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Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs
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Apr 19, 10


Great collection from one of my idols. Also, the funniest book about rock-and-roll ever, and a big inspiration for my Greenspeak column. One of my columns, in fact, was a direct homage (theft)--an entire column written as a series of exclamatory statements. (I credited him at the end of the column). Even if you're not a music fan, per se, his writing was godlike: prescient, biting, introspective, angry, hilarious. And most of it was done in his 20s.

Also: This is the character that Philip Seymour Hoffman plays in "Almost Famous."

READ THIS BOOK.
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message 1: by Alex (new)

Alex Covic I will! Still have not - but have read probably many of what's in it! :)

BTW, Greil Marcus pwns every single book these days on "music" journalism?


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