In his new book which is surely one of his best and most beautifully written marcus revisits ten songs recorded during the last sixty years some of them long forgotten in order to capture the pulsating and powerful language of rock n roll . The history of rock n roll in ten songs may sway sometimes on its foundations but it is a mansion of many rooms hidden passageways and shimmering trompe loeils walk down to the end of . My favorite quote in the history of rock n roll in ten songs is from the producer t bone burnett listen the story of the united states is this one kid without anything walks . Rock critic and scholar greil marcus has just released a book with yale press called the history of rock n roll in ten songs and it appears to be an unusual take on a very hackneyed subject as marcus admits in the video trailer above everybody knows the history of rock n roll . The history of rocknroll in ten songs review erudite passionate and magnificently subjective greil marcus leads us on a playful idiosyncratic journey down the wormholes and back alleys
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