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.
About the Author
One of America's most original and incisive critics of pop music and pop culture, Greil Marcus is the author of "Double Trouble", "Dead Elvis", "Lipstick Traces", and "Mystery Train". He lives in Berkeley, California.