Listening to the Future
The Time of Progressive Rock, 1968–1978
Listening to the Future, Bill Martin sets the scene for
the emergence of progressive rock and examines the most
important groups, from the famous to the obscure. He also
surveys the pathbreaking albums and provides resources for
readers to explore the music further.
with the insights of an academic, the authority of a
musicologist, and—best of all—the passion of a true fan.
Martin charts topographic oceans, courts crimson kings, does
some brain salad surgery, and generally rocks out in 7/8
Peru Sun-Times music critic