Read e-book online Music of Yes: Structure and Vision in Progressive Rock PDF

By Bill Martin

ISBN-10: 0812693337

ISBN-13: 9780812693331

Unlike such a lot books on rock tune, Music of Yes doesn't specialize in personalities, yet as an alternative on musical buildings, lyrical imaginative and prescient, and cultural and historic context. invoice Martin situates probably the most inventive teams from the innovative rock interval, definite, in the utopian beliefs of the sixties and the experimental development in rock track initiated by means of the Beatles and brought up through teams akin to King pink, Jethro Tull, red Floyd, and others. operating opposed to the probably entrenched cynicism and "blues orthodoxy" between rock track critics, Martin demonstrates the ability of Yes's romantic, utopian, "Blakean," ecological, multicultural, and feminist standpoint, displaying how this imaginative and prescient is constructed via prolonged musical works.

"I imagine this publication will stand out because the so much definitive learn of sure, and besides, how might I unlike a publication that compares my skill to that of John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix?"
—Chris Squire
Co-founder of Yes

"Yes enthusiasts will flock to this paean to the realm of Sixties 'art rock'. . . Martin's issues concerning the creative aspirations of '60s and '70s 'progressive' track are thought-provoking." —Booklist

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