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LESTER BANGS PSYCHOTIC REACTIONS AND CARBURETOR DUNG PDF

Vintage presents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs–the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the s–edited. From the Inside Flap. ents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs–the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Five Star: : Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus: Books.

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Trivia About Psychotic Reactio Shelby Stevens You do realize that Lester would totally disapprove of the Kindle right?

It seems condescending, both to the reader and to the writing; it pains me that Lester found it necessary to tout his work on the basis of its influence, real and even overwhelming as that influence was, rather than on the basis of its value. Vintage presents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs–the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the s–edited and with an introduction by the reigning dean of rock critics, Greil Marcus.

Like I said, this is a huge error. The same is true of Tom Paine, a controversial figure, or Edmund Burke, or any of these other cantankerous talented rabble-rousers.

Bangs is no mere Music Critic.

Introduction to Lester Bangs’s ‘Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung’ () |

But still, his essay on racism in the Pun My teen years were the Creem years, and so Lester Bangs had a strong placement in my youth. First, Bangs on Morrison: That said, I don’t always respect his musical opinions but I’ll defend to the death his right to write lines like “The Beatles were four yobs, or three yobs plus a librarian named Paul.

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Mar 11, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: This article is about the book. I can see how this tendency of his is kind of off-putting though if you’re not that familiar with the source material.

Talk about wrestling with an artist and what he is trying to say. So Lester knew that Creem was his new home. It seemed to me that almost every review or essay or whatever the chapters are called in this book found their way back to babgs Lou Reed or Iggy P.

You are commenting using your WordPress. He didn’t even always have good taste in music.

Pensieri graffianti, aneddoti da capo giro, quando il rock era vita e non il contrario e Lester l’ha vissuto alla grande, da protagonista tra i protagonista, senza fare sconti a nessuno nemmeno a se stesso I’ve been reading this in bits and pieces for several months now – because to read it all at once is like eating an entire box of chocolate and chasing it with six espressos, and a lady needs some downtime every so often – so I’m just going to review it now because I don’t see it changing that much.

I read some of this back in the day; this time I skipped around and skipped over some of the padding. He became an alcoholic, a real one; after many years, he could stink up a room.

Carbureror capture one moment, be it a caress or a twitch. This book was a collaborative project. Faced with an artist whose work he loved and respected, Lester often wrote poorly, passively: This site uses cookies.

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My brother is that kind of music fan. Highly recommended if you don’t mind your music journalism with a dose of self-hate and misanthropy.

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Occasional moments of sheer, transcendent brilliance, mixed with a lot of fun trash. Lists with This Book. Few critics have ever written cadburetor such sincerity. Elvis Presley and John Lennon This collection of essays shows that Lester Bangs was an impassioned, articulate writer.

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

This was not in any way shape or form posterity-building career-building platforms. Calling Bangs a music critic is like calling Stradivarius a violin maker. But still, his essay on racism in the Punk world is fascinating. Of course Bangs always had issues with whatever publication he wrote for, and he was in trouble all the time for the things he wrote.

Jul 09, Keith Carpenter rated it really liked it.

People shouldn’t use the term “gonzo” to conceal terrible writing. Email Address never made public. At least we still have his words, immortal and timeless, and perhaps now more necessary than ever. Feb 17, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: