Yes Is The Answer: And Other Prog Rock Tales
edited by Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell
Progressive rock is maligned and misunderstood. Critics hate it. Hipsters scoff at it. A topographic journey into a 21st-century schizoid land of prog-lit, Yes Is The Answer is a pointed rebuke to the prog-haters and the first literary anthology devoted to the subgenre. Featuring acclaimed novelists Rick Moody, Wesley Stace, Seth Greenland, Charles Bock, and Joe Meno, as well as musicians Nathan Larson and Peter Case, Yes Is The Answer is the first book that dares to thoughtfully reclaim prog-rock as a subject worthy of serious consideration.
Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
Hardcover, 2013: 9780985490201
US $24.00 | Music
Paperback, 2014: 9781940207131
US $14.95 | Music
Also available in ebook formats
Marc Weingarten is the author of The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight and Station to Station. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Details, The Village Voice, and many others. He is also the co-producer of the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne. He plays drums and sings in the band California Wildebeest, and lives in Malibu with his wife and two daughters.
Tyson Cornell is the founder of Rare Bird Lit, a literary marketing and publicity firm. He has worked with over ten thousand authors, including John Updike, James Ellroy, Carol Channing, Chuck Palahniuk, John Waters, and many more. He has also toured extensively throughout the United States, Japan, Europe, and the Middle East playing music to audiences big and small. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the artist, Alexandra Infante, and their two children, Solaris and Vesper. His favorite television show is 7th Heaven.