When That Rough God Goes Riding

When That Rough God Goes Riding

Listening to Van Morrison

By Greil Marcus

PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781586489526, 195pp.

Publication Date: April 2011


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.

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