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Bangs, Lester

Overview
Works: 37 works in 96 publications in 6 languages and 2,397 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Biography  Pictorial works  Rock music  New wave music  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Commentator, Interviewer
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 )
30 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 992 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 )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 458 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 )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Blondie by Lester Bangs( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Om rockgruppen "Blondie"
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 49 libraries worldwide
Talking Heads chronology by Talking Heads (Musical group)( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 48 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."
Psychotic reactions & autres carburateurs flingués by Lester Bangs( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Psychotische Reaktionen und heiße Luft Rock'n'Roll als Literatur und Literatur als Rock'n'Roll ; ausgewählte Essays by Lester Bangs( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Lester Bangs ist 'die' grosse Rock-Kritiker-Legende in Amerika. Geboren 1948, arbeitete er ab 1971 fünf Jahre lang beim Rockmagazin Creem und beeinflusste mit seinem neuen subjektiven Stil eine ganze Generation junger Autoren. Bangs ging 1976 als freier Journalist nach New York, schrieb u.a. für den Rolling Stone und gründete die Rockgruppe "Lester Bangs and the Delinquents". In seinen Reportagen, Kritiken, Glossen und Fragmenten entdeckt er in "Wild Thing" von den Troggs eine Art unkontrolliertes Lebensmanifest für die Zukunft. Er bewundert Richard Hell, analysiert den Mythos von Elvis, reektiert sein schwieriges Verhältnis zu Lou Reed, begleitet die Clash auf Tour, schreibt über Iggy Pop and the Stooges, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, PIL u.a. Mit seinen gnadenlos subjektiven Urteilen und vehementen Verurteilungen, Beleidigungen und grossen Lobeshymnen war er der Gonzo-Autor des Rock-Journalismus, der wie kein anderer um die Faszination und Anziehungskraft der neuen Musik wusste. Lester Bangs starb am 30. April 1982 an einer Tablettenunverträglichkeit
Fêtes sanglantes et mauvais goût by Lester Bangs( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Cet ouvrage complète "Psychotic reactions" dont il comble les absences, notamment avec les textes célèbres sur les Beatles, les Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix ou Jim Morrison, dont l'auteur livre une vision subjective. Le lecteur pourra aussi découvrir des textes sur des musiciens moins consacrés, comme Captain Beefheart, MC5 ou Brian Eno ainsi que des écrits autobiographiques
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
Main lines, blood feasts, and bad taste : the second Lester Bangs reader by Lester Bangs( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Birdland with Lester Bangs by Birdland (Rock group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste A Lester Bangs Reader by Lester Bangs( file )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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. In Mainlines, Blood Feasts, Bad Taste fellow rock critic John Morthland has compiled a companion volume to Psychotic 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
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
Comment devenir rock critic, un voyage mégatonnique avec Lester Bangs by Lester Bangs( Article )
in French and held by 2 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
Clash on Broadway by Lenny Kaye( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Clash on Broadway by Clash (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Compilation of The Clash's recordings, including some previously unreleased material: Every little bit hurts; Midnight to Stevens; One emotion
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 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bangs, Leslie Conway
Languages
English (68)
French (9)
German (4)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
Serbian (1)
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