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 rock n roll in ten songs spells out how each chosen song embodies rock n roll on a whole lot of levels logistics the history of rock n roll in ten songs griel marcus and special guest cyril jordan of the flamin groovies pegasus books solano. 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 . Instead in a daring stroke greil marcus selects 10 songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 and then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock n roll as a thing in itself in the story it tells
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