Rocking the Classics

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - 280 pages
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Contents

Introduction
3
1 The Birth of Progressive Rock
15
The Music
30
The Visuals
57
The Lyrics
69
5 Four Different Progressive Rock Pieces
99
6 Related Styles
126
7 A Sociology of Progressive Rock
144
8 The Critical Reception of Progressive Rock
167
9 Progressive Rock After 1976
179
Postlude
220
Appendix DiscographyPersonnel Listings
223
Notes
245
Bibliography
272
Index
231
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