I refuse to name a dozen because I don't have time to research it.
Which translates as "I really didn't know what I was talking about before, otherwise I wouldn't have to research it."
I have 45 BOC songs on my Ipod. Being on the road this weekend, I had time to listen to an awful lot of them (and I thank you for that, I haven't listened to BOC in detail in some time). As for the unusual rhythmic devices, the drummer does some interesting things with syncopation, but, on 45 songs, they only stray from 4/4 once, that on Astronomy.
As for Wikipedia, let's go to their page on Progressive Rock
Under musical characteristics
they have Form, Timbre, Rhythm, Melody and Harmony and finally texture and imagery. As described, none of the examples given are at all present in BOCs music.
Form: they are a 3-5 chord rock and roll band. They rarely stray from the standard verse-chorus-bridge forms. Your average bar band could play most of their music easily (although they may have difficulties with the guitar solos)
Timbre: They are a guitar band, keyboards are ornamentation, and there are no other instruments present.
Rhythm: straight up 4/4 for 99% of what I have, and I have a pretty complete collection. My rule, can you hear Ringo Starr keeping time with a song with just a high hat, a snare and a bass drum? Albert Bouchard is a great drummer who does very interesting things with syncopation, and he obviously knows his rudiments, but he is pretty much always playing in 4/4
Melody: Pretty much straight up rock vocals. I suppose my rule is, can you imagine Chuck Berry singing this ... yeah, most of the time.
Texture and Imagery: At times yeah, Veteran Of The Psychic Wars leans toward prog, but only leans.
Next in other characteristics
there are technology, concept albums, lyrical themes, presentation and stage theatrics.
For all practical purposes, they don't use any of the tech associated with prog. They do use some synthesizers, but it is not the primary sound of the band, guitars are the core.
Concept albums: One. Imaginos. And a lot of "rock" bands have done concept albums. You gonna call The Kinks prog next?
Lyrical Themes: Here is the only place where there is any serious argument for BOC being any sort of a prog band. Their lyrics, after the first couple of albums anyway, are rarely typical rock songs. They use odd imagery and SF and Fantasy themes a lot of the time.
Stage Theatrics: Yeah they used lasers on one tour. Other than that, they stand there and play. There are no stage sets. I think they may have used a big inflatable Godzilla on one tour.
If you want to know what the real prog fans have to say, go read the reviews at www.progarchives.com. The general consensus is that they resemble prog at times, but are by no means a prog band.
Finally, I don't read music when it comes to guitar, I have never needed to. However, I do read music, although admittedly not as well as I used to. And most importantly, as a drummer, I can count. I know that you need to find ways to prop yourself up, but if you are going to try to dismiss someone, at least know what you are talking about. And if you are going to talk about music, be ready to do more than type.