Looking for the Name of a Musical Genre

  wee eddie 12:00 20 Mar 2012
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What was it: a heavy Light combination.

Iron Butterfly, Lead Zeppelin, Curved Air, et alia

It must be old age but, for the life of me, I can't remember.

  Aitchbee 12:11 20 Mar 2012

Heavy Metal p'rhaps?

  Quickbeam 12:12 20 Mar 2012

Easy listening?

  wee eddie 12:12 20 Mar 2012

AitchBEE. Definitely not

  wee eddie 12:13 20 Mar 2012

It's in the Name, but I still can't get it

  Aitchbee 12:14 20 Mar 2012

Sorry wee eddie, what about 'progressive' Rock, then?

  Aitchbee 12:15 20 Mar 2012

Yes & Genesis were perpetrators!

  Quickbeam 12:23 20 Mar 2012

After listening to some Iron Butterfly (never 'eard of 'em afore), I'd describe that as progressive folk psychedelia, of the type that Hawkwind and Jethro Tull did, with a little Latin-esque jazz fusion thrown in from the Santana school.

It could be described as being as pretentious as my description!

  wee eddie 14:28 20 Mar 2012

The name pre-dates Heavy Metal and Prog-Rock.

Jethro Tull was around at the time but Hawkwind had not been formed.

We were the UK's Hippies. Pink Floyd was still a Rock Band with pretencions.

The Music, several early Led Zep tracks are well known for this, usually started with a cool quiet section which then morphed into a heavy Rock section. Before the Who did their infamous Leeds Concert.

  interzone55 14:34 20 Mar 2012

When I worked in a very famous second hand record store in Manchester I used to file Curved Air and Iron Butterfly on the Prog Rock section, and Led Zeppelin lived in the Heavy Rock section.

Curved Air could also be found in Fusion, which is where the various off-shoots of Jazz congregrated

  badhair1963 16:19 20 Mar 2012

Psychedelic rock, as well as a few other genres, according to Wikipedia. They also have their own entry

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