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. 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 Greil Marcus is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. He is notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a much broader framework of culture and politics than is customary in pop music journalism Subjects Fiction Literature.
Fiction Literature. Lester Bangs Author 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.
More about Lester Bangs. Bangs died suddenly at the age of thirty-three in A biography of Lester Bangs, Let it Blurt was published in Greil Marcus is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic.
He writes for newspapers and magazines including Rolling Stone and the Village Voice. Bangs was one of the best writers ever to appear on newsprint It's one of the oddest yet most original pieces on music you're ever likely to read This is rock criticism in its raw state - it is vulgar, conversational, and abusive towards its subjects That a collection of music criticism continues to be republished 28 years after its first appearance - and 44 years after the publication of the earliest essay it contains - is perhaps a better testament to the quality of Bangs' writing than anything else.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to listen to 'Astral Weeks' one more time.
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