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The Resource The show that never ends : the rise and fall of prog rock, David Weigel

The show that never ends : the rise and fall of prog rock, David Weigel

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The show that never ends : the rise and fall of prog rock
Title
The show that never ends
Title remainder
the rise and fall of prog rock
Statement of responsibility
David Weigel
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weigel, David
Dewey number
781.6609/047
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3534
LC item number
.W436 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Progressive rock music
  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • Progressive rock music
  • Rock music
Label
The show that never ends : the rise and fall of prog rock, David Weigel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children of the blitz -- The psychedelic boom -- A billion times the impact -- Moog men -- A higher art form -- Hammers and bells -- Complexity freaks -- Fripperies -- Death knell -- Neo-prog -- The nostalgia factory
Control code
on1005117080
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780393356021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1005117080
  • (OCoLC)1005117080
Label
The show that never ends : the rise and fall of prog rock, David Weigel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Children of the blitz -- The psychedelic boom -- A billion times the impact -- Moog men -- A higher art form -- Hammers and bells -- Complexity freaks -- Fripperies -- Death knell -- Neo-prog -- The nostalgia factory
Control code
on1005117080
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780393356021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1005117080
  • (OCoLC)1005117080

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