Book #1: Progressive Rock Unmasked
It follows my life through the discovery of musical artists and bands in a series of short stories – all of which are based on my experience and opinions.
Having the time (due to lock-down) to write short essays it was never planned to reach the publication stage but the more I wrote the more I considered this option.
The hope is that you will read my musings and perhaps remember your own musical journey or even consider listening to some of the artists I have enjoyed listening to over the years.
Book #2: Prog Rock Down-under
Follow-up and companion to the author’s first book ‘Progressive Rock Unmasked’ this edition looks at some of Australia’s top bands who remain outside the main-stream and public consciousness in general.
Some have received international acclaim and attention such as Karnivool and Caligula’s Horse. Many find Europe and the US a more satisfying touring circuit where their music is appreciated by larger audiences than at home.
Prog Rock Down-Under explores the burgeoning progressive rock scene in Australia through personal discovery and remote interviews.
Take a stroll into ‘Prog Rock Down-under’ to whet the aural senses from a musical genre sadly over-looked by mainstream press and media ‘Down-under’.
For over 50 years the author has been listening to progressive rock so included are 50 albums which made an important impact and proved influential and pivotal for the author.