Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Magnificent... To have him between hard covers and claimed for literature is a satisfying validation and a major event." Village Voice Literary Supplement
"A great American writer who happened to write about rock and roll... wild and funny and utterly unpredictable... Lester's prose pulsated with rock's own rhythms... a superb collection." Rolling Stone
"A cultural event... This collection rescues from oblivion one of the most distinctive voices in modern popular criticism." The New York Times Book Review
"With affection and rudeness and fury and mockery, with prose that moved in gusts and swirls and pratfalls, he showed how music could be for him as well as for less articulate, less self-conscious fans an arena of moral choices.... Bangs was one of the best writers ever to appear on newsprint." The New York Times