Real Life Rock

Real Life Rock

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For nearly thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a remarkable column called a€œReal Life Rock Top Ten.a€ 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.Piano, violin, guitar and especially the quiet shifts of a Hammond organ enclose the story Ungerleider is telling, ... up as if the hoary chestnut has been forgotten for 100 years and the sheet music has just been discovered under floorboardsanbsp;...

Title:Real Life Rock
Author:Greil Marcus
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2015-10-20


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