I've recently rediscovered my love of Prog. Prog, of course, being short for Prog Rock, i.e. Progressive Rock, a form of rock music that evolved out of psychedelic rock, principally in England, peaking in the 1970s. The first album, generally considered to be pure Prog, was King Crimson's 1969 debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King. The album features lush melotron keyboards, avant garde guitar work, layers of multi-instrumentalist musings, fantasy-based lyrics, musical complexity and virtuosity, and long songs. These features are generally considered the basic core of requirements for prog. In the Court of the Crimson King changed rock music forever. The big tracks to listen to here, are the frantic, heavy metal and jazz of "21st Century Schizoid Man," the dreamy and majestic "In the Court of the Crimson King," and the mournful and powerful, "Epitaph."

Other greats in the 70s prog movement include Yes, ELP, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Genesis, and many others. Prog continues to this day with bands like Tool, and Dream Theater.

Anyone else dig prog? Let's talk about it.