Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'N' Roll Music

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In 1975, Greil Marcus’s Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock ’n’ roll and continues to be sought out today by music fans and anyone interested in pop culture.

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Looking at recordings by six key artists—Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman, the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley—Marcus offers a complex and unprecedented analysis of the relationship between rock ‘n’ roll and American culture. In this latest edition, Marcus provides an extensively updated and rewritten Note and Discographies section, exploring the recordings’ evolution and continuing impact.

'Probably the best book ever written about rock.' -Rolling Stone

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Author Greil Marcus
Publisher Plume Books
Page Count 448pp
Publication Size 6 x 9
Publication Notes Paperback, 6th Edition
Publication Date April 28, 2015
ISBN 978-0142181584

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