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Greil Marcus: The Shape of Things to Come – Prophecy and the American Voice

Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Review of Books, 3 September 2006

IN THE relatively short history of rock criticism, the 1975 appearance of Greil Marcus' first book, Mystery Train, was an explosion as unexpected and indelible as the first records Elvis Presley had cut for Sun almost exactly 20 years before. (The title was lifted from one of Elvis' more bracing Sun sides.)

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