lester bangs died in 1982 at the tender age of 33 and this is the one of two only available collection of his journalism. pieces included are on barry white, iggy pop, the clash, john lennon, heaps of lou reed of course. to his journalism he brought the talent of a great fiction writer. a role model in the film almost famous, lester bangs appeals to successive generations of fans because writing about music for him was not just a nine to five job, it was his life, and in part his death.
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