When That Rough God Goes Riding

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ISBN: 9781586489526
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Number of pages: 208
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: PublicAffairs

Download and read online When That Rough God Goes Riding in PDF and EPUB 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.


When That Rough God Goes Riding

Filename: when-that-rough-god-goes-riding.pdf
ISBN: 9781610390187
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Number of pages: 208
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online When That Rough God Goes Riding in PDF and EPUB 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.


Listening to Van Morrison

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ISBN: 9780571254477
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Number of pages: 208
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online Listening to Van Morrison in PDF and EPUB 'Van Morrison,' says Greil Marcus, 'remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music.' When Astral Weeks was released in 1968, it was largely ignored. When it was re-released as a live album in 2009 it reached the top of the Billboard charts, a first for any Van Morrison recording. The wild swings in the music, mirroring the swings in Morrison's success and in people's appreciation (or lack of it) of his music, make Van Morrison one of the most perplexing and mysterious figures in popular modern music, and a perfect subject for the wise and insightful scrutiny of Greil Marcus, one of America's most dedicated cultural critics. This book is Marcus's quest to understand Van Morrison's particular genius through the extraordinary and unclassifiable moments in his long career, beginning in 1965 and continuing in full force to this day. In these dislocations Marcus finds the singer on his own artistic quest precisely to reach some extreme musical threshold, the moments that are not enclosed by the will or the intention of the performer but which somehow emerge at the limits of the musician and his song.


When That Rough God Goes Riding

Filename: when-that-rough-god-goes-riding.pdf
ISBN: 9781610390187
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Number of pages: 208
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: PublicAffairs

Download and read online When That Rough God Goes Riding in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Doors

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ISBN: 9781610392365
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Number of pages: 224
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: PublicAffairs

Download and read online The Doors in PDF and EPUB A fan from the moment the DoorsÕ first album took over KMPX, the revolutionary FM rock & roll station in San Francisco, Greil Marcus saw the band many times at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium and the Avalon Ballroom in 1967. Five years later it was all over. Forty years after the singer Jim Morrison was found dead in Paris and the group disbanded, one could drive from here to there, changing from one FM pop station to another, and be all but guaranteed to hear two, three, four Doors songs in an hourÑevery hour. Whatever the demands in the music, they remained unsatisfied, in the largest sense unfinished, and absolutely alive. There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both Jim Morrison and the era he was made to personify, and focus solely on the music. It is a story untold; all these years later, it is a new story.


Dead Elvis

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ISBN: 0674194225
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 233
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Dead Elvis in PDF and EPUB In life, Elvis Presley went from childhood poverty to stardom, from world fame to dissipation and early death. As Greil Marcus shows in this remarkable book, Presley's journey after death takes him even further, pushing him beyond his own frontiers to merge with the American public consciousnessâe"and the American subconscious. As he listens in on the public conversation that recreates Elvis after death, Marcus tracks the path of Presley's resurrection. He grafts together scattered fragments of the eclectic dialogueâe"snatches of movies and music, books and newspapers, photographs, posters, cartoonsâe"and amazes us with not only what America has been saying as it raises its late king, but also what this strange obsession with a dead Elvis can tell us about America itself.


Hymns to the Silence

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ISBN: 9780826429766
Release Date: 2010-04-08
Number of pages: 429
Author: Peter Mills
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Hymns to the Silence in PDF and EPUB A groundbreaking study of every aspect of Van Morrison's artistic career - his influences, lyrical themes, vocal performances, his relationship with America, and more.


Real Life Rock

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ISBN: 9780300218596
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Number of pages: 640
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Real Life Rock in PDF and EPUB For nearly thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a remarkable column called “Real Life Rock Top Ten.” It has been a laboratory where he has fearlessly explored and wittily dissected an enormous variety of cultural artifacts, from songs to books to movies to advertisements. Taken together, his musings, reflections, and sallies amount to a subtle and implicit theory of how cultural objects fall through time and circumstance and often deliver unintended consequences, both in the present and in the future. Real Life Rock reveals the critic in full: direct, erudite, funny, fierce, vivid, uninhibited, and possessing an unerring instinct for art and fraud. The result is an indispensable volume packed with startling arguments and casual brilliance.


Like a Rolling Stone

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ISBN: 158648382X
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 286
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: PublicAffairs

Download and read online Like a Rolling Stone in PDF and EPUB Describes the cultural context and impact of the song "Like a Rolling Stone," examining its musical antecedents, the song's place in Dylan's career, the circumstances of its production, its lyrical and musical structure and meaning, and its treatment in the hands of other musicians.


Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus

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ISBN: 9781586489199
Release Date: 2010-10-19
Number of pages: 512
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: PublicAffairs

Download and read online Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus in PDF and EPUB The book begins in Berkeley in 1968, and ends with a piece on Dylan's show at the University of Minnesota—his very first appearance at his alma mater—on election night 2008. In between are moments of euphoric discovery: From Marcus's liner notes for the 1967 Basement Tapes (pop music's most famous bootlegged archives) to his exploration of Dylan's reimagining of the American experience in the 1997 Time Out of Mind. And rejection; Marcus's Rolling Stone piece on Dylan's album Self Portrait—often called the most famous record review ever written—began with “What is this shit?” and led to his departure from the magazine for five years. Marcus follows not only recordings but performances, books, movies, and all manner of highways and byways in which Bob Dylan has made himself felt in our culture. Together the dozens of pieces collected here comprise a portrait of how, throughout his career, Bob Dylan has drawn upon and reinvented the landscape of traditional American song, its myths and choruses, heroes and villains. They are the result of a more than forty-year engagement between an unparalleled singer and a uniquely acute listener.


Their Eyes Were Watching God

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ISBN: 0252017781
Release Date: 1937
Number of pages: 231
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Download and read online Their Eyes Were Watching God in PDF and EPUB When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man


Ride the Wind

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ISBN: 9780307801289
Release Date: 2011-08-10
Number of pages: 608
Author: Lucia St Clair Robson
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Download and read online Ride the Wind in PDF and EPUB In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever.... From the Paperback edition.


Lit Up Inside

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ISBN: 9780872866614
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Number of pages: 230
Author: Van Morrison
Publisher: City Lights Publishers

Download and read online Lit Up Inside in PDF and EPUB Van Morrison selects his best and most iconic lyrics, spanning 50 years of writing and representing his entire creative journey.


Lipstick Traces

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ISBN: 9780571261208
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Number of pages: 496
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online Lipstick Traces in PDF and EPUB A cult classic in a new edition. This book is about a single, serpentine fact: late in 1976 a record called 'Anarchy in the UK' was issued in London, and this event launched a transformation of pop music all over the world. The song distilled, in crudely poetic form, a critique of modern society once set out by a small group of Paris intellectuals. In Lipstick Traces, Greil Marcus's classic book on punk, Dadaism, the situationists, medieval heretics and the Knights of the Round Table (amongst others), the greatest cultural critic of our times unravels the secret history of the twentieth century.


Riding Rockets

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ISBN: 9780743276825
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 368
Author: R. Mike Mullane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Riding Rockets in PDF and EPUB A revealing memoir of the astronaut's career with the space shuttle program describes his childhood dreams after the launch of Sputnik, work as a Mission Specialist in the first group of shuttle astronauts, and hundreds of hours spent aboard the Discovery and Atlantis. 60,000 first printing.