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In my estimation Bangs is one of the great American writers.
He would write an accent - not in a Zore Neale Hurtson I-spell-out-dialect sort of way, but in a William Shakespeare rhyme-and-meter-are-everything sort of way.
I guess that if you are really interested in rock and in rock journalism you should get it, but after the first one.
This is an interesting slice of life from the good old days of the 1970's. Growing up we took for granted that the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis were well over the hill, despite... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adam T. Weber
I have loved diving in to the writings of Lester Bangs. He has such a unique writing style and a fascinating insight into the world of music. I wish he hadn't died so young. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Chelsea
It would be difficult to argue that Lester Bangs is not the most influential (and for that matter the greatest) rock critic of all time. Read morePublished on December 15, 2008 by Brad Hoevel
Main Lines by Lester Bangs *****
Main Lines is the superior release from the now dead greatest rock n' roll critic to ever live Lester Bangs. Read more
Indeed while this book is essential reading for any rock fanatic it is somehow less interesting than the first tome (Psychotic reactions...). Read morePublished on October 18, 2006 by Lovblad
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed "Psychotic Reactions and Carbeurator Dung", it seemed logical that a writer as smart, funny, and insightful as Lester Bangs would certainly have... Read morePublished on April 25, 2006 by 50
Once at an allergist appointment to treat my asthma I had to use a nebulizer, a machine to help my medication get deep into my lungs. Read morePublished on June 16, 2004 by CincinnatiPOV
OK, I don't recommend getting an Anne Murrayy album...but othe than that, you get leads on some cool (and fairly obscure) Jazz, Reggae, and hardcore. Read morePublished on November 14, 2003 by Carl Slim