd though.

  13. Nessy

    The greatest prog song in my experience would have be Birthday by the Sugarcubes owing to its pure deadliness and ability to make me rewind to a time when things were simpler, and music was superior ’

    1. Nessy

      I just realised it was prog song… Song fail :(

      Pink Floyd, “Time – because today’s a never ending dull day

  14. Punches Pilot

    The greatest prog rock song in my experience would be Trouble by The Beta Band. For some strange reason I want it played at my funeral. What? Of course they’re PG

  15. Banda

    The greatest prog song of all time is Dark Star by the Grateful Dead owing to its tripped-out, acid-dropping, lick-noodling, head-nodding, toe-tapping, swing-swonging singalong-abilitiness… Also, when it runs right into St. Stephen on Live/Dead you’ve reached an early nineties grunge band.

  16. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    I don’t enter these competitions on account of them being too easy.
    But I can’t believe nobody mentioned Rush.
    I mean seriously…

    And thanks for making me feel old.
    Less than half of you understand what the term Progressive Rock even means, kids.
    – It was a terrible time. That’s why your Dad never spoke about it.

    If you have to pick Pink Floyd you stop at Interstellar Overdrive…
    Hold on…that sounds stupid.

    At least a proper Prog song won.
    Now can we never mention Prog Rock again, please?

    Thanks for reading.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Actually, I sleep on Fridays.
      That’s why I don’t enter these marketing … competitions.

      I still find them very entertaining.
      I often wonder if any of you can keep a straight face when you make your entries. Keep it up.*

      *No innuendos intended or implied. Gimme a break.
      Keep walking.**

      **censorship, eh…?

  17. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    You seem much more like an unadventurous Beatles fan, so let me introduce to you…

    I’m gonna fall asleep after listening to a bit of it.
    It’s terribly boring.
    – You’d probably like it. I dunno.

    Personally I can’t stand Easy-Star-Allstars.
    I think they’re terrible, an abomination, a curse on everything that’s sacred in music.
    – That’s why I think you might like them.


      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Terrible terrible band.
        I call them ESAS, because they destroy things that are sacred to other people.
        – Maybe that’s just me…

        I once paid to see them. I ended up chatting with French people who thought they were great.
        They were not great, or even slightly good.
        (People who think Serge Gainsboriugh is still relevant and won’t shut about the terrible Reggae album he once made.
        – Other French people like his daughter / girlfriend is a bit of alright… But I digress.)

        French music, like Charles Aznavour, Manhatten Transfer and Nana Mouskiri is all well and good but they can’t do Reggae.
        (I’m not saying that ESAS are French. I’m just saying that they’re rubbish. You don’t have to be French to be 20yrs behind the times. I mean look at Oasis…)

        There IS a light at the end of the Euro-Tunnel, but it’s only visible on your way back.

  18. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    …There IS a light at the end of the Euro-Tunnel, but it’s only visible on your way back.

    That’s NOT a Brexit joke.

    Okay, maybe it is.*

    * It isn’t.

  19. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Hey, wasn’t I really well-behaved tonight?
    – I stayed on one thread all night, a two-day old one that nobody cares about anymore.

    How could I not be betterer or nicerer?
    – I am so nice.

    I’m going to build a wall around Broadsheet and make pay for it.
    Then I’m going to get rid of all the people from and all the other sites who steal our jokes.

    You think I’m not serious, but look around you…
    When was the last time you saw a joke around here?
    -Yeah….That’s what I’m sayin’, kids. Hippa to de Hoppa, and you just don’t stoppa, except to catch your breath but that’s okay, isn’t it?

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