Greil Marcus signed off the seventies with an epic rock-death countdown for the Village Voice, which was recently posted online as part of the Voice archives. Read it here.
Village Voice, December 17, 1979 (Also reprinted in Ranters & Crowd Pleasers, a.k.a. In the Fascist Bathroom.)
I remember with laser beam clarity the day I purchased this book, in HC, under the original title. I even had Greil sign it when I saw him at the Albertine a few years back. I am recalling half a life ago, how I got the love and black humor and how I made rock criticism a major chunk of my reading, a habit that continues to this day. Thanks, Greil.