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ISBN-10: 0743470265

ISBN-13: 9780743470261

ISBN-10: 1417645342

ISBN-13: 9781417645343

Following within the footsteps of the overdue nice Lester Bangs -- the main respected and irreverent of rock 'n' roll critics -- twenty-four celebrated writers have penned tales encouraged by way of nice songs. simply as Bangs forged new gentle on a Rod Stewart vintage together with his tale "Maggie May," a couple of utterly unforeseen connection among an impressionable younger guy and an getting older, alcoholic hooker, the varied, electrifying tales right here use songs as a springboard for a sort dubbed the lit riff.
along Bangs's vintage paintings, you will find tales via J.T. LeRoy, who places a getting better teenage drug abuser in a dentist's chair with not anything however the Foo Fighters's "Everlong" -- blaring throughout the P.A. -- to struggle the soreness; Jonathan Lethem, whose narrator seems again on his misplaced innocence simply as an extramarital affair careens to an finish -- this to the track "Speeding motorbike" as recorded by means of Yo los angeles Tengo; and Jennifer Belle, who envisions a prequel to Paul Simon's "Graceland" -- person who occurs at a kid's party replete with a true dwell kangaroo.
With unique contributions from Tom Perrotta, Nelson George, Amanda Davis, Lisa Tucker, Aimee Bender, Darin Strauss, and lots of extra -- riffing on each person from Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen to the White Stripes, Cat energy, and Bob Marley -- this can be either an miraculous selection of brief tales and a unprecedented scan in phrases and track.
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