Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music: Fifth Edition

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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 artists?Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman, the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley?Marcus explores the evolution and impact of rock ?n? roll and its unique place in American culture. This fifth edition of Mystery Train includes an ...
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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 artists?Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman, the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley?Marcus 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.
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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone
Probably the best book ever written about rock.
Alan Light
The finest examination to date of American popular music. — Entertainment Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452289185
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 557,737
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Greil Marcus
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.
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