So yeah, I think I'm finally getting over ELO and moving on to King Crimson. I love Fallen Angel, Court of the Crimson King, and 21st Century Schizoid Man. I'm also sort of in to Gentle Giant! I love progressive rock!
You are stealing my life!!! Hehehehehe. Progressive rock is freaking amazing.
King Crimson are one of my favorite bands ever. Got all their albums (it took a while; most CD stores don't carry them). I can see you've got "In the Court of the Crimson King" and "Red". Look for the albums "Discipline" and "Starless & Bible Black". Seriously, though, Robert Fripp is one of the best guitarists of all time. He's a genius.
Also, Gentle Giant are pretty awesome. I've only got "The Power & The Glory" and "In a Glass House", but from those albums, they're quite awesome. There's a couple of pretty kickass YouTube videos of them in concert in the 70s. Let me find them, and I'll post the links here.
"Cat's foot, iron claw, neurosurgeons scream for more . . . at paranoia's poison door: 21st Century Schizoid Man!!!"
Okay, here we go:
-Gentle Giant Vid 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CmqLXYa26os
-Gentle Giant Vid 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wPN7okQwdRk&mode=related&search=
-Gentle Giant Vid 3: http://youtube.com/watch?v=UWfmfgHXAfE&mode=related&search=
And now for some King Crimson!
-Here's "Elektrik" from their most recent album: http://youtube.com/watch?v=UWfmfgHXAfE&mode=related&search=
-"Larks Tongues in Aspic Part 1": http://youtube.com/watch?v=fnUTgTUIMM4
-"Three of a Perfect Pair" live during the ThrAk tour: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qt3BNoK7ZO4
-"Sartori in Tangier": http://youtube.com/watch?v=SXzDFr9JDf0
There was a kickass video of the guys playing "Thela Hun Ginjeet" from like 1981, but I can't find it. It was AMAZING. Yeah. King Crimson kick major butt. "Red" is darker and heavier than any heavy metal.
~Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!~
Do you know any stuff that's like Supertramp? Have you heard that song Bloody Well Right? I LOVE that song and the jazzy rock style.
Well, I don't know much that's comparable to Supertramp, but if you want kind of a similar aesthetic (complex musical arrangement, high-pitched vocals), I would suggest my all-time favorite band, Rush. They're comprised of the best rock-and-roll drummer ever, one of the greatest bassists of all time, and a kickass guitarist to boot.
The stuff that I would think of as most similar to Supertramp would be the albums "Permanent Waves" and "Moving Pictures". Rush are a bit heavier and a lot more prog-y than Supertramp are; they combine a lot of different styles, most notably hard rock and jazz, and later they get a very definite reggae influence, a la the Police. Definitely one of the best prog bands ever. If you like the albums I already mentioned, I would also say to check out "2112", "A Farewell to Kings" (awesome), "Hemispheres", and, my personal favorite album of all time, "Signals".
I actually need to pick up some more Supertramp stuff . . . I'm pretty light on the prog-pop side of stuff . . . I've only really got ELO albums to fill that category.
I love rush! I have a few songs by them.