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#progrock Sebastian Hardie - Four Moments (August 1975) - Originally the Sebastian Hardie Blues Band, these Australians paid their dues as Johnny O'Keef 's (whoever he is) backing band during the '60s. In 1973, the Plavsic brothers Peter (bass) and Alex (drums) joined up with guitarist and vocalist Mario Millo, while keyboardist Toivo Pilt jumped aboard a year later. It should be evident by now that a lot of bands were “switching” to progressive styles. While it's certa... http://ow.ly/2FMwqi
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#progrock Manfred Manns Earth Band - Solar Fire (November 1973) http://ow.ly/2FHN71
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#progrock Focus - Moving Waves (October 1971) - There's a certain tradition in the Netherlands it seems, beginning with the original Dutch export Ekseption, of souping-up classical themes in a rock format. Focus definitely ventured onto this path, but borrowed more from the baroque and renaissance eras, and more importantly, used those influences to create something of their own. Keyboardist and flautist Thijs Van Leer formed the group in 1969 as the pit band for the Du... http://ow.ly/2FDEPH
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#progrock Fairport Convention - (July 1968) - Fairport Convention got its start in the same London underground as their more psychedelic counterparts and eventually became England's first (and finest) electric folk-rock band. Fairport too was absorbing their influences, considerably West Coast (The Byrds) with the requisite Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell covers. Their debut is a pleasant and gentle affair that showcased the talents of guitarists Richard Thompson and Simon... http://ow.ly/2FAQ52
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#progrock Fripp & Eno - No Pussyfooting (November 1973) - Robert Fripp and Brian Eno paired up for this recording over a year prior to its release. At the time Eno had just departed Roxy Music and was on his way to a subsequent solo career, while Fripp had just sacked all of King Crimson. Recorded in Eno's front room, the album's centerpiece is “The Heavenly Music Corporation”; it's Fripp's guitar feed looped-back through two tape recorders. The result? You guessed it -... http://ow.ly/2Fu9Jk
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#progrock Nova - Vimana (Late 1976) - After their fiery debut, Nova suffered some lineup changes. The rhythm section was the first to leave, while Danilo Rustici wasn't far behind. Corrado Rustici and Elio D'Anna then recruited a keyboardist, Renato Rosset from New Trolls Atomic System and reached out to the fusion world for the rest: Narada Michael Walden, ex-Mahavishnu Orchestra, provided drums, while Percy Jones, Phil Collins and Robin Lumley, all on loan from Brand ... http://ow.ly/2FJXWD
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#progrock King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King An Observation by King Crimson (October 1969) http://ow.ly/2FFHD0
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#progrock Camel - Raindances (September 1977) - After the departure of Doug Ferguson, Camel entered the studio in 1977 with Latimer doubling on bass. However it wouldn't last, as finally Richard Sinclair took the call, providing a very, very tenuous link to the Canterbury scene. Saxophonist Mel Collins, having first been a guest on the preceding tour, also joined the band as a full-fledged member. Raindances sports an extremely slick production: “First Light” reveals tw... http://ow.ly/2FCk1E
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#progrock Caravan - Waterloo Lily (April 1972) - Caravan's fourth album was a bit of a departure: new keyboard player Steve Miller had previously been in Carol Grimes' Delivery. With his background in British blues, Richard Sinclair brought Miller in to “jazz” up the Caravan sound. “Waterloo Lily”, a song about a heavy-set hooker, would be one of the last songs Sinclair would sing with the band. It's a fairly simple number, but Miller's extended electric piano solo sign... http://ow.ly/2FwvBi
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#progrock Kraftwerk - Autobahn (November 1974) - Who would guess from their previous efforts that Kraftwerk were about to do what few others on the entire timeline would ever do: have an international hit single! That Kraftwerk ventured into pop territory with autobahn isn't that far of a stretch; they'd always had a way with melody and the whole krautrock trip was getting a little passé by now. The trip down side one of the album is just like a cruise on the freeway: s... http://ow.ly/2FrXVX
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The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
Introduction
Strawberry Bricks is your definitive record guide to progressive rock, with band histories, musical synopses and critical commentary, all presented in the historical context of a timeline.

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Artists covered in the book: Daevid Allen, Amon Düül II, Jon Anderson, Ange, Aphrodite's Child, Area, A.R. & Machines, Ashra, Atomic Rooster, Kevin Ayers, Il Balletto di Bronzo, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorrso, Barclay James Harvest, Franco Battiato, The Beatles, David Bedford, Beggars Opera, Birth Control, Tim Blake, Brand X, Arthur Brown Arthur & Vincent Crane, Bill Bruford, Camel, Can, Caravan, Clearlight, Colosseum, Curved Air, Deep Purple, Earth & Fire, Egg, Eloy, Embryo, Emerson Lake & Palmer, The Enid, Fairport Convention, Family, Far East Family Band, Faust, Finch, Flash, Focus, Fripp & Eno, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Giles Giles & Fripp, Gong, Greenslade, Grobschnitt, Gryphon, Guru Guru, Steve Hackett, Peter Hammill, Bo Hansson, Happy The Man, Hatfield And The North, Hawkwind, Heldon, Henry Cow, Steve Hillage, Hoelderlin, Michael Hoenig, Jade Warrior, Jean Michel Jarre, Jethro Tull, Kansas, Khan, King Crimson, Kingdom Come, Kraan, Kraftwerk, Led Zeppelin, The Long Hello, Magma, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Matching Mole, McDonald and Giles, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, The Moody Blues, National Health, Nektar, The New Trolls, The Nice, Nova, Novalis, Mike Oldfield, Le Orme, Osanna, Passport, Anthony Phillips, Pink Floyd, Popol Vuh, Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM), The Pretty Things, Procol Harum, Quatermass, Quiet Sun, Rare Bird, Renaissance, Rush, Schicke Führs & Fröhling, Sea Level, Sebastian Hardie, Sensations' Fix, Pete Sinfield, Soft Machine, Chris Squire, Starcastle, Steeleye Span, Strawbs, Supertramp, Synergy, Tangerine Dream, Tempest, Tomorrow, Traffic, Triumvirat, U.K., Uriah Heep, Utopia, Van Der Graaf Generator, Vangelis, Rick Wakeman, Wallenstein, The Who, Wigwam, Darryl Way's Wolf, Robert Wyatt, Stomu, Yes and Frank Zappa.