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The Shock of the Old: Beck and the New Roots Explosion

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1998

"...to be an American (unlike English or French or whatever) is precisely to imagine a destiny rather than to inherit one; since we have always been, insofar as we are Americans at all, inhabitants of myth rather than history..."
Leslie A. Fiedler, quoted in Greil Marcus' Mystery Train (1975)

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