Originally Posted by a21schizoidman
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Trivia #1 - Progressive rock
1. On the 1973 album Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, Mike Oldfield himself plays 15 Instruments on the first track alone. Now, Vivian Stanshall is known for being the Master of Ceremonies. But there are Four instruments not credited to him. Name one of these instruments and who played it.
2. On the inside cover of the 1971 album Pictures At An Exhibition by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, what is the name of the song with no picture attached to it?
3. What progressive metal band toured in 1974 with a guitarist with a broken arm? (Hint: in 1974 they appeared on the King Biscuit Flower Hour)
4. For the second time in King Crimson history, they brought in a second drummer, Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree to drum with current King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto. Who was the first drum duo King Crimson featured?
5. Progressive metal band Dream Theater had confused many fans in 2005 while working on their album Octavarium. Earlier in the year, vocalist James LaBrie had released a solo album. The tracks from his solo album were file-shared and played by radio stations under the impression it was leaks from the new album. The mix up was not corrected until a week before Octavarium 's release. What was the name of the solo album released by vocalist James LaBrie?
6. The Alan Parsons Project was one of the most successful progressive rock bands during the 1980s releasing 10 studio albums from 1976 to 1987. What was strange was, the Project became commercially successful while never touring live in that span. Finally, in 1990, they performed once, right before their breakup. What event did they play at?
7. Italian band Premiata Forneria Marconi stepped away from their native language to have 5 of their songs re-written into English in order to try to break into the foreign markets. They did so by releasing an album in 1973 on ELP's Manticore records. What was the name of the album and famous lyricist who re-wrote their work?
8. Progressive rock in the 1970s was almost entirely European Dominated. But four bands from the United States made commercial impact in the progressive rock world, one from the midwest, one from the south, one from DC, and one from New York. Name these bands.
9. The Canterbury Scene was known for having bands that intertwined memberships. One Australian musician founded two groups central to the Canterbury Scene, Gong & Soft Machine. Who was this musician?
10. In 1976 Yes members Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman decided to team up with King Crimson bassist John Wetton to form up a supergroup, but the project fell apart, what was the name given to the proposed supergroup?
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