Earlier, with a Golden Discs voucher worth twenty five EUROS to giveaway we asked: what’s your favourite Prog track.
You answered in your tens.
But there could be only one winner.
Kolmo wins the voucher with this epic choice and Prog-like reasoning.
“The greatest prog song in my experience would have be Close 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.”
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…”
Dermot: “The greatest prog song in my experience would have be A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procul Harum owing to its haunting melody and just plain weird lyrics.”
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 that’s Peter Gabriel Genesis kids, not Phil Collins and his big sweaty head Genesis.”
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!”
Edalicious: “Rose by New Secret Weapon is a belter of a tune by an Irish Prog act.”
Liam Deliverance: “The greatest prog song in my experience would have be Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath owing to the fact that Jethro Tull was a band made up of members who could actually sing and play and were not completely bonkers like a lot of their contemporaries.”
Earlier: Oh My Prog