Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

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Vintage Books, 1988 - Music - 386 pages
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Vintage presents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs--the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the 1970s--edited and with an introduction by the reigning dean of rack critics, Greil Marcus. Advertising in Rolling Stone and other major publications.

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excellent. love bangs writing - Goodreads
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User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

To be honest, about 3.8 out of 5. An intensely frustrating, but ultimately rewarding read. Lester Bangs' tangents are his obvious trademark - and this collection shows the best and worst traits of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Neil Kernohan - Goodreads

This is a compelling, though in places quite challenging, compilation of Bangs' articles for Creem magazine, The Village Voice and other publications throughout the 70s and early 80s. His style of ... Read full review

Contents

Astral Weeks 1979
20
PART TWO Slowing It Up
29
James Taylor Marked for Death 1971
53
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Lester Bangs started out as a record reviewer for Rolling Stone, went on to write for and then edit the magazine Creem, before moving to New York and covering the burgeoning punk scene, writing in daily newspapers and the Village Voice. Bangs died suddenly at the age of 33 in 1982. A biography of Lester Bangs, Let it Blurt was published in 2001.Greil Marcus is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. He is notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a much broader framework of culture and politics than is customary in pop music journalism. He writes for newspapers and magazines including Rolling Stone and The Village Voice.

Greil Marcus is the author of "Invisible Republic," "Dead Elvis," "Lipstick Traces," & "Mystery Train." His pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "Artforum," "Interview," "The New Yorker," "The New York Times," & "Esquire." He will be teaching at Princeton & Berkeley in fall 2000.

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