thinglets: 10 Obscure Prog Rock LPs Crated Downstairs

Felt nostalgic yet again and flipped through a crate of old vinyl in the basement. I was such a HUGE prog rock fan in high school and university that I would buy almost anything tied to prog family trees. Considering some of the branches that one could reach to through Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, and Emerson Lake and Palmer, it really wasn't too difficult to get sucked in. Here are some of the more "obscure" prog albums I own, although depending on where your from, they may have been your "local" prog band. I almost ALWAYS bought used. Enjoy!

Mainhorse - Mainhorse

Tai Phong - Tai Phong

Pallas - The Sentinel

Grobschnitt - Jumbo

Lucifer's Friend - Banquet

Triumvirat - Illusions on a Double Dimple

Omega - Live at the Kisstadion

Camel - I Can See Your House From Here

Nektar - Recycled

Van Der Graaf Generator - H to He Who Am The Only One

thinglets: Phasors On Stun... Canadian Sci-Fi Prog 1976

Okay, maybe if you're Canadian, you remember this song and the band who performed it. Maybe you only knew the electric mandolin player, Nash the Slash. I only post this up because of the obvious Star Trek reference and the fact that you didn't, and still don't, see a great many progressive rock DUOS.

Eventually FM would make its way to being a three piece for most of their career. "Phasors on Stun" was a well-known Canadian classic and still holds some huge nostalgia for me today. One of the great things I love about Youtube and the web in general is the ability to haul out old clips like this that would probably never otherwise see the light of day.

Total Geek Rock 76 Style!