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

Front Cover
Plume, 1997 - Music - 320 pages
18 Reviews
"When it was first published, critic after critic called this brilliant study of rock 'n' roll and American culture the best book on the subject. Now, firmly established as a classic, the fourth edition features a completely new introduction as well as an entirely updated discography that includes CDs for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll

User Review  - Don Gorman - Goodreads

This book is considered by many to be a must read for true music, and expecially rock, afficianados. I have to say, at times I felt it went right over my bald head, and other times it totally ... Read full review

Review: Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll

User Review  - Michael Borshuk - Goodreads

Marcus's "classic" of music criticism emerges from his desire to bring the same sweeping scope to rock and roll that Leslie Fielder or DH Lawrence did earlier in their scholarly considerations of ... Read full review



28 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

Greil Marcus is the author of "Invisible Republic," "Dead Elvis," "Lipstick Traces," & "Mystery Train." His pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "Artforum," "Interview," "The New Yorker," "The New York Times," & "Esquire." He will be teaching at Princeton & Berkeley in fall 2000.

Bibliographic information