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    Posted: March 19 2011 at 04:23
Enjoyed the book but it seemed very selective in its choices, going for the common denominator. Many important groups not even mentioned. The so-called history leading up to prog fell very short too, but a good book nevertheless. Needs a sequel?
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Got to say i really enjoyed the book (despite the missing chapter on VDGG!).

But one thing has been puzzling me - who are the band in the picture at the start of the prog folk chapter? It doesn't seem to be any of the bands featured in that chapter and it's been baffling me (and my friends) for a long time now.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bucka001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2011 at 16:33
Will Romano, the author of Mountains..., has an article published on VdGG's Guy Evans in Modern Drummer. Never thought I'd see GE getting (some much deserved) coverage in an American music tech magazine (and a well known one at that). Kudos to Will for getting Guy some exposure. It definitely goes a long way toward forgiving the omission of a VdGG chapter in his book (an omission that wasn't his fault anyway, as he had written a chapter that was edited out by the powers-that-be). Way to go Will!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DiamondDog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2011 at 03:40
I was disappointed the book didn't have VDGG in any depth; also nothing of 1-2-3/Clouds and their crucial role. Was that edited out too?
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Originally posted by Strider

Got to say i really enjoyed the book (despite the missing chapter on VDGG!).

But one thing has been puzzling me - who are the band in the picture at the start of the prog folk chapter? It doesn't seem to be any of the bands featured in that chapter and it's been baffling me (and my friends) for a long time now.

That's the Strawbs, from 'Hero and Heroine" timeframe (1974).  I believe that's one of a series of promo photos taken by Vin Costello for that album. 

From left to right: Dave Lambert, Chas Cronk, John Hawken, Rod Coombes and Dave Cousins




Edited by ClemofNazareth - August 15 2011 at 05:47
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JeanFrame Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2011 at 11:57
Thanks for that interesting post. I liked the book, but found it limited and generally pandering to mainstream regurgitation rather than delving into anything meaningful about the roots and causes. I don't know the author's age, but his writing suggests he was too young to be around at the time, and that makes it hard for him to grasp.
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I agree, some good ideas here and a VDGG chapter would have been great.

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Originally posted by WMR

 
"Clem",
 
thanks for taking the time to read my book. It means a lot to me, and your feedback is invaluable. Your welcoming tone and note just underscores everything I've ever known about the prog world: it's inclusive.
 
And thanks for passing on the story about your home state. I'm glad to hear it. I'm pretty much out in the sticks and I found the book in the stores here as well. (Good to know the publisher is on the case...)
 
A lot of really good band bios and books on prog rock have been written over the last fifteen years or so. So, I think you've got a great idea about a separate section on PA. (I would say that, though, wouldn't I?) Go gently ... Ha!
 
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Speak soon.
 
 
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Hi Will

I just wanted to say that I very much enjoyed your book.  I found it to be one of the most informative books on the subject and very well illustrated. The only thing that puzzled me was the double entry of King Crimson when other bands could have taken their place. Perhaps Hawkwind could have had their own chapter or Magma as they are hugely influential. In any case I am reading through the book and it is certainly keeping me informed and entertained.

Cheers from Australia!
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Yeah it is one of the most awaited one and the content is well appreciable infact exceptional as quoted to me by one of my friend.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DiamondDog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2011 at 18:44
Enjoyed it in a general sense, but disappointed that it merely regurgitated old (and wrong!) history. Very selective and pandering to mainstream.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2011 at 04:11
The other thing about the book is the albums listed, which of course is nothing new to the prog freaks like us, but to a newcomer this would be an invaluable resource. The info is all well informed, I saw no mistakes, at least none that were glaring, and the choice of pictures is excellent. However, how about the misprint for some albums. The albums are listed incorrectly in one section. It was quite funny in a sense cos the titles seemed to fit the covers although they were erroneously listed.

Great book anyway and I am very pleased that I could order this, my only prog publication purchased this year, besides all those mags. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote resurrection Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2011 at 09:32
A visually-nice book. And informative re the current situation. Shocking omission though of the importance of 1-2-3 (Clouds), par for the course in most pre-prog books, but given info available, not really excusable in the world of today.
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I've been reading a great book "Year passes, a day never" by Zarko Lausevic. 
http://www.yu4you.com/Godina-prodje-dan-nikada-Zarko-Lausevic,knjiga,17636,en
It is almost published..a true story.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zumacraig Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2012 at 15:10
Just got this.  There is a major unforgivable error.  The album pics fot PT are pictures of floyde albums!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2012 at 15:24
Originally posted by zumacraig

Just got this.  There is a major unforgivable error.  The album pics fot PT are pictures of floyde albums!

I know! Sack the proofreader! LOLThat was bad but a reprint will be in the pipeliine surely in order to include VDGG and a more informative RPI and RIO or Zeuhl section.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zumacraig Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2012 at 16:41
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Originally posted by zumacraig

Just got this.  There is a major unforgivable error.  The album pics fot PT are pictures of floyde albums!

I know! Sack the proofreader! LOLThat was bad but a reprint will be in the pipeliine surely in order to include VDGG and a more informative RPI and RIO or Zeuhl section.

cool.  good to know.  still, a great book.
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Originally posted by zumacraig

Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Originally posted by zumacraig

Just got this.  There is a major unforgivable error.  The album pics fot PT are pictures of floyde albums!

I know! Sack the proofreader! LOLThat was bad but a reprint will be in the pipeliine surely in order to include VDGG and a more informative RPI and RIO or Zeuhl section.

cool.  good to know.  still, a great book.

I love the book! I LOVE that its at least out there and someone cared enough to do it. 

I look at the newsstand and its dripping with Hendrix, Zeppelin, Kiss, and alt metal books - boring. Rarely do you see any Prog books


here I am reading this great book



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Post Options Post Options   Quote DiamondDog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2012 at 11:14
There should a book on 1-2-3 on its own. Then people might begin to understand.
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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Originally posted by zumacraig

Just got this.  There is a major unforgivable error.  The album pics fot PT are pictures of floyde albums!

I know! Sack the proofreader! LOLThat was bad but a reprint will be in the pipeliine surely in order to include VDGG and a more informative RPI and RIO or Zeuhl section.

Is this true or do you just hope so?
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