Mystery train: images of America in rock 'n' roll music

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E.P. Dutton, 1976 - Music - 271 pages
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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Marcus tried to do something interesting here, commenting on rock music as an expression of American history, society and culture. For me, he doesn't quite achieve it but he succeeds in discussing rock music and at least in placing it in a cultural context. Read full review

MYSTERY TRAIN: Images Of America In Rock 'n' Roll Music

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Marcus is nothing if not ambitious, and in this probing study of a handful of our most important rock artists he is self-consciously asserting their claim to cultural significance beyond the blaring ... Read full review

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HARMONICA FRANK 195 I
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ROBERT JOHNSON 1938 21
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About the author (1976)

Greil Marcus is the author of "Lipstick Traces", "The Dustbin of History" (both from Harvard), and "The Shape of Things to Come", "The Old, Weird America", "Mystery Train", and other books.

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