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Topic: Rock History Quiz

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    Senior Member fastlane's Avatar
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    Rock History Quiz

    What rock band first used actual classical structure in it's album, what was the name of the album and what year was it released. It wasn't Iron Butterfly.

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    Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed?

    Pet Sounds?
    - Cool Tunes for Kids -

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    You have to be more specific. Do you mean overall songwriting structure, like Tales, or just elements, like The Beatles using a string octet on Eleanor Rigby?? If it's structure, what kind of structure?? Thick As A Brick is probably the first important album length composition to have a decent thematic throughline, Gentle Giant was among the first to really heavily explore counterpoint and poly-rhythms in rock (but then there's always Frank Zappa!!), Yes really excelled at the 20 minute epic, King Crimson and Yes both excelled at thematic variation...what are you looking for?? Focus blended baroque elements with improvisation, ELP simply arranged actual symphonic music... and there's always Deep Purple's Concerto for Band And Orchestra And didn't Moby Grape write an actual electric Mass?? There's just so much...

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    Agree on specificity.

    'Actual classical structure' could be almost anything.

    Countless groups (many mentoned above) have done the pseudo classical thing, but depending on the def of 'structure' it could be a simple little pop tune with a good theme and development.


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    Captain Beefheart?

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    Grateful Dead - Anthem of the Sun - side 1 - 1968????



    Jim Jarnagin - no not THAT Jim Jarnagin, the other one.

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    Well, I know it is not the oldest, but I still enjoy listening to Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Alan Parsons (1976).

    Remember to Play www.thepunkduck.com

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    I'd guess we could probably rule out The Partridge Family.


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    My guess is that it is not Bill Haley and the Comets, "rock Around The Clock"!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong


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