The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs
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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014].
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Book
Physical Desc:
306 pages ; 23 cm
Rating:
9-Adult.
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Whites Creek High - Teen Non-Fiction
782.42 Mar
Description
One of our finest critics gives us an altogether original history of rock 'n' roll Unlike all previous versions of rock 'n' roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out--a new language, something new under the sun. "Transmission" by Joy Division. "All I Could Do Was Cry" by Etta James and then Beyoncé. "To Know Him Is to Love Him," first by the Teddy Bears and almost half a century later by Amy Winehouse. In Marcus's hands these and other songs tell the story of the music, which is, at bottom, the story of the desire for freedom in all its unruly and liberating glory. Slipping the constraints of chronology, Marcus braids together past and present, holding up to the light the ways that these striking songs fall through time and circumstance, gaining momentum and meaning, astonishing us by upending our presumptions and prejudices. This book, by a founder of contemporary rock criticism--and its most gifted and incisive practitioner--is destined to become an enduring classic.
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English
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9780300216929 (Mackin), 0300216920 (Mackin)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Kirkus Review,,6/15/2014
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Publishers Weekly Starred,,8/18/2014
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Presents the history of rock 'n' roll music in ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008. Explores the background of each song, and its impact on the music world.
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9-Adult.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Marcus, G. (2014). The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Marcus, Greil. 2014. The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Marcus, Greil, The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

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Marcus, Greil. The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Print.

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