Saturday, March 12, 2016

He bangs (UPDATED)

Let's read this Rolling Stone selection of Lester Bangs reviews for our 23 March session (note that there are two pages and it's best to start from the bottom of page 2, with the earliest ones), plus this encore from the Village Voice.

Observe his judgments, comparisons, tone and values - and of course, take time to listen to some of the music he reviews. And if you haven't seen it yet, you might want to check out his portrayal in "Almost Famous" - too long to show in class but viewable here (it takes a few clicks on the arrow in the middle, and ignore the popup ads).

And hear him banging on:

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