Greil Marcus quotes

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Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations ...
Elvis transcends his talent to the point of dispensing with it altogether.
It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.
We make the oldest stories new when we succeed, and we are trapped by the old stories when we fail.
Punk to me was a form of free speech. It was a moment when suddenly all kinds of strange voices that no reasonable person could ev ...
We fight our way through the massed and leveled collective safe taste of the Top 40, just looking for a little something we can ca ...
Rock 'n' roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility ...
No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hop ...
It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then ...
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