Dave Weigel discusses and signs Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

 

The Show That Never Ends is the definitive story of the extraordinary rise and fall of progressive ("prog") rock. Epitomized by such classic, chart-topping bands as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Emerson Lake & Palmer, along with such successors as Rush, Marillion, Asia, Styx, and Porcupine Tree, prog sold hundreds of millions of records. It brought into the mainstream concept albums, spaced-out cover art, crazy time signatures, multitrack recording, and stagecraft so bombastic it was spoofed in the classic movie This Is Spinal Tap.  With a vast knowledge of what Rolling Stone has called "the deliciously decadent genre that the punks failed to kill," access to key people who made the music, and the passion of a true enthusiast, Washington Post national reporter David Weigel tells the story of prog in all its pomp, creativity, and excess.  (W.W. Norton & Co.)

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Event date: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Bvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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$17.95
ISBN: 9780393356021
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 5th, 2018