Lester Bangs

Leslie Conway Bangs

Also known as Bangs, Lester

Discography of Lester Bangs:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Birdland With Lester Bangs 9 Audio 1998-01-13 Dionysus Records
2 Let It Blurt / Live 2 Audio 1979 Spy Records Ltd.
3 Jook Savages On The Brazos 11 Audio 2009 Live Wire Records (2)


December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982

American music journalist, author and musician. Highly influenced by the beat poets and gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

He began as a freelance writer, responding to an ad in Rolling Stone soliciting readers' reviews. His first piece was a negative review of the MC5 album "Kick Out The Jams". He later worked for Creem, The Village Voice, Penthouse, Playboy, New Musical Express and others.

Died in New York City, of an accidental overdose after treating a cold with Darvon and Valium. He was listening to the Human League's "Dare".


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