Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music

By Greil Marcus

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452289185, 409pp.

Publication Date: March 2008

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
Greil Marcus is the author of "The Doors", "Mystery Train", and other books.