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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    This is the Gentle Giant book I think is being referenced (Paul Stump):

    https://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Giant-...s=Gentle+Giant

    I got it, it's pretty good. Well worth buying for the fan.
    A bit pricy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy_n_chucky View Post
    Anyone get this one? How is it?
    Did you get to see 'La voce Stratos', the 107 min. "official" documentary on Demetrio S. from 2009? It's highly acclaimed and indeed very watchable, although predominantly academic in nature. In other words, a bit of a preach to the already converted

    There was also 'Suonare la voce', a different TV feature on his abilities, from Italy sometime in the late 70s. And then there was this:
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    What a great idea for a thread.
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    I am currently reading, and will add to the list, All Gates Open: The Story of Can.

    It's really two books in one. The first half is a chronological history with lots of quotes from band members written by Rob Young. The second half is interviews and chats with Irmin Schmidt and a variety of other artists. Very cool.

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    At the risk of being both self-promotional and prog-marginal, I have a book coming out this month about Blue Öyster Cult:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-OEyste...+cult+on+track

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    There were a couple of quite in-depth “prog generalist” tomes back in the day, I suspect long out of print though:

    Edward McCann - Rocking The Classics
    Paul Stump - The Music Is All That Matters

    I have both and recall the former was the easier read, I do have Stump’s Gentle Giant book too, which I enjoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunlight Caller View Post
    There were a couple of quite in-depth “prog generalist” tomes back in the day, I suspect long out of print though:

    Edward McCann - Rocking The Classics
    Paul Stump - The Music Is All That Matters

    I have both and recall the former was the easier read, I do have Stump’s Gentle Giant book too, which I enjoyed.
    Macan's "Rocking the Classics" remains for me the best book on the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Holm-Lupo View Post
    At the risk of being both self-promotional and prog-marginal, I have a book coming out this month about Blue Öyster Cult:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-OEyste...+cult+on+track
    Nice! Any chance there will be a Kindle version?

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    Speaking of Blue Oyster Cult. Martin Popoff's book, "Blue Oyster Cult Secrets Revealed" is an excellent read on the band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Holm-Lupo View Post
    At the risk of being both self-promotional and prog-marginal, I have a book coming out this month about Blue Öyster Cult:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-OEyste...+cult+on+track
    Very much looking forward to this!

  12. #37
    Also Blue-connected:

    The Blue Nile: Nileism - The Strange Course Of The Blue Nile by Allan Brown

    In Dutch only: Earth And Fire - De Biografie 1969 - 1983 by Fred and Dick Hermsen.

    Prog-related: Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski:


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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Also Blue-connected:

    The Blue Nile: Nileism - The Strange Course Of The Blue Nile by Allan Brown

    In Dutch only: Earth And Fire - De Biografie 1969 - 1983 by Fred and Dick Hermsen.

    Prog-related: Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski:

    There are also biographies of Focus and Kayak in Dutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    Macan's Rocking the Classics remains for me the best book on the field.
    +1

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    Beefheart:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/364117.Lunar_Notes

    I read this one years ago, and it’s pretty good.
    On googling it, I see that there are now other books on Beefheart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Also Blue-connected:

    The Blue Nile: Nileism - The Strange Course Of The Blue Nile by Allan Brown

    In Dutch only: Earth And Fire - De Biografie 1969 - 1983 by Fred and Dick Hermsen.

    Prog-related: Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski:

    The Ken Scott book is a good one. I read it a while back.

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