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The "Big Six"
- Genesis
- Yes
- Pink Floyd
- King Crimson
- Emerson Lake Palmer
- Jethro Tull

Other bands:
- Camel
- Gentle Giant

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On our site you'll find many great progressive rock videos with georgeous music performed by old bands. Please support those bands by buying some albums. Please note, that real music lovers should support the bands, which treat music like real art. Progressive rock bands do treat music like art. We hope our site will contribute to prove that for you!
 

Progressive Rock Videos

Welcome to the Progressive Rock Music Videos and Lyrics site! Our aim is to present you a selection of the best videos of good old progrock bands.

Most videos are live performances of the songs. Some videos have good quality and some have lower, but they still express the "spirit" of the best prog-rock times (mainly 1970's). With some videos you will also find lyrics to the songs. Of course the whole site is free to watch - we don't own these videos, we just select for you the best progressive rock videos available to the public on youtube. We hope that especially if you are new to prog rock music, our site will encourage you to explore this wonderful and one of the most creative parts of the music history.

Progressive rock (prog rock, progrock) is an ambitious and creative style of rock music. It's beginnings were founded in the late 1960's, mainly in England, and the time of the greatest popularity of the progressive rock was the first half of the 1970's. Most of the progressive rock groups have already finished their activity, however, there are some that are still playing or doing "reunion tours" from time to time. The most important representatives of the style are bands from the "big six" - Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) and Jethro Tull. However, there were lots of other bands playing progrock.

It is very hard to define this kind of rock music, because it was a purpose of every progressive rock band to create their own style, different from other bands. However, there are some main characteristics that are common to most of the representants of the style. These are:

- long and complex compositions, sometimes lasting over 20 minutes;
- using unusual time signatures, scales and tunings; mixing various time signatures in one piece of music;
- poetic lyrics; some bands' lyrics were also politically engaged;
- use of many musical instruments - the standard set of bass, drums and guitars was supplemented by electronic keybords (organs, mellotron, piano, etc.); many groups used additional instruments like flute, violin, etc.;
- creating concept albums (one story or theme throughout the whole album);
- linking music with visual art; some bands were creating a kind of theatre shows during their concerts.

There were also some very popular rock bands (like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen) that are not known as prog rock bands, but they have in their discographies some songs that are very close to the progressive rock music style.

 

Copyright 2008-2010. Please note, that all videos presented on this site come from external source (mainly youtube.com) and no video is placed on our server. The site has an informative purpose only and our aim is to promote progressive rock. We hope that visitors to our site, after watching videos of progrock bands playing music, will be interested in the whole discographies of the bands which are available in music stores. All lyrics presented on this site have an informative purpose and they are the property of their authors.
Links Bands you will find on our site are Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, Camel and Gentle Giant and maybe in near future we will try to enlarge our site and add some more great progressive rock bands. However, the ones you can find now are definitely the best representants of this unique music style and the videos presented here will surely give you a good view on this progressive music movement which had a culmination in 1970-ies and now is usually forgotten by the mainstream of pop music but many people still come back to these times when this music was so popular. And those who hear this music now for the first time often discover this music and acknowledge it as the greatest part in the rock music history. We thank all visitors for your interest in music that wants to be real art. Contemporary pop music lasts no longer that for one season. Progressive rock has lasted for over 40 years and it is still engaging new people who wants to listen to this great stuff and some people are trying to make their own progressive music. Prog rock is an innovative music movement that we hope will never disappear from the music scene. Please always remember to support progressive rock bands because they represent art in music.
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