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Prog Porn: The Graphic Art of Art Rock

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by: Tony Arnold
Books with a 5 star rating  (3)
Publication Date: July 24, 2021
Book Size: 8.25" x 11"
Pages: 370
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Color
$60.00

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Book Synopsis
The invention of the illustrated music sleeve is credited to Alex Steinweiss, who began submitting fanciful, imaginative renderings to grace the cardboard music "albums" of the 1940s, which contained multiple discs. This quickly became the industry standard as sales followed the art, and by the 1950s jazz and exotica acts had pushed the envelope even further toward abstract, improvisational images customized to grace the musical experimentation within. The 1960s introduced psychedelia, but it was the virtuoso Progressive Rock acts of the 1970s that truly exploited commercial sleeve imagery to a cosmic extreme. "Prog Porn" traces the curve of that trend, along with a few landmarks which inspired it, from the seventies heyday through its current resurgence in a continuous collage sampling of some 4500 remarkable album, CD and mp3 covers. Open and prepare to have your mind blown...
Customer Comments
Anonymous
Posted: July 24, 2021
Customer comment 5 star rating
"These handy, affordable books are sure to please everybody, even the youngsters! With extra-rich, built-in spice and flavor on every page, White Devil Press publications are assembled from only the best influences and ingredients, suitable for everyone on your gift list: pacifists, beatniks, foreign agents, disorderly persons and Earthlings of every imaginable description! Beautiful objects of intellectual merit you'll be proud to display in your home library, and as rich and satisfying as the very best-tasting, pasteurized processed American sliced cheese you can buy!" -- Ed Herlihy
Anonymous
Posted: July 24, 2021
Customer comment 5 star rating
"Tony Arnold cuts his literary filet mignon from only the biggest sacred cows." - The Rustic Anomalist
Anonymous
Posted: October 4, 2021
Customer comment 5 star rating
"The book is very easy to read and has a good wipe down hard cover. I think young readers will glean some surprising and interesting information about the female human breast." -- Big Rack Miscellany
About The Author
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Tony Arnold is the cryptonym of noted Exocryptobiologist and Tiki Misanthropologist Dr. Crabbe Rangoon, who is the corporate mascot of Ianez Ventures, Inc., founded by CEO Fred Ianez II, a Theoretical Classicist who also founded the Temple of Scientonomy, established as the Earthly platform for the works and teachings of the Celestial entity known as WM. Dr. Rangoon is also the author of numerous scholarly nonfiction books on Exocryptobiology under his own name. He divides his time between his south Florida stilt home and a vintage Quonset hut atop Floating Rock Mountain, where he writes, listens to and composes strange music, frequents Chinese restaurants, and collects Oceanic artifacts, tobacco pipes, and exotic books.
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