Prog Rock FAQ

Filename: prog-rock-faq.pdf
ISBN: 9781617136207
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Number of pages: 400
Author: Will Romano
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Download and read online Prog Rock FAQ in PDF and EPUB (FAQ). Prog Rock FAQ traces the controversial, but much misunderstood musical genre through its five-decade history, highlighting the rise, eventual decline, and recent resurgence of one of the most inventive and storied popular musical forms of the latter half of the 20th Century. Prog Rock FAQ digs deep to deliver a view of progressive rock as you've never known it: Technical wizards, cosmic messengers, visionary producers, groundbreaking album-cover illustrators, and even innovative musical instrument vendors separate memory from myth, fact from fiction, to recount prog rock's most historically significant milestones and little-known tales. This interview-rich, unapologetic volume addresses topics taboo and burning alike, while welcoming the reader on an enthralling journey replete with rapturous visions, wondrous stories, and endless enigmas.


Rush FAQ

Filename: rush-faq.pdf
ISBN: 9781617136047
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Number of pages: 400
Author: Max Mobley
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Download and read online Rush FAQ in PDF and EPUB (FAQ). Rush FAQ documents the amazing story of the world's greatest Canadian prog rock power trio, from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale, Ontario, to its induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Covering 40 albums, 10 DVDs, thousands of mesmerizing live shows, and millions of rock's most loyal fans, the story of Rush is as epic and unique as its music. Rush has been maligned by the press for decades, and misunderstood by a legion of mainstream rock fans and rock glitterati. And yet only the Beatles and Rolling Stones have earned more gold and platinum records. Few artists, if any, have been as influential as Rush's three virtuoso bassist-keyboardist-vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer-lyricist Neil Peart. Rush's focus has always been about its muse and its music. As such, Rush FAQ studies the evolution of the band's sound, from the early days of Zeppelin-esque blues-rock to complex, synth-laden opuses to the return of concept-album bombast with the critically acclaimed Clockwork Angels . With wit, humor, and authority, music industry veteran and unabashed Rush geek Max Mobley examines the music, gear, personalities, and trials and tribulations of one of rock and roll's truly legendary acts. It is a story Rush fans will treasure and rock and roll fans will admire.


Mountains Come Out of the Sky

Filename: mountains-come-out-of-the-sky.pdf
ISBN: 9781617133756
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Number of pages: 246
Author: Will Romano
Publisher: Backbeat Books

Download and read online Mountains Come Out of the Sky in PDF and EPUB (Book). From its artful beginnings (Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, the Mothers of Invention, and those progressive forebearers, the Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles), through the towering guitar solos, monumental synthesizer banks, and mind-boggling special effects of the Golden Age of Prog (Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes, ELP, Genesis, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, UK), through the radio-friendly "pop era" (Asia, the Phil Collins-led Genesis, and a reformed Yes), and right up to the present state of the art (Marillion, Spock's Beard, and Mars Volta), this is a wickedly incisive tour of rock music at its most spectacular. This is indeed the book prog rock fans have been waiting for, the only one of its kind, as fantastic as the subjects it covers.


Beyond and Before

Filename: beyond-and-before.pdf
ISBN: 9780826444837
Release Date: 2011-06-23
Number of pages: 328
Author: Paul Hegarty
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Download and read online Beyond and Before in PDF and EPUB A brilliant new survey and intelligent exploration of progressive rock, from its origins through to contemporary artists. Nicely illustrated, it includes rare photos of artists like Kate Bush and Genesis.


The Show That Never Ends The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

Filename: the-show-that-never-ends-the-rise-and-fall-of-prog-rock.pdf
ISBN: 9780393242263
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Number of pages: 320
Author: David Weigel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online The Show That Never Ends The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock in PDF and EPUB The wildly entertaining story of progressive rock, the music that ruled the 1970s charts—and has divided listeners ever since. The Show That Never Ends is the definitive story of the extraordinary rise and fall of progressive (“prog”) rock. Epitomized by such classic, chart-topping bands as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Emerson Lake & Palmer, along with such successors as Rush, Marillion, Asia, Styx, and Porcupine Tree, prog sold hundreds of millions of records. It brought into the mainstream concept albums, spaced-out cover art, crazy time signatures, multitrack recording, and stagecraft so bombastic it was spoofed in the classic movie This Is Spinal Tap. With a vast knowledge of what Rolling Stone has called “the deliciously decadent genre that the punks failed to kill,” access to key people who made the music, and the passion of a true enthusiast, Washington Post national reporter David Weigel tells the story of prog in all its pomp, creativity, and excess. Weigel explains exactly what was “progressive” about prog rock and how its complexity and experimentalism arose from such precursors as the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper. He traces prog’s popularity from the massive success of Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale” and the Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin” in 1967. He reveals how prog’s best-selling, epochal albums were made, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Thick as a Brick, and Tubular Bells. And he explores the rise of new instruments into the prog mix, such as the synthesizer, flute, mellotron, and—famously—the double-neck guitar. The Show That Never Ends is filled with the candid reminiscences of prog’s celebrated musicians. It also features memorable portraits of the vital contributions of producers, empresarios, and technicians such as Richard Branson, Brian Eno, Ahmet Ertegun, and Bob Moog. Ultimately, Weigel defends prog from the enormous derision it has received for a generation, and he reveals the new critical respect and popularity it has achieved in its contemporary resurgence.


Listening to the Future

Filename: listening-to-the-future.pdf
ISBN: 9780812699449
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Number of pages: 256
Author: Bill Martin
Publisher: Open Court

Download and read online Listening to the Future in PDF and EPUB In Listening to the Future, Bill Martin sets the scene for the emergence of progressive rock and examines the most important groups, from the famous to the obscure. He also surveys the pathbreaking albums and provides resources for readers to explore the music further. "Written with the insights of an academic, the authority of a musicologist, and—best of all—the passion of a true fan. Martin charts topographic oceans, courts crimson kings, does some brain salad surgery, and generally rocks out in 7/8 time." —Jim DeRogatis Sun-Times music critic


Rush FAQ

Filename: rush-faq.pdf
ISBN: 9781617136047
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Number of pages: 400
Author: Max Mobley
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Download and read online Rush FAQ in PDF and EPUB (FAQ). Rush FAQ documents the amazing story of the world's greatest Canadian prog rock power trio, from its origins in a church basement in Willowdale, Ontario, to its induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Covering 40 albums, 10 DVDs, thousands of mesmerizing live shows, and millions of rock's most loyal fans, the story of Rush is as epic and unique as its music. Rush has been maligned by the press for decades, and misunderstood by a legion of mainstream rock fans and rock glitterati. And yet only the Beatles and Rolling Stones have earned more gold and platinum records. Few artists, if any, have been as influential as Rush's three virtuoso bassist-keyboardist-vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer-lyricist Neil Peart. Rush's focus has always been about its muse and its music. As such, Rush FAQ studies the evolution of the band's sound, from the early days of Zeppelin-esque blues-rock to complex, synth-laden opuses to the return of concept-album bombast with the critically acclaimed Clockwork Angels . With wit, humor, and authority, music industry veteran and unabashed Rush geek Max Mobley examines the music, gear, personalities, and trials and tribulations of one of rock and roll's truly legendary acts. It is a story Rush fans will treasure and rock and roll fans will admire.


Music of Yes

Filename: music-of-yes.pdf
ISBN: 9780812699456
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Number of pages: 298
Author: Bill Martin
Publisher: Open Court

Download and read online Music of Yes in PDF and EPUB Unlike most books on rock music, Music of Yes does not focus on personalities, but instead on musical structures, lyrical vision, and cultural and historical context. Bill Martin situates one of the most creative groups from the progressive rock period, Yes, within the utopian ideals of the sixties and the experimental trend in rock music initiated by the Beatles and taken up by groups such as King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and others. Working against the seemingly entrenched cynicism and "blues orthodoxy" among rock music critics, Martin demonstrates the power of Yes's romantic, utopian, "Blakean," ecological, multicultural, and feminist perspective, showing how this vision is developed through extended musical works. "I think this book will stand out as the most definitive study of Yes, and anyway, how could I not like a book that compares my ability to that of John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix?" —Chris Squire Co-founder of Yes "Yes fans will flock to this paean to the world of 1960s 'art rock'. . . Martin's points about the artistic aspirations of '60s and '70s 'progressive' music are thought-provoking." —Booklist


The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock

Filename: the-strawberry-bricks-guide-to-progressive-rock.pdf
ISBN: 9780615175669
Release Date: 2008-04
Number of pages: 362
Author: Charles Snider
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock in PDF and EPUB Dig out that long lost box of vinyl records, slap on some headphones and travel back to the 1970s. Here's your definitive guide to progressive rock, with band histories, musical synopses and critical commentary, all presented in the historical context of a timeline. Album by album, we'll chart each release from the giant dinosaurs of the era and uncover eccentric Eurorock obscurities as we create the ultimate head music playlist. We'll trip through concept records, indulgent solos and epic album-side long compositions in a definitive reappraisal of rock's most cerebral and renowned genre. The candid prologue and epilogue offer one of the most coherent portraits of the progressive rock era, while the discography details offshoots, solo albums, side projects and more. From the British kings of prog, to the eclectic Italian progressives, heady German krautrock artists and European jazz fusion groups - it's all inside!


The Music s All that Matters

Filename: the-music-s-all-that-matters.pdf
ISBN: 190512810X
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 411
Author: Paul Stump
Publisher: Harbour Publishing

Download and read online The Music s All that Matters in PDF and EPUB Paul Stump reassesses Progressive Rock in terms of transcendentalism, 1960s pop culture and the rise of the rock musician as Romantic Artist. He takes a wide ranging view of the social and cultural background and has carried out extensive interviews.


Rush Rock Music and the Middle Class

Filename: rush-rock-music-and-the-middle-class.pdf
ISBN: 9780253221490
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 255
Author: Chris McDonald
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online Rush Rock Music and the Middle Class in PDF and EPUB Canadian progressive rock band Rush was the voice of the suburban middle class. In this book, Chris McDonald assesses the band's impact on popular music and its legacy for legions of fans. McDonald explores the ways in which Rush's critique of suburban life—and its strategies for escape—reflected middle-class aspirations and anxieties, while its performances manifested the dialectic in prog rock between discipline and austerity, and the desire for spectacle and excess. The band's reception reflected the internal struggles of the middle class over cultural status. Critics cavalierly dismissed, or apologetically praised, Rush's music for its middlebrow leanings. McDonald's wide-ranging musical and cultural analysis sheds light on one of the most successful and enduring rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s.


The Progressive Rock Encyclopedia

Filename: the-progressive-rock-encyclopedia.pdf
ISBN: 1519180187
Release Date: 2015-11-08
Number of pages: 290
Author: Markus Freytag
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online The Progressive Rock Encyclopedia in PDF and EPUB Progressive rock threw a wrench into popular music - learn all about this beloved and revered genre of rock and roll in this collection of articles by author/music historian Markus Freytag.


Rocking the Classics

Filename: rocking-the-classics.pdf
ISBN: 9780195098877
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 290
Author: Edward Macan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online Rocking the Classics in PDF and EPUB This is the first authoritative study of the music, history and culture of progressive rock, a genre remembered for its virtuoso guitar solos and massive stage shows. Among the bands covered are Jethro Tull, Genesis, Yes, and Pink Floyd.


Rock Chronicles

Filename: rock-chronicles.pdf
ISBN: 1770856145
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Number of pages: 576
Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Firefly Books

Download and read online Rock Chronicles in PDF and EPUB The definitive rock encyclopedia for the 21st century.


Pretentiousness

Filename: pretentiousness.pdf
ISBN: 9781566894296
Release Date: 2016-03-14
Number of pages: 144
Author: Dan Fox
Publisher: Coffee House Press

Download and read online Pretentiousness in PDF and EPUB Pretentiousness is for anyone who has braved being different, whether that's making a stand against artistic consensus or running the gauntlet of the last bus home dressed differently from everyone else. It's an essential ingredient in pop music and high art. Why do we choose accusations of elitism over open-mindedness? What do our anxieties about "pretending" say about us? Co-editor of frieze, Europe's foremost magazine of contemporary art and culture, Dan Fox has authored over two hundred essays, interviews, and reviews and contributed to numerous catalogues and publications produced by major international art galleries and institutions.