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The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs
- By: Greil Marcus
- Narrated by: Henry Rollins
- Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Unlike all previous versions of rock 'n' roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects 10 songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 and 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.
An ecstatic, inspiring read
- By Anonymous User on 03-21-15
I want to listen to another Rollins-Marcus mix
I recommend this more than any other audiobook I have heard. Somehow even the non spoken parts make perfect sense.
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