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Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock-N-Roll; Fourth Edition

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Publisher Comments:

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 Marcus's Mystery Train remains 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 Train includes an updated and rewritten Notes and Discographies section, exploring the evolution and continuing impact of the recordings featured in the book.

Synopsis:

The fourth edition of this fascinating work provides a completely new and entirely updated discography, including CDs (which previously had not been included in the material), elaborate profiles of rock's ancestors and inheritors, and a new Introduction by the author. "Groundbreaking!"--"The Village Voice".

About the Author

Greil Marcus, a former editor at Rolling Stone and Creem, contributes regularly to Artforum and Interview, among many other publications. He has taught at UC Berkeley and Princeton University since 2000.

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Introduction to the 1997 Edition
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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452278363
Subtitle:
Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll: Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Plume
Author:
Marcus, Greil
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
General Music
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
13/1995
Publication Date:
19970501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.99x5.96x.83 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » History
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Reference and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism

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"Synopsis" by , The fourth edition of this fascinating work provides a completely new and entirely updated discography, including CDs (which previously had not been included in the material), elaborate profiles of rock's ancestors and inheritors, and a new Introduction by the author. "Groundbreaking!"--"The Village Voice".
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