10 febbraio 2020

E' pronto l'atteso tomo di Mike Barnes A New Day Yesterday (Omnibus Press, 2020), istruttiva indagine di oltre seicento pagine sul 'rock progressivo' britannico tra la fine degli anni Sessanta e la metà degli anni Settanta. Che con capitoli dai titoli Knights in Beige Terylene, Sock in Opposition, All Roads Lead to Homerton o Can a Wyatt Man Sing the Blues? promette anche di divertire...

Music journalist Mike Barnes goes back to the birth of progressive rock and surveys the cultural conditions and attitudes that fed into, and were in turn affected by, this remarkable musical phenomenon. He examines the myths and misconceptions that have grown up around progressive rock and paints a vivid, colourful picture of the Seventies based on hundreds of hours of his own interviews with musicians, music business insiders, journalists and DJs, and from the personal testimonies of those who were fans of the music in that extraordinary decade.