Progressive Rock Reconsidered

Progressive Rock Reconsidered

by Kevin Holm-Hudson
     
 

In this book, the glory days of progressive rock are relived in a series of insightful essays about the key bands, songwriters and songs that made prog-rock such an innovative style.
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In this book, the glory days of progressive rock are relived in a series of insightful essays about the key bands, songwriters and songs that made prog-rock such an innovative style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815337157
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/22/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1History and Context
1Progressive Rock and the Inversion of Musical Values21
2The "American Metaphysical Circus" of Joseph Byrd's United States of America43
Pt. 2Analytical Perspectives
3Pink Floyd's "Careful with That Axe, Eugene": Toward a Theory of Textural Rhythm in Early Progressive Rock65
4Progressive Rock As Text: The Lyrics of Roger Waters91
5A Promise Deferred: Multiply Directed Time and Thematic Transformation in Emerson Lake and Palmer's "Trilogy"111
6King Crimson's Larks' Tongues in Aspic: A Case of Convergent Evolution121
7Tales of Change within the Sound: Form, Lyrics, and Philosophy in the Music of Yes143
8Precarious Pleasures: Situating "Close to the Edge" in Conflicting Male Desires167
9"Let Them All Make Their Own Music": Individualism, Rush, and the Progressive/Hard Rock Alloy, 1976-77183
Pt. 3"Don't Dare Call Us 'Progressive'": "Post-Prog" and Other Legacies
10Somebody Is Digging My Bones: King Crimson's "Dinosaur" as (Post)Progressive Historiography221
11How Alternative Turned Progressive: The Strange Case of Math Rock243
Notes on Contributors261
Index265

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