came about in the late 80s but stands for progressive rock
dates back to the late 60s. It is rock
based music that pushed boundaries beyond pop 'single' verse, chorus, verse, bridge, chorus, four minute compositions.
encompasses various styles dating back to the late 60s depending on influences and established music forms being blended
together. Classical blended
is a style of prog called
'symphonic'. Jazz musicians that composed rock
suites are called
'fusion' in the U.S.. In the U.K. jazz and rock
combine in the style called
'canterbury'. In France it's called
'zuehl'. Freakout, jam style bands in Germany are called
'krautrock'; elsewhere they
'spacerock' and 'jambands'. Bands whos sound
is dominated by synthesizers as both rhythm and lead instruments
'electronic'. There are many
progressive style rock
artists who are unclassifiable, who pushed the boundaries of rock
in the late 60s and early
70s in completely unique
ways such as Funkadelic, Frank Zappa and the early Santana
is a nebulous term applied
to artists who play rock
instrumentation without regard
to commercial, pop radio format restraints of song length and/or improvisational content.
examples of 70s prog
those already mentioned are Emerson, Lake
and Palmer, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Soft Machine, Magma, Embryo, Osibisa, Gong
and Tangerine Dream.
examples of prog
in the new millenium are The Flower Kings, Kenso, Ozric Tentacles, Groove Collective, Deus Ex Machina and Radio Massacre International.