Week 5 Lecture A materials: Progressive rock?


Screening material




Further reading

Chris Atton (2001). ‘Living in the Past’?: value discourses in progressive rock fanzines. Popular Music, 20, pp 29-46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0261143001001295 

Simon Frith (1978) The Sociology of Rock, London

Edward Macan (1997) Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Bill Martin (1996) Music of Yes: Structure and Vision in Progressive Rock, Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company

Bill Martin (1998) Listening to the Future: The Time of Progressive Rock, 1968–1978, Carus Publishing Company [Google books]

2 thoughts on “Week 5 Lecture A materials: Progressive rock?”

    1. I’m going to be totally subjective here and say I always thought of Dream Theatre as a metal band. Maybe even Prog Metal? They came a little after the progressive period (if you want to define it historically – which is contentious). They certainly are part of the legacy of Prog. I always tend to struggle with the playlists in that I can always add more… But it’s gets unwieldy!

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