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The goal of this Archive is to advance scholarship and enquiry into the life, music, and literature of Lester Bangs. Consequently, any source—prose, media, or digital—selected for this page must demonstrate one or more of the following criteria: 
  • be about Lester Bangs or his primary works, wholly or in part;
  • be about other works dedicated to the subject of Lester Bangs;
  • reference topics, authors, and/or personages significant to the study of Lester Bangs.
Also a factor is the degree to which Lester Bangs is the focus of discussion in these sources, directly or indirectly. Sources merely mentioning or quoting Bangs that do little to advance research and inquiry have been omitted from this selected bibliography, even though they may be plentiful. This criterion is especially important to the selection of blogs appearing on this page, which are vetted either for their informed perspective or for the relevant authority of their bloggers. "Relevant topics" include Punk and Proto-Punk, Heavy Metal, No Wave, rock music, and other topics of interest pertaining to the cultural and historical milieu in which Lester Bangs wrote. The resulting bibliography has been organized into the following categories:
Internet and Multimedia Sources
Books and Dissertations
Selected Reviews
Articles and Essays
Selected Blogs 
Related and Recommended Reading
Related and Recommended Viewing
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What ISN'T on this page?

Since the mid 1980s, the meaning of the term "bibliographic" has increasingly broadened to include electronic resources of every variety. Even print resources published in the pre-digital era are now being digitized for electronic access. A large number of the sources listed on this and other bibliographies in the Lester Bangs Archive are already available on-line. However, the virtual medium is not always a fixed medium, and, in particular, the addresses of on-line sources change or disappear altogether. Therefore, in order to avoid repeated updating for broken links on these pages, they have been intentionally omitted so that users can look for these titles on their own. However, sources known to be available on the internet have been identified as such in their citations.

 
Internet and Multimedia Sources
 

Wikepedia.org: Lester Bangs. [available on-line]

Alfonso, Barry. "Lester Bangs, Journalist, Singer." Biographical. Encyclopedia.com January 2004. [available on-line]

Roger D. Anderson Memorial Website. [available on-line]

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. Dir. Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori. Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2012. Runtime: 113 min. Stars Jon Auer, Chris Bell, Alex Chilton; includes video footage of Lester Bangs. [available on-line] 

Blog to Comm. An absolute must for any serious Bangs researcher, Christopher Stigliano's BlogSpot adaptation of the fanzine Black To Comm is a knowledgeable and insightful website dedicated to the music, artists and genres in which Lester Bangs flourished, with comprehensive commentary on many obscure rock and punk fanzines. [available on-line]

Brandes, Ray. "Hallelujah! The Story of Glory." The Che Underground: San Diego's Underground Rock 'n' Roll Scene of the 1980s. ["Glory" is the group started by Lester Bangs's close high school friends, Jerry Raney and Jack Butler, with whom Bangs performed on harmonica.] [available on-line]

Delisi, Ann. “Film to Document Origin of Creem Magazine in Detroit’s Cass Corridor.” Internet Radio Interview with Susan Whitall and Bill Holdship. WDET (wdet.org) 4 August 2016. [available on-line]

The Dobbs Files. Audio files (mp3). Bob Dobbs—paramedia ecologist, Marshall McLuhan archivist, and James Joyce Finnegans Wake "translator"—reads aloud the rock criticism of Richard Meltzer, Lester Bangs, and others; with commentary by Scott Woods. [available on-line] 

DeRogatis, Jim. Official Book Page for Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs. [available on-line]

DeRogatis, Jim. "A Few Relevant Lester/Blurt Links." Jim DeRogatis Official Website. [available on-line] 

eBookBrowse.net: "Lester Bangs" (a search engine for eBooks on the internet) [available on-line]

GloriousNoise.com: Lester Bangs in Rolling Stone (dot com). [available on-line]

Henshaw, Ian, Megan Elliott, and Christian Wilson. "Lester Bangs." (Student report.) Prezi 23 August 2013. [available on-line]

Holstrom, John. "Mutant Monster Beach Party." Punk 1.15 (July/August 1978). Comic photoplay parody of a 1960s B-rated horror flick, with Lester Bangs portraying a villainous biker. Details at the official website of Punk magazine. [available on-line]

"Peter Laughner Collection." Northeast Ohio Popular Music Archives. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum Library and Archives. [available on-line]

Lester Bangs's School of Blurt (Facebook). [available on-line]

Longform Archive: "Lester Bangs." ["Longform recommends new and classic writing from around from around the web." ] [available on-line]

Reicher, Jason and Tom Law. "Rock and Roll and Lester Bangs." Vimeo. Duration: 1:26 min. Animated video chronicling the history of American rock music. [available on-line]

RockCritics.com: Lester Bangs Links and Resources. [available on-line]

Santori, Chris. "Box Full of Rocks—The El Cajon Years of Lester Bangs." Video interview with Raul Sandelin. "Night + Day." U-T Video (UTTV). [available on-line]

Shambles Rule. Blog. San Diego band featured in documentary, A Box Full of Rocks: The El Cajon Years of Lester Bangs. [available on-line]

Shernoff, Andy (a.k.a. Adny). Official Website. [Rock journalist invited by Bangs to write for Creem.] [available on-line]

Andy Shernoff Appreciation Society (Facebook) [available on-line] 

Storm, Gary. "Punk and New Music Fanzines – Late 1970s to Early 1980s." Music I Love 2012. [available on-line]

Ugly Things Magazine. An on-line music fanzine dedicated, according to originator Mike Stax, to the "unfiltered, ugly sounds of ‘60s garage bands, beat groups, psychedelia and suchlike. [available on-line]


 

 
Books and Dissertations

American Music Journalists, Including: Lester Bangs, Paula Abdul, Peter Guralnick, B. H. Haggin, Robert Shelton (critic), Cameron Crowe, Nat Hentoff, et al. Hephaestus Books, 2011. ISBN: 9781242579349 [Creative Commons licensing anthology]

American Music Journalists, Including: Lester Bangs, Paula Abdul, Cameron Crowe, Jim Ferguson, Daniel Levitin, Sebastian Spreng, et al. General Books LLC, 2010; ISBN: 9781156390481 [Creative Commons licensing anthology]
 
Bannister, Matthew. White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock. Ashgate Publishing Group, 2006. ISBN: 9780754651901
 
Book Rags. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Study Guide. (iTunes P.O.D.) Lulu Enterprises, 2011.
 
____. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: Summary and Study Guide. (Kindle Edition) Amazon Digital Services, 2011.
 
____. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Lesson Plans. (Kindle Edition) Amazon Digital Services, 2012.
 
DeRogatis, Jim. Let it Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic. Broadway Books, 2000.

____. Firmato. Italian Trans. Arcana, 2003.

____. Il Lester Bangs portatile. Italian Trans. Arcana, 2003.

____. Let it Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2001.

____. Lester Bangs; Mégatonnique Rock Critic. French Trans., Jean-Paul Mourlon. Tristram, 2006.
 
Elmo, Timoteus, ed. Lester Bangs. Local Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9786135770773 [Creative Commons licensing anthology]
 
Fitzgerald, Kenneth and Rudy Vanderlans, eds. Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture. Princeton Architectural Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781568989648
 
Gruen, Bob. The Clash. UK: Vision On Publishing, 2002. ISBN 1903399343 [Contains Bob Gruen's photos of The Clash, Lester Bangs, Debra Harry, Andy Warhol, and others.]
 
Hampton, Howard. “Let Us Now Kill White Elephants: Lester Bangs.” Born in Flames: Termite Dreams, Dialectical Fairy Tales, and Pop Apocalypses. Harvard University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780674027329
 
Harrington, Joe. Sonic Cool: The Life and Death of Rock 'n' Roll. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, 2002. ISBN: 9780634028618
 
Holstrom, John and Bridget Hurd, eds.. The Best of Punk Magazine. HarperCollins, 2012. ISBN: 9780061958359.
 
Jones, Steve and Susan S. Baker, eds. Pop Music and the Press. Templeton University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9781566399661.
 
Kramer, Michael Jacob. The Civics of Rock: Sixties Counterculture Music and the Transformation of the Public Sphere. PhD Dissertation. Department of History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2006. [available on-line]
 
Lindberg, Ulf, Gestur Gudmundsson; Morten Michelsen, and Hans Weisethaunet, eds. Rock Criticism from the Beginning: Amusers, Bruisers And Cool-Headed Cruisers. Peter Lang Publishing Incorporated, 2005. [ISBN: 9780820474908]
 
Meza Villarino, Inti. Free Jazz Punk Rock de Lester Bangs. 666 Libros, 2012.
 
Rzewski, Frederic. "Little Bangs: A Nihilist Theory of Improvisation.” Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music. Eds., Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner. Bloomsbury Academic, 2004. ISBN: 9780826416155
 
Seaver, Gregory Andrew. Wake-Up Artists: Maximalist Voice in the Nonfiction of James Agee, Lester Bangs, and David Foster Wallace. Master's Thesis. American Studies Department. University of Texas at Austin, May, 2013. [available on-line]
 
Schmitt, Jason. "Like the Last 30 Years Never Happened: Understanding Detroit Rock Music through Oral History. PhD Dissertation. Department of Journalism. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University, August 2008.
 
Tosches, Nick. "Lester [Lester Bangs: Jook Savages.]" The Nick Tosches Reader. DaCapo Press, 1995. 323-329. ISBN 9780306809699
 

 
 
 
Selected Reviews
 
Ashare, Matt. "Critical Mass: The Lester Bangs Legacy." Reviews: Jim DeRogatis, Let It Blurt; Richard Meltzer, A Whore Just Like the Rest; Nick Tosches, The Nick Tosches Reader. The Providence Phoenix 20-27 July, 2000. [available on-line]
 
Battaglia, Andy. "Mainlines, Blood Feasts, And Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader." Review. A.V. Club (on-line) 19 August 2003. [available on-line]
 
Brown, Robert E. “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung (Book).” Review. Library Journal 112.14 (1 September 1987): 184
 
“Forecasts: Nonfiction.” Column; Review of Let It Blurt. Publishers Weekly 247.6 (7 February 2000): 73.
 
Garner, Dwight. “High Fidelity: Let It Blurt (Book).” Review. New York Times Book Review 149.51367 (23 April 2000): 8.
 
Gustines, George. “Thought Balloons: Fame No. 1: Lady Gaga (Comic Book).” Column; Book review. New York Times 6 June 2010: 3.
 
Hall, Adam. "Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader." Review. Rain Taxi [on-line edition] Winter 2003/2004. [available on-line]
 
Handyside, Chris. "Not Fade Away." Review (Let It Blurt). MetroTimes 19 April 2000. [available on-line]
 
Harrington, Joe S. “Rock’s Other Gonzo Scribes: Anthologies from Richard Meltzer and Nick Tosches.” Review: Nick Tosches Reader. NY Press 20 June 2000. [available on-line]
 
Haupt, Melanie. "Mainlines, Blood Feasts, And Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader." Review. Austin Chronicle (on-line) 8 August 2003. [available on-line]
 
Holdship, Bill. "Rod Steward, by Paul Nelson and Lester Bangs." Book review. Creem 13.11 (April 1982): 45.
 
____. "Sour CREEM: The Life, Death and Strange Resurrection Of America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine." Review. Metro Times 16 Jan. 2008. [available on-line]
 
____. "CREEMed: Tempers Flare In The Wake Of a New CREEM Anthology and Lester Bangs Rolls In His Grave." Review. Metro Times 23 Jan. 2008. [available on-line]
 
Jenkins, Mark. “Who Wants Yesterday's Blurtings?” Review: Jim DeRogatis, Let It Blurt. Column: “What Goes On.” Washington City Paper 28 July 2000. [available on-line]
 
Jiménez, Raül. "Mainlines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste' Gonzo Music Journalism." Review. BloodBuzzed.com 15 August 2013. [available on-line]
 
Kramer, David. “Best Book You’ve Never Read.” Review of Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. The Sydney Morning Herald 5 June 2004.
 
"Lester Bangs' Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung French Edition." Announcement/Review. Rock and Folk (France) October 1996.
 
Lezard, Nicholas. "Musical Differences: Mainlines, Bloodfeasts, and Bad Taste." Review. The Guardian (UK) 5 September 2003. [available on-line]
 
Loder, Kurt. "Book Review: The Collected Lester Bangs." Rolling Stone Magazine 19 November 1987.
 
Maerz, Jennifer. "Mainlines, Blood Feasts, And Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader." Review. The Portland Mercury 14 August 2003. [available on-line]
 
Massacre, Francoise. "Jim DeRogatis—Lester Bangs: Megaton Rock Critic." Review. Noise Mag 1 (June 2007). [available on-line] [available on-line]
 
McCabe, Bret. "Mainlines, Blood Feasts, And Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader." Review. City Paper (Baltimore, MD) 27 August 2003. [available on-line]
 
McCarty, Sarah A. “Remembering Lou Reed Through His Relationship with Lester Bangs.” Blog. S. A. McCarty website 2 November 2013. [available on-line]
 
McNamee, Gregory. "The Writings Of Lester Bangs Rise Again In 'Psychotic Reactions." Review of Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, by Lester Bangs. Rock-and-Roll Heaven 5-11 March 1998. [available on-line]
 
Mills, Fred. "Lester Leaps Back in a New Anthology." Review: Mainlines, Blood Feasts, And Bad Taste. Metro Times 24 September 2003. [available on-line]
 
Moyer, Matthew. “The Filth and the Fury 101.” Review of Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. Library Journal 132.18 (1 November 2007): 34-37.
 
“Mythos: Bangs! Le Spectacle Rock (Bangs! The Rock Show).” Review. Yegg Magazine 12 April 2012. [available on-line]
 
Pitter, Charles. "Albert Hammond, Jr.: AHJ." Review. Pop Matters 3 November 2013. [available on-line]
 
Robbins, Ira. "Did Lester Bangs Die In Vain?" Salon April 2000.
[discusses Bangs influence and style; contemporaneous review of Jim DeRogatis's biography of Bangs]
 
Rodwell, Nick. “Future Of The Left: How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident.” Review. 4ZZZ (Brisbane 102.1 FM) 11 November 2013. [available on-line]
 
Stepp, Carl Session. “Raucous Riffs on Rock.” Review of Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste. American Journalism Review 25.5 (June/July 2003): 61.
 
“Opening: The Best of Lester.” Review of Mainlines, Bloodfeasts & Bad Taste. New York 36.27 (11 August 2003): 85.
 
Roque, Isay. “LT / Let it Blurt.” Book review. Isawisay Blogspot 07 November 2013. [available on-line]
 
Sharp, Iain. “Bucks and Bangs.” Review of Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste. Sunday Star-Times 01 November 2004: E23.
 
Sheinbaum, John J. "Mainlines, Blood Feasts, And Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader." Review. Project Muse: Johns Hopkins University Press 60.4 (June 2004): 956-958. [available on-line]
 
Shimamoto, Ken. "Bangsology: Jim DeRogatis Lets It Blurt." Interview. I-94 Bar 08 November 2008.
 
Sinclair, Tom. “A Whore Just Like the Rest: The Music Writings of Richard Meltzer.” Review. Entertainment Weekly 21 April 2000. [available on-line]
 
Spedding, Mark. “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung (Lester Bangs).” Book review. Strange Things Are Happening #4 (9-10/1988): 44.
 
Spitz, Marc. “Recalling Blitzkrieg Bop on the Bowery: ‘CBGB’ Dramatizes the Heyday of New York’s Premier Punk Club.” Review. The New York Times 4 October 2013. [available on-line]
 
Stax, Mike. “Let It Blurt: The Life & Times Of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic (Jim DeRogatis).” Book review. Ugly Things #18 (2000): 37.
 
Stradley, Don L. “Box Full of Rocks.” Film review. Etcetera 3 January 2014. [available on-line]
 
Sussex, Lucy. “Cover Notes: Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste.” Column; Book review. The Sunday Age (Melbourne) 21 December 2003.
 
Tofts, Darren and Lisa Gye. “Cool Beats and Timely Accents.” Review. M/C Journal 16.4 (August 2013): 2.
 
Tucker, Ken. "The Wonderful Art of Vulgarity." Review of Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. The New York Times 22 November 1987. [available on-line]
 
Wheeler, David. "Lester Bang's Out Compilation." Review of Mainlines, Bloodfeasts and Bad Taste. The Daily Orange 9 September 2003. [available on-line]
 
Zielinski, Nick. "Mainlines, Blood Feasts, And Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader." Reviewer's Bookwatch. Midwest Book Review 9.11 (November 2009). [available on-line]
 


 
 
Articles and Essays

 
Anderson, Roger. "Growing Up With Lester." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 20-23.
 
_____. "The Hardback Lester Bangs: Somewhere Between Life and Literature." Journalism. Roger D. Anderson 26 November 1987. [available on-line]
 
Arnold, Thomas K. "The Passing of Lester Bangs." San Diego Reader 27 May 1982.
 
Bahtia, Uday. “Kiss Kiss Bangs Bangs: Pauline Kael, Lester Bangs and the Twitter Age.” Pop Matters (on-line) 15 September 2013. [available on-line]
 
Baldanzi, Madalyn. “There and Back Again #7: The Troggs' Wild Thing (Plus a Few Thoughts on Lester Bangs and Altered Zones).” The New York Rockmarket 7 July 2010. [available on-line]
 
Baker, Michael. "Children In the Mire: A Reading of Bangs, Marcus and the Sex Pistols." in Perfect Sound Forever Online Music Magazine January 2005. [available on-line]
 
"Bang Goes Bangs." Interview with Jim DeRogatis. Independent People 2012. [available on-line]
 
Barker, Jeremy. “On Good Writing By Way of Remembering Lou Reed.” Deeply Fascinating: Reflections on Contemporary Performance 30 October 2013. [available on-line]
 
Black, Art. "Lester Bangs and the Delinquents." Review of Jook Savages on the Brazos. Trouser Press Record Guide. Ed., Ira A. Robbins. Collier Books, 1991. [available on-line]
 
"Birdland with Lester Bangs" Interview. Punk Magazine 21 (Fall 2007) [available on-line] [Special CBGB Tribute issue]
 
"Birdland with Lester Bangs." Review. New York Rocker 19 (June-July 1979).
 
Board, Mykel. "Lester Bangs Memorial at St. Mark's Church." New York Press 20 May 1992.
 
Boehm, Mike. "'Rock Critic' Hits An Honest Chord." Review of How To Be A Rock Critic (Blank and Jensen). Los Angeles Times 4 December 2013. [available on-line]
 
Bond, Mindy. “Legs McNeil, Resident Punk.” Interview. Gothamist 20 July 2005. [McNeil answers several questions about Lester Bangs.] [available on-line]
 
Brody, Lisa. "Creem Beginnings." Creem on-line 2013. [available on-line]
 
Brooks, Daphne A. “‘Once More with Feeling’: Popular Music Studies in the New Millennium.” Journal of Popular Music Studies 22.1 (March 2010): 98-106.
 
Brown, Bill. "Lester Bangs: Great American Moralist." Not Bored 36 (29 March 2004): 10. [available on-line]
 
Bustillos, Maria. "Lester Bangs: Truth Teller." The New Yorker. 21 August 2012. [available on-line]
 
Bustillos, Maria and David Roth. "Psychotic Jest and Infinite Reactions: How David Foster Wallace Didn't Invent the Internet's Voice." Nieman Journalism Lab 31 August 2011. [available on-line]
 
Cantore, Chris. "Box Full of Rocks—The El Cajon Years of Lester Bangs." Video interview with Raul Sandelin. "Night + Day." U-T Video (UTTV) 17 October 2013. [available on-line]

Cafolla, Anna. “Chronicling Detroit’s Seminal Music Magazine Creem.” Dazed 22 August 2016. [Available on-line.] 

Carlton, Bruce. "When I Bought Lester Bangs a Beer." Anecdote and illustration. Bruce Carlton website 29 December 2009. [available on-line]
 
Carson, Tom. "I'll Be Your Mirror: Lester Bangs s Naked Grunge." The Village Voice Literary Supplement December 1987.
 
Christgau, Georgia. "Lester Bangs." Obituary. The Village Voice 11 May 1982.
 
Christgau, Robert. "Impolite Discourse." Vilage Voice 4 July 2000. [about "Noise Boys" Meltzer, Bangs, and Tosches] [available on-line]
 
_____. "Lester Bangs, 1948-1982." Obituary. Village Voice 11 May 1982. [available on-line]
 
_____. Robert. “Writing About Music Is Writing First.” Popular Music 24.3 (October 2005): 415-421.
 
"Christmas Prose To Be Presented." The G (Grossmont Junior College newspaper) 9.12 (1967 Dec. 12).
 
Claeys, Natalie. "Lester Bangs." Interview with Jim DeRogatis. KindaMuzik 09 January 2001. [available on-line]
 
Cobwebsandstrange [pseudonym]. "Not Worth a Dime: Lester Bangs." Punk Muzik 29 May 2009. [available on-line]
 
Coley, Byron. "Lester Bangs and Birdland: The Silo That Sang." The Village Voice 3 March 1987.
 
Collum, Danny Duncan. “The End of Rock As We Know It.” Sojourners Magazine 41.2 (February 2012): 38.

CREEM Magazine Joins NA Publishing's Music Magazine Archive: Rock.” PRNewswire 9 August 2016. [Available on-line.]

Crowe, Cameron. "Letter to the Editor." Tribute. Creem July 1982.
 
Cruger, Roberta. "The Big Bangs." Salon 03 Sept. 2010. [available on-line]
 
Cruger, Roberta. "Twenty-Five Years of Creem Part One: Flashbacks to Boy Howdy's Pre-Pubescence." Creem January/February 1994.
 
Crumsho, Michael. "Crochety Nagging: Notes on Lester Bangs." Dusted Magazine 1 October 2003. [available on-line]
 
Curley, Brian. "Egg On Shirt." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 66-71.
 
Dalton, David. "Lester Bangs, King of the Noise Boys" (a.k.a. "Lester Bangs Freaked Out"). Gadfly July/August 2000. [available on-line]
 
Dave 3000 [pseudonym]. "A Lester Bangs Audio Companion." Playlist; Kosmik Radiation (progressive, underground, psychedelic rock). WORT 89.9 FM (Madison, WI) 3 December 2008. [available on-line]
 
Davis, Ray. "Who's That Bangin' at My Dori?" Pseudopodium 2009. [Originally published in New York Review of Science Fiction 29 (January 1991): 1, 3-4.] [available on-line]
 
DeRogatis, Jim. "Behind the Tall Tales of Lester Bangs in Texas: Lester's Last Stand." Excerpt from Let It Blurt. The Austin Chronicle 07 March 1997. [available on-line]
 
_____. "A Final Chat With Lester Bangs." in Perfect Sound Forever Online Music Magazine. [available on-line] [transcript of a November 1999 interview]
 
_____. "Lester Bangs Remembered: The Final Interview." Interview 14 April 1982. in Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 52-58.
 
_____. "An Ode To Rock Criticism's Creme de la Creem." Chicago Sun Times 9 April 2000.
 
_____. "Prisoner of Punk: Lester Bangs." Spin Magazine May 2000.
 
_____. "Robert Quine: Such A Lovable Genius." Interview about Lester Bangs. Perfect Sound Forever 01 July 2004. [available on-line]
 
Duersten, Matthew. "Lester Bangs Lou Reed (Pt. 1)." StompBeast 1 November 2013. [available on-line]
 
Duersten, Matthew. "Lester Bangs Lou Reed (Pt. 2)." StompBeast 4 November 2013. [available on-line]
 
Edmundson, Mark. “Geek Lessons.” New York Times Magazine 21 September 2008: 17.
 
Eight Ball [pseudonym]. "Dear Creem . . . " Letter to the Editor. Creem 2.18 (January 1971). reprinted in in Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 51. [first published complaint about Lester Bangs's reviews]
 
El Cajon Historical Society. "New Documentary Set Here." Heritage 34.4 (October 2013): 3. [available on-line]
 
"Everyone's a Rock Critic: The Lost Lester Bangs Interview." Interview, 1980. RockCritics.com 31 August 2007. [available on-line]

Falzone, Doug. "How the Ghost of Lester Bangs Opened My Ears (But Left Me Stranded In the 70s)." Culture and Trends. Legacy.com Jan 2016. [available on-line] 
 
Feurtsch, Andy. “The Texas God Story.” Texas God. Web. 2001. [available on-line]
 
Fisher, Michael. “The Purpose of Criticism: Roger Ebert, Lester Bangs, and Psychotic Reactions.” Phindie: Independent Coverage of Philadelphia Theater and Arts 7 May 2013. [available on-line]
 
Fitzgerald, Helena. “Lester Bangs and Rock Music As The Eternal High School Girlfriend.” The New Inquiry 11 May 2010. [available on-line]
 
FitzGerald, Kenneth. "On Creem Magazine: 1970–1976." Emigre Magazine 41 (1997). [Reprinted in Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture, 2012]
 
Follieri, Leonardo. “Lester Bangs, un critico musicale sui generis.” (Language: Italian) Rock Oddity 14 December 2013. [available on-line]
 
French Connection (a.k.a., Frenchy) [pseudonym]. "Journal Of A Blob (Homage To Lester Bangs)." Playlist/Mix CD. Art of the Mix 19 January 2004. [available on-line]
 
Frere-Jones, Sasha. "Lester Bangs: The Skeptical Believer." Slate August 29 2003. [available on-line][remembrance of Bangs; commentary on his skepticism and philosophy]
 
Fulco, Richard. "Eating Slugs Off The Sidewalk: Or Let Us Now Praise Lester Bangs (Part I)." Riffraf 31 March 2010. [available on-line]
 
_____. "Eating Slugs Off The Sidewalk: Or Let Us Now Praise Lester Bangs (Part II)." Riffraf 22 April 2010. [available on-line]
 
Gevinson, Tavi. "December 2012: Faith" Editorial. Rookie Magazine 3 December 2012. [available on-line]
 
Gielgud, Nathan. "Bangs in Jamaica." Smoke Signal 5 (June 2010). [all-comics magazine]
 
Gilchrist, Todd. ”Be Honest And Unmerciful: Cameron Crowe Talks Almost Famous.” Interview. Badass Digest 13 December 2013. [available on-line]
 
“Giornalismo e Rock: Il Mito Lester Bangs.” (Italy) Mucchio 242 (February 1997).
 
Gonzalez, Joe. “[Fallait que ça sorte] Lester Bangs, Rock Singer (Part 1).” C’Est Fini 15 May 2009. [Language: French] [available on-line]
 
Gonzalez, Joe. “[Fallait que ça sorte] Lester Bangs, Rock Singer (Part 2).” C’Est Fini 19 May 2009. [Language: French] [available on-line]
 
Gorman, Peter. "Kill Your Sons: The Short, Turbulent Life of Lester Bangs." Dancing About Architecture 15 May 2000. [available on-line]
 
"The Gospel According to Lester Bangs." East Bay Express 27 November 1987.
 
Hafitz, Michael. “Jook Savages On the Brazos [Lester Bangs and The Delinquents].” Review. Boston Rock 21 (January 1982).
 
Ham, William. "Infomercials For Myself: If There’s A Rock ‘N’ Roll Heaven, Could You Hook Me Up With A Plus-One?" Marginalia 24 May 2007. [available on-line]
 
Hamlin, Andrew. "Lester Bangs, El Cajon Kid." Interview with Raul Sandelin. San Diego Reader 24 July 2013. [available on-line]

_____. "What It Was Like To Sit Next To Lester Bangs For Six Years." San Diego Reader 30 September 2015. [available on-line]
 
Hampton, Howard. “Let Us Now Kill White Elephants: The Short Life, Long Shadow, and Enduring Brilliance of Lester Bangs.” Believer Magazine September 2003. [Reprinted in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004] [available on-line]
 
Helena. [full name unknown] “Lester Bangs and the Nature and Purpose of Rock 'n' Roll: A Eulogy for My Imaginary Deadbeat Boyfriend Who Willl Never Love Me.” Essay. GoodReads.com 10 January 2008. [available on-line]
 
Hell, Richard. "The Right to Be Wrong: On the Occasion of a New Lester Bangs Book, Punk Pioneer Richard Hell Remembers the Late, Great Rock Critic." The Village Voice 12 August 2003. [available on-line]
 
Hernon, Kurt. "Lester Bangs Tribute." Perfect Sound Forever Online Music Magazine November 1999. [available on-line]
 
Hill, Stephanie. "Yecch! An Interview With a Slob." Interview with Lester Bangs. The Village Voice 13 January 1982.
 
Hines, Jay. “New Lester Bangs Documentary [A Box Full of Rocks].” Rock ’n’ Roll Snob 12 December 2013. [available on-line]
 
Hodgkinson, Will. “'That's a Rather Pubescent Question, Don't You Think?’” The Times (United Kingdom) 28 July 2012: 40-41.
 
Holdship, Bill. "Lester Bangs—The Man Had a Heart." Obituary. East Lansing State News 13 May 1982.
 
Holslin, Peter. "Lester Bangs Didn’t Believe the Hype: Grossmont College Pays Tribute to Celebrated Rock Critic." San Diego City Beat 17 October 2012. [available on-line]
 
Hoskyns, Barney. “Gentle Men of the Press.” Observer Music Monthly 18 June 2006. [Topic: The First Annual National Association of Rock Writers' Convention, May 25-28, 1973, Memphis, TN] [available on-line]
 
Houghton, Robert. "My High School Days with Lester Bangs." San Diego Reader 13 July 2000. [available on-line]
 
James, Brian. "Burying Lester Bangs." PopMatters.com 5 November 2003. [available on-line]
 
Johnson, Brian F, ed. “From the Barstool Of the Publisher.” Marquee Magazine 1 July 2006. [available on-line]
 
Johnson, Rick. "Music Journalism A-Z – Lester Bangs." Music of Our Heart 2 February 2013. [available on-line]
 
Jook Savages On the Brazos.” Review. Musician, Player and Listener 39 (January 1982): 86-89.
 
Julian, Ivan. "Cleaning House With Lester Bangs." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 49-50.
 
Kakutani, Michiko. "Books of The Times: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung." The New York Times 25 November 1987.
 
Karoub, Jeff. “Creem Aims for Comeback: Sardonic Rock Mag Plans Return to Print.” The Canadian Press 12 July 2011.
 
Kent, Nick. "Ballad of a Loudhearted Man." Obituary. New Musical Express 4 May 1982. [available on-line]
 
Kent, Nick. "Pills and Thrills." The Guardian 11 April 2002. [available on-line]
 
"Know Your Rock Writer: Lester Bangs." Rock Scene Magazine 9 (October 1974): 63. [available on-line]
 
Kriner, Paula. "Ex-Inlander and Rock Music Critic Dies in N.Y." Obituary. Daily Californian 27 May 1982.
 
La Briola, John. "Bang! Bang! You're Alive." Denver Westword 8 June 2000. [available on-line]
 
Langford, Jon. "Rockumoir: A Look Back at Lester Bangs and The Mekons.” McSweeney's 2 (Late Winter/Early Spring 1999).
 
"The Last Anniversary: An Altamont Memoir." East Bay Express 8 December 1989. [available on-line]
 
"Lester Bangs." Obituary. Creem July 1982.
 
"Lester Bangs." Obituary. New Musical Express (NME) 15 May 1982.
 
"Lester Bangs." Obituary. The Village Voice 11 May 1982.
 
“Lester Bangs.” Black to Comm #19 (1993).
 
"Lester Bangs." Jersey Beat Magazine 46 (Summer 1992): 10th Anniversary Edition.
 
“Lester Bangs.” Spex Magazine #4 (April 1995). (Language: German)
 
“Lester Bangs Star du Rock: Critique, Musicien, Il a Incarné la Contre-Culture Américaine Jusqu'à L'excès.” Le Monde 4 November 2006: 23. (Language: French)
 
"Lester Bangs According to Gary Ràchac." Interview with Gary Ràchac. Rockol.com 10 May 2013. [available on-line]
 
"Lester Bangs Contro Ritratto Do Lou Reed." La Repubblica XL6 (February 2006). [Italian]
 
"Lester Bangs Dies." Rolling Stone Magazine 10 June 1982.
 
"Lester Bangs, 33, Rock Critic For Many Publications, Dies." Obituary. The New York Times 02 May 1982. [available on-line]
 
Lieurance, Charlie. "Lester Bangs and The Delinquents: Jook Savages On the Brazos." Review. Blastitude 18 (Fall 2005). [available on-line]
 
Macdonald, Cameron. "Ghost Riders and Showroom Dummies." Souciant 9 April 2012. [available on-line]
 
Marcus, Greil. "Lester Bangs." Obituary. The Village Voice 11 May 1982.
 
Mariatti, Greg. "The Uncool Exclusive Interview with Cameron Crowe." The Uncool 7 June 2002. [available on-line]
 
Markowitz, Andy. "A Box Full of Rocks: A Music Film on the Making of Lester Bangs." MusicFilmWeb.com 15 August 2013. [available on-line]
 
____. "Lester Bangs and The Delinquents: Jook Savages On the Brazos." Review. East Village Eye April 1982. [available on-line]
 
Matthews, Sue. “Lester Bangs Interview (Australian radio, 13 May 1980), Part 1.” Loser Friendly 2 (1995). [available on-line]
 
Matthews, Sue. “Lester Bangs Interview (Australian radio, 13 May 1980), Part 2.” Creepshow Magazine 9 June 2002. [available on-line]
 
McKinley, Jr., James C. “Creem Magazine To Publish Again.” The New York Times 15 July 2011: 2.
 
McMackin, Jason. “A Lester Bangs Tribute.” Missoula Independent 23.17 (26 April 2012): 37.
 
"Meeting of the Minds: Lester Bangs versus Handsome Dick Manitoba." Comic story-board. Punk Magazine 1.4 (July 1976): 31.
 
Meltzer, Richard. "Goodbye Porkpie Cravat." (Poem about Lester Bangs) Autumn Rhythm: Musings on Time, Tide, Aging, Dying, and Such Biz (DaCapo Press, 2003): 131-132. ISBN 9780306813818
 
_____. "Lester Bangs Recollected In Tranquility." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 34-45. [Originally published in The Reader (Los Angeles) 14 December 1984.]
 
Meltzer, Richard and Nick Tosches. "Richard Meltzer and Nick Tosches Shoot the Shit." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 63-65.
 
Mendoza, Bart. "Lester Bangs: The El Cajon Years." Full Circle. San Diego Troubadour June 2013. [available on-line]
 
Miller, Finn. "Director Raul Sandelin, Box Full Of Rocks-The El Cajon Years." Interview. WUSB 90.1 (Stony Brook, NY) 7 January 2010. [available on-line]
 
Ming, Wu, I. "Want To Know Who Lester Bangs Is?" Introduction. Reações Psicóticas. Portuguese Trans., A. Mioni. Conrad, 2005. [available on-line]
 
Morgan, Jeffrey "Firebird." "Mentor. Editor. Lester: A Personal Appreciation." Creem 21 November 2003.
 
Morris, Chris. "The Noise Boys: Richard Meltzer, Nick Tosches and the Late Lester Bangs." L.A. Weekly 17 May 2000. [available on-line]
 
_____. "Reading: Lester Bangs Played Typewriter." Chicago Reader 11 February 1988. [available on-line]
 
Moser, Margaret. "Jook Savages Redux: Lester Bangs' Austin Gets Revived." Austin Chronicle 22 June 2009. [available on-line]
Murphy, Peter. "The Return Of Uncle Lester." The New Review (Ireland) 2004. [available on-line]
 
Moraes, Frank. “Lester Bangs Did Not Have Contempt for the Audience.” Frankly Curious 13 December 2013. [available on-line]
 
Nelson, Paul. "Lester Bangs: 1948-1982" Obituary. Rolling Stone Magazine 371 (10 June 1982): 48.
 
"New Documentary About Lester Bangs Set To Screen At Grossmont College Oct. 22." East County Magazine 17 October 2013. [available on-line]
 
Niester, Alan. "Lester Bangs The Gong One Last Time." Saturday's Globe and Mail 16 August 2003. [available on-line]
 
O'Connor, Rob. "What I Did On My Summer Vacation: Opening Explanation [About the Lester Bangs edition of Throat Culture]." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 6-7.
 
“An Open Letter To Lester Bangs.” Nothing New. Black Wax Reviews December 2011. [available on-line]
 
Paolucci, Marco. “Finding Lesterland.” (Italy) Fun House Magazine #7 (n.d.).
 
Pareles, Jon. "Notes from Underground: Lester Bangs Gave Rock Criticism a Swift Kick in the Pretensions." The New York Times 13 December 1987.
 
Patoski, Joe Nick. "Joe Nick Remembers." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 29-30.
 
Pelzman, Fran. "Everyday Shit." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 59.
 
Percoco, Michael (a.k.a. Stoogeypedia). “Lester Bangs: Remembering The Late Great Influential Rock and Roll Scribe.” Geeks Of Doom 13 December 2013. [available on-line]
 
Philp, Dave. "“RIP: Lou Reed - Warhol, Bangs, and Metal Machine Music.” You Choose Music 5 November 2013. [available on-line]
 
Pressler, Charlotte [pseudonym “Stella Rayon”], ed. Rocket From the Tombs Mutual Admiration Society Newsletter & Guide (Cleveland) 1.2 (1974). [extremely rare one-off fanzine for Rocket From the Tombs (Peter Laughner's group), edited by Red Dark Sweet's Charlotte Pressler (Laughner's wife), and recounting an anecdote involving Lester Bangs]
 
Prindle, Mark. "Birdland with Lester Bangs." Review. Mark's Record Reviews 31 October 2010. [available on-line]
 
Reay, Tony. "Letter from Creem Magazine to Rolling Stone Magazine: Dear Mr. Bangs . . . ." Letter from the Editor. Creem 1.4 (1969): 37.

Rettman, Tony. "This Crude Canadian Zine Was Into Punk Before It Existed." Vice.com 5 May 2016. [available on-line]
 
Riegel, Richard. "Birdland With Lester Bangs." Review. Creem April 1987.
 
____. "Lester Bangs: Liberation Critic." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 25-28.
 
____. “'There’s No Money in Rock Writing!'–At Home With Lester Bangs, World’s Greatest Rock Critic." Yahoo! Music 5 June 2009. [available on-line]
 
"Rock Critic Lester Bangs Is Dead at 33." AP newswire. 1 May 1982.
 
Rockwell, John. “An Instant Fan's Inspired Notes: You Gotta Listen.” New York Times Late Edition (East Coast) 05 September 1999: 23.
 
Rosenberg, Alyssa. “Lester Bangs’ Epic Take on Hipster Racism Shows Us How Little Things Have Changed.” Think Progress (on-line) 25 April 2012. [available on-line]
 
Roth, David and Maria, Bustillos. "Psychotic Jest and Infinite Reactions: How David Foster Wallace Didn't Invent the Internet's Voice." Nieman Journalism Lab 31 August 2011. [available on-line]

Scancarelli, Derek. “An Interview With the Director of the Upcoming Creem Documentary!” Interview, Scott Crawford. Noisy (noisy.vice.com) 1 August 2016. [Available on-line.]

Sandelin, Raul. "Revisiting the 1960s in San Diego: Hippiedom in Navy Town, Pt. 1." Full Circle. San Diego Troubadour 9.1 (September 2010).
 
Sandelin, Raul. "Revisiting the 1960s in San Diego: Hippiedom in Navy Town, Pt. 2." Full Circle. San Diego Troubadour 10.1 (October 2010).
 
Sanford, Jay Allen. "Posthumous Bangs." San Diego Reader 19 May 2010. [available on-line]
Saunders, Marks and Gene Sculatti. "Lester Bangs." Interview. Brain Damage 1 (June 1974): 8-9.
 
Sellers, John. "Looking Back on Lou Reed's Famously Contentious Relationship With Lester Bangs." Vulture 27 October 2013. [available on-line]
 
Sey, James. “Noise Annoys.” Letter to the Editor. The Wire 213 (November 2001): 6. [Response to Mark Sinker’s “Tangents” article about Lester Bangs, originally in issue 211 of The Wire.] [available on-line]
 
Shapiro, Andrea. "Utopian Dreams and Lost Innocence." Santa Fe New Mexican 22 September 2000: P43.
 
Sharr Murray, Charles. "A Tale of Two Rock Critics." The Guardian (UK) 20 October 2000. [available on-line]
 
Simmons, Doug. "Cellars by Starlight: Lester Bangs, 1948–1982." Boston Phoenix 11 May 1982.
 
Sinclair, Tom. "Lester Bangs: The Lost Interview." Puncture Magazine 17 (Summer 1989).
 
_____. "Go Lester, Young Man: A Real Life Encounter With 'Famous' Music Critic Lester Bangs." Entertainment Weekly 561(29 September 2000): 130.
 
_____. “Go Lester, Young Man.” Entertainment Weekly 561 (29 September 2000): 130.
 
Sinker, Mark. “Tangents: Horrible Noise (20 Years After Lester Bangs’s ‘Reasonable Guide To Horrible Noise').” The Wire 211 (September 2001): 44-49.
 
Smith, Tierney. "Rock Beats Paper." The Cleveland Scene 25 May 2000. [available on-line]
 
Stanislawski, Ethan. "The Ghost of Lester Bangs." Perfect Sound Forever February 2009. [available on-line]
 
Stax, Mike, and Gary Rachac. "Growing Up in the Dark Ages: The Early Years of Lester Bangs." Ugly Things Magazine 29th Apr 2012. [available on-line][a 1996 article about friend Lester Bangs, originally written by San Diego native Mike Stax for the San Diego Reader]
 
Sterling, Bruce. "Dori Bangs." Short fiction. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 13.7 (September 1989). (Reprinted in Globalhead, Spectra Press, 1994 ISBN: 0553562819; and in Ascendencies: The Best of Bruce Sterling, Subterranean Press, 2007); ISBN 978-1-59606-113-2 [an alternate-reality story in which Lester Bangs marries underground cartoonist Dori Seda] [available on-line]
 
Stigliano, Chris. “Lester Bangs - 10 Years Later.” Black To Comm #19 (1992): 89-93.
 
_____. “Birdland with Lester Bangs.” Review. Black To Comm #24 (2001): 74.
 
Stuart, Tessa. "Is Music Site Uncool Cool Enough to Get Funding." The L.A. Weekly 4 December 2012. [available on-line]

Taylor, Alex James. “Tracing the History of Detroit’s Trailblazing Music Magazine Creem.” Hero Magazine 30th August 2016. [available on-line.]

Tosches, Nick. “He Who Steals My Purse Ain’t No Friend of Mine.” A Friendly Game of Poker: 52 Takes on the Neighborhood Game. Ed., Jake Ausent. Chicago Review Press, 2003. 9-11. ISBN 9781556525124 [an essay about Lester Bangs as a poker player]
 
_____. "Lester." The Nick Tosches Reader. DaCapo Press, 1995. 323-329. ISBN 9780306809699 [Originally printed as liner notes for Jook Savages On the Brazos.]
 
Trakin, Roy. "Bangs and Whimpers." Soho Weekly News [n.d.] June 1977.
 
Trbovich, Marco. "Where Creem Is At: Who Woulda Believed America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine Is Out There in Walled Lake?" Detroit Free Press 18 February 1973: 8.
 
Turner, Gustavo. "Captain Beefheart: The Legendary 1980 Profile by Lester Bangs." L.A. Weekly 17 December 2010. [available on-line]
 
Tyner, Rob. "Lester and Me." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 24.
 
Uhelszki, Jaan. "Jaan Uhelszki Remembers To Forget to Remember." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 62.
 
Uhelszki, JoAnne. "Dear Rob [O'Connor]. . . ." Letter. Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 47-48.
 
Ulin, David L. "The Sound and the Fury: Lester Bangs and the Relevance of Rock Criticism." L.A. Weekly 4 September 2003. [available on-line]
 
Ulto, Melissa. "The Rebirth of Creem Magazine." Free Williamsburg 37 (May 2003). [available on-line]
 
Varga, George. "Celebrate 30 Years of Ugly Things!" San Diego Union-Tribune 23 May 2013. [available on-line]
 
Voss, Jeremy. "On Lester Bangs and the Ethics of Game journalism." Shouts From the Couch 29 October 2013. [available on-line]
 
Walls, Richard C. "Yeah, I Dunno." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition, 1990): 60-61.
 
Ward, Ed. "Lester Bangs Will Be Missed." Austin American-Statesman 7 May 1982.
 
Wener, Ben. 'Reveling in My Uncoolness, Grateful for Neil Young.” The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA) 10 December 2007.
 
Whitall, Susan. "Creem's Lester Bangs Is Back in Pop Culture." The Detroit News 20 April 2000.
 
____. "Lester Bangs' Verses Still Live, Long After His Untimely Death." The Detroit News 22 August 2003.
 
____. "Lester Lives on the Internet." Bam 5 April 1996.
 
____. "Local Hero Lester Bangs Gets His Due in 'Almost Famous.'" The Detroit News 22 September 2000.
 
Wiebe, Crystal K. “Lester Bangs Embodied the Very Spirit of Rock 'n' Roll.” The Lincoln Journal Star 14 May 2005. [available on-line]
 
Williams, Adam. "Open Letter To Lester Bangs." PopMatters 29 April 2007. [available on-line]
 
Wolcott, James. "The Noise Boys: Two New Collections of Old Rock Criticism Are Music to Deafened Ears." Vanity Fair October 1987. [Reprinted in Wolcott, James, Critical Mass, Doubleday 2013. See "Related and Recommended Reading," below.)
 
Woods, S. "A Box Full of Rocks." RockCritics.com 15 June 2013. [available on-line]
 
Wright, Mark Peter. "Seth Kim Cohen." Interview. Ear Room 4 December 2013. [author credits Bangs as influence] [available on-line]
 
Wyman, Bill. "Lester Bangs's Basement: What It Means To Have All Music Instantly Available." Slate 19 April 2011. [available on-line]
 
Wyszogrodzki, Daniel. “Lester Bangs: Bezlitosny geniusz recenzji płytowych [The Evil Genius of Record Reviews].” Machina June 2001.
 
Zepeda, Benita. “Popular Rock Critic, Writer [Jim DeRogatis] To Be Lecturer.” The Columbia Chronicle 03 May 2010. [available on-line]
 

 
 
 
Selected Blogs

Banks, Wax (Walter). “Lester Bangs.” Blog. Typepad.com 15 February 2008.
 
Christman, Philip. “Memoirs of a Revolutionist.” Blog #AC8 M126. phillipchristman.com 1 January 2014.
 
Cushing, Tim (Capitalist Lion Tamer) [pseudonym]. “The Amphetamine Logic of Lester Bangs (Colossal Detour Edition)” Blog. Fancy Plans… and Pants To Match February 1, 2011.
 
Casey [pseudonym]. “Theater: ‘How to Be a Rock Critic (Based On the Writing of Lester Bangs).'” Blog. SCREAMfmLondon 18 December 2013.
 
Chorpenning [pseudonym]. "Great F*cking Albums #17: Raw Power." Blog. Bollocks! 7 January 2011.
 
DeRogatis, Jim. "Lester Bangs: April 30, 1982." Blog: Pop 'n' Stuff. WBEZ.org 30 April 2012.
 
_____. "Lester Bangs, El Cajon, and ‘A Box Full of Rocks’: A New Documentary about the Formative Years of America’s Greatest Rock Critic." Blog: Pop 'n' Stuff. WBEZ.org 9 August 2013.

Flanagan, Andrew. “Jim DeRogatis Talks About Leaving the Chicago Sun-Times.” Blog. Gimme Noise. Minneapolis City Pages 22 April 2010.
 
Harrison, Donald H. "Program To Examine the Life of Music Writer Lester Bangs." Blog. La Mesa Mountain Helix Patch 14 October 2013.
 
Hilligoss, Ryan. “10 Reasons I Am Repulsed by Bruce Springsteen;) or Lester Bangs’ Hypothesis.” Blog. UnionAvenue706 1 April 2013.
 
“An Interview with Sasha Frere-Jones.” 92Y Blog. 92nd Street Y 16 November 2005.
 
Kaiser [pseudonym]. "Revisions and Re-evaluations—Part One." Blog. Catch a Groove 11 July 2013.
 
Krcatovich, Dustin. "Review Archive: The Godz—Third Testament." Blog. Film Dust 3 December 2013.
 
"Lester Bangs: Thoughts On Another Dead Guy." Blog. Thoughts On the Dead 27 October 2013.
Lester Bangs Is Dead. A WordPress blog with critical commentary and reviews on rock music.

"Letter Received By Dave Marsh, January 1986 (From the Cloud of Lester Bangs)." Epistolary fiction. Perlophonies [blog] 1 August 2013.
 
Levy, Lisa. "Lester Bangs Like Beating Up Heroes." Blog. Dead Critics 1 October 2011.
 
Linna, Miriam. “Lester Bangs Was a Friend of Mine (Regardless).” Journal/Blog. Kicksville 66 1 April 2010.
 
Mac, Jonny. "Lester Bangs Was a Frustrating Mess." Blog. Sane Lunatic Productions 02 October 2013.
 
Maloney, Devon. "TTMMH: On The Merits of Lester Bangs." Blog. Dynamofire! 5 February 2011.
 
Marshall, James "The Hound." "Lester Bangs." The Hound Blog: BlogSpot 08 October 2009.
 
Massacre, Francoise. "Lester Bangs v. Andy Kaufman—Look-a-Like." Blog. Post Graduate Sonic Massacre 31 May 2010.
 
McCormick, Heather. "A First Novel Big Bang(s) Theory." Blog. The Nowhere In the Middle (In Which a Novelist In Training Tells the Story Of Her First Book) 4 September 2010.
 
Media Funhouse (Pseudonym). “A 'Death Dwarf' Meets His Ruthless Slave: Lester Bangs Vs. His Hero, Deceased Artiste Lou Reed (Part 2 of four).” Blog. Media Funhouse (Blogspot) 15 November 2013.
 
Mexia, Pedro. “O lado selvagem [The Wild Side].” Blog. Malparado 15 November 2013.
 
Meyers, Scott. "Great Character: Lester Bangs (Almost Famous)." Blog. Go Into the Story (official screenwriting blog of the Black List) 06 Sept. 2013.
 
O’Malley, Sheila. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: …’Astral Weeks,’ by Lester Bangs.” Blog. The Sheila Variations 10 December 2013.
 
______. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: ...'The Clash,' by Lester Bangs." Blog. The Sheila Variations. 29 December 2013.
 
______. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: ...'David Bowie: Station To Station' by Lester Bangs." Blog. The Sheila Variations. 17 December 2013.
 
______. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: ...'Do the Godz Speak Esperanto?' by Lester Bangs." Blog. The Sheila Variations 15 December 2013.
 
______. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: ...'Growing Up True Is Hard To Do' by Lester Bangs." Blog. The Sheila Variations 1 January 2014.
 
______. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: ...'James Taylor Marked for Death,' by Lester Bangs." Blog. The Sheila Variations. 14 December 2013.
 
______. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: ...'Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves, Or, How I Slugged It Out with Lou Reed, and Stayed Awake,' by Lester Bangs." Blog. The Sheila Variations. 20 December 2013.
 
______. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: …’Of Pop and Pies and Fun: A Program for Mass Liberation in the Form of a Stooges Review,’ by Lester Bangs.” Blog. The Sheila Variations 11 December 2013.
 
______. “The Books: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung:…‘Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung,’ by Lester Bangs.”Blog. The Sheila Variations 8 December 2013.
 
______. “Happy Birthday Lester Bangs.’” Blog. The Sheila Variations. 13 December 2012.
 
______. “Lester Bangs, Part 2: ‘The Only Credible Explanation is That Elvis Was From Another Planet.’” Blog. The Sheila Variations. 23 November 2011.
 
______. “Lester Bangs Was the Messiah of Losers.’” Blog. The Sheila Variations. 23 November 2011.
 
Olsen, Geoff. "Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Legacy Of Lester Bangs." Blog. JeffOlson.com 7 March 2009.
 
Papa Jon. "Jonathan Richman's 60's Favorites/ What Do Rat Scabies and Lester Bangs Have in Common." Blogspot. Waitakere Walks 12 September 2010.
 
Power, Joe. "Naval Gazing With The Wino: Year End Magic and Loss Edition." Another Wine Blog 28 December 2013.
 
Ricki C. [pseudonym] Growing Old With Rock & Roll. Complete blog. 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013.
 
Riegel, Richard. "Squeezing Out (Kick)Starts." Blog. RocksBackPagesBlogs.com 27 July 2013.
 
Sayer, D.H. “The Failure of Contemporary Criticism.” Blog. D.H. Sayer's Blog 14 December 2013.
 
Skinny Blonde [pseudonym]. "Lester Bangs's Grand Plans [Lester Bangs Storslagna Plater]." Blog; Swedish and English. Skinny Blonde: Nonsense and Popular Culture in That Order 19 April 2011.
 
Wizago [pseudonym]. Blog. Drug Punk.

 
 
Related and Recommended Reading
 
Andersen, Mark and Mark Jenkins. Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital. Akashic Books, 2001. ISBN 9781887128490
 
Apostolis, Dismas Reinald, ed. Ikue Mori. DIC Press, 2011. ISBN 9786135808476. [Creative Commons licensing anthology, about Ikue Mori, composer, graphic designer and punk rock drummer for the band DNA]
 
Avery, Kevin, ed. Everything Is An Afterthought: The Life and Writing of Paul Nelson. Fantagraphics Books, 2011. ISBN 9781606994757
 
Azzerad, Michael. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. Back Bay Books, 2002. ISBN: 9780316787536
 
Beeber, Steven Lee. The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk. Chicago Review Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1556527616
 
Bernière, Vincent and Mariel Primois. Punk Press: Rebel Rock in the Underground Press 1968-1980. Harry N. Abrams, 2013. ISBN 9781419706295
 
Bonomo, Joe. Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America's Garage Band. Bloomsbury Academic, 2007. ISBN 9780826428462
 
Bertoncelli, Riccardo, Ed. Paesaggi immaginari. Trent'anni di rock e oltre. [Imaginary landscapes: Thirty years of rock and beyond.] Guinti, 1998. 9788809213715
 
Bordowitz, Hank. The U2 Reader: A Quarter Century of Commentary, Criticism, and Review. Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001. ISBN 9780634038327
 
Boulware, Jack and Silke Tudor. Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day. Penguin Books, 2009. ISBN 9780143113805
 
Bourseiller, Christophe. Generation Chaos: Punk, New Wave (1975-1981). (Language: French) Denoël, 2008. ISBN: 9782207256138.
 
Christgau, Robert. Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists from Vaudeville to Techno. Harvard University Press, 1998. ISBN 9780674003828
 
Cope, Julian. Compendium: An Expedition Into the Rock 'n' Roll Underworld. London: Faber and Faber ISBN 9780571270347
 
Dagnal-Myron, Cynthia. The Keka Collection: The Best of Keka's Blog on Open Salon. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2004. ISBN 9781453845769
 
Daniel Sinker, ed. We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet—The Collected Interviews (Não Devemos Nada a Você). Akashic Books, 2001. ISBN 9781933354323
 
Derf. Punk Rock and Trailer Parks. SGL Publishing, 2008. ISBN: 9781593621353. [contains original comics with Lester Bangs character]
 
DeRogatis, Jim. Kaleidoscope Eyes: Psychedelic Rock from the '60s to the '90s. Citadel Press, 1996. ISBN 9780806517889
 
____. Milk It!: Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the '90s. The Perseus Books Group, 2003. ISBN 9780306812712
 
____. Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma's Fabulous Flaming Lips. Anova Books, 2006. ISBN 9781861059260
 
____. Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock. Hal Leonard, 2003. ISBN 9780634055485
 
____. The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side. Voyageur Press, 2009. ISBN 9780760336724
 
DeRogatis, Jim, and Greg Kot. The Beatles VersusThe Rolling Stones: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry. Voyageur Press Inc., 2010. ISBN 9780760338131
 
Dick, Luke, and George A. Reisch. The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just a Thought Away (Popular Culture and Philosophy). Cricket Books, 2011. ISBN 9780812697582
 
DK Publishing. Foreword, Debra Harry. Punk. DL Adult, 2008. ISBN 9780756636692
 
Dovico Paolo, and Luigi Riganti. Vinile Italiano: Indice dal Nuovo Rock 1977 al 2010. (Italy) Spittle, 2010. Includes 10" Vinyl (Spittle Records, Spittle 22, 2010) Unreleased tracks by: Art Fleury, La Pattona, Aus Decline, Inside Out, No Strange, Not Moving, Primeteens, Vegetable Men.
 
Draper, Robert, Ed. Rolling Stone Magazine: An Uncensored History. HarperPerennial, 1991. ISBN: 9780060973933.
 
Edison, Mike. I Have Fun Everywhere I Go: Savage Tales of Pot, Porn, Punk Rock, Pro Wrestling, Talking Apes, Evil Bosses, Dirty Blues, American Heroes, and the Most Notorious Magazines in the World. Faber and Faber, 2008. ISBN: 9780865479036
 
Friend, Lonn. Life on Planet Rock: From "Guns N' Roses" to "Nirvana": A Backstage Journey Through Rock's Most Debauched Decade. Little, Brown Book Group, 2006. ISBN: 9780749951160
 
Gimarc, George. Post Punk Diary 1980-1982: A Day-By-Day, Eyewitness Account of the Underground Music Scene. St. Martin's Griffin, 1997. ISBN 9780312169688
 
____. Punk Diary, 1970-1979: The Ultimate Complete Day-By-Day Reference Guide to Punk. St. Martin's Griffin, 1994. ISBN 9780312110482
 
____. Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982. Backbeat Books, 2005. ISBN 9780879308483
 
Gruen, Bob. Rock Seen. Intro., Debbie Harry. Harry N. Abrams, 2011. ISBN 9780810997721
 
Guralnick, Peter. Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians. Back Bay Books, 1999. ISBN 9780316332743
 
Hampton, Howard. Born in Flames: Termite Dreams, Dialectical Fairy Tales, and Pop Apocalypses. Harvard University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780674027329
 
Hermes, Will. Love Goes To Buildings On Fire: Five Years In New York That Changed Music Forever. Faber and Faber, 2012. ISBN: 9780374533540
 
Hell, Richard. Godlike: A Novel. Akashic Books, U.S., 2005.
 
Heylin Clinton. All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground In Print, 1966-1971. Da Capo Press, 2006. ISBN 9780306814778
 
_____. From the Velvets To the Voidoids: A Pre-Punk History For a Post-Punk World. Penguin, 1993. ISBN 9780140179705
 
____. Babylon's Burning: From Punk To Grunge. Penguin Books, 2007. ISBN: 9780670916061
 
Holmstrom, John, ed. Punk: The Original. High Times Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780061958359
 
Jones, Steve, ed. Pop Music and the Press. Temple University Press, 2002. ISBN 9781566399654
 
Kent, Nick. Apathy For the Devil: A 1970s Memoir. Faber and Faber, 2010. ISBN: 9780571232857.
 
____. The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings On Rock Music. Da Capo Press, 1995. ISBN 9780306806469
 
Kirwan, Larry. Green Suede Shoes. Brandon/Mount Eagle Publications Ltd, 2005. ISBN: 9780863223433
 
Kogan, Frank. Real Punks Don't Wear Black. University of Georgia Press, 2006. ISBN 9780820327549
 
Kugelberg, Johan, Ed. Punk: An Aesthetic. Rizzoli, 2012. ISBN 9780847836628
 
____. The Velvet Underground: New York Art. Rizzoli, 2009. ISBN 9780847830848
 
Leigh, Mickey. I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Punk Rock Family Memoir. Touchstone Books 2010. ISBN: 9781439159750
 
Loder, Kurt. Bat Chain Puller: Rock & Roll in the Age of Celebrity. Cooper Square Publishers Inc., 2002. ISBN 9780815412250
 
Marcus, Greil. In the Fascist Bathroom: Punk in Pop Music, 1977-1992. Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN 9780674445772
 
____. Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads. Faber and Faber, 2006. ISBN 9780571223862
 
____. Listening to Van Morrison. Faber and Faber, 2012. ISBN 9780571254460
 
____. Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century. Belknap Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780674034808
 
____. Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music. Fifth Edition. Plume, 2008. ISBN: 9780452289185
 
____. The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice. Faber & Faber, 2006. ISBN: 9780571221561
 
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McNeil, Legs and Gillian McCain. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. Grove Press, 2006. ISBN 9780802142641
 
Meltzer, Richard. A Whore Just Like The Rest: The Music Writings Of Richard Meltzer. Da Capo Press. 2000. ISBN 9780306809538
 
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Miller, Steve. Detroit, Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City. De Capo Press, 2013. ISBN 9780306820656
 
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Milliken, Robert. Lillian Roxon: Mother of Rock. Westview Press, 2005. ISBN: 9781560256717
 
Moore, Thurston, Byron Coley, and Lydia Lunch. No Wave: Post-Punk, Underground, New York, 1976-1980. Harry N. Abrams Books, 2008. ISBN 978081099543
 
Morley, Paul. Words And Music. University of Georgia Press, 2005. ISBN 9780820327051
 
Mullen, Brendan. We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk. Three Rivers Press, 2001. ISBN 9780609807743
 
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_____. She Bop II: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop & Soul. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002. ISBN: 9780826457769
 
O'Hara, Craig. The Philosophy of Punk. AK Press, 2001. ISBN 9781873176160
 
Protopunk Musicians. Koch Media (General Books, LLC), 2011. ISBN 9781156817728 [Creative Commons licensing anthology]
 
Raha, Maria and Kim Gordon. Cinderella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground. Seal Press, 2004. ISBN 9781580051163
 
Reynolds, Simon. Rip It Up and Start Again. Faber and Faber, 2005. ISBN 9780571215690
 
Robins, Wayne. A Brief History of Rock, Off the Record. Routledge, 2007. ISBN 9780415974738
 
Robbins, Ira, ed. The Rolling Stone Review 1985. Simon & Schuster, 2001. ISBN 9780684183329
 
Rombes, Nicholas. A Cultural Dictionary of Punk, 1974-1982. Continuum, 2009. ISBN 9780826427793
 
Ruggles, Brock. Not So Quiet On the Western Front: Punk Politics During the Conservative…. Ann Arbor, MI: Proquest, Umi Dissertation Publishing, 2009. 9781243572820
 
Sinker, Daniel. We Owe You Nothing Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews. Akashic Books, 2001. ISBN: 9781888451146
 
Savage, Jon. England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond. St. Martin's Griffin, 2002. ISBN 9780312288228
 
Shirley, Ian. Can Rock & Roll Save the World?: An Illustrated History of Music and Comics. SAF Publishing Ltd., 2005. ISBN: 9780946719808
 
Smith, Patti. The Coral Sea. W.W. Norton & Co., 1996. ISBN 9780393039085
 
Spitz, Marc. Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s. DaCapo Press, 2012. ISBN 9780306821745
 
Strausbaugh, John. Rock 'Til You Drop: The Decline from Rebellion to Nostalgia. Verso Books, 2001. ISBN 9781859844861
 
Surhone, Lambert M., Mariam T. Tennoe, and Susan F. Henssonow, Eds. Robert Quine. Betascript Publishing, 2011. ISBN 9786134858663. [Creative Commons licensing anthology]
 
Tosches, Nick. Country: The Twisted Roots Of Rock 'n' Roll. Da Capo Press, 2009. ISBN 9780306807138
 
_____. Save the Last Dance For Satan. Kicks Books, 2011. ISBN: 9780965977739
 
_____. Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll in the Dark and Wild Years Before Elvis. Scribner's, 1984. ISBN: 9780684181493
 
_____. Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story. Foreword, Greil Marcus. Grove Press, 1998. ISBN 9780802135667
 
Thompson, Dave. Beyond the Velvet Underground. Omnibus, 1989. ISBN: 9780711916913
 
Turcotte, Bryan Ray, and Doug Woods. Punk Is Dead Punk Is Everything. Gingko Press, 2007. ISBN 9781584231080
 
Walsh, Gavin. Punk on 45: Revolutions on Vinyl 1976-79. Plexus Publishing, 2005. ISBN 9780859653701
 
Weinstein, Deena. Heavy Metal: A Cultural Sociology. Lexington Books, 1991. ISBN 9780669218374
 
_____. Heavy Metal: The Music and Its Culture. DaCapo Press, 2000. ISBN 9780306809705
 
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Willis, Ellen. Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis On Rock Music. Ed., Nona Willis Aronowitz. University of Minnesota Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780816672837
 
Wolcott, James. Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs. Doubleday Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780385527798
 
____. Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in Seventies New York. Random House, 2012. ISBN: 9780767930628
 
Zanetti, Geno and Stephen Hyde, eds. White Lines: Writers on Cocaine. Running Press, 2002. ISBN 9781560253785
 

 
 
 
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Not So Quiet On the Western Front
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Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis On Rock Music.  Willis, Ellen.  Ed., Nona Willis Aronowitz. University of Minnesota Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780816672837 
Paesaggi immaginari
Paesaggi immaginari: Trent'anni di rock e oltre. [Imaginary landscapes Thirty years of rock and beyond.]  Ed., Riccardo Bertoncelli. Guinti, 1998. 
The Philosophy of Punk
The Philosophy of Punk.  O'Hara, Craig. AK Press, 2001.  ISBN 9781873176160
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. McNeil, Legs and Gillian McCain. Grove Press, 2006. ISBN 9780802142641
Pop Music and the Press
Pop Music and the Press. Jones, Steve, ed.  Temple University Press, 2002. ISBN 9781566399654
Poseur
Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the '90s. Spitz, Marc. DaCapo Press, 2012. ISBN 9780306821745
Post Punk Diary 1980-1982
Post Punk Diary 1980-1982: The Ultimate Complete Day-By-Day Reference Guide to Punk.  Gimarc, George. St. Martin's Griffin, 1994.  ISBN 9780312110482
Protopunk Musicians
Protopunk Musicians. Koch Media (General Books, LLC), 2011. ISBN 9781156817728 [Creative Commons licensing anthology]
Punk
Punk. DK Publishing. Foreword by Debra Harry. DL Adult, 2008.  ISBN 9780756636692
 Lipstick Traces  Punk: An Aesthetic
Punk: An Aesthetic. Kugelberg, Johan, Ed.  Rizzoli, 2012.  ISBN 9780847836628
Punk Diary, 1970-1979
Punk Diary, 1970-1979: A Day-By-Day, Eyewitness Account of the Underground Music Scene.  Gimarc, George. St. Martin's Griffin, 1997.  ISBN 9780312169688
Punk Diary, The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide
Punk Diary—The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock, 1970-1982.  Gimarc, George. Backbeat Books, 2005.  ISBN 9780879308483
Punk Is Dead Punk Is Everything
Punk Is Dead Punk Is Everything. Turcotte, Bryan Ray, and Doug Woods. Gingko Press, 2007.  ISBN 9781584231080
Punk on 45
Punk on 45: Revolutions on Vinyl 1976-79.  Walsh, Gavin. Plexus Publishing, 2005.  ISBN 9780859653701
Punk Press
Punk Press. Bernière, Vincent and Mariel Primois. Harry N. Abrams, 2013.  ISBN 9781419706295
Punk Rock and Trailer Parks
Punk Rock and Trailer Parks. Derf.  SGL Publishing, 2008. ISBN: 9781593621353. [contains original comics with Lester Bangs character]
Punk: The Original
Punk: The Original. Holmstrom, John, ed. High Times Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780061958359
Real Punks Don't Wear Black
Real Punks Don't Wear Black. Kogan, Frank. University of Georgia Press, 2006. ISBN 9780820327549
Rip It Up and Start Again
Rip It Up and Start Again. Reynolds, Simon. Faber and Faber, 2005.  ISBN 9780571215690
Robert Quine
Robert Quine. Surhone, Lambert M., Mariam T. Tennoe, and Susan F. Henssonow. Robert Quine. Betascript Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9786134858663
Rock Seen
Rock Seen. Gruen, Bob. Harry N. Abrams, 2011. ISBN 9780810997721
Rock Til You Drop
Rock 'Til You Drop: The Decline from Rebellion to Nostalgia. Strausbaugh, John. Verso Books, 2001. ISBN 9781859844861
Rolling Stone Magazine: An Uncensored History
Rolling Stone Magazine: An Uncensored History. Bangs, lester, et al.  Ed., Robert Draper. HarperPerennial, 1991.  ISBN: 9780060973933
The Rolling Stone Review 1985
The Rolling Stone Review 1985. Ed., Robbins, Ira. Simon & Schuster, 2001. ISBN 9780684183329
The Rolling Stones and Philosophy
The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just a Thought Away (Popular Culture and Philosophy). Dick, Luke, and George A. Reisch. Cricket Books, 2011. ISBN 9780812697582
Save the Last Dance For Satan
Save the Last Dance For Satan. Tosches, Nick. Kicks Books, 2011. ISBN: 9780965977739
The Shape of Things to Come
The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice.  Marcus, Greil. Faber & Faber, 2006. ISBN: 9780571221561
She Bop
She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop & Soul. O'Brien, Lucy. Penguin Books, 1995. ISBN: 9780140251555
She Bop II
She Bop II: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop & Soul. O'Brien, Lucy. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002. ISBN: 9780826457769
Some Pictures: A Survey On The Disappearance Of Rock’n’Roll
Some Clichés: Une Enquête Sur La Disparition Du Rock’n’Roll [Some Pictures: A Survey On The Disappearance Of Rock’n’Roll]. Mikailoff, Pierre.  (Language: French) L’Harmattan, 2005. ISBN 9782747598651
Staring at Sound
Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma's Fabulous Flaming Lips.  DeRogatis, Jim. Anova Books, 2006. ISBN 9781861059260
Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones
Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America's Garage Band. Bonomo, Joe. Bloomsbury Academic, 2007. ISBN 9780826428462
Touch and Go
Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83. Miller, Steve. Bazillion Points, 2010.  ISBN 9780979616389
Turn On Your Mind
Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock.  DeRogatis, Jim. Hal Leonard, 2003. ISBN 9780634055485
The U2 Reader
The U2 Reader: A Quarter Century of Commentary, Criticism, and Review. Bordowitz, Hank. Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001. ISBN 9780634038327
Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll
Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll in the Dark and Wild Years Before Elvis. Tosches, Nick.  Scribner's, 1984.  ISBN: 9780684181493
The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History
The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side.  DeRogatis, Jim. Voyageur Press, 2009. ISBN 9780760336724
The Velvet Underground—New York Art
The Velvet Underground—New York Art. Kugelberg, Johan, Ed. Rizzoli, 2009.  ISBN 9780847830848
Vinile Italiano
Vinile Italiano: Indice dal Nuovo Rock 1977 al 2010. Dovico Paolo, and Luigi Riganti. (Italy) Spittle, 2010. Includes 10" Vinyl (Spittle Records, Spittle 22, 2010) Unreleased tracks by: Art Fleury, La Pattona, Aus Decline, Inside Out, No Strange, Not Moving, Primeteens, Vegetable Men.
We Got the Neutron Bomb
We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk.  Mullen, Brendan. Three Rivers Press, 2001.  ISBN 9780609807743
We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet
We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet—The Collected Interviews.  Sinker, Daniel. Akashic Books, 2001.  ISBN: 9781888451146
White Lines: Writers on Cocaine
White Lines: Writers on Cocaine. Zanetti, Geno and Stephen Hyde, eds. Running Press, 2002. ISBN 9781560253785
A Whore Just Like The Rest
A Whore Just Like The Rest: The Music Writings Of Richard Meltzer.  Meltzer, Richard.  Da Capo Press. 2000. ISBN 9780306809538
Words and Music
Words and Music. Morley, Paul. University of Georgia Press, 2005. ISBN 9780820327051
Almost Famous video
Almost Famous. Dir. Cameron Crowe. Dreamworks, 2001. Runtime: 122 min. 
Almost Famous poster
Almost Famous. (Alternative poster.) Dir. Cameron Crowe. Dreamworks, 2001. Runtime: 122 min. 
The Art of Punk vid
The Art of Punk. Dir. Bryan Ray Turcotte and Bo Bushnell.  Series. Distr., MOCAtv, 2013. Runtime per episode: 22 min. Artists include Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Crass, et al.
A Band Called Death vid
A Band Called Death. Dir. Mark Christopher Covino and Jeff Hewlett. Drafthouse, Films, 2012. Runtime: 96 minutes.
Beware the Gonzo vid
Beware the Gonzo. Dir. by Bryan Goluboff. Tribeca Film, 2011. Runtime: 94 min. DVD. Starring: Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Jesse McCartney, Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott, and Judah Friedlander.
CGBG vid
CGBG.  Dir. Randall Miller.  Rampart Films, 2013.  Runtime: N/A.  [This film has not yet been released at the time of this posting.]
CGBG Punk From the Bowery vid
CGBG: Punk From the Bowery. Various directors. MVD (Music Video Distributors), 2003.  Runtime: 97 min. 
A Conversation with Cameron Crowe vid
"A Conversation with Cameron Crowe." The Charlie Rose Show 11 Sept 2000. (Charlie Rose, Inc., 2006) Runtime: 57 min.
End of the Century vid
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones. Dir., Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia. Magnolia Pictures, 2004. Runtime: 110 min. Artists included: The Ramones, Debra Harry, Mickey Leigh, Joe Strummer, Iggy Pop, The Stooges, et al.
The Filth and the Fury vid
The Filth and the Fury. Dir., Julien Temple. Fine Line Features, 2000. Runtime: 108 min.  Follow-up to The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, this time from the point of view of the band.  Artists included: John Lydon, David Bowie,  Alice Cooper, Steward Copeland, Brian Ferry, et al.
Godlike: A Novel vid
Godlike: A Novel. Richard Hell. Akashic Books, U.S., 2005.
The Great Rock and Roll Swindle vid
The Great Rock and Roll Swindle. Dir., Julien Temple. Virgin Films, 1980. Runtime: n/a. Sex Pistols expose as told from band manager Malcolm McLaren. Artists included: Malcolm McLaren, Syd Vicious, et al.
Imagine: New Directions vid
"Imagine: New Directions." All You Need is Love. Volume 16 (Season 1, Ep. 17; Air date: 4 June 1977). Dir., Tony Palmer. Tony Palmer Films, 2009. Runtime: 53 min. DVD.  Appearances by:  Lester Bangs, Manfred Mann, Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, et al.
Punk: Attitude vid
Punk: Attitude.  Dir., Don Letts. Shout! Factory, 2011. Runtime: 270 minutes. Artists included: Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, Chrissie Hynde, Jello Biafra, Mick Jones, et al.
Raw Energy (a.k.a. Punk: The Early Years) vid
Raw Energy (a.k.a. Punk: The Early Years: The Origins of the Punk Rock Phenomenon). Dir., Piers Bedford. Prod. Martin Baker. MDV Visual, 2003. Runtime: 60 minutes.   Artists included: Marc Bolan, Jordan,  X-Ray  Spex,  Generation X, The Slits, et al.
Punk In England vid
Punk In England. Dir., Wolfgang Bld. Odeon Entertainment, 2009. Runtime: 80 minutes. Artists included: The Jam, Ian Dury, The Adverts, Madness, The Clash, Secret Affair, The Specials.
Punk Revolution NYC vid
Punk Revolution NYC (a.k.a. The Velvet Underground, The New York Dolls And The CBGBs).  Dir., Tom O’Dell. Prism Films, 2011. 2-disc DVD set. Runtime: 192 minutes.  Rare footage of performances and interviews at CBGBs. Appearances by: The Ramones, New York Dolls, Lou Reed and John Cale, Wayne County, Patti Smith, Television, et al.
Punk's Not Dead vid
Punk's Not Dead. Dir., Susan Dynner.  Future Film, 2007. Runtime: 93 min.
Rock and Roll, Episode 9: Punk vid
Rock and Roll. Episode 9: "Punk." TV Miniseries. Distr., BBC, 1995.  Runtime per episode: 60 min. Artists included: The Ramones, Blondie,  Talking Heads, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Patti Smith, et al.
Time Square vid
Time Square.  Dir., Alan Moyle. Studio Canal, 1980. Distr., Anchor Bay Entertainment. Runtime: 111 min.  Artists included: Patti Smith, The Cure, Lou Reed, The Ramones, The Pretenders, Roxy Music,  Gary Numan,  Suzi Quatro, Talking Heads, Joe Jackson, XTC and more.
Urgh! A Music War vid
Urgh! A Music War.  Dir., Derek Burbridge. Filmways Pictures, 1981. Artists included: The Police, Gary Numan, Devo, OMD, The Dead Kennedys, The Cramps, et al. UPC 086162772030.  
The Velvet Underground vid
The Velvet Underground: Under Review. Dir. Tom Barbor-Might, NW Digital.  Sexy Intellectual, 2006.  DVD.  Runtime: 85 min.  ASIN: B000ENUL8E.
Whatever Gets You Through the Night: Glitter Rock vid
"Whatever Gets You Through the Night: Glitter Rock." All You Need is Love. Volume 15 (Season 1, Ep. 16; Air date: 28 May 1977). Dir. Tony Palmer. Tony Palmer Films, 2009. Runtime: 53 min. DVD.  Appearances by:  Lester Bangs, Manfred Mann, Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, et al.
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