Greil Marcus Mystery Train

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Mystery Train

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Originally written in 1975, when Rolling Stone hailed it as probably the best book ever written about rock, Mystery Train remains an astute and engrossing analysis of popular music and American culture. The book is structured around six artists: the ancestors, blues men Harmonica Frank and Robert Johnson, and the inheritors, The Band, Sly Stone, Randy Newman and Elvis Presley. Now fully half the book, the Notes and Discographies has been revised and expanded over the years. This is the sixth edition.

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Greil Marcus was born in San Francisco in 1945. He is the author of Mystery Train, Invisible Republic, Lipstick Traces, Double Trouble and Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010 and the editor of Lester Bangs's Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. In 1998 he curated the exhibition '1948' at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He writes the Real Life Rock Top 10 column for The Believer and teaches at the New School in New York. He was described by John Rockwell in the New York Times as 'a writer of rare perception and a genuinely innovative thinker'.

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