Mystery Train Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music

ISBN-10: 0452289181
ISBN-13: 9780452289185
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Greil Marcus
List price: $18.00
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Description: Catch a train to the heart of rock n roll with this essential study of the quintessential American art form. First published in 1975, Greil Marcuss Mystery Trainremains a benchmark study of rock n roll and a classic in the field of music criticism.  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Catch a train to the heart of rock n roll with this essential study of the quintessential American art form. First published in 1975, Greil Marcuss Mystery Trainremains a benchmark study of rock n roll and a classic in the field of music criticism. Focusing on six key artistsRobert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman, the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis PresleyMarcus explores the evolution and impact of rock n roll and its unique place in American culture. This fifth edition of Mystery Trainincludes an updated and rewritten Notes and Discographies section, exploring the evolution and continuing impact of the recordings featured in the book.

Greil Marcus is the author of "Invisible Republic," "Dead Elvis," "Lipstick Traces," & "Mystery Train." His pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "Artforum," "Interview," "The New Yorker," "The New York Times," & "Esquire." He will be teaching at Princeton & Berkeley in fall 2000.

Prologue
Ancestors
Harmonica Frank, 1951
Robert Johnson, 1938
Inheritors
The Band: Pilgrims' Progress
Sly Stone: The Myth of Staggerlee
Randy Newman: Every Man Is Free
Elvis: Presliad
Epilogue
Notes and Discographies
Index

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