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

From America's greatest rock critic comes this collection of personal memoirs, rock criticism, and travelogues all exhibiting (the late) Lester Bang's trademark drug-addled ravings, including material never before published. ...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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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0375713670
EAN
9780375713675
Publisher
Publication Date
12/08/2003
Pages
432
Dimension
20.88cm x 12.93cm x 2.34cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Bangs, Lester
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,"


Morthland, John
DOB: 9/17/1947

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