Beyond and Before: Progressive Rock since the 1960s

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  • Title: Beyond and Before: Progressive Rock since the 1960s
  • Author: Paul Hegarty Martin Halliwell
  • ISBN: 9780826423320
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I read this after having read Drew Daniel's (of Matmos, The Soft Pink Truth) book on the Throbbing Gristle album "20 Jazz Funk Greats" 1/4 of the way, and after having read portions of Julian Cope's (The Teardrop Explodes, Brain Donor, a long & distinguished solo career) Krautrocksampler, a review of some of the more unusual German rock bands of the 1960s & 70s and the context that spawned them (which this book shares some overlap with and also references at various points), and like bot [...]

    2. An absorbing and cherished read for all musicians and music lovers interested in assessing the heritage and, ultimately, present good shape of progressive music, in spite of the lingering critique intervened at the end of the 70's to dismantle its overreachings.The book has a thoughtful literary taste, filled with philosophical and trans-cultural references to literature, myths, media, collateral arts, social and political history, short biographies and extended mentions of musical works and sub [...]

    3. This was better than I expected. In my mind, music is a deeply personal thing and what matters for a person is if it resonates with them. So I'm always leery of deep analysis on such subjective topics. There is some of that here, but also a lot of good history and thought-provoking discussion on a broad spectrum of music and how that feeds into or from the big prog scene of the mid-1970s. Probably of more interest to someone who considers themselves a fan of prog, than just a casual reader.

    4. Escrito por un profesor de filosofía, este libro me resultó denso y poco accesible. Hace un análisis con mucha profundidad de las raíces, las motivaciones y el desarrollo de este género de rock, desde el punto de vista del contexto natural. No lo recomiendo para el aficionado promedio del progresivo, más bien será de interés para estudiosos más formales.

    5. Wordy and reads more like lit-crit or musicological analysis than you might expect or want. If you're after an analysis of progressive rock within the context of general culture or history, try Paul Stump. This is a useful adjunct though, and it covers modern prog more thoroughly than the former.

    6. Excellent review of the trajectory progressive rock has taken since the 1960s to today. Written with detail and exposing some of the magic that makes rock more progressive than ever.

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