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 . 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 . 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 . Greil marcus attempts to take rock and roll journalism into uncharted waters with his history of rock n roll in ten songs as every bit as he is a passionate expert in the realm of music and even as talented a writer as marcus is this book leaves itself open to unkind criticism
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