Like Gold RefinedLarge Print - 2000
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. InMainlines, Blood Feasts, Bad Tastefellow rock critic John Morthland has compiled a companion volume toPsychotic 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Thorndike Me. : G.K. Hall & Co., 2000.
Edition: Large print edition
Branch Call Number: FIC Oke
Characteristics: 312 pages