• Black Sabbath, Prog rock, Kim Jordan articles

    From Jason Gross@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jan 31 18:18:20 2018

    In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever <http://www.perfectsoundforever.com>, you'll find (among other things):

    BLACK SABBATH- the Poetic Sludge of their Early Years by James Fleming
    "It was nothing more than a marketing ploy, releasing 'Black Sabbath' on Friday the 13th February, 1970. And a marketing ploy that went largely unnoticed at the time. Capitalising on an unknown band's unknown fascination with the occult was never going
    to work. But Black Sabbath didn't need ill-fated marketing ploys."

    KIM JORDAN- Interview by Alexander McLean
    "A Detroit native and Howard University graduate whose family had a background in music, spanning classical to the church to R&B, is someone who would probably impress you. But what if you also found out that she spent over three decades (on and off) as
    the band leader for one of the most important soul artists of the '70's and beyond as well as one of the most important blues artists of the last 50 years? Kim Jordan has all of the as part of her CV, making music with Gil-Scott Heron, Taj Mahal and on
    her own."

    PROG ROCK III- the twilight of progressive rock by Gary Gomes
    "Production, with few exceptions, became softer and smoother. Elasticity of rhythm was lost with click tracks. The expense of vinyl made profit margins on records more important. Although in the mid-70's more experimental groups started to emerge, the
    Residents and others developed a new kind of progressive music. But record company support was passing or shallow."

    Also see this Spotify playlist which features most of the artists here: <https://open.spotify.com/user/jgrossnas/playlist/49Xp6v2sRUW1P0f1fNglcO>

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