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Progressive Rock Reconsidered : Composer Resource Manuals - Kevin Holm-Hudson

Progressive Rock Reconsidered

Composer Resource Manuals

By: Kevin Holm-Hudson (Editor)

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Published: 19th October 2001
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Progressive or art rock was one of the most important trends in rock and roll during the early and mid-'70s. Groups like Genesis, Yes, Procol Harum, and Pink Floyd broke new ground by taking classical composition techniques and structures and wedding them with the power and drive of rock. Yet, by the end of the decade, the punk backlash had pretty much ended prog-rock's reign as rock's leading style. Today, scholars of rock and popular culture have returned to these musical groups and their achievements with new recognition of the musical sophistication they brought to rock and roll. 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. For fans-both old and new-this collection sheds new light on an important trend in rock and roll with repercussions still being felt among today's artists. "Progressive Rock Reconsidered" promises to be a landmark work on this important era in rock's history.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
History and Contents
Progressive Rock and the Inversion of Musical Values
The ""American Metaphysical Circus"" of Joseph Byrd's United States of America
Analytical Perspectives
Pink Floyd's ""Careful with that Axe, Eugene"" (ca. 1968-1969): A Study of Genre, Texture, Medium, and Structure
Progressive Rock as Text: The Lyrics of Roger Waters
A Promise Deferred: Multipl
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ISBN: 9780815337140
ISBN-10: 0815337140
Series: Composer Resource Manuals
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 19th October 2001
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.34  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1