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Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
Author: Lester Bangs

ISBN: 9781781252772
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.3
Description:
The essential writings of the greatest music writer of the twentieth, or any, century, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic.

Until his death aged thirty-three in 1982, Lester Bangs wrote wired, rock 'n' roll pieces on Iggy Pop, The Clash, John Lennon, Kraftwerk, Lou Reed. As a rock critic, he had an eagle-eye for distinguishing the pre-packaged imitation from the real thing; written in a conversational, wisecracking, erotically charged style, his hallucinatory hagiographies and excoriating take-downs reveal an iconoclast unafraid to tell it like it is.

To his journalism he brought the talent of a great a renegade Beat poet, and his essays, reviews and scattered notes convey the electric thrill of a music junky indulging the habit of a lifetime. As Greil Marcus writes in his introduction, 'What this book demands from a reader is a willingness to accept that the best writer in America could write almost nothing but record reviews.'

About the Author

Lester Bangs started out as a record reviewer for Rolling Stone, went on to write for and t...

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