Category Archives: Lester

  1. Interview with Raul Sandelin (dir. A Box Full of Rocks)

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    March 25, 2014 by sw00ds

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    Because he’s so closely identified with Creem magazine and Detroit on the one hand, and New York City and post-punk …
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  2. Lester & Philip

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    February 8, 2014 by sw00ds

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    That night, after I interviewed Hoffman, I went back to my hotel room and had a dream about Lester, something …
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  3. Critical Collage: Metal Machine Music

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    November 9, 2013 by sw00ds

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    “This record is not for parties/dancing/background romance. This is what I ment by ‘real’ rock, about ‘real’ things. No one …
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  4. Lou Reed

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    October 27, 2013 by sw00ds

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    I’m not embarrassed to say — and hardly alone, I suspect – that my first meaningful encounter with Lou Reed …
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  5. To Miriam from Lester

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    August 28, 2013 by sw00ds

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    “I’m so sick of writing good stuff that never ends up getting published.” Once in a while my Tumblr feed …
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  6. “Fear of Everything”

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    August 16, 2013 by sw00ds

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    So of course I always thought Talking Heads were about the individual human units (ha!—and fuck you, Fripp) response to …
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  7. Bangs Bio on Kickstarter

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    August 5, 2013 by sw00ds

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    Richard Riegel, in a Rock’s Backpages post about A Box Full of Rocks, the Lester Bangs movie I mentioned a …
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  8. “Who the hell is Lester Bangs?”

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    June 25, 2013 by sw00ds

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    Apparently (who knew?), the Vancouver Sun ran Bangs’s John Lennon obituary on December 13, 1980. That’s not available online, but …
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  9. A Box Full of Rocks

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    June 15, 2013 by sw00ds

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    “You’ve seen him depicted in the Academy Award winning film Almost Famous. Maybe you’ve read him in Rolling Stone or …
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  10. Was Creem a Bastion of Anti-intellectualism?

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    May 21, 2013 by sw00ds

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    “The writers [Creem] propelled to stardom — Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, and Nick Tosches being three of the most celebrated …
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