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- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94
A cult classic in a new edition. This book is about a single, serpentine fact: late in 1976 a record called 'Anarchy in the UK' was issued in London, and this event launched a transformation of pop music all over the world. The song distilled, in crudely poetic form, a critique of modern society once set out by a small group of Paris intellectuals.... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 16.03
Greil Marcus's study of American rock and roll is universally acclaimed as the benchmark work of modern rock criticism. Using a handful of artists - a brace of bluesmen, The Band, Sly Stone, Randy Newman and Elvis Presley - Marcus illuminates and interprets the American Dream in rigorous prose touching on the myth, landscape and oral tradition... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 15.99
Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones? inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 tour across the United States, staying up all night together listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies. His thrilling... more...
- Picador 2011; US$ 20.99
A Special Edition with a New Introduction and an Updated Discography This is Greil Marcus?s acclaimed book on the secret music made by Bob Dylan and the Band in 1967, which introduced a phrase that has become part of the culture: ?the old, weird America.? It is this country that the book maps?the ?playground of God, Satan, tricksters, Puritans,... more...
- PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 13.99
This book is a quest to understand Van Morrison's particular genius through a close look at the most extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in his long career, beginning in 1965 and continuing in full force to this day: sometimes entire songs, sometimes single words or even the guttural spaces between words that become musical events in themselves.... more...
- PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 21.99
A fan from the moment the Doors? first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after the singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 19.99
From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces , an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all... more...
- PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 14.00
For the fortieth anniversary of the recording of "Like a Rolling Stone," the definitive biography of the song that caught the questing spirit of its time and overnight changed the rules of the possible in popular music for all time. more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2001; US$ 18.99
From the critic who knows music and culture like no other, a fascinating look at two outsiders who epitomize America's fractured self-image In June of 1992, when all polls showed Bill Clinton didn't have a chance, he took his saxophone onto the Arsenio Hall Show , put on dark glasses, and blew "Heartbreak Hotel." Greil Marcus, one of America's... more...