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Mystery Train has ratings and reviews. Michael said: This is a masterpiece from Greil Marcus about what makes American rock-n-roll such a speci. Sold by Everyday Low Prices Co. and Fulfilled by Amazon. His many books include Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ’n’ Roll Music , Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century and The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs . Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'N' Roll Music is a non-fiction book written in by Greil Marcus. It features critical essays centered around artists Published: 1st edition: ; 6th edition:
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It got a little jarring at points see parenthesis above but- here's mystery train greil marcus kicker- Marcus writes so damn well about obscure novels and bootlegs and concerts that even if one did actually hear them or attend them Marcus' phrases are so distinct and so tastefully sketched that they envelop the music in a poetic aura of interpretation which becomes a thing of its own.
He makes the music or, if one wants to be uncharitable his impression of the music vivid, incisive, tough-minded, and profound. I would love to see this kind of everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, artistic style of criticism more often.
It's sort of an accepted truism that the critic is really just a frustrated artist- 'those who can, do, etc' If you read the best it has to offer mystery train greil marcus reason for its very being is more than present, its obvious, and makes such distinctions irrelevant to say the least.
Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll by Greil Marcus
Criticism is, or should be, about making the thing discussed more vivid, more alive, more complex and writhingly real. Juxtaposition is not eclipse.
Marcus considered these singers mystery train greil marcus be the precursors to traditional rock 'n' roll music.
Frank makes his mark on rock music with the idea of unbridled freedom that he portrays in his music and his lifestyle. Johnson, on the other hand, addresses the frustration that Americans face when mystery train greil marcus are not able to attain the American dream.
Greil Marcus: Mystery Train
Johnson also addresses the reality of evil in the world. These groups are presented as representations of the first of the rock 'n' roll bands. He makes you understand why these musicians matter, and what they've contributed to the American imagination.
In his introduction, Marcus confesses that he's no longer "capable of mulling over Elvis without thinking about Herman Melville"--to the benefit, I might add, of both parties.
Now, firmly established as a classic, an inspiration to a mystery train greil marcus of musicians, fans, and writers, Mystery Train has been revised and its delightful, informative Notes and Discographies updated and greatly expanded for this third edition.