What's going on with the website?
The book is out of print. I am currently writing the second edition of the Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock, due in early 2016. Got suggestions? Please send them on! Also, the interviews continue; thank you to the many artists that have participated!
last update: 2015-07-09 | Next edition being written
What is the website all about?
It is a record guide to music of the progressive era of rock music. It charts and follows music from a discrete generation of men, mostly released in the mid to late 60s and onto the early 80s, the so-called "classic" era of progressive rock.
What is Strawberry Bricks?
Strawberry Bricks was a timeline poster first printed in 1991 documenting "twenty-five years of progressive art rock". The internet was nascent in those days yet the project succeeded on a few levels, including going out of print. Fast-forward to 2000, and Strawberry Bricks reinvented itself on the world wide web at its home site www.strawberrybricks.com The book, published by print-on-demand publisher Lulu.com, first saw publication in late 2007. The basic tenant however still prevails: the document of a record collection.
Okay, but what does "Strawberry Bricks" mean?
It's a quote from Jon Anderson of Yes, in response to a question regarding what category Yes music fit into. Click here to listen.
Why does the timeline end in 1980?
That's all that's been written. Expect a lot more in the future.
Where do you get the discography information?
The primary source for discography data on this website is Discogs.com via their API. This information is shared via a public domain license. More information about Discogs.com and their API may be obtained here.
Is this a commercial website?
No, Strawberrybricks.com is strictly a not-for-profit venture. Donations may be made through the Paypal block on the right. Also, purchasing the Strawberry Bricks Guide To Progressive Rock book directly from our publisher Lulu.com supports the website.
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Did you publish a book on progressive rock?
Yes. Written by its webmaster, Charles Snider, The Strawberry Bricks Guide To Progressive Rock (ISBN: 978-0-6151-7566-9) is the definitive progressive rock record guide. The book is a compilation of the content of the timeline and a lot more, including a definitive discography, prologue and epilogue of the progressive era. The book will be out of print in August 2014 in preparation for a second edition (due early 2016).
Did Matt Howarth publish a companion sci-fantasy novel to the record guide?
Yes. From Matt: "Progression (is) an exciting adventure that combines fantasy, heroics and progressive music in an epic tale. Angler is a dashing swashbuckler who believes he's visiting imaginary realms inside his own head. But after rescuing a talkative scarecrow, the boy discovers that these universes are not only real, but they appear to be based on old progrock albums. In a reluctant alliance with a cryptic wizard named Uriah Marx, Angler must travel far and wide to rescue his imaginary girlfriend and defeat the insidious Noise League before they can deafen everyone. Expect a solid blend of humor and action in this entertaining gem." It comes highly recommended and is also available from Lulu.com.
Did you participate in a radio broadcast about progressive rock?
Yes, Charles was featured on Sound Opinions show #207, first broadcasted November 13th, 2009: "School of Prog Rock: Jim and Greg explore the fantastical world of Progressive Rock with Charles Snider, author of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock." You can listen to the show here or download a podcast of the show here.
What was that KNOTS CD compilation? Can I still purchase it?
Electronica made with Gentle Giant samples. Yes, via Paypal. Check out the details here.
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How do I contact Strawberry Bricks?
The aim of the site is to be a definitive resource for progressive rock and your comments are always welcome. Please use the Contact Form for any inquiry.