Meh. I can see how Lester Bangs was a big deal back in the day. Too bad 100,000 music reviewers have coped his style, whether intentionally or unintentionally (I'm guilty of this too), that its hard to read this and not just lump it in with another snobby, overly self-righteous reviewer for Pitchfork.com.
I get why he's important but is this really relevant anymore? I dunno.