Complete Control – Greil Marcus
At a time when counter-cultural merchandise has devoured everything, is revolt still possible? What’s left of the old anger – of the Situationists, Paris ’68, Dada, punk? A free wheling road trip.
What remains irreducible about this music is its desire to change the world. The desire is patent and simple, but it inscribes a story that is infinitely complex – as complex as the interplay of the everyday gestures that describe the way the world already works. The desire begins with the demand to live not as an object but as a subject of history – to live as if something actually depended on one’s actions – and that demand opens onto a free street.
Greil Marcus, Lipstick Traces