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(BBC)   Veteran British 70s prog rockers open up a new market. The cruise ship crowd   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 38
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2013-04-19 11:38:12 PM
Haven't those Carnival passengers suffered enough?
 
2013-04-19 11:59:40 PM
So basically a Prog Rock cruise is going to be a long, meandering journey that doesn't really go anywhere and is full of pretentious people?
 
2013-04-20 12:12:25 AM
[ SAD ] tag last seen booking a cruise vacation...
 
2013-04-20 12:44:22 AM

Ghastly: So basically a Prog Rock cruise is going to be a long, meandering journey that doesn't really go anywhere and is full of pretentious people?


Also the ship careens dizzyingly back and forth between different time zones.
 
2013-04-20 01:54:04 AM

Ghastly: So basically a Prog Rock cruise is going to be a long, meandering journey that doesn't really go anywhere and is full of pretentious people?


Yup. I heard a Dead/Phish cruise is next.
The fuel savings will be enormous though, as they sail 500 feet from the dock, and just spend the next three days spinning in circles.
 
2013-04-20 02:20:41 AM

TommyymmoT: Ghastly: So basically a Prog Rock cruise is going to be a long, meandering journey that doesn't really go anywhere and is full of pretentious people?

Yup. I heard a Dead/Phish cruise is next.
The fuel savings will be enormous though, as they sail 500 feet from the dock, and just spend the next three days spinning in circles.


How 'bout a Magic Christian cruise?

/it never leaves the dock
//"We spent the last 48 hours in a goddamned warehouse!"
 
2013-04-20 03:36:43 AM
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2013-04-20 05:12:44 AM
Sad that musicians of this caliber have to resort to this.

On the other hand a gig's a gig and they probably wouldn't do it if they weren't making more money than the traditional nostalgia tour nets.
 
2013-04-20 05:22:58 AM
That sounds awful.
 
2013-04-20 06:12:19 AM
It's like a floating shopping mall parking lot.
 
2013-04-20 06:27:53 AM

TommyymmoT: Ghastly: So basically a Prog Rock cruise is going to be a long, meandering journey that doesn't really go anywhere and is full of pretentious people?

Yup. I heard a Dead/Phish cruise is next.
The fuel savings will be enormous though, as they sail 500 feet from the dock, and just spend the next three days spinning in circles.


umm...you and I need to talk.....
 
2013-04-20 06:36:33 AM
Nothing wrong with taking a few gigs for the check. Everybody and their brother plays casinos these days, and you don't hear anybody biatching that Peter Gabriel lost his hipster-legend cred because he played at Mohegan Sun.
 
2013-04-20 06:56:10 AM

If the idea of a prog- rock cruse dont float your boat there is always a Steampunk Cruse  Nerds can spend their vacation debating wether the decor' is true "steam punk" or some embarrassing corporate travesty made by mining a once cool popular culture thing, distorting it from its real meaning , watering it down and presenting it to the unwashed masses as new and cool.


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Tl;dr isint that the ugliest thing you have ever seen?
 
2013-04-20 06:57:12 AM
it's a Schooner Rock
 
2013-04-20 07:49:05 AM
Prog Rock cruise? That's got to be the biggest sausage fest ever.

Go to soul weekends. You'll be drowning in clunge.
 
2013-04-20 08:14:30 AM

farkeruk: Prog Rock cruise? That's got to be the biggest sausage fest ever.

Go to soul weekends. You'll be drowning in clunge.


that's a new one for me
 
2013-04-20 08:16:37 AM
And if there's a problem with the ship, they're contractually obligated to perform "The Morning After".
 
2013-04-20 08:17:51 AM
I have a friend who did the Moody Blues cruise.  She said she had a great time.  Relaxing vacation with lots of food, booze and live music by bands that are quite a few steps up from the typical cruise ship wedding bands feeling hot hot hot/
 
2013-04-20 09:18:56 AM
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2013-04-20 09:25:04 AM
It reminds me of the Jazz Odyssey scene from Spinal Tap after Nigel leaves
 
2013-04-20 09:26:17 AM
Then we wowed them with a day-long version of Tom Sawyer.
 
2013-04-20 09:40:53 AM

Snapper Carr: Sad that musicians of this caliber have to resort to this.

On the other hand a gig's a gig and they probably wouldn't do it if they weren't making more money than the traditional nostalgia tour nets.


Eh, not a bad idea.  It's not like this is ALL they're doing.  The meet and greets with the fans is a near part of it.

And Steve Hackett is an awesome guitarist.  Loved his work in GTR especially.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1HIwb2q_3Q
 
2013-04-20 09:48:28 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Steve Hackett is an awesome guitarist.


And a good guy, according to various csb's from fans who hung out with him the day after the Genesis induction into the Rock Hall of Fame. Sounds like he could use a nice fat reunion-tour paycheck, but that's not happening long as Phil's out of commission and Peter's on sabbatical.
 
2013-04-20 10:00:50 AM
I remember from a kid, a particular scene from an episode of Mission Impossible that has stuck in my head all of these years.   The "Team" had kidnapped and drugged a guy and when he came too they had to convince him that he had been in a coma for 40+ years.  (Following a nuclear war)

As part of the effort, they took him to the cafeteria in their underground bunker and on stage was this band playing 60's style psychedelic rock, all geriatric looking and silver-haired, but yet still dressed like flower children.

I remember laughing at the very premise. Thinking how absolutely weird it would be for a bunch of people in their 70's hanging out, passing the reefer back and forth (or dropping the "electric" kool-aid), still dressed like they were stuck forever in Haight-Ashbury circa 1969, while using the word Groovy and flashing peace signs at each other.

Well, I didn't get all of that, but I still kind of grin thinking about some of these rockers over or approaching 70 still out there.  After all, isn't it a bit ludicrous when you hear the Beach Boys singing about "Being True to your School," or quite a bit sad when you see an almost 70 yr old Mick Jagger still dressing up in too tight leather pants and trying to pose on stage like he's the sexiest thing on the planet."
 
2013-04-20 10:03:45 AM
A favorite Genesis song of Hackett's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVGEnXrJk6A
 
2013-04-20 10:19:53 AM

Snapper Carr: Sad that musicians of this caliber have to resort to this.

On the other hand a gig's a gig and they probably wouldn't do it if they weren't making more money than the traditional nostalgia tour nets.


Steve Hackett of Genesis comes to mind in this case. He's got a lot of his own work (which I haven't had a chance to listen to) and this would be the perfect venue to gain more fans.
 
2013-04-20 11:25:43 AM
Genius on the part of the cruise line. Old folks got tons of money for booze, gambling, shopping. I bet the cruise makes more per passenger than a normal cruise of regular families that have saved for the trip.

I am an older guy - 47 - so Yes, Moody Blues, and EMP are from when I was a child, not a teen, so they are just before my time. Pretty good music, but I would have no interest in cruising with 70 year olds. I suppose someday I may take the Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots cruise if it is offered.
 
2013-04-20 11:32:58 AM
Doesn't sound totally horrible (yeah, I'm old), but the first band to play "Come sail away" is gonna walk the plank.
 
2013-04-20 12:25:07 PM
What could be more 'progressive' than playing the same music and wearing the same capes and leather pants for 40 years straight?
 
2013-04-20 01:04:15 PM
Nothing adds to the experience of mass dysentery and no power on a rusting cruise ship than hearing what's left of Queen trying to do Bohemian Rhapsody without Freddy.
 
2013-04-20 01:09:08 PM

JK8Fan: I suppose someday I may take the Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots cruise if it is offered.


Not sure if these bands are your thing but there are plenty of bands newer than the 70s doing cruises.  Matchbox 20 and Weezer have upcoming cruises in the rock genre, plus the previous 70,000 tons of metal has bands like Symphony X and Finntroll.  There are a ridiculous amount of themed cruises out there that go beyond music to just about any hobby or religion or political persuasion.  Even "Dancing with the Stars" has farking cruises.

http://themecruisefinder.com/
 
2013-04-20 03:41:00 PM
Good for Steve Hackett. With Genesis out of commission, he can still pick up a nice paycheck.
 
2013-04-20 03:53:23 PM
Y'all have no idea how much fun you can have on that boat.  I do one every year on that same ship that is the most mind blowing good time you can imagine.
 
2013-04-20 04:35:08 PM

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Buddy I worked with played on last years he hasn't said if they are being booked again this year but I can guarantee he would love it since he had a great time last year. We used to joke that it was actually a gay cruise he went on. He took it in stride but it is good to see him happiest which is when he gets back from tours.
 
2013-04-20 04:51:05 PM
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2013-04-20 09:50:53 PM
Dawn of light lying between
A geezer and some cold cuts
Chased amid waiters of yonder
In moments seen and then forgotten
cordoned in rooms of boredom,
Falling tv's cast spells of challenge
Not Amused but real in thought
Your guitar slid the stage, Howe

.....

The eyes of honesty can achieve
How many bath soaps can I take
before I give 'em away....
to you...

I get up, I get down
I get up, I get down
I get down, I can't get up

......

The staffer nailed upon the coloured door, a sign
To be there reminded of no lights
They'll be no power anywhere, not to certify
Any hope of romance, it soon shall die
 
2013-04-21 02:12:17 PM
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Anthropomorphication?
 
2013-04-21 02:44:47 PM

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The Harlequin Romance wardrobe and poses make this a lousy album cover. What really tips it into the net is that  you can't see the farking beach.

"Cruise To The Edge?" Ka-vomit

/"Hey, I really liked "The Joshua Tree."
//"Thanks, Julee."
 
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