The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Weigel
Narrator: Rudy Sanda
Genres: Arts & Entertainment
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: June 2017
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

The Show That Never Ends is the behind-the-scenes story of the extraordinary rise and fall of progressive (?prog?) rock, epitomized by such classic, chart-topping bands as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Emerson Lake & Palmer, and their successors Rush, Styx, and Asia. With inside access to all the key figures, Washington Post national reporter David Weigel tells the story with the gusto and insight Prog Rock's fans (and its haters) will relish. Along the way, he explains exactly what was ?progressive? about Prog Rock, how it arose from psychedelia and heavy metal, why it dominated the pop charts but then became so despised that it was satirized in This Is Spinal Tap, and what fuels its resurgent popularity today.

Author Details

Author Details

Weigel, David

David Weigel is a national reporter for the Washington Post. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Slate, Reason, GQ, Esquire, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Politico, and many others. He lives in Washington, DC.