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The History of Rock Told in Ten Songs

This is the basis of a new book called Greil Marcus entitled The History of Rock’n’Roll in Ten Songs. Those songs are:

  • Shake Some Action (1976)
  • Transmission (1979/2008/2010)
  • In the Still of the Nite (1956/1959/2010)
  • All I Could Do Was Cry (1960/2008/2013)
  • Crying, Waiting, Hoping (1959/1969)
  • Money (That’s What I Want) (1959/1963)
  • Money Changes Everything (1978/1983/2005/2008)
  • This Magic Moment (1959/2007)
  • Guitar Drag (2000/2006)

If you want to know why these songs are important, we’ll have to read the book.  (Via VVN)

Alan Cross

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