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Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader

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Before his untimely death in 1982, Lester Bangs was inarguably the most influential critic of rock and roll. Writing in hyper-intelligent Benzedrine prose that calls to mind Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson, he eschewed all conventional thinking as he discussed everything from Black Sabbath being the first truly Catholic band to Anne Murray’s smoldering sexuality. In Mainlines, Blood Feasts, Bad Taste fellow rock critic John Morthland has compiled a companion volume to Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, the first, now classic collection of Bangs’s work. Here are excerpts from an autobiographical piece Bangs wrote as a teenager, travel essays, and, of course, the music pieces, essays, and criticism covering everything from titans like Miles Davis, Lou Reed, and the Rolling Stones to esoteric musicians like Brian Eno and Captain Beefheart. Singularly entertaining, this book is an absolute must for anyone interested in the history of rock.

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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

Synopsis:

A compilation of fifty-four essays, cultural rants, reviews, and more from the late rock critic includes excerpts from Bangs's autobiographical writings, a discussion of the Hell's Angels and the shooting of Andy Warhol, and incisive reviews of Black Sabbath, Anne Murray, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones, among others. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307487896
Subtitle:
A Lester Bangs Reader
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Editor:
Morthland, John
Edited by:
John Morthland
Author:
Bangs, Lester
Author:
Morthland, John
Author:
Lester Bangs
Author:
John Morthland
Subject:
Music : History & Criticism - General
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Subject:
Music-Rock Reference and Criticism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030812
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
409

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Product details 409 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307487896 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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

"Synopsis" by , A compilation of fifty-four essays, cultural rants, reviews, and more from the late rock critic includes excerpts from Bangs's autobiographical writings, a discussion of the Hell's Angels and the shooting of Andy Warhol, and incisive reviews of Black Sabbath, Anne Murray, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones, among others. Original. 10,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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