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about Soft Machine and Gong

Is there a book or a source containing the whole history of Soft Machine and Gong? In particular focusing on the interaction between their members during the sixties and before their foundation?
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Why is “Time Was” by Wishbone Ash considered progressive rock?

Some characteristics of prog that it seems to be missing: Very long songs and solos ✅Okay, so it's almost 10 minutes long, I'll give it that. More jazz or classical influences than blues ❌Time Was ...
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Rock covers of Wagner's music

I am looking for rock/prog rock/jazz covers or interpretations of music written by Richard Wagner (except the ride of the valkyries). There are a lot of musicians that have made very interesting ...
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Why do radio stations only play hit songs?

Those hits never used to be hits. It took radio play to become a hit. I’m a huge Led Zeppelin fan and as much as I love Stairway, Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love, etc. I just sometimes get so sick of ...
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Why is Porcupine Tree's song '.3' named that way?

The song .3 by Porcupine tree is one of my favourite tunes of them. Why does it have this strange name? Is there any story or reason for it?
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Why would the final part of Biffy Clyro - Bubbles remind me of something much older?

Why would the final part (03:26+) of Biffy Clyro - Bubbles remind me of something much older? It reminds of some composition from progressive rock of 70-ies... Could anyone name what the composition ...
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Why did all the prog rock bands switch to an Electro-Pop sound in the early 80s?

It seems that many (if not all) of the major Prog Rock bands switched to some form of Synth Pop or Electro Pop in the early 80s. I get it that styles change and bands tend to follow trends, but if ...
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70's rock song about a man and his ship

I have been racking my brain and searching high and low to identify a song I can only partially remember from the 70's. Hoping someone on this exchange will have an idea. Here's what I can remember: ...
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In the original liner notes for any album of the band Kansas, does a reference to “White Rabbit” exist?

In the past, I was close to an individual of a very localized landed status, who was nicknamed and known in the past and in several communities as "White Rabbit". He also made the spectacular claim ...
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Who were the first to utilise classical instruments as integral parts of rock bands?

Numerous bands of the first prog era utilised rock violin or rock flute as part of their standard setting. One can hear the rock violin, for instance, in Kansas’ ‘Miracle Out of Nowhere’ (particularly ...
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What band does Mike Milligan and the Kitchen Brothers refer to?

In the TV series Fargo's episode The Myth of Sisyphus (S02E03), officer Lou Solverson meets Mike Milligan and the Kitchen Brothers and they have these lines: LOU: You wouldn't, by any chance, be ...