Lester Bangs Biography
(American music critic)
Birthday: December 13, 1948 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Escondido
Lester Bangs was a legendary rock critic, journalist, author and musician, who is best-known for his collection of essays entitled, ‘Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung’. Owing to his prose style, his readers often describe him as humorous, egomaniacal, sardonic and witty individual. He is compared to the likes of legendary personalities such as Dan Clowes and Axl Rose and is known for having led an eventful life, in terms of what he dreamt of achieving and what he actually did achieve. He was one of the most influential critics of rock music and contributed columns to popular magazines like ‘Rolling Stone’ and ‘Creem’. He had very a humble beginning and started off as a freelance writer. However, his career spurted upwards and even though he was known for his transparency and unabashed choice of words, it was his humorous tones that captured the fancy of people and critics alike. He also wrote for magazines, such as, ‘Playboy’, ‘New Musical Express’ and ‘Penthouse’. While he was on a sabbatical, he would pursue a parallel music career and also write essays, as he was a musician and also an author in his own right. Scroll further if you would like to learn more about this illustrious personality.