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lester bangs & peter laughner


design by ib, with original \”creem\” logo by r. crumb.

To quote myself (because I am a shamelessly self-promoting aged f@cker) from a comment I left over there at the time:

\”Oustanding snapshot of two perpetual delinquent Peter Pans taking the Velvets for a stroll off the leash. I\’d love to know if there were motes of dust dancing in the sun streaming through the office windows, or if the sun outside was wan and wintry…\”


For those of you familiar with Lester\’s writing for Creem magazine out of Detroit through the 70s, and his tragically doomed solo project with The Delinquents, this jam is a joyously received treat. Lester started out freelance for \”Rolling Stone\” in 1969, but was \’canned\’ by editor, Jan Wenner four years further down the line for a negative and \”disrespectful\” review of some old hippie group who went down a storm at Woodstock. Lester was quite often negative – especially and contrarily with regard to artists he held in the greatest esteem – but he was never less than entertaining.

Anyone who suggests otherwise is either running on empty so far as humour is concerned or is a good deal more clinically depressed than Lester ever was.

Thank you to WFMU\’s Lukas for the original post.

LESTER BANGS & PETER LAUGHNER: SEVENTEEN from \”The Creem Office Sessions: 1975/6\” MP3 (WFMU) 2007 (US)

LESTER BANGS & PETER LAUGHNER: LESTER RAY from \”The Creem Office Sessions: 1975/6\” MP3 (WFMU) 2007 (US) PURCHASE PSYCHOTIC REACTIONS & CARBURETOR DUNG

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