The Dionysus Theory:
Rock as Ecstatic Release, Tragic Knowledge,
and/or Unmitigated Romantic Bullshit
This piece is part of Christgau's
Is It Still Good to Ya? Fifth Years of Rock
Criticism 1967-2017 collection, published by Duke University Press
in October, 2018. It will be embargoed from robertchristgau.com
until two years after publication date.