how to identify prog rock
  • if it’s got a sick ass flute solo and a man singing far too tenderly, it’s Jethro Tull
  • if the singer sounds a little bit like Barry Gibb and the lyrics are weird as hell, it’s Yes
  • if the singer sounds like he’s been huffing helium, it’s Rush
  • if there’s as much sax in it as there is flute in Jethro Tull, it’s Van Der Graaf Generator
  • if it comes on the radio and a middle-aged man with long hair voices his approval, it’s Led Zeppelin
  • if it comes on the radio and you hear a teenager telling their friends to quiet down and listen to the guitar solo, it’s Pink Floyd
  • if it’s super spacey and psychedelic, it’s either a Yes instrumental or King Crimson
  • if it sounds like the theme to The Exorcist, it is the theme to The Exorcist, and it’s Mike Oldfield
  • if about 10 minutes in you’ve begun to suspect that you’re the victim of a What’s New, Pussycat-type prank, it’s either Thick As A Brick or something from Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Prog aesthetics
  • Genesis: Renisance paintings, fields of wildflowers, old abandoned mansions with overgrowth, Greek mythos, old decorative bibles, the smell of hot herbal tea, early mornings, fresh dew on a spiderweb, makeup, large elaborate fountain sculptures, and the sound of the wind rustling leaves as they fall
  • Emerson Lake and Palmer: smashed guitars, large cities at night, dusty church organs, metropolis movie posters, elegant gilded swords, old sifi novels, old alcohol bottles, the smell of cinnamon, bruised knuckles, sunsets, the smell of summer air, and the sound of a forest in winter
  • Yes: the ocean, iridescence, mountain air in the early morning, water lilies, greenhouses, the smell of the sea after a storm, holding hands, glittery capes, fae, ripples in a cup of water, elegant lace dresses, warm raspberry tea, daisies in the early morning sun, and grainy mermaid footage
  • King Crimson: large abandoned castles, old music books, smeared crimson lipstick, crowns made of gold and rubies, velvet robes, gold flakes, the smell of autumn, the sound of leaves crunching, baroque shattered mirrors, elaborate gilded daggers, red candle wax on a skull, the smell of insense burning, shattered crystals, blood soaked books, torn midevil tapestries, and empty parlor rooms with nothing but old broken furniture and paintings on the floor
  • Pink Floyd: Light shows, prisms, torn up money, the smell of old cigarettes that linger years after one was ever smoked, mushrooms, silhouettes, vintage postcards, erupting volcanos, broken walls, abandoned factories, the smell of an old book, dusty rooms, big fuzzy wool sweaters, and decorative tobacco pipes
  • Rush: the night sky, old science textbooks, silk kimonos, skeletons, the desert, the smell of new technology, dusty Ayn Rand novels, the sound of music through an old radio, the smell of an old maple table, the Canadian tundra, apples, smashed synthesizers, gears, grandfather clocks, and carved statues of trees

My friend bought a Japanese magazine about ELP and she found some awesome comics. She has translated them into Chinese for me and some friends, then I translated them(roughly) into English and showed them to @auroreamethyste. We both think ELP fans here deserve a look XD  I have asked the friend who bought them for the permission. 

If there is any mistake, I’m sorry, my translation isn’t great. :p


“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.” 

Oscar Wilde (The Canterville Ghost)

🎃Happy Halloween 🎃

The one stealing candy from the bucket: Jimmy Page

The one who can’t decide what to wear: Rick Wright

The one planning to egg someone’s house: Paul McCartney

The one streaking through the neighborhood: Roger Daltrey

The one who spiked the punch: John Entwistle

The one who shows up drunk dressed as a princess: Percy Plant

The one introducing a blowup doll as their date: Greg Lake

The one dressed as a giant dick: Jeff Lynne

The one throwing candy at the trick or treaters: Brian Jones

The one dancing with the skeleton decoration: Suzi Quatro

The one dressed as the phantom and jumping out and scaring passerbys: David Bowie

The ones dressed like Frankenstein and his bride: Bob Dylan x Pete Townshend

The one dressed as the wolf man who keeps howling at the moon: George Harrison

The one dressed as Dracula and trying to bite everyone: Mike Campbell

The one dressed as the Mad Hatter and giving everyone over sugared tea: Gypsy (This was not on purpose this was shuffled I assure you!!)

The one hiding in the pool pretending to be a Kracken: Ringo Starr  (cut him off he’s had enough punch!! 😂)

The one stealing toilet paper from the house to TeePee the neighbors: Bonzo

The ones dressed as Frank-N-Furter x Rocky: Joey Ramone x Stan Lynch

The one running around with a bloody butcher’s knife: Jonesy

The one who switched the apples in the bobber with prunes: Ray Manzarek

The one dressed as a hooker: Gram Parsons

The one trying to watch horror movies: David Gilmour

The one singing drunk Halloween songs: Pamela Des Barres

The one who wants to go ghost hunting: John Lennon

The one dressed as a zombie asking people if they can eat their brains: Izzy Stradlin

The one wearing a shirt that reads this is my costume: Gregg Allman

The one who eats the candy in front of the children: Roger McGuinn

The one who hogs the candy corn: Michael Clarke

The one sprawled out on the floor from too much punch chanting this is my happy place: Stevie Nicks

The one dressed like a pirate asking everyone for their booty: Gene Parsons

The one dressed like a cat who keeps saying everyone needs a little Pussy in their lives: Tom Petty (I actually wrote this with him in mind and lo and behold this happens!!😂)

The one dressed like a giant gator chasing people yelling I’m gonna eat ya!: Iggy Pop

The one carving inappropriate thing into pumpkins: Howie Epstein

The one mooning trick or treaters: Alice Cooper

The one getting fake blood everywhere scaring the children: Nick Mason

The one dressed as a mummy but used toilet paper so their costume keeps tearing: Chris Hillman

The one dressed as a witch threatening the bad trick or treaters that they’ll eat them: Gene Clark

The one dressed like a playboy bunny and serving drinks: David Crosby

The one dressed like a devil who keeps hitting on the one dressed like an angel: Ron Blair x Roy Orbison

The one dressed like a flower who keeps slapping the guest dressed like a Honey Bee: Mike Nesmith x Marc Bolan

The two dressed as cowboys pretending to have and old western showdown: Jim Morrison x Benmont Tench (Whoo Floridian showdown!!)

The one dressed as a dragon using an aerosol can and a lighter for their special effects: Moonie (this fucking happened!!)

The one dressed as a skeleton fighting with the fog machine: John Densmore

The one dressed as a butterfly trying to put up the cobwebs and gets tangled: Keith Emerson

The one dressed like a clown surrounded by severed body parts handing out candy: Syd Barrett

The one dressed like Popeye swearing at passerbys: Joan Baez

The one who showed up in Gimp Gear as a costume: Todd Rundgren

The two dressed like Bonnie and Clyde: Roger Waters x Carl Palmer

The one dressed as nun spanking people with their ruler: Stu Sutcliffe

The one dressed up like a detective asking everyone if they need a Dick: Robby Krieger

[This was fun 😂]

~ 💘

hey! i just remade my blog & my dash is pretty dead rn, so reblog this if u post any of the following & i’ll follow you!




-led zeppelin

-pink floyd

-david bowie

-the rolling stones

-the beatles

-van halen

-king crimson


-prog rock in general

-classic rock in general

-any music from the 60s-90s

-vintage aestheticy stuff

-funny stuff

thanks! :)

🍂 Autumn Playlist 🍂

Leaves That Are Green / Simon & GarfunkelWhite Car / YesBig Science / Laurie Anderson • Isle of Islay / DonovanTwo of Us / The BeatlesI’m One / The WhoTrilogy / Emerson, Lake & PalmerSongs From the WoodJethro TullRed Barchetta / RushThe Mandolin Man and His Secret / DonovanFireside Song / Genesis40,000 Headmen / TrafficBurning Bridges / Pink FloydIt Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference / Todd RundgrenLittle Arabella / The NiceBook of Saturday / King CrimsonNorwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) / The BeatlesThe Night Watch / King CrimsonMood for a Day / YesThe Sage / Emerson, Lake & PalmerCadence and Cascade / King CrimsonLetter to Hermione / David BowieThen / YesWithout You / AsiaIn the Wilderness / GenesisDoing All Right / Queen • Had to Cry Today / Blind FaithIn Your Eyes / Peter GabrielElstree / The BugglesOne Day / GenesisScarborough Fair / Simon & Garfunkel • And I Go / Steve WinwoodRamble On / Led ZeppelinMoonchild / King Crimson • The Saxophone Song / Kate BushYour Own Special Way / Genesis