Karen Krizanovich

The Tynan of Rock

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

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If you are dismissive of rock music journalism, feel insulted by its gimmickry, stupidity and glibness, why should you read Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, an edited selection of the criticisms of Lester Bangs, the late American rock journalist? Here are three reasons: 1 He’s damn good. 2 He’s damn funny. 3 You may learn something. (And you won’t even have to listen to any records.)

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