Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock'n'roll as Literature and Literature as Rock 'N'roll

By Lester Bangs; Greil Marcus (Editor)

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780679720454, 416pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 1988


Vintage presents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs--the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the 1970s--edited and with an introduction by the reigning dean of rack critics, Greil Marcus. Advertising in Rolling Stone and other major publications.

About the Author
Lester Bangs started out as a record reviewer for Rolling Stone, went on to write for and then edit the magazine Creem, before moving to New York and covering the burgeoning punk scene, writing in daily newspapers and the Village Voice. Bangs died suddenly at the age of 33 in 1982. A biography of Lester Bangs, Let it Blurt was published in 2001.Greil Marcus is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. He is notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a much broader framework of culture and politics than is customary in pop music journalism. He writes for newspapers and magazines including Rolling Stone and The Village Voice.

Greil Marcus is the author of "The Doors", "Mystery Train", and other books.