Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music - Sly Stone - The Myth of Staggerlee (Comprising sections Sly Versus Superfly through A Quiet Rebellion) Summary & Analysis

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Sly Stone - The Myth of Staggerlee (Comprising sections Sly Versus Superfly through A Quiet Rebellion) Summary and Analysis

Marcus opens this section by discussing the pessimism of the album RIOT. In some places in Marcus' analysis it is difficult to tell if he is responding positively to an album or negatively. In this particular section he seems to be describing RIOT as containing highly difficult material to listen to, yet at the same time this material is important because it tells the reality of the world in Stone's time.

Marcus then turns to discuss other hit songs of the time that arise from the vein of reality struck by RIOT. The songs seem to discuss the reality of the life of black people at that time. This lifestyle as...

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