Received an advance (reviewer's) copy in 1975 - 1st edition. Finally got around to reading it.
Best part for me was the "Notes and Discographies" - short, logical,... Read more
This is a fantastic read for those who want to understand how music ties in with wider popular culture, or to learn a bit about the deepest roots of rock n roll. Read morePublished 1 month ago by coreyj
will recommend although i got it for a college course i was taking but it was ok book if youre into this era and music...Published 20 months ago by Cozmo
This is a truly amazing book, telling about artists that everyone interested in music should know about it. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Stefanie Gaspar
I entered into Mystery Train thinking I had a fairly solid knowledge of contemporary music and the the culture around it. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by Eric Hondzinski
Maybe its me, but I could not read this book. Its the writing style I couldn't get through. I couldn't understand what he was writing and after a while, I just gave up. Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Nancy A.
Some parts of this book contain elegant writing (especially in the chapters on The Band, and on Sly Stone) and deep insights into the roots and myths of rock 'n roll, and to their... Read morePublished on May 31, 2011 by Big Johnny
Mystery Train is a book I'd been meaning to read for years and only just finally got around to reading. As a music fan and fan of music literature I'd been aware of it for years. Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Western