Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs (Paperback, 2001)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs (Paperback, 2001)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs (Paperback, 2001)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs (Paperback, 2001)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs (Paperback, 2001)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs (Paperback, 2001)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs (Paperback, 2001)
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Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs

Until his death aged thirty-three in 1982, Lester Bangs wrote wired, rock 'n' roll pieces on Iggy Pop, The Clash, John Lennon, Kraftwerk, Lou Reed. As a rock critic, he had an eagle-eye for distinguishing the pre-packaged imitation from the real thing; written in a conversational, wisecracking, erotically charged style, his hallucinatory hagiographies and excoriating take-downs reveal an iconoclast unafraid to tell it like it is. 

To his journalism he brought the talent of a great a renegade Beat poet, and his essays, reviews and scattered notes convey the electric thrill of a music junky indulging the habit of a lifetime. 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.'

 

 Paperback | 420 pages

 129 x 198 x 26mm | 334g

 

 Profile Books Ltd

 Serpent's Tail

 London, United Kingdom

 English

 Main

 1852427485

 9781852427481

 

Condition: Acceptable

A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Obvious damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, and a considerable amount of creasing, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged, with minor creases throughout the book, but no tearing. Three lines on page xiii are underlined in blue pen, but no other underlining or marking/writing in pen anywhere else in the book. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. An old and worn but solid copy.