Pandora-related Amusement.

17 09 2008

I’m really getting into Pandora lately. One of the channels I’ve set up is stuff I consider ‘Progressive’. I initially seeded it with Spocks Beard and Yes, and Pandora happily ran with it, adding in Alan Parsons, Styx, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, and Genesis.
It’s also added in groups I hadn’t ever heard of, such as Dream Theater, Marillion, and Flower Kings. Today I was bopping along listening, and a track came on that I really liked – turns out it was “Suite Charlotte Pike” by the band “Transatlantic”.
Huh, sez I. I like these guys. They remind me of Spocks beard and Dream Theater. Off I go to Wikipedia, and, right there at the top of the page about Transatlantic, I see:

Transatlantic was a progressive rock supergroup formed in 1999 by vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse of Spock’s Beard and drummer Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater.

Guess I was on the right track.

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4 responses

17 09 2008
geecee

Wait. You’d never heard of Marillion? Or Dream Theater? Clearly I’ve been remiss. =)

17 09 2008
dbs

@geecee:
One of the biggest things that attracts me to Pandora is it helps me to expand what i -know- are very limited views on music. I’d actually heard of Marillion before, but not Dream Theater.
I still think your music tastes are more eclectic than mine though. 🙂

17 09 2008
tamidon

I had a run in college of guys trying to get me to listen to Marillion and Yes. The 2 seemed to go together for many folks, at least in the UK

17 09 2008
dbs

@tamidon – yah, i’m surprised I never got sucked into marillion. Yes, ZOMG definately. I listened to pretty much everything by them, and they defined ‘Progressive’ for me.

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