Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste

By Lester Bangs,

Book cover of Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader

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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…

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1 author picked Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Late Lester Bangs is probably the first name that comes to my mind when piercing, observant rock criticism is concerned, but it seems his books are currently collecting dust somewhere, even though they have not lost any of their relevance.

He is also one of the authors that not only shaped my personal views on music, but also the style of writing I’m trying to pursue.

From Ljubinko's list on music in the late sixties and seventies.

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