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Lester Bangs

Lester Bangs
Born: Dec 13, 1948 in Escondido, CA
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Died: Apr 30, 1982 in New York, NY
Biography: Nearly everyone familiar with the work of the late, great Lester Bangs (his worn-out pulmonary and respiratory systems shut down in 1982 at age 33) knows him as a rock journalist for Creem, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, and countless other magazines. And while his critical acumen, perspicacity, and acerbic ...Read full biography
Jook Savages on the Brazos
Released: 1981
Label: Livewire Recordings
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The only album to be released while Lester Bangs was alive finds him working with the Texas-based Delinquents, who had a pretty hot guitar player by the name of Andy Fuertsch. It wasn't as though he was ...Read full review
Birdland With Lester Bangs
Released: 1986
Label: Mordam Records
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Birdland was a posthumous release that contained material Lester had recorded with a New York band (also known as the Rattlers) that featured Joey Ramone's brother. This was more post-punk pop-sounding ...Read full review
More Lester Bangs albums: Main Albums (2)