Category Archives: Progressive Rock

A Change of Seasons – Dream Theater

Came across this piece by Dream Theater many years ago when I downloaded it by accident.  And till this day, it still remains as one of my all-time favourite song – A song that changes from one “season” to another, hence the title A Change of Seasons.

“Dream Theater was formed in 1985 under the name “Majesty” by Petrucci, Myung, and Portnoy, while they all were studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, before dropping out to help support the band. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remain today along with LaBrie and Rudess. Dream Theater has become one of the most commercially successful progressive bands since the height of progressive rock in the mid-1970s, despite being relatively unknown in mainstream rock circles. Though the band has had a few extremely successful hits (notably ‘Pull Me Under‘ in the early 1990s, which had extensive MTV rotation), it has mostly stayed underground for its career, feeding off support from fans.” – Wikipedia

It’s approximately 20 minutes long, but with the technical proficiency displayed by each member, my guess is that you’ll be savouring every drop of it. 

Every single drop.

Part 1 

Part 2

Part 3

Advertisements

Epitaph – King Crimson

Considered one of the progressive rock’s most influential artists.  Awesome stuff from the soul!

(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
The wall on which the prophets wrote
Is cracking at the seams.
Upon the instruments if death
The sunlight brightly gleams.
When every man is torn apart
With nightmares and with dreams,
Will no one lay the laurel wreath
As silence drowns the screams.

Between the iron gates of fate,
The seeds of time were sown,
And watered by the deeds of those
Who know and who are known;
Knowledge is a deadly friend
When no one sets the rules.
The fate of all mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools.

Confusion will be my epitaph.
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
If we make it we can all sit back
and laugh.
But I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying,
Yes I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying.