Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lisa's Book Recommendations

Mountains Come Out of the Sky:
The illustrated history of prog rock
Oh mannnnn, this is such an AWESOME book! Bill Bruford, of Yes (and the godfather of prog-rock drumming), provides a wonderful forward to the book, describing prog-rock as a subject for doctoral theses and learned discussion as well as a product of counterculture and major technological innovation. The author, Will Romanao, illustrates detailed histories of notable prog-rock bands, such as: Pink Floyd, King Crimson, ELP, Yes, Genesis, Rush, Gentle Giant, and others, while also highlighting sub-categories like Prog-Folk, German-Prog, and Italian-Prog. Other features include:
The Mini Moog...
Keith Emerson jumping on his keyboard...

and even a section on Kansas and Styx!

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