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From Yes to Pink Floyd: The Progressive Rock Quiz
by Staff
Take psychedelic rock, add a fantastic theme and wild production, and throw in a pinch of symphony, and you've got yourself a progressive rock song! Take our quiz to see how much you know about the most iconic artists and music in the genre.

Which of these was NOT a member of the band Rush?

  • Geddy Lee
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Neil Peart

What country did Rush hail from?

  • Australia
  • England
  • Canada

What year did Yes release its debut album?

  • 1969
  • 1974
  • 1979

What band did Yes open for on its first U.S. tour?

  • Rush
  • Pink Floyd
  • Jethro Tull

Who was the original lead singer of Yes?

  • Jon Anderson
  • Phil Collins
  • Daevid Allen

What band's first album was called "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn"?

  • Jethro Tull
  • Pink Floyd
  • Genesis

What year was "The Dark Side of the Moon" released?

  • 1971
  • 1973
  • 1975

Who is the star of the concept album "The Wall"?

  • Barrett
  • Floyd
  • Pink

What band were both Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins a part of?

  • Porcupine Tree
  • Genesis
  • the Moody Blues

What instrument did Collins play in Genesis when the band started out?

  • drums
  • tambourine
  • guitar

What year did Genesis release its first album?

  • 1963
  • 1969
  • 1975

What progressive rock band's first album was "This Was"?

  • the Moody Blues
  • Tool
  • Jethro Tull

What is Ian Anderson's trademark instrument?

  • bass
  • drums
  • flute

What is the band Jethro Tull named after?

  • an astronomer
  • an agriculturist
  • an artist

This band originally consisted of only one member: Steven Wilson.

  • the Mars Volta
  • Tool
  • Porcupine Tree

True or false: Porcupine Tree's first album was supposed to be a joke.

  • true
  • false

What band released the album "Days of Future Passed"?

  • the Moody Blues
  • Deep Purple
  • Rush

Which of these songs was NOT featured on "Days of Future Passed"?

  • "Nights in White Satin"
  • "Tuesday Afternoon"
  • "Dear Diary"

True or false: Tool was originally called Toolshed.

  • true
  • false

What year did Tool release its first full album?

  • 1988
  • 1993
  • 1998

When did supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer form?

  • 1960
  • 1970
  • 1980

True or false: Emerson, Lake and Palmer started off with small club shows.

  • true
  • false

What band did Robert Fripp form in 1967?

  • King Crimson
  • Dream Theater
  • Electric Light Orchestra

What year did Kansas release its first album?

  • 1964
  • 1969
  • 1974

What Kansas album features "Carry On Wayward Son"?

  • "Leftoverture"
  • "Vinyl Confessions"
  • "Monolith"

What band's debut album was called "De-Loused in the Comatorium"?

  • Muse
  • the Mars Volta
  • the Nice

"Smoke on the Water" describes a disastrous concert by this artist.

  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Frank Zappa
  • Jimi Hendrix

What band named its 1979 album "Discovery"?

  • King Crimson
  • Gong
  • Electric Light Orchestra

Which of these groups did NOT feature Daevid Allen as a member?

  • Gong
  • the Moody Blues
  • Soft Machine

What Supertramp album featured "Take the Long Way Home"?

  • "Breakfast in America"
  • "Paris"
  • "Crime of the Century"