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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User Review  - Zissou54 - LibraryThing

A collection of essays, both published and unpublished, from one of the greatest rock critics of all time. Not only is Lester Bangs one the of greatest music critics to ever live, but I believe he may ... Read full review

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Nobody could write about rock 'n' roll the way Bangs did. Some of the pieces here, such as the one about the Godz, or the fantasy piece about the career of the Count Five after Psychotic Reaction are ... Read full review

Contents

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