Psychotic Reactions & Carburetor Dung

Psychotic Reactions & Carburetor Dung

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First published in 1987, Psychotic Reactions & Carburetor Dung brings together the selected writing of 'the greatest rock'n'roll writer this world has ever known'. (Creem). Before his death aged 33 in 1982, Lester Bangs wrote wired, passionate pieces on Barry White, Iggy Pop, The Clash, John Lennon, Lou Reed: 'I always wanted to emulate the most self-destructive bastard I could see, as long as he moved with some sense of style. Thus Lou Reed.' To his journalism, he brought the talent of a great fiction writer. 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.'show more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1852425326
  • 9781852425326

About Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs started out as a record reviewer for Rolling Stone, went on to write for and then edit the magazine Creem, before moving to New York and covering the burgeoning punk scene, writing in daily newspapers and the Village Voice. Bangs died suddenly at the age of 33 in 1982. A biography of Lester Bangs, Let it Blurt was published in 2001.show more

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