Rock and Roll for a Desert Island

By Greil Marcus
(Da Capo Press, Paperback, 9780306815324, 328pp.)

Publication Date: July 2007

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In 1978, Greil Marcus asked twenty writers on rock-including Dave Marsh, Lester Bangs, Nick Tosches, Ellen Willis, and Robert Christgau-a question: What one rock-and-roll album would you take to a desert island? The resulting essays were collected in "Stranded," twenty passionate declarations to such albums as The Rolling Stones' "Beggars Banquet," the Ramones' "Rocket to Russia," "Something Else" by the Kinks, and more. Universally revered as the ur-text of rock journalism, "Stranded" is an indispensable classic.

About the Author

Greil Marcus is the author of Like a Rolling Stone and Mystery Train. His columns have appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Esquire, and Interview. He lives in Berkeley.

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