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Old 09-25-2007, 11:24 PM
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The History Of Aussie Prog 1960-1979

Hi Guys
A lot of you have asked me is there a prog scene in Australia today?. Well to be as honest as i can be not really. Tody here in Australia there are only a few bands whom i think would be classified as prog. But back in the 1960's and 70's there was a thriving prog scene here. Prog was very popular back in the 60's and 70's. Like many countries Australia had its fair share of prog bands. Long Songs and great solos and fine lyric writing was the order of the day back then. Evie parts 1 and 2 and 3 are fine examples of prog back in the day.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:54 AM
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Re: The History Of Aussie Prog 1960-1979

Well maybe things are not that bad at all...

Since you play some instruments maybe you should found your very own prog band and start a NWOPR (New Wave Of Progressive Rock) in Australia.
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Re: The History Of Aussie Prog 1960-1979

Hi Moono! Never fear - did a look up on the Prog Rock Archives and there appear to be quite a few bands from Oz, though your are right, less today than there used to be. Some fantastic bands in this list!

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Prog bands from Oz

ALARUM (Progressive Metal)
ALCHEMIST (Progressive Metal)
ALTERA ENIGMA (Progressive Metal)
ARAGON (Neo Progressive)
AYERS ROCK (Jazz Rock/Fusion)
BERTOLLA, IVAN (Progressive Metal)
BRAINSTORM (AUS) (Psychedelic/Space Rock)
CHURCH, THE (Prog Related)
DEAD CAN DANCE (Prog Folk)
DIRTY THREE (Experimental/Post-Rock)
GALADRIEL (AUS) (Prog Folk)
LAURA (Experimental/Post-Rock)
MACKENZIE THEORY (Jazz Rock/Fusion)
MILLO, MARIO (Symphonic Prog)
MYRIAD (AUS) (Psychedelic/Space Rock)
NIMROD (Crossover Prog)
O'LOGHLEN & COTTERS BEQUEST, GAVIN (Prog Folk)
PATCH (Crossover Prog)
PIVOT (Experimental/Post-Rock)
RAINBOW THEATRE (Symphonic Prog)
SEBASTIAN HARDIE (Symphonic Prog)
SH'MANTRA (Psychedelic/Space Rock)
SYZYGY (AUS) (Progressive Metal)
THIRD ENDING, THE (Crossover Prog)
VANISHING POINT (Progressive Metal)
VAUXDVIHL (Progressive Metal)
VIRGIN BLACK (Progressive Metal)
WHEN DAY DESCENDS (Progressive Metal)
WINDCHASE (Symphonic Prog)
WITHOUTENDING (Progressive Metal)
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Re: The History Of Aussie Prog 1960-1979

There's a few more than that

http://synphonic.8m.com/country/australia.htm
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:49 PM
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I will add FANTASY not on Symphonic list
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:05 PM
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Re: The History Of Aussie Prog 1960-1979

don't forget fusion with the amazing Frank Gambale, played on a certain show this week....
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:53 PM
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Re: The History Of Aussie Prog 1960-1979

Moono, where can one go on the net to get a listen of these bands?
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