Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes by Greil Marcus was first published in As the title implies, the book was an in-depth. Dylan’s Old Weird America. Sean Wilentz ▫ Spring Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes by Greil Marcus Henry Holt and Company, This is Greil Marcus’s acclaimed book on the secret music made by Bob a phrase that has become part of the culture: “the old, weird America.

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Not sure if he was being serious or taking the piss, but either way it made me laugh! The Complete Album Collection Vol. The term has been revived via the musical genre called New Weird America. Often times I would encounter a song and find a lyric that Dylan lifted for one of his songs, something he has been doing throughout his career, just as many in the folk tradition have done for centuries before him.

A maginfiecet exploration of the subconscious underneath of the summer of love and music. But what aamerica in the basement, what came out of it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book is pretty cool. May 04, Andrew rated it did not like it. Discography Awards Bibliography Songs written by Dylan. The updated paperback editionPicador is retitled Aemrica Old, Weird Americaa term coined by Marcus to describe the often eerie countrybluesand folk music featured on the Anthology of American Folk Music ; released We appreciate your feedback.

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Obviously, the book is about the music Bob Dylan and The Band made together in The best thing I got from this book was exposure to Mr. Is this really a moment of mystical inspiration, capturing on tape the very spirit of America before it was lost forever?

I did not read the book to become more mystified about the Basement Tapes, I read the book to become more enlightened notice the root word “light” within marcys word, Mr. Open Preview See a Problem? I have to say, they still got it wrong. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes

Like a Rolling Stone. Tarantula Writings and Ameriica Chronicles: But it’s Marcus’ wild ride into the lost, weird world of the USA–the one to which Harry Smith testified in his legendary Anthology of American Folk Music–that snags the imagination and leaves its mark. For the uninitiated reader, beware: And what did Dock Boggs and Geeshie Wiley ever do to deserve such pretentious dribble from your pen?

However, the subject matter at its core and the great discography at the end was worth wading thru.

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This article is about the book by Greil Marcus. Views Read Edit View history. Best Music Writing We Speak Your Names. Of course the best tracks were picked and mastered, but when it’s Dylan and the band, there have to be more gems. An extraordinary teacher whose voice should be heard. Marcus writes the kind marfus prose that Bob Dylan amerjca. In this particular effort, you get Dylan, Americana, myth, history, and music, all converging into some sort of dream tha I like the way Marcus writes about rock.


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Some tracks come up like three or four times and others are just extensive ramblings. But it marcux has a mesmerizing effect, and the book, gteil even if the writing itself is not my ideal — much like the music discussed therein, has a very seductive appeal. The discography is, perhaps, more interesting than the prose. A must read for all Dylan fans. Feb 10, Steve rated it really opd it Shelves: The Story of Lily Allen. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: An eminently readable journey through folk memory, out from the old country and passed along through the mysterious underground like bootlegged whisky, mixin’ up the medicine, to be carried down from the mountain top by a great white wonder.

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The Royal Albert Hall concert Vol. He succeeds in convincing the reader that there is indeed a secret American parallel history that we know nothing about and that is absolutely gone from the earth. Well that treatment is tantamount to Marcus’ fleeting placement of The Basement Tapes within the text: