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Bangs, Lester

Overview
Works: 42 works in 128 publications in 7 languages and 2,539 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reviews  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  New wave music  Rock concert films  Rock music  Concert television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television program excerpts 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewer, Editor, Photographer, Commentator
Classifications: ML3534, 784.54009
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Lester Bangs
Publications by Lester Bangs
Publications by Lester Bangs, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Lester Bangs
Psychotic reactions and carburetor dung by Lester Bangs( Book )
51 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Essays examine rock performers and bands including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Chicago, the Clash, James Taylor, and Iggy Pop
Mainlines, blood feasts, and bad taste : a Lester Bangs reader by Lester Bangs( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 409 libraries worldwide
"Before his untimely death in 1982, Lester Bangs was arguably 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. In Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste fellow rock critic John Morthland has compiles a companion volume to Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, the first, now classic collection of Bang'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."--Jacket
Rod Stewart by Paul Nelson( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Blondie by Lester Bangs( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Om rockgruppen "Blondie"
Talking Heads chronology ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"Lester was an enthusiast; he jumped headfirst into the scene and never looked back. This piece stands as a passionate prose poem about our place in regard to Nature, the Universe and Reality. Yes, that's what this is, not just a record review. Way ahead of his time, Lester describes a Matrix-like world, and he begins to peel back the covers, exposing an unfriendly Mother Nature and the paranoid Truth."
Elvis Presley : the rebel years : photographed during the fantastic years of the King of Rock 'n' Roll 1954-1960 ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Ork Records : New York, New York ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Where in the mythos of punk is there room for a frizzy-haired cinephile San Diegan? How could the defining rock attitude and look of the late 1970s get brainstormed by two go-nowheres from a boarding school in Hockessin, Delaware -- a D student and kid voted Most Unknown by his senior class? Forget the worn-out yarns about London gobbers and safety-pin piercings -- the true story of the birth of punk rock on 45 is the story of Ork Records, captured by Numero Group on two shiny compact discs. It is a story populated by iconic names like Television, Alex Chilton, Lester Bangs, Richard Hell, the Feelies, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Blondie and the Ramones. And it's a tale told from the hallowed grounds of CBGB, Max's Kansas City, and Ardent Studios. It all began with Terry Ork, a Jewish SoCal film nerd enthralled by Andy Warhol's posse as they made a transgressive surfing flick, who moved cross-country to manage a movie memorabilia shop on the grubby streets of the Lower East Side. Made in the shadow of disco and dereliction in late-70s Manhattan, Ork Records: New York, New York is not just the genesis of punk, it is the birth of the New York City scene and indie culture as we know it
Jook savages on the Brazos by Lester Bangs( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Deliri, desideri e distorsioni by Lester Bangs( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Italian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Catalogue of the library belonging to Mr. Thomas W. Field : to be sold at auction by Bangs, Merwin & Co., May 24th, 1875, and following days by Thomas W Field( Book )
1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
An invaluable reference tool, with over 2500 items relating to the American Indian compiled by Joseph Sabin. With auction prices and additional bibliographic entries inked into the work
Birdland with Lester Bangs by Birdland (Rock group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Impubblicabile! by Lester Bangs( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Il Lester Bangs portatile by Lester Bangs( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Heavy metal : 1966-1984 : [zbornik tekstova] by Lester Bangs( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in Serbian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Comment devenir rock critic, un voyage mégatonnique avec Lester Bangs by Lester Bangs( Article )
in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Catalogue of scarce pamphlets on the election and administration of abraham by Lester Bangs( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Elvis Presley : tutti frutti ou l'érection des coeurs : photographies des années de gloire du roi du rock'n'roll 1954-1960 by Lester Bangs( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Lou Reed : Comment je me suis castagné avec Lou Reed sans m'endormir une seule fois by Lou Reed( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Talking Heads: Chronology ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bangs , Leslie Conway
Lester Bangs americký hudební publicista
Lester Bangs Amerikaans journalist
Lester Bangs amerikai újságíró, zenekritikus, 1948-82
Lester Bangs amerikansk musikar
Lester Bangs amerikansk musiker
Lester Bangs critico musicale e musicista statunitense
Lester Bangs US-amerikanischer Musikjournalist, Autor und Musiker
Лестер Бэнгс
لستر بنگز موسیقی‌دان آمریکایی
レスター・バングス
Languages
English (75)
French (12)
German (8)
Italian (8)
Chinese (2)
Serbian (1)
Spanish (1)
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