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By Paul Hegarty, Martin Halliwell

A sweeping new examine, past and prior to argues that revolutionary rock is the main centred enlargement of shape within the heritage of renowned tune. The booklet lines the ways that people, blues, jazz, psychedelia and classical tune of the Nineteen Sixties have been drawn jointly via revolutionary musicians, opposed to a backdrop of technological innovation. instead of pigeonholing revolutionary rock, the authors clarify its varied roots and argue fusion of musical types and techniques outlined the Seventies even after the attack of punk. those connections are grounded by means of shut research of albums and key tracks, and an exam of functionality and cultural contexts.

Hegarty and Halliwell express that ‘progression’ underpins many subgenres of rock, together with significant innovative albums and bands of the Seventies, along neo- and post-progressive musicians from the Eighties to the 2000s. that includes artists as assorted as Marillion, Kate Bush, speak speak, Radiohead, The Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree and Midlake, past and prior to is perfect interpreting for someone attracted to exploring the background and that means of innovative rock – in all its types.

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Instead, the reader is presented with a series of tangled tales and mythologies that critique respectability but do not provide easy answers. On the third track, ‘The Return of the Giant Hogweed’, for example, the hogweed located by a Victorian explorer in a Russian marsh is brought back to Kew Gardens and grows so rapidly that it overruns London and eventually threatens the whole of humankind. This invasion narrative is tinged with Cold War threats (the Soviet Union versus the West), but the song does not push any allegorical dimension, except perhaps in relation to class consciousness: a rampant natural life-­form transplanted for the pleasure of royalty seeks revenge against the imperialist, leisure-­seeking English social set.

Pentangle performing in 1967. 58 59 B EYON D A N D B E F OR E O ut of the G arden This type of folk-­rock fusion was important for progressive rock bands, because it allowed them to mediate between the outlaw pose of the blues-­ rock singer and the folk desire for union with a homely version of nature. Such musical and lyrical fusion also facilitated complexity, which was very important for bands that wanted to move away from the short, tightly constrained song structure of the pop single. Folk rock was not only a mediating form; it bound together the seemingly separate genres of the blues and folk, completing the work of the 1960s revivals of those forms in Britain.

The Isle of Wight’s local paper, the Islander, commented on the ‘rolling green hills and bright, bright sunshine’ of the 1968 Isle of Wight Festival, but noted that the enclosure ‘looked very much like a prison camp, a detention compound. 5 The documentary Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival depicts the organizational chaos of the third festival in 1970 and a discontented audience, many of whom refused to pay the entrance fee (Hawkwind were the driving force in staging an alternative, free festival beyond the perimeter).

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