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I'm tryin' to look for good progressive rock bands because in almost every progressive band there's an awesome bassist. For example, they're always keeping beat with the drummer and playing notes all over the neck, which is what I like in progressive rock or even metal , such as Between the Buried and Me. Between the Buried and Me's bassist is incredibly good and always backs up the drummer. Just wanted to find some good progressive bands to listen to.
#3
Yes - Chris Squire is the bass player, awesome tone from his Ric.
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#6
Essentially ANY prog rock band that is somewhat popular has a good bassist. I think it defines the genre.

YES
KING CRIMSON
ELP
RUSH
DREAM THEATRE
QUEEN (early stuff)
PINK FLOYD
TOOL (do a degree)
GENESIS

The list could go on forever.
#8
this isn't prog rock its metal but great bass player
problem with dream theater is he plays a 6 string pricy bass :*(
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Yes - Chris Squire is the bass player, awesome tone from his Ric.

I'm like inlove with him (omg11)

Anyway, I don't want to mention bands that other people have, so theirs another band, quiet unknown, and unbelivably good (Great bass too).
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this isn't prog rock its metal but great bass player
problem with dream theater is he plays a 6 string pricy bass :*(
look as blood runs black


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#13
i think the bassist from coheed and cambria is pretty good and they are like border line prgressive i think but im not sure
#14
Tool, The Mars Volta, King Crimson, Rush, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Iron Maiden (They have to more progressive stuff, me thinks)...
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#18
Rush, Yes, Muse, Pink Floyd, Dream Theatre
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#19
Primus????not sure if they fit in there
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#24
but thats not progressive... neither is muse... i forgot to mention opeth, they also have a great bass player, check out "To rid the disease" of Opeth, its a really simple but great bassline!
#26
Define Prog Rock

@desolation: Muse are (save Starlight and Invincible and i apologise for those ones, there was a terrible mix up in the recording studio )
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Essentially ANY prog rock band that is somewhat popular has a good bassist. I think it defines the genre.

YES
KING CRIMSON
ELP
RUSH
DREAM THEATRE
QUEEN (early stuff)
PINK FLOYD
TOOL (do a degree)
GENESIS

The list could go on forever.


Man, do you listen to Pink Floyd? Roger has many completely uninspired basslines.
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Man, do you listen to Pink Floyd? Roger has many completely uninspired basslines.


I wouldn't go as far to say that. He has some pretty good basslines every now and again. Astronomy Domine, Money, Have a Cigar are the few off the top of my head. But you are right for the most part, he is a pretty bland bassist.
#30
Porcupine Tree has some sweet basslines, including a half-harmonic intro to "Hatesong." He even uses a fretless at times. =D
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I wouldn't go as far to say that. He has some pretty good basslines every now and again. Astronomy Domine, Money, Have a Cigar are the few off the top of my head. But you are right for the most part, he is a pretty bland bassist.


Roger's strength is in his song writing and not his bass playing. His basic bass lines were the perfect compliment to David Gilmoure's guitar and Rick's keyboards. If you play enough Floyd, his lines (esp. after Ummagumma) follow some rather predictable licks and style. If you want to hear a more creative take on Floyd with a good bass player, check out Les Claypool's take on Animals.

However, Astonomie Domine is one of my favorite basslines and Money is just almost a bass player given at some point.

For prog rock, Chris Squier, Tony Levin and Geddy Lee come to mind. My husband would probably add Greg Lake, but I despise ELP.
#33
Shake your finger all you want, but "Welcome now my friend, to the song that NEVER ENDS!!" pretty much sums up ELP in a nutshell for me. I must have heard Brain Salad Surgery enough in HS to make my own brain go leafy I am much more of a Yes, Crimson and original Genesis (Peter Gabriel era) 1970s prog fan.

Ok, Greg Lake gets the gold star for being a prog bassist, but that isn't going to make me love Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
#34
Dream Theatre's John Myung is a god, I think he even has his own bass lesson on progressive bass. I'm not sure though.
#36
dream theater is pretty good. a band called spiral architect makes their stuff sound like childs play.
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i think the bassist from coheed and cambria is pretty good and they are like border line prgressive i think but im not sure


Good eye. Mic Todd is an incredible bassist and a massive Rush fan (so much so that he actually uses a Geddy Lee J sometimes. He really knows when to play awesome stuff and when to keep it simple and it was only when whatching some of their live videos that I realised how much he improvises and doublethumps.

He's such an amazing bassist it's actually not funny.
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