Lester Bangs started out as a record reviewer for Rolling Stone, went on to write for and then edit the magazine Creem, before moving to New York and covering the burgeoning punk scene, writing in daily newspapers and the Village Voice. Bangs died suddenly at the age of 33 in 1982. A biography of Lester Bangs, Let it Blurt was published in 2001.
"From the introduction to Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: 'What this book demands from a reader is a willingness to accept that the best writer in America could write almost nothing but record reviews' Greil Marcus 'He's fat and he's got a moustache. I wouldn't shit in Lester's nose' Lou Reed