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Mystery Train

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

Greil Marcus - Author

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ISBN 9780452289185 | 432 pages | 25 Mar 2008 | Plume | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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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.

“Gets as close to the heart and soul of America and American music as the best of rock ’n’ roll.”
—Bruce Springsteen

“The finest examination to date of American popular music.”
—Alan Light, Entertainment Weekly

“Probably the best book ever written about rock.”
Rolling Stone


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