Where Is the Music Between the Lines? Some Great Reading.
It is no far stretch to assume that many of the folks browsing the various pages of NoDepression.com are on the prowl for more. More music, more stories, more tidbits and “did you knows?” of the music we love and adore. A great way to explore the hidden avenues of musicology is to engage the works of some of excellent writers, critics, and historians of the genre.
The latest that should make it’s way from the shelves to your hands is Greil Marcus’ “When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison.” The recent release has garnished rave reviews from numerous critics and fans of Morrison alike.
If you check out Marcus’ work and take a liking to his individual style I would recommend reading some of his other titles. “Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock n’ Roll music,” “The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes,” and “Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads.” All of these titles have some great insights into the country, folk, Americana, blues, and Rock n’ Roll music many of us cherish and continue to engage. There is really no better way to appreciate the music than to learn as much about it as possible.