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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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A collection of essays, both published and unpublished, from one of the greatest rock critics of all time.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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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

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


Introduction and Acknowledgments
Astral Weeks 1979
PART TWO Blowing It Up

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About the author (1987)

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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