47 items by Greil Marcus

  • Berkeley at 100

    Berkeley at 100 | ARTICLE

    Berkeley celebrated its one hundredth anniversary as an independent city the week of April 1st, and typically, the only one of the many centennial events to receive any coverage in the media was the most obvious: a...

    February 28, 2013 2:12 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan Times Six: An Interview with 'I'm Not There' Director Todd Haynes

    Bob Dylan Times Six: An Interview with 'I'm Not There' Director Todd Haynes | ARTICLE

    I'm Not There, which opens November 1st in New York and Los Angeles, is Todd Haynes' already-talked-about, argued-about, cursed and celebrated movie: a film...

    November 29, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • People of the Year: Bob Dylan

    People of the Year: Bob Dylan | ARTICLE

    Last November 2nd, on election night, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Bob Dylan played "Masters of War," his 1963 protest song against arms merchants. It...

    December 30, 2004 3:20 PM ET
  • Manifesto

    Manifesto | ALBUM REVIEW

    Roxy Music has not gone disco. Roxy Music has not particularly gone anywhere else either. Manifesto is the band's first release since it broke up after the obligatory lousy live LP in 1976. Though far more interesting than most...

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Comes A Time

    Comes A Time | ALBUM REVIEW

    New Musical Express recently carried an item noting that Neil Young has been awarded a gold record solely for the number of test pressings he'd racked up for Comes a Time — well, you never know. As...

    January 1, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Dusty In Memphis

    Dusty In Memphis | ALBUM REVIEW

    These days you might hear Dusty Springfield's 1964 "I Only Want to Be With You" as the theme song for Arliss, Robert Wuhl's HBO sports-agent comedy. But in 1969 she plowed a furrow you can still find:...

    January 4, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Mermaid Avenue

    Mermaid Avenue | ALBUM REVIEW

    Named for a Coney Island street where Woody Guthrie lived in the late Forties and early Fifties, Mermaid Avenue is a collection of recently discovered Guthrie lyrics now set to music for the first time. It's also...

    June 1, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Bob Dylan: He Has Raised the Stakes of Life All Around Himself

    Bob Dylan: He Has Raised the Stakes of Life All Around Himself | ARTICLE

    On Oct. 6 in New York, Bob Dylan – following architect Frank Gehry, film director Ingmar Bergman and opera director and designer Robert Wilson – received the $200,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for achievement in the arts,...

    December 25, 1997 12:00 PM ET
  • Little Criminals

    Little Criminals | ALBUM REVIEW

    Herewith, two rock & roll singers distinguished by their almost total disregard for the music and marketing strategies of their contemporaries. One is as established as such a performer can be and, it seems, is settling into...

    June 17, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Elvis Costello Repents

    Elvis Costello Repents | ARTICLE

    In 1977, Elvis Costello emerged in London as one of the unquestioned originals of modern pop music. Just twenty-two when he released his first album, 'My Aim Is True,' he seemed master of every rock...

    September 2, 1982 3:50 PM ET
  • Pete Townshend on 'Empty Glass,' Cincinnati, And the Who's Future

    Pete Townshend on 'Empty Glass,' Cincinnati, And the Who's Future | ARTICLE

    The interview that follows took place on April 17th, just a few days into the Who's eighteen-date spring tour of the United States...

    June 26, 1980 2:30 PM ET
  • The Kids Are Alright

    The Kids Are Alright | ALBUM REVIEW

    How could the Who have released an album called The Kids Are Alright without including the original version of the song of the...

    August 23, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Lodger

    Lodger | ALBUM REVIEW

    David Bowie's albums are non events, though given the aura he insists on, they're halfheartedly presented as such: time and again, ideas are run up the flagpole, but try and find the flagpole. What's Bowie's point of...

    August 9, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Duets

    Duets | ALBUM REVIEW

    Nowadays, Jerry Lee Lewis is a respected country and western star, instant success following each release. Actually, he's always been country. But he hasn't always been such a well respected man. These two albums of re-releases return us...

    May 17, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Squeezing Out Sparks

    Squeezing Out Sparks | ALBUM REVIEW

    Graham Parker's first two albums remain among the very finest of the decade: lyrical, intense, emotionally specific; a rough and untrained voice somehow merging perfectly with the Anglicized Blonde on Blonde /Stax-Volt classicism of the band. It...

    May 17, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Give 'Em Enough Rope

    Give 'Em Enough Rope | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Clash rain fire and brimstone — with a laugh. Give' Em Enough Rope, their second album (The Clash, released in the U.K. in 1977, remains unissued here, as do several remarkable singles that appear on neither...

    January 25, 1979 12:00 AM ET
  • Keith Moon: The Different Drummer

    Keith Moon: The Different Drummer | ARTICLE

    Keith Moon was not the first rock & roll drummer to be celebrated by large numbers of people: thanks to his personality and his...

    October 19, 1978 12:25 PM ET
  • Who Are You

    Who Are You | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is by no means a great record, but despite the doubt, guilt, worry and self-laceration in almost every song, it's a strangely confident...

    October 19, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • Street Legal

    Street Legal | ALBUM REVIEW

    It saddens me that I can't find it in my heart to agree with my colleague Dave Marsh that Bob Dylan's new record...

    August 24, 1978 12:00 AM ET
  • The Return Of The Wanderer

    The Return Of The Wanderer | ALBUM REVIEW

    Dion's new album opens with a house-rocking version of Tom Waits' "Heart of Saturday Night," and Dion rings the bell twelve times: every note hits home. Fittingly, the title of this record implies something more than just...

    July 12, 1978 12:00 AM ET