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Progressive Rock Reconsidered


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Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I. History and Contents. 1. Progressive Rock and the Inversion of Musical Values. 2. The American Metaphysical Circus of Joseph Byrd's United States of America. Part II. Analytical Perspectives 3. Pink Floyd's 'Careful with that Axe, Eugene' (ca. 1968-1969): A Study of Genre, Texture, Medium and Structure. 4. Progressive Rock as Text: The Lyrics of Roger Waters. 5. A Promise Deferred: Multiply-Directed Time and Thematic Transformation in Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Trilogy'. 6. King Crimson's Larks' Tongues in Aspic: A Case of Convergent Evolution. 7. Tales of Change within the Sound: Compositional Form, Lyrics and Philosophy in the Music of Yes. 8. Precarious Pleasures: Situating 'Close to the Edge' in Conflicting Male Desires. 9. 'Let Them All Make Their Own Music': Individualism, Rush, and the Progressive Hard Rock Alloy, 1976-1977. Part III. 'Don't Dare Call Us "Progressive"': Post Prog and other Legacies 10. Somebody is Digging My Bones: King Crimson's 'Dinasaur' as (post)Progressive Historiography. 11. How Alternative Turned Progressive: The Strange Case of Math Rock. Contributing Authors. Index.

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Kevin Holm-Hudson is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Kentucky.

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