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Escuchando a The Doors

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Escuchando a The Doors by Greil MarcusDurante toda su vida, Greil Marcus, uno de los mejores pensadores vivos de la cultura popular, ha escuchado a The Doors, la banda liderada por el carismático y oscuro Jim Morrison, que, en tan solo cinco años (1967-1971), grabó algunas de las mejores canciones de la historia del rock. Con su estilo radical e inconfundible, Marcus trasciende la atenta escucha de las canciones de la banda —no solo las versiones de sus temas más conocidos, sino también las que interpretaron en directo, donde la banda solía reinventar su propio repertorio— y proyecta una de las miradas más inteligentes y...
2015 / 12 / 6

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The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice

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The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice by Greil Marcus

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 certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s...

2015 / 5 / 14

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Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives

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Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives by Greil Marcus

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 most imaginative and insightful critics, was the first to name this as the moment that turned Clinton's campaign around--and to make sense of why.

In Double Trouble, drawing on pieces he published from 1992 to 2000, Marcus explores the remarkable and illuminating...

2015 / 5 / 10

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Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music: Sixth Edition

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Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music: Sixth Edition by Greil MarcusIn 1975, Greil Marcus's Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock 'n' roll and continues to be sought out today by music fans and anyone interested in pop culture. Looking at recordings by six key artists—Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman,

the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley—Marcus offers a complex and unprecedented analysis of the relationship between rock 'n' roll and American culture. In this latest edition, Marcus provides an extensively updated and rewritten Note and Discographies section, exploring the recordings' evolution and continuing impact.

2015 / 4 / 13

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History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

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History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs by Greil MarcusUnlike 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...

2014 / 11 / 23

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