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Lester Bangs
(1948-1982) born on
US critic, author. He was a rock critic for "Rolling Stone" and "Village Voice"; recorded album "Juke Savages on the Brazos," 1981.
         
   
F
The first mistake of Art is to assume that it's serious.

R
The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
A
At its best New Wave/punk represents a fundamental and age-old Utopian dream: that if you give people the license to be as outrageous as they want in absolutely any fashion they can dream up, they'll be creative about it, and do something good besides.
N
They wouldn't be heroes if they were infallible, in fact they wouldn't be heroes if they weren't miserable wretched dogs, the pariahs of the earth, besides which the only reason to build up an idol is to tear it down again.
K
The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Who Put the Bomp," Winter/Spring 1971; repr. in "Psychotic Reactions & Carburetor Dung, "James Taylor Marked for Death," 1987.
R: In "Gig," Jan. 1978.
A: In "New Musical Express," (London), 24 Dec. 1977.
N: In "Creem," (London), March 1975.
K: In "Village Voice," (New York), 29 Aug 1977.
   


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