Prog Rock


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Mark II, this version of Renaissance starts with Michael Dunford, and features the vocals of Annie Haslam.

Founded: 1969

Location: London, England

Website: Renaissance » Band

Review: In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson at 50

Sigmund Freud and I were listening to King Crimson the other evening. We ran through the entire studio catalog: From the genre-defining 1969 debut, In The Court Of The Crimson King, to the other “Peter Sinfield-Robert Fripp'' era releases, we were stunned with their originality and musicianship. We next ventured on to the “Larks” era and monstrous rhythm section of Bill Bruford-John Wetton. This was perhaps my favorite, being so visceral. After a little nip of Schnapps, we continued on to the early 80s incarnation, or Discipline lineup, with the Americans Adrian Belew and Tony Levin.



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From Poland, Riverside has made an international name for themselves with their progressive music.

Founded: 2001

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Website: Riverside - Home


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Canada's finest sons. From their early days copping Led Zep riffs, through the kimono "prog" era, and onto mainstream acceptance and platinum success in the 80s, Rush has defied all odds, remaining true to their spirit, music and fans.

Founded: 1969

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Website: Rush | HOME

Rush R40 Live

Rush releases its R40 Live concert set, November 20th. Here's a real gem:


Rustic Hinge

After Brown left to form Kingdom Come, the rest of the Crazy World continued on as Rustic Hinge, before morphing into High Tide. Their lone recording was released some twenty years later.

Founded: 1969

Location: England

Rutherford, Mike

Founding member of Genesis released two solo albums in the early 80s, before venturing off the progressive map with the hugely successful Mike + The Mechanics side project.

Founded: 1950

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Website: Mike and The Mechanics


Led by Dave Lawson, the reminants of Web were rechristened for one eponymous album, a classic of the era.

Founded: 1971

Location: England


Led by Józef Skrzek, SBB were first known as Silesian Blues Band, and later as Szukaj, Burz, Buduj (Polish for "Search, Break up, Build"). SBB were Poland's progressive rock band.

Founded: 1971

Location: Siemianowice, Poland

Website: SBB Official Site Of Band

Schicke Führs & Fröhling

Founded: 1974

Location: Oldenburg, Germany

Website: Schicke Führs Fröhling (SFF) Homepage