The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs
by Greil Marcus,
The Huffington Post, September 2, 2014
Sometimes, Greil Marcus claims, "a song says what its words never could." It hints that some things cannot be captured in words or shouldn't be. Inside the loudness "is a complex of style and emotion" that brings out, forcefully, the individuality of the performer and gives listeners knowledge and truths about themselves they did not want to hear.
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