Music Of Yes: Structure And Vision In Progressive Rock (Feedback: The Series In Contemporary Music, Vol. 1)
Publish Date: 1996-11-01
Author: Bill Martin
Music of Yes examines the work of one of the most creative groups from the progressive rock period, Yes.
Unlike most books on rock music, Music of Yes does not focus on personalities, but instead on musical structures, lyrical vision, and cultural and historical context. The author situates Yes within the utopian ideals of the sixties and the experimental trend in rock music initiated by the Beatles and also taken up by groups such as King Crimson. Martin demonstrates the power of Yes's romantic, utopian, Blakean , ecological, multicultural, and feminist perspective, showing how this vision is developed through