Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Birdland with Lester Bangs
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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Read the book instead
Mark Bychowski | houston tx | 12/19/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"well, he werent much of a singer. or musician. certainly lack of these talents are usually aces in my book, but the music doesnt have much backbone to it and beneath it all, i'm a melody guy. try to get the much superior jook savages on the brazos instead if you must hear lester. its much more demented and unhinged. but mostly reread "of pop pies and fun" or the entire lou reed section from psycotic reactions to totally revel in the masters words."
Josh Thomas | The Hall Of Justice | 02/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well...first off let me just say that musically this CD is of course nothing really new. That's fairly obvious from the get-go.The majority of it is just straight-up rock and roll with Lester bangs having a somewhat average voice blah blah blah, anyway. What may spark some of the iffy reviews concerning this album is that...well, its not quite so demented as one might wish. When I picked this up I have to admit I was quite looking forward to musical nuttiness delivered, but then I got over my preconceptions and found that I really actually enjoyed this CD. I mean, its 70s rock 'n' roll but with something missing from so many rock 'n' roll bands of that era: Intriguing lyrics. Its basically the lyrics and Bangs' never-dull deliver that make this CD worth owning. I wouldn't go as far as to call it essential, but if one were stuck in a decision as to whether to buy MC5's "Back in the USA" and this CD, I'd definitely go with this one."
A must for mourners of Bangs
Carl Slim | 09/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A good primer before the new Bangs bio comes out. He was a god and you must worship him now!"