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Psychotic reactions and carburetor dung

Author: Lester Bangs; Greil Marcus
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2003. ©1987
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Anchor editionView all editions and formats
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Essays examine rock performers and bands including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Chicago, the Clash, James Taylor, and Iggy Pop.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Bangs; Greil Marcus
ISBN: 9780679720454 0679720456
OCLC Number: 52721699
Notes: Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Knopf, 1987.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Two testaments. Psychotic reactions and carburetor dung : A tale of these times --
Astrel Weeks --
pt. 2. Of pop and pies and fun : A program for mass liberation in the form of a Stooges review, or who's the fool --
James Taylor marked for death --
Do the godz speak Esperanto --
pt. 3. Creemwork --
frauds, failures, and fantasies. Chicago at Carnegie Hall, volumes I, II, III & IV --
Black Oak Arkansas : Keep the faith --
White witch --
John Coltrane lives --
The Guess Who : Live at the Paramount --
James Taylor : One man dog --
The incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed-up zombies, or the day the airwaves erupted --
Jethro Tull in Vietnam --
Screwing the system with Dick Clark --
Slade : sladest --
My night of ecstasy with the J. Geils Band --
Johnny Ray's better whirlpool --
Barry White : Just another way to say I love you --
Kraftwerkfeature --
David Bowie : Station to Station --
pt. 4. Slaying the father. from Untitled notes on Lou Reed, 1980 --
Let us now praise famous death dwarves, or, how I slugged it out with Lou Reed and stayed awake --
How to succeed in torture without really trying, or Louie come home, all is forgiven --
The greatest album ever made --
from Untitled notes on Lou Reed, 1980. pt. 5. Slaying the children, burying the dead, signs of life. Iggy Pop : blowtorch in bondage --
I saw God and/or Tangerine Dream --
Where were you when Elvis died --
Peter Laughner --
The Clash --
Richard Hell : Death means never having to say you're incomplete --
Growing up is hard to do --
The white noise supremacists --
Sham 69 is innocent --
New Year's Eve --
Otis Rush mugged by an iceberg --
Thinking the unthinkable about John Lennon --
A reasonable guide to horrible noise --
pt. 6. Unpublishable. Fragments, 1976-1982 --
from Notes on Pil's Metal Box, 1980 --
from "All My Friends are Hermits," 1980 --
Review of Peter Guralnick's Lost Highway : Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians --
from Notes for review of Peter Guralnick's Lost Highway --
from "The Scorn Papers," 1981 --
from "Women on Top : Ten Post-lib Role Models for the Eighties," a book proposal, 1981 --
from "Maggie May," 1981 --
pt. 7. Untitled. from Untitled notes, 1981.
Responsibility: by Lester Bangs ; edited by Greil Marcus.
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Essays examine rock performers and bands including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Chicago, the Clash, James Taylor, and Iggy Pop.

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