Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

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Knopf, 1987 - Music - 386 pages
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This huge anthology contains the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs--one of the most outrageous and most popular rock critics of the 1970's--who died at the age of 34 in 1982.

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excellent. love bangs writing - Goodreads
Really difficult to read. - Goodreads
An honest, gripping, hilarious page turner. - Goodreads
The best music writing on the planet. - Goodreads
His writing was FUNNY and fun, interesting, intriguing. - Goodreads
He could also be a great writer. - 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

Introduction and Acknowledgments
5
Astral Weeks 1979
20
PART TWO Blowing It Up
29
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Lester Bangs wrote for "Creem, the Village Voice," and "Rolling Stone,"
John Morthland, co-executor of the Bangs literary estate, was a colleague of Bangs from 1969 until the author's death. He was editor of "Creem" in 1974-75. He is a writer at large for "Texas Monthly,

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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