David Weigel - The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Weigel’s 2012 Slate series, “Prog Spring,” proudly bore the motto, “the brief rise and inevitable fall of the world’s most hated pop music.” In this dynamic history of progressive rock, he explains what that means. A hard-core prog fan, he draws on his exhaustive knowledge of the genre to trace its growth from psychedelia and heavy metal, track its greatest hits, profile its performers, and explain just what made it “progressive.” Now a Washington Post national reporter, Weigel also looks at why so many hated this music, but also tells us why not even the satirical treatment of This is Spinal Tap could do away with it. Bands including Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Jethro Tull, along with Rush, Styx, and Asia are enjoying a resurgence of popularity. Weigel will be in conversation with Politico’s Jack Shafer.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393242256
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 13th, 2017

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