Beyond and Before: Progressive Rock since the 1960s

Beyond and Before: Progressive Rock since the 1960s

Paul Hegarty


A sweeping new research, Beyond and Before argues that revolutionary rock is the main centred enlargement of shape within the historical past of renowned song. The ebook strains the ways that folks, blues, jazz, psychedelia and classical tune of the Nineteen Sixties have been drawn jointly through innovative musicians, opposed to a backdrop of technological innovation. instead of pigeonholing innovative rock, the authors clarify its diversified roots and argue fusion of musical types and techniques outlined the Seventies even after the attack of punk. those connections are grounded via shut research of albums and key tracks, and an exam of functionality and cultural contexts.

Hegarty and Halliwell express that ‘progression’ underpins many subgenres of rock, together with significant revolutionary albums and bands of the Nineteen Seventies, along neo- and post-progressive musicians from the Nineteen Eighties to the 2000s. that includes artists as assorted as Marillion, Kate Bush, speak speak, Radiohead, The Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree and Midlake, Beyond and Before is perfect analyzing for an individual drawn to exploring the historical past and that means of revolutionary rock – in all its types.

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