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ISBN-10: 0375713670
ISBN-13: 9780375713675
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publish Date: 08/12/2003
Dimensions: 8.22" L, 5.09" W, 0.92" H

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

Editor: John Morthland

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Price: $16.95

Overview

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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"Bangs was one of the best writers ever to appear on newsprint."
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Details

ISBN-10: 0375713670
ISBN-13: 9780375713675
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publish Date: 08/12/2003
Dimensions: 8.22" L, 5.09" W, 0.92" H
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