Name: Plates of Plato
Genre: Prog Rock
Dan Thoron, Russell Miller, and Rodney “Coop” Fieldings started their band in 1973 while attending Brown University, bored while taking their freshman literature classes. From then on, they decided to study for their tests by adapting the epic poems and other stories they read into twenty-minute-long rock songs, and this eventually turned into their band’s shtick. They never got a record deal, though, so only a few hundred copies of their first two albums were ever in circulation.