- By Kevin Holm-Hudson

Progressive Rock Reconsidered

  • Title: Progressive Rock Reconsidered
  • Author: Kevin Holm-Hudson
  • ISBN: 9780815337157
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Progressive Rock Reconsidered 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

    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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    1. A mixed bag: this includes excellent pieces about Pink Floyd, King Crimson, the much-underrated United States of America and (of all groups) Rush, but also boring articles about Pink Floyd ("Careful With That Axe, Eugene" is not worth listening to for 10 minutes, much less analyzing for 15 pages), Yes, and ELP. The bad pieces are sunk by personal detail that would only be of interest to a friend of the writer, detailed musical analysis that would only be of interest to musicians/music majors, or [...]

    2. I don't want to necessarily dock stars from this book to mean, "It's bad," but rather I give it 3 out of 5 stars for "How much can I use, as a fan of the music, who surely wants more than idle tour-stories or similar gossip but ALSO can't read music, or lonnng, specific passages in technical terms about the processes/ structures of composition (which, as a fan, just do not interest me at all)?"So, some good essays on the lyrical messages of Yes and Roger Waters, some unexpected (and welcome) mus [...]

    3. A collection of profound essays on subjects such as "Precarious Pleasures: Situating Close to the Edge in Conflicting Male Desires"; "A Promise Deferred: Multiply [Multiple?] Directed Time and Thematic Transformation in Emerson Lake and Palmer's Trilogy"; and "King Crimson's Larks' Tongue in Aspic: A Case of Convergent Evolution". I am learning that nobody ever wrote about Herman's Hermits this way.

    4. Bastante decente, es una buena introducción a un análisis concienzudo de los aspectos culturales del rock progresivo

    5. Very approachable edited volume to a genre of music often derided. What's wrong with a 20 minute rock song?

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