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Lester Bangs

Lester BangsAKA Leslie Conway Bangs

Born: 14-Dec-1948
Birthplace: Escondido, CA
Died: 30-Apr-1982
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Father: (d. when Lester was young)
Mother: (Jehovah's Witness)


Is the subject of books:
Let it Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic, 2000, BY: Jim Derogatis

Author of books:
Drug Punk (1968, novel, autobiographical, unpublished)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic (1988, essays)
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader (2003, essays)

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