‘Full-grown from the head of Jupiter’? Lay discourses and Italian progressive rock

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Abstract

This chapter reconsiders the historiography of progressive rock - a genre regularly presented as distinctively British. Using the "lay discourses" of fans, the variety and geographies of progressive rock are investigated, including a case study of 1970s Italian progressive rock. Italy has been chosen as an example because of Bill Martin’s suggestion that bands such as Premiata Forneria Marconi had seemed to have emerged ‘full grown from the head of Jupiter’ (Martin, 1998: 210). It explores the musical and social influences and early history of Italian progressive rock, and calls for European contributions to progressive rock to be explored more fully.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDe-Canonizing Music History
EditorsV Kurkela, L Vakeva
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge Scientific Publishers Ltd
Pages97-112
ISBN (Print)9-781443-813914
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Anderton, C. (2009). ‘Full-grown from the head of Jupiter’? Lay discourses and Italian progressive rock. In V. Kurkela, & L. Vakeva (Eds.), De-Canonizing Music History (pp. 97-112). Cambridge Scientific Publishers Ltd.