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Latest news: Strawberry Bricks is the opposite of a "reaction" video. It is the long view on progressive rock's classic era, one that's taken decades to develop through repeated listening. It is history through the eyes of time, written in a historical perspective; and, emphatically, not a knee-jerk reaction ready-made for clicks and views.

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Reviews for the Third Edition

Reviews for the third edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive rock (will be updated).

"Each of the over 500 entries is lovingly annotated with insightful breakdowns of each subject, which resulted in me reacquainting myself with many albums I hadn't thought about in years. Whether you are the novice getting your cape dirty for the first time, or a seasoned veteran who enjoys a fresh perspective, this is your mountain to climb." - Eric Reidelberger, Ugly Things Magazine

The Rutles > Rutles, The

Artist: The Rutles
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: HS 3151
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1978-04-07
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
The Rutles were a fictional band created by Monty Python member Eric Idle and ex-Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band member Neil Innes after The Beatles. The pair conceived the Beatles-eque song “I Must Be In Love” while working on their Rutland Weekend Television series for BBC. The concept gained traction to an hour long film All You Need Is Cash when Saturday Night Live’s producer Lorne Michaels and director Gary Weis jumped aboard.

Derek Shulman

Derek Victor Shulman was born in 1947, in The Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland.

I was born in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland, in an area called the Gorbals. From what my brother Phil has told me, it was similar to areas like South Bronx or Watts back in the day. It was an incredibly rough and dangerous area, full of tenements with Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, Catholics from Ireland, and Protestants from Glasgow all violently fighting for their turf.

I Love 1970s Prog Rock

We've got us a Facebook Group for discussing all things 1970s Prog Rock. C'mon and join!

Shooting At The Moon - The Collected Lyrics Of Kevin Ayers

Compiled by his daughter Galen Ayers, Shooting At The Moon is a celebration of Kevin Ayers's life and lyrics, and is available now from either Galen's website, or Amazon.co.uk. Please visit the link below. Highly Recommended!

Brave New World > Hawklords

Artist: Hawklords
Label: Hawklords
Catalog#: LORDS1018
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 2018

HRH Prog VIII – O2 Academy Sheffield

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Love From The Planet Gong (The Virgin Years 1973-75) > Gong

Artist: Gong
Label: Virgin Records Ltd., UMC
Catalog#: 675 890-1, 675 890-1
Format: CD, DVD, Box Set
Country: Europe
Released: 2019-09-27

The Pretty Things Final Bow box set

New Gentle Giant Box Set, Unburied Treasure

Unburied Treasure is a planned CD boxed set of Gentle Giant music and memorabilia from Madfish Records, a label of Snapper Music. It is due in 2019. It will be a limited edition of 2000 copies and include all 12 original albums, many discs of live recordings, a coffee table-sized book of memorabilia, and more.

Fotheringay > Fotheringay

Artist: Fotheringay
Label: A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records
Catalog#: SP4269, SP 4269, SP-4269
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1970
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Sandy Denny’s reasons for departing Fairport Convention included an outlet for her songwriting, but a reluctance to tour and be away her partner Trevor Lucas were also key. To wit, she formed Fotheringay with Lucas-named after the Fairport song of the same name. He called on former Eclection bandmate and drummer Gerry Conway; former Dantalian’s Chariot bassist Pat Donaldson came from a recommendation by initial guitarist Albert Lee (who was recommended by Richard Thompson!); Lee didn’t work out, and American Jerry Donahue completed the band.