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The following comprehensive bibliography of Lester Bangs's works published, printed, or posted on-line—officially or unofficially—is organized for your convenience into the following categories:

Nonfiction books
Foreign Editions
Collaborations
Anthologies & Secondary Sources
Album Notes
Letters and Editorials
Literary Works
Periodical Literature

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.

 
  
Acknowledgments

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Because one of the goals of the Grossmont College Lester Bangs Archive is to make our Reference Desk's bibliographies as comprehensive as possible, the following citations have been compiled by combing hundreds upon hundreds of conscientiously researched print and electronic works, as well as dozens of library catalogues, databases, and selected bibliographies. Jim DeRogatis, author of the Bangs biography, Let It Blurt, is owed no small debt of gratitude for his excellent appendices citing a great many of Lester's primary and secondary sources. Hosts of other writers and researchers, though—such as John Morthland, Greil Marcus, Roger Anderson, Robert Christgau, Bob Houghton, Sue Matthews, Richard Meltzer, Rob Tyner, and Susan Whitall, and others too numerous to mention—are also deserving of acknowledgment. Our hope is that the resources on this site will pay forward these efforts by assisting and inspiring tomorrow's Lester Bangs researchers.  If you know of a source missing from this or other pages, please send a citation of the work to Lester Bangs Archive management with a short explanation of its origins or provenance.


 
 
 
 


Nonfiction Books by Lester Bangs

Blondie (Is a Group). US: Fireside Books, 1980.

Blondie. UK: Omnibus, 1980.

Elvis Presley: The Rebel Years. Ed., Schirmer's Visual Library. WW Norton & Co, 1997.

Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader. Ed., John Morthland. Anchor Press, 2003.

Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader. (eBook) Ed., John Morthland. Anchor Books, 2003.

Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste. Ed., John Morthland. Serpent's Tail, 2003.

The Miles Davis Book. France: Vibrations, Consart Editions, 2011.

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic. Ed., Greil Marcus. Anchor Press, 1988.

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. Ed., Greil Marcus. Serpent's Tail, 1996.

Rock Gomorrah: The Scandalous Lies About the Woodstock Nation. Book proposal, 1980.

Rock Gomorrah/Tales from Beyond the Grooves. Unpublished book, 1982.

Rock Through the Looking Glass: A Book of Fantasies. Book proposal, 1980.

They Invented It (You Took It Under): The Beatles. Book proposal, 1979.

 
 
 
Foreign Language Editions  

Deliri, desideri e distorsioni.  Italian Trans., A. Mioni. Minimum Fax, 2006. ISBN 9788875210762
 
Deliri, desideri e distorsioni.  2nd edition. Italian Trans., A. Mioni. Minimum Fax, 2013. ISBN 9788875215248
 
Fêtes Sanglantes & Mauvais Goût. Ed., John Morthland. French Trans., Jean-Paul Mourlon. Tristram, 2005.
 
Guida ragionevole al frastuono più atroce. Ed., Greil Marcus. Italian Trans., A. Mioni. Minimum Fax, 2005.
 
Gulcher; Le Pluralisme Post-Rock en Amerique (1649-1993). Ed., Richard Meltzer. French Trans., Julia Dorner. Denoël, 2006.
 
Impubblicabile! Translated by A. Mioni. Minimum Fax, 2008.
 
Lou Reed. Collected articles.  France: Tristram Rock & Folk, 2003.
 
Psychotic Reactions et Autres Carburateurs Flingués. Ed., Greil Marcus. French Trans., Jean-Paul Mourlon. Tristram, 1996.
 
Psychotic Reactions et Autres Carburateurs Flingués. 3rd edition. Ed., Greil Marcus. French Trans., Jean-Paul Mourlon. Tristram, 2013.
 
Psychotische Reaktionen und heiße Luft.  Ed., Greil Marcus. German Trans., Astrid Tillmann.  Bittermann, 2008. ISBN: 9783893201273
 
Reações Psicóticas. Portuguese Trans., A. Mioni. Conrad, 2005. ISBN: 9788576161325
 
 
Collaborations

Bangs, Lester and Roger Anderson. "Jimi Hendrix: Two Points of View" (Hendrix obit)." San Diego Door 24 September 1970. (a.k.a. Good Morning Teaspoon; The Teaspoon Door)
 
Bangs, Lester, Reny Brown, John Burks, Sammy Egan, Michael Goodwin, Geoffrey Link, Greil Marcus, John Morthland, Eugene Schoenfeld, Patrick Thomas, and Langdon Winner. "Let It Bleed' (Altamont report)." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 21 January 1970.
 
Bangs, Lester, Steve Ditlea and John Gibson. “Sounds.” Penthouse December 1974.
 
Bangs, Lester, Steve Ditlea, John Gibson and Nick Tosches. “Sounds.” Penthouse July 1975.
 
Bangs, Lester, and Henry Edwards. “Sounds.” Penthouse October 1975.
 
Bangs, Lester, and Eric "Mongo" Genheimer.  "Jethro Tull: Naked Came the Codpiece."  Review. Creem January 1976. [Note: Bangs is uncredited.] [Available on-line]
 
Bangs, Lester, Eric "Air Wreck" Genheimer, and Robert Duncan. "Jethro Tull: Songs From The Wood."  Review. Creem May 1977. [Available on-line]
 
Bangs, Lester, and John Gibson. “Sounds.” Penthouse October 1974.
 
Bangs, Lester, John Gibson and Henry Post. “Sounds.” Penthouse May 1975.
 
Bangs, Lester and Esther Korinsky, "Honey, Come & Be My Enemy, I Can Love You Too: Iggy and the Stooges Take America by the Spleen." Creem April 1974.
 
Bangs, Lester and Gerard Malanga. “Lou Reed—from Rosalind Stevenson’s Sunday Morning.“ Collage with captions. New York Rocker July-August 1980: 23-29.
 
Bangs, Lester and Greil Marcus. "Van Morrison, Moondance." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 19 March 1970.
 
Bangs, Lester, and Dave Marsh. “Sounds.” Penthouse October 1972.
 
Bangs, Lester, and Paul Nelson. Rod Stewart. Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd., 1982.
 
Bangs, Lester an Jaan Uhelszki. "The Elton John Interview." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Elton—The Story of Rock and Roll.  Popular Library, 1976.
 
Contempo Culture 3 (January 1980). [Austin, Texas indie music 'zine; this issue guest edited by Lester Bangs]
 
Contempo Culture 5 (December 1980) [contributing editor, Lester Bangs]
  
 
Anthologies, Digests, Reprints, and Facsimiles 

"Absolutely Live." Review. in The Doors: The Illustrated History. Ed., Danny Sugerman. Quill, 1983.
 
"Allen Ginsberg, Songs of Innocence and Experience." Review. in The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats: The Beat Generation and the American Culture. Ed., Holly George-Warren. Hyperion, 1999.
 
"Amon Düül - A Science Fiction Rock Spectacle." Unpublished essay. in Eurock: European Rock and the Second Culture. Ed., Archie Patterson. Eurock, 2007.
 
"Astral Weeks: Van Morrison." Stranded: Rock & Roll For A Desert Island. Ed., Greil Marcus.  Foreword by Robert Christgau.  New York: Da Capo Press, 1978. 178-187. ISBN: 9780306815324.
 
The Beatles in America: The 50th Anniversary. (Smithsonian Collector's Edition.)  Smithsonian Institution Press, 2013. 9781588344816. Lester Bangs, contributing writer.
 
“Bob Dylan's Dalliance with Mafia Chic." The Dylan Companion. Eds., Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman and Liz Thompson. Da Capo Press, 2001. 210-221.  ISBN 9780306809682.
 
“The British Invasion.” Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock ’n’ Roll. Random House, 1992. 199-209. ISBN 978-067973728
 
"The Carpenters and the Creeps." Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader.  Ed., Randy L. Schmidt. Chicago Review Press, 2012. 17-22. ISBN: 9781613744147
 
“The Clash.” The Counterculture Reader. Ed., E. A. Swingrover. Pearson Longman, 2003. ISBN 9780321145628
 
"Dead Lie The Velvet Underground. R.I.P. Long Live Lou Reed!" Typescript facsimile. in The Velvet Underground c/o New York, N.Y. Ed., Johan Kugelberg. Rizzoli, 2009. (JMc & GHB Editions + Ectoplasm, New York, 2007).
 
"Dead Lie the Velvets, Underground. " in All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print, 1966-1971. Ed., Clinton Heylin.  Da Capo Press, 2005. 220-247.
 
"The Doors." The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. Ed., Jim Miller. Random House, 1980. 262-263.
 
"Glitter Rock." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Alice—The Whole Story of Rock and Roll.  Curtis Books, 1973.
 
"Glitter Rock." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Elton—The Story of Rock and Roll.  Popular Library, 1976.
 
"Greetings from Asbury." Review. in Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stone Files: The Ultimate Compendium of Interviews, Articles, Facts and Opinions from the Files of Rolling Stone. Ed., Parke Putterbaugh. Hyperion, 1996. 33. Orig. in Rolling Stone Magazine 138 (05 July 1973).
 
"He's Alive But So Is Paint. Are You?" in A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond: Captain Beefheart Interviews and Texts 1966-2001. Ed., Van Vliet, Don (Captain Beefheart). Arcana, Books on the Arts, 2012. 175-189.
 
"Heavy Metal." The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. Ed., Jim Miller. Random House, 1980. 302-305.
 
The Heavy Metal Kids." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Alice—The Whole Story of Rock and Roll.  Curtis Books, 1973.
 
"The Heavy Metal Kids." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Elton—The Story of Rock and Roll.  Popular Library, 1976.
 
“Hot Rod Rumble In the Promised Land.” in Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader. Ed., June Skinner Sawyers. Penguin Books, 2004. 74-77. Orig. Creem November 1975.
 
"How To Be a Rock Critic." Rock History Reader. Ed., Theo Cateforis. Taylor & Francis Okt, 2012. 143-152. ISBN: 9780415892131.
 
"How To Succeed In Torture Without Really Trying." The Cool School: Writing From America's Hip Underground. Ed., Glenn O'Brien. Library of America, 2013. ISBN: 9781598532562.
 
"How To Learn to Love Reggae." Reggae, Rasta, Revolution: Jamaican Music from Ska to Dub. Ed., Chris Potash. Schirmer Trade Books, 2000.
 
"I Have Seen the Past of Rock 'n' Roll and It Is ZZ Top." in Musician, Player & Listener: The Year in Rock 1981-82. Ed., John Swenson. Delilah Books, 1981.
 
“I Saw God and/or Tangerine Dream.” Media Journal: Reading and Writing About Popular Culture. 2nd Edition. Eds., Joseph Harris, Jay Rosen, Gary Calpas. Longman, 1999. ISBN: 9780205274833
 
"In Which Yet Another Pompous Blowhard Purports to Possess the True Meaning of Punk Rock." Da Capo Book of Rock and Roll. Eds., Clinton Heylin and Clifford Heylin. Da Capo Press, 1999. 103-105.
 
"Innocents In Babylon: A Search For Jamaica Featuring a Cast of Thousands." in Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader. Ed., Hank Bordowitz.  Da Capo Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780306813405
 
"An Instant Fan's Inspired Notes: You Gotta Listen." in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000.  Ed., Douglas Wolk and Peter Guralnick. Da Capo Press, 2000.  ISBN: 9780306809996
 
"Introduction." Gulcher: Post-Rock Cultural Pluralism in America 1649-1993. Ed., Richard Meltzer. Citadel Press, 1991. ISBN: 0806511974
 
"It Falleth Like Gentle Rains From Heaven: The Mekons Story." Mekons United.  England: Quarterstick Books, 1996.
 
"Jack Kerouac." Obituary. in The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats: The Beat Generation and the American Culture. Ed., Holly George-Warren. Hyperion, 1999.
 
"James Taylor Marked for Death." Bomp! 2 Born In the Garage. Eds., Suzy Shaw and Mike Stax. UT Publishing, 2009. ASIN: 0977816621
 
"Jim Morrison: Bozo Dionysus a Decade Later." in The Doors Companion: Four Decades of Commentary (The Companion Series). Ed., Rocco, John M. Schirmer Trade Books, 1997.
 
“Johnny Ray’s Better Whirlpool: The New Living Bowie.” The Bowie Companion Book. Eds., Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman Da Capo Press, 1996. 123-127. ISBN: 9780306807077
 
"Lester Bangs versus Dick Manitoba." The Best of Punk Magazine. Eds., John Holstrom and Bridget Hurd. HarperCollins, 2012. ISBN: 9780061958359
 
"Lick My Decals Off, Baby." in A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond: Captain Beefheart Interviews and Texts 1966-2001. Ed., Van Vliet, Don (Captain Beefheart). Arcana, Books on the Arts, 2012. 49-55.
 
"Love and Confusion." in Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader. W.W. Norton, 2004. ISBN: 9780393058444.
 
"Maggie May." Lit Riffs: Writers Cover Songs They Love.  Ed., Matthew Miele. MTV Books, 2004. 1-40.
 
"Maggie May." Lit Riffs: A Collection of Original Stories Inspired by Songs.  Ed., Matthew Miele. Simon and Schuster Ltd., 2004. 1-40
 
"Nico: The Marble Index." in The Velvet Underground Companion: Four Decades of Commentary (The Schirmer Companion Series , No 8). Ed., Zak Albin. Schirmer Trade Books, 1997.
 
“A Posthumous Interview (with Jimi Hendrix).” Da Capo Book of Rock and Roll. Eds., Clinton Heylin and Clifford Heylin. Da Capo Press, 1999. 633-643.
 
“A Posthumous Interview (with Jimi Hendrix).” in The Penguin Book of Rock & Roll Writing.  Ed., Clinton Heylin. Viking Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780670845590.
 
Presse Ecrite Rock (Print Media Rock Everyone Should Know). Ed., Livres Group. French. Group Books, 2010. ISBN: 9781159898755
 
"The Progressives: Rock Stylizations from Brahms to the Auto-Destruct Guitar." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Alice—The Whole Story of Rock and Roll.  Curtis Books, 1973.
 
"The Progressives: Rock Stylizations from Brahms to the Auto-Destruct Guitar." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Elton—The Story of Rock and Roll.  Popular Library, 1976.
 
“Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung.” Rock ’n’ Roll Is Here To Stay: An Anthology. Ed., William McKeen.  W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. 596-610. ISBN 9780393047004
 
"Rages To Come: Creem's Predictions Of Rock's Future." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Elton—The Story of Rock and Roll.  Popular Library, 1976.
 
Reviews 1967 - 1970. The Rolling Stone Record Review.  Pocket Books, 1971.
 
Reviews 1970 - 1972. The Rolling Stone Record ReviewVolume II. Pocket Books, 1974.
 
Rock Talk: Great Rock and Roll Quote Book.  Eds., Joe Kohut and John J. Kohut, Eds. Faber and Faber, 1995. ISBN 9780571198399
 
"The Rolling Stones Disaster at Altamont: Let It Bleed." in Let it Bleed: Die Rolling Stones in Altamont.  Ed., Siegfried Schober.  Germany:  Hanser, 1970.
 
"The Rolling Stones: Ecstasy and Evil." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Alice—The Whole Story of Rock and Roll.  Curtis Books, 1973.
 
"The Rolling Stones: Ecstasy and Evil." in Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Elton—The Story of Rock and Roll.  Popular Library, 1976.
 
"Rolling Stones, The – Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!."  The Rolling Stones Get Your Ya-Ya's Out Deluxe Box Set. (3x Lp; 3x CD) Abkco, 2009. Orig. Rolling Stone Magazine 64 (04 September 1970.)
 
"The Seventies Are Over." in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003.  Eds., Matt Groening and Paul Bresnick. Da Capo Press, 2003.  ISBN: 9780306812361
 
“Swan Dive Into Mung.” The Bowie Companion Book. Eds., Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman Da Capo Press, 1996. 117-119. ISBN: 9780306807077
 
"Trout Mask Replica." in A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond: Captain Beefheart Interviews and Texts 1966-2001. Ed., Van Vliet, Don (Captain Beefheart). Arcana, Books on the Arts, 2012. 17-19.
 
"Van Morrison: Astral Weeks." Review. in Stranded: Rock & Roll For A Desert Island. Ed., Greil Marcus.  New York: Da Capo Press, 1996. ISBN 9780306806827
 
“Where Were You When Elvis Died?” The Elvis Reader: Texts & Sources on the King of Rock. Ed., Kevin Quain. St. Martin's Press, 1992. 84-91. ISBN 9780312069667
 
White Lines: Writers on Cocaine. Eds., Stephen Hyde and Geno Zanetti. Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002. ISBN 9781560253785
 
"White Noise Supremacists." Beyond Borders: A Cultural Reader. 2nd edition. Eds., Joy Young and Randall Bass. Cengage Learning, 2002. ISBN: 9780618234974
 
“White Noise Supremacists.” Rip It Up: The Black Experience in Rock N Roll. Ed., Kandia Crazy Horse. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN: 9781159898847

 
 
 Album Notes

Includes bios, sleeve notes, liner notes, and album inserts.See also "Sleeve Notes" in the Special Collections section of this Archive for exclusive full-text transcripts of selected sleeve notes and bios. See also "Sleeve Notes and Other Music Ephemera" in the Collections wing of this archive.


Amon Düül
Dance of the Lemmings LP
United Artists, UAS-9954 (1971).
"Amon Düül: A Science Fiction Rock Spectacle." (unpublished). [Available on-line and in secondary print]
 
Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival 1972 Official Program Booklet
Program Notes
 
Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival 1973 Official Program Booklet
Program Notes
 
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven's Head LP Compilation
Produced by John Davidson. Orphic Egg, London, OES 6904 (1972).
 
The Clash
Clash On Broadway 3CD Boxed Set
Epic/Legacy 46991 (1991)
Supplemental booklet contains excerpts from Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, including "Six Days on the Road to the Promised Land: Part Two."
 
Comedian Harmonists
Comedian Harmonists (CD)
Hannibal Records, HNCD 1445 (1999)
"An Instant Fan's Inspired Notes:  You Gotta Listen."  [Anthologized in Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000; reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
The Fugs
Greatest Hits, Volume 1:  Proto Punk
PVC/Adelphi, PVC 8914, AD 4116 (1982)
 
Iggy And The Stooges
Metallic 2 x KO (LP)
Dressed To Kill Records, UK, DTKLP001 (1976)
 
The Mekons
The Mekons Story 1977-1982 LP
CNT Productions, UK, CNT009 (1982).
"It Falleth Like Gentle Rains From Heaven: The Mekons Story" [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002] [Available on-line]
 
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Various Artists)
Mussorgsky's Head LP Compilation
Orphic Egg, London, OES 6910 (1973).
 
The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set CD Reissue
UMGD/ABKCO Records,  Catalog #02392 (2009)
Includes original 1969 album review by Lester Bangs
 
Bob Seger
Smokin’ O.P.s LP.
Palladium/Reprise Records, P-1006 (1972)
“Bob Seger.” Bio. September, 1972.
 
Suicide
Half Alive cassette
ROIR, U.K., A103 (1981)
"The Sound of NYC"
 
Talking Heads
Chronology (Ltd. Edition DVD)
Eagle Vision, U.S., EV303259 (2011)
Includes typescript of 1979 manuscript by Lester Bangs
 
Them, featuring Van Morrison
Again/Here Come the Nights Dbl LP
Parrot/London, U.S.A., BP71053-4 (1972).
"Spawn Of The Dublin Pubs: Them Creatures & A Wight Named Van" [Available on-line]
 
Johnny Winter
Austin Texas LP
"Johnny Winter doesn't mess around...."
Toshiba EMI Liberty, Japan, LLS-80023 (1973).
 
 
 
 Letters

includes personal letters and letters to the editor

 
Letter to Suzan Compo (a.k.a., Susan Compo). "Epistle to a Young Critic: A Letter from Lester Bangs, February 1975." Letters (unpublished).  February 1975.  [Available on-line]
 
Letter to the Editor. "The Beatles." KRLA Beat 13 August 1966: 2. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
Letters.  “Feedback.” Who Put The Bomp #7 (1971): 26-28.
 
Letter to the Editor.  "I thought the last Hyperion was great." Rock 'n' Roll Hype Fall/Winter 1974: 39. [Bangs also receives credit in "Friends and Patrons," p. 2] [Available on-line]
 
Letters To Eddie Flowers. Trash 6 (1978, unpublished). Republished in Slippy Town Times 2.3 (9 November 2009). [Available on-line]
 
Letter to Charlie Gillett. "Dear Charlie... ."  Retrospective. Excerpts from letters to Charlie Gillett, 1971.[Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
Letter to Tom Hull. “Dear Tom: Bob Christgau passed this on to me . . . " c. 1976. Tom Hull's Ex-Ocston Web Page. [Available on-line]
 
Letter to Miriam Linna. “Miriam—Here’s the Pere Ubu review . . . for your fanzine.” c. December 1978. Kicksville 66 (blog). [Available on-line]
 
Letter to Miriam Linna. “Miriam—Here’s that Pere Ubu review I promised you.” c. 1977. Kicksville 66 (blog).
 
Letter to Miriam Linna. "Pere Ubu.” Black To Comm #25 (2004): 157-158.
 
Letter to Adny Shernoff (a.k.a. Andy Shernoff, of The Dictators) "Dear Adny: Here’s the burgers pi[e]ce, . . . ” Teenage Wasteland Gazette (fanzine)15 March 1972. [Available on-line]
 
Letter to Steve [last name unknown]. “Dear Steve:  Sorry about the tape . . . “ c. 1975. Outside the Beltway. [Available on-line]
 
Letter to JoAnne Uhelszki. "Dear JoAnne... Love, Lester." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition 1990): 47, 70-71. [Available on-line]
 
Letter to Richard C. Walls. "Dear Richard... Your friend for life, Lester." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition 1990): 46-47. [Available on-line]

 
 
 
Poetry, Verse and Literary Prose

Includes published and unpublished poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction; see also "Lyrics" for transcripts of available Lester Bangs song lyrics.

 
"The Adventures of Captain Applejack." Novella, unpublished.
 
"Andy." Poem, 1968. unpublished
 
"Andy." Poem, 1969. unpublished
 
"Barricuda [sic] Anthem" ("Hey Motherf**ker"). Poem. Bedloe's Island fanzine (n.d.) 1973.
 
"Bartók Images." Poem. Thought (El Cajon Valley High School literary magazine) Winter 1963–64.
 
"Between Light and Shade." Short fiction. Thought (El Cajon Valley High School literary magazine) January 1967.
 
Catholic School Girls In Trouble. Book proposal, 1980. unpublished
 
"Death's Head Ragas." Novella excerpt. Thought Spring 1965.
 
Drug Punk. [an unfinished semi-autobiographical novel begun in 1965, and inspired by William Burroughs's Naked Lunch]
 
"Drunk." Poem, 1976. unpublished
 
"The Great El Cajon Race Riot and Two Friday Night Parties."  Excerpt. Part 2: Chapter 12. Drug Punk.  Unpublished novel, 1967-1968. Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002.
 
"Hector the Homosexual Monkey." Unpublished 50-page fictional short story composed by Bangs while enrolled at El Cajon Valley High.
 
"How to be a Rock Critic: A Megatonic Journey With Lester Bangs" Shakin' Street Gazette 15 (10 October 1974). Creative non-fiction, including a mock interview. [Reprinted in: DeRogatis, Jim.  "Appendix One." Let It Blurt. Broadway Books, 2000. 247-260.] [Excerpts available on-line]
 
"I Ain't Pouting." Lyrics, 1977. unpublished
 
"Idioms, Timeless & Prelude to Burning Rain, or, Asleep, Poem of Dreams." Poem. Thought (El Cajon Valley High School literary magazine) Winter 1963–64.
 
"It's Never Snowed in Austin." Lyrics, 1980 unpublished
 
"Jimi Hendrix: A Posthumous Review." The Savoy Book. Eds., David Britton and Michael Butterworth. Savoy, 1978. ISBN: 9780352330017
 
Journal of a Blob. 1970. Unpublished autobiographical novel
 
"Letter from Fourteenth Street." Poem, 1977. unpublished.
 
"Nancy Two." Lyrics, 1979 unpublished
 
"Old Broads Like Me (For Genya Ravan)." Poem, 1978. unpublished
 
"Part One: What (Clenched)." 1981. unpublished
 
"Part Two: Permanent Dislocation (Letting Go)." Poem. 1981.
 
"Piss It Away." Poem. 1976
 
"A Quick Trip Through My Adolescence."  Excerpt. Part 1 (Prologue): Chapter 4. Drug Punk.  Unpublished novel, 1968. Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002.
 
"She Has Big Legs (I'd Like to Squomp)." Poem, 1976.
 
"The Smashed Cathedral." Novella, unpublished.
 
"Trapped By the Mormons." Poem. Contempo Culture December 1980. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Truisms." Poem. 1978.
 
"Two Assassinations and a Speedy Retreat into Pastoral Nostalgias."  Excerpt. Part 1 (Prologue): Chapter 1. Drug Punk.  Unpublished novel, 1968. Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002.
 
"We Have Been Defiled But." Poem. 1978.
 
"The Widow That Won't Date." Poem. 1976.
 
 
 
Original Periodicals and Miscellany

articles, editorials, reviews, and essays authored by Lester Bangs

 
"1973 Nervous Breakdown: The 01' Fey Outlaws Ain't What They Used to Be—Are You?" Creem December 1973. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"1994: A Projection, or, George Orwell Meets Kraftwerk (And Boogies, Even!)." Music and Sound Output March/April 1982.
 
"Ace Frehley." Album review. Circus 21 November 1978.
 
"Admit It: You Like to Kick Cripples, Too (Especially If You Are One)." Gig November 1977. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Aerosmith, Rocks." Music review. Creem October 1976.
 
"Aesthetics of Queen: Perspectives on A Day at the Races in Comparative Contemporary Music." Hit Parader June 1977.
 
"Alcohol Crisis and What You Can Do About It." Punk 30 July  1973.
 
"Alice Coltrane, Universal Consciousness." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine January 1972.
 
"Alice Cooper, All American: A Horatio Alger Story for the Seventies." Creem January 1972.
 
"Alice Cooper, From the Inside." Album review. Circus 6 February 1979.
 
"Alice Cooper – Killer."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 99 (06 January 1972). [Available on-line]
 
"Alice Cooper, Lace and Whiskey." Album review. Stereo Review October 1977.
 
"Alice Cooper, Muscle of Love, by "Wally Cleaver." Creem February 1974.
 
"Alice Cooper: Pretties For You."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 37 (12 July 1969).  [Available on-line]
 
"Alice Cooper: Punch & Judy Play the Toilets." Creem July 1975.
 
"Alice Cooper, School's Out, by Lester Bangs and Ben Edmonds." Music review. Creem October 1972.
 
"Alice Faye in Hollywood (1934–1937)." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 13 December 1969.
 
"All My Friends Are Hermits (A Semi-Autobiographical Novel)." Excerpt. Chemical Imbalance 1989 (written in fall 1980). [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1987; and in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002.]
 
"All My Friends Are Hermits (A Semi-Autobiographical Novel)." Excerpt. Chemical Imbalance Magazine: Crisp Effluvia and Shiny Detritus From the Armpit Of the World 2.1 (1989).
 
"All That Jazz: Miles Davis Lives." Gig November 1978.
 
"Allen Ginsberg, Songs of Innocence and Experience." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 11 June 1970.
 
"Allen Katzman, editor, Our Time: Interviews from the East Village Other." Book review. Creem June 1972.
 
"Allman Brothers Band, Eat a Peach." Music review. Creem June 1972.
 
"Allman Brothers Band, Win, Lose or Draw." Music review. Creem January 1976.
 
"Allman Brothers Band: The Allman Brothers: Wipe the Windows, Check the Oil, Dollar Gas."  Review.  Circus February 1977. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Allman Brothers Band: The Allman Brothers Band."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 21 February 1970. [Available on-line]
 
"Allman Brothers Band, The Road Goes On Forever." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem February 1976.
 
"Alvin Lee: The Invulnerable Bullock—Just Ask the Rest of the Band…." Creem April 1973.
 
"Ambient Mr. Eno." Musician November 1979.
 
"America." Music review. Creem June 1972.
 
"Amon Düül/Birth Control/Brainbox/Joy Unlimited/The Marbles/The Cats, 45 Lives." Music review. Creem March 1971.
 
"Androgyny In Rock: A Short Introduction." Creem August 1973.
 
"Anne Murray: Danny's Song." Review. Creem September 1973. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Anne Murray, Danny's Song." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine July 1973.
 
'An-th-r B-ncha N-w Y-rk We-rdo-s'.' Review of Sic F**ks. New Musical Express 24 September 1977.
 
"Anyone Tampering With This Machine: The Senior Prom of the 70's."  Creem June 1972. Reprinted in Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition 1990):  31.  [Available on-line]
 
"Art: 2, Bangs: 0" (Art Garfunkel press conference). New Musical Express 11 October 1975.
 
"Art Ensemble of Chicago: Rated G." Review. The Village Voice 2 June 1980. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
 
"Art Garfunkel, Breakaway." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem February 1976.
 
"Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 85 (24 June 1971).
 
"Aurora, Stained Glass/Bodine/Locomotive." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 07 February 1970.
 
"Au Pairs Say Sex Is Good!" The Village Voice 1 July 1981.
 
"B.B. King: The Best Of B.B. King."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 131 (29 March 1973).
 
"Babys." Stereo Review March 1977.
 
"Back Door Men and Women in Bondage (a Lester Bangs Production [a.k.a. a Cherie Currie fantasy])." Back Door Man 12 (July/August 1977): 16-17. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Back In the USA."  Column.  New Musical Express (NME) 18 September 1976. [Available on-line]
 
“Back In the U.S.A.” Column. New Musical Express (NME) 5 March 1977.
 
"Bad Taste Is Timeless." Column. Music and Sound Output May/June 1982. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader
 
"Band, Rock of Ages." Music review. Creem November 1972.
 
"Bangs Keeps Score" (year-end awards, 1972)." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine March 1973.
 
"Barbra Streisand, Stoney End, by "Lecher Bangs." Creem June 1971.
 
"Barclay James Harvest, Octoberon. Stereo Review March 1977.
 
"The Bar-Kays, Gotta Groove/The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, In the Jungle, Babe."  Reviews. Rolling Stone Magazine 13 December 1969.
 
"Barry Manilow: Fifth Reich Kitsch." Creem September 1974.
 
"Barry White: Just Another Way To Say I Love You." Creem 1975.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Beach Boys, The: Beach Boys: The Beach Boys Love You (Reprise)."  Review.  Circus June 1977.  [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Beach Boys Regroup." Stereo Review April 1973.
 
"Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. Circus (n.d.) 1977.
 
"Beatles, Rock & Roll Music." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem September 1976.
 
"Beatles' Moralizing Was Insipid and Self-Righteous" (from "Nine Ways of Looking at the Beatles 1963 –1973"). Stereo Review February 1973.
 
"A Bellyful of Wire." The Village Voice 23 April 1979.  [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002.]
 
"Bernie Taupin: Bernie Taupin (Elektra)."  Review.  Phonograph Record March 1972. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Best of Bread." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 24 May 1973.
 
"Best Of Herbie Hancock/Mwandishi." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 2 September 1971.
 
"Better Than the Beatles (And DNA, Too)" Review of The Shaggs. The Village Voice 28 January - 03 February 1981. [Available on-line]
 
"Better Than the Beatles: The Wackers." Shakin' Street Gazette November 1974.
 
"Big Youth Go Home." The Village Voice 15 April 1981.
 
"Bill Cosby Is Not Himself These Days, Rat On." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem December 1976.
 
"Bill Quateman, Night After Night." Album review. Stereo Review July 1977.
 
"Black Oak Arkansas: Keep the Faith."  Review.  Creem May 1972.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"B.J. Thomas Greatest Hits, Vol. 1." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 30 April 1970.
 
"Black Oak Arkansas, Keep the Faith." Music review. Creem May 1972.
 
"Black Oak Arkansas." Music review. Fusion 9 July 1971.
 
"Black Pearl Live." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 26 November 1970.
 
"Black Pearl." Music review. Creem June 1971.
 
"Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 66 (17 September 1970).
 
"Black Sabbath – Master of Reality."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 96 (26 November 1971). [Available on-line]
 
"Black Sabbath: Vertigo."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 117 (14 September 1972). [Available on-line]
 
"Blackmore's Rainbow, Rainbow Rising." Music review. Creem August 1976.
 
"Blind Faith: Blind Faith."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 41 (06 September 1969): 27-28. [Available on-line]
 
"Blondie."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 21 February 1970.
 
"Blondie, Eat to the Beat." Album review. Stereo Review December 1979.
 
"Blondie Is More Fun." The Village Voice 10 January 1977.
 
"Blood Feast of Reddy Kilowatt! Emerson, Lake, and Palmer Without Insulation." Creem March 1974. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Blood for Dracula." Music review. Column: "Short Take." Creem February 1975.
 
"Blue Cheer." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 30 April 1970.
 
"Blue Cheer, Oh! Pleasant Hope." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 8 July 1971.
 
"Blue Öyster Cult."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 105 (30 March 1972).
 
"Blue Öyster Cult: One Enchanted Evening." The Village Voice 9 October 1978.
 
"Blue Öyster Cult, Tyranny and Mutation." Music review. Creem May 1973.
 
"Blues Image, Open/Frijid Pink/Killing Floor/Shakey Vick, Little Woman You're So Sweet." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 25 June 1970.
 
"Blues Section, Blues Section and Some of Love/Tasavallan Presidentti/International Harvester, Sov Gott Rose-Marie/Wigwam." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 1 October 1970.
 
"Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem July 1975.
 
"Bob Dylan Meets God." Or, God Meets Bob Dylan." Music column. Music and Sound Output November/December 1980.
 
"Bob Dylan, the Pretty Things, and the Kinks." Column: "Sounds of the Scene." Smoke Signal (El Cajon Valley High School newspaper) 15 October 1965.
 
"Bob Dylan Versus Don Kirshner: Can You Tell the Players Without a Scorecard?" (Hard Rain and Rock Music Awards TV specials)." Music review. Creem December 1976.
 
"Bob Dylan's Dalliance with Mafia Chic: He Ain't No Delinquent, He's Misunderstood." Creem April 1976. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader; and, The Dylan Companion]
 
"Bob Marley, and the Search For Jamaica."  Review. Creem (June 1976).
 
"Bob Marley and the Wailers, Rastaman Vibration." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem September 1976.
 
"Bob Marley and the Wailers, Rastaman Vibration." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem December 1976.
 
"Bob Marley and the Wailers, Exodus/Peter Tosh, Equal Rights." Album review. Stereo Review September 1977.
 
"Bob Marley – Kaya."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 266 (01 June 1978). [Available on-line]
 
"Bob Seger, Live Bullet." Music review. Creem July 1976.
 
"Bob Seger: Bringing Detroit Back to Michigan." Phonograph Record Magazine August 1976.
 
"Bob Seger: Detroit '77: Seger's Open For Business."  Live Review.  Creem August 1976. [Available on-linesubscription access only]
 
"Bob Seger: Music for the Aged." Hit Parader December 1978.
 
"Bohannon, Dance Your Ass Off." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem September 1976.
 
"The Bonzo Dog Band, Tadpoles." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 13 December 1969.
 
"Booker Ervin, That's It!/The Cecil Taylor Quartet, Air." Music review. Creem September 1971.
 
"Born Losers." Film review. Creem September 1974.
 
"Box Tops, The: The Box Tops: Dimensions, Nonstop, Super Hits."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine December 1969.  [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Boy Howdy's Greatest Hits" (joke record labels)." Music review. Creem July 1975.
 
"Boy Howdy's Top Ten: The Creem of Current Hootch." Creem October 1975.
 
"Bread – Best Of Bread."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 135 (24 May 1973).
 
"Bread – Bread."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 41 (06 September 1969).
 
"Bread – Manna."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 82 (13 May 1971).
 
"Bruce Springsteen – Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 138 (05 July 1973). [Available on-line]
"Brian Auger's Oblivion Express." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 13 May 1971.
 
"Brian Eno, 'Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)'/'I'll Come Running' and Bryan Ferry, 'You Go to My Head'/'Remake/Remodel.'" Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem October 1975. [Available on-line]
 
"Brian Eno: Here Come the Warm Jets." Creem October 1974. [Available on-line]
 
"Brian Eno: A Sandbox in Alphaville."  Review.  Musician Magazine 21 (November 1979). (Redacted article expanded for inclusion in Bangs's unpublished book, Beyond the Law: Four Rock 'n' Roll Extremists; posted August 2003 in full to Perfect Sound Forever webzine.). [Available on-line]
 
"Brian Eno: A Sandbox in Alphaville."  Review. Perfect Sound Forever September/October 2003. [Available on-line]
 
"Brian Eno's Music For Airports."  Review. Musician November 1979. [Available on-line]
 
"Brian Eno, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem November 1976.
 
"Bring Your Mother to the Gas Chamber, Pt. 1." Creem June 1972. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader., 2002]
 
"Bring Your Mother to the Gas Chamber, Pt. 2." Creem July 1972. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Brownsville Station." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 26 November 1970.
 
"Brownsville Station, A Night on the Town." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 112 (6 July 1972). [Available on-line]
 
"Brownsville Station: Rock and Roll Mania from Lester Bangs." Phonograph Record Magazine June 1973.
 
"Bruce Springsteen, Born To Run"  Review.  Creem November 1975.
 
"Bruce Springsteen, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 5 July 1973.
 
"Bruce Springsteen, Sentimental Journey, by "Jean Genet." Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem June 1976.
 
"Bryan Ferry, These Foolish Things/Roxy Music, Stranded." Music review. Creem July 1974.
 
"Bryan Ferry's Pursuit of Elegance." Penthouse May 1975.
 
"Buck Trent, Bionic Banjo." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem November 1976.
 
"Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Play the Blues/Cactus, 'Ot 'n Sweaty." Music review. Creem January 1973: 73.
 
"Buddy Miles, Them Changes." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 3 September 1970.
 
"Buddy Miles, We Got to Live Together." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 4 February 1971.
 
"Buffalo Bill and the Indians." Film review. Creem September 1976.
 
"Bullangus/REO Speedwagon." Music review. Creem May 1972.
 
"Burning Spear, Dry and Heavy." Album review. Stereo Review November 1977.
"Burning Spear: Poetry Is History." The Village Voice 11 February 1980.
"Bye Bye, Sydney, Be Good." Throat Culture 02 (Collector's Edition 1990): 8-19. [published posthumously; originally written in 1979] [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002] [Available on-line]
 
"Byrds, The – Preflyte."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 44 (18 October 1969). [Available on-line]
 
"The Byrds, Untitled." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 26 November 1970.
 
"Cactus." Review. Creem November 1970.
 
"California." Excerpt, November 1980. Previously unpublished. Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002.
 
"California '99: Townshend or San Andreas at Fault?" Phonograph Record Magazine January 1972.
 
"Canned Heat: The New Age." Rolling Stone Magazine 7 June 1973. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader] [Available on-line]
 
"Capetown Calling" (Max Roach’s We Insist! Freedom Now Suite). Soho Weekly News 25 June 1980.
 
"Captain, The, and Tennille: The Captain and Tennille: Come In from the Rain."  Review.  Circus September 1977. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band: Lick My Decals Off, Baby."  Review.  Creem March 1971. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Captain Beefheart: Getting Closer To The Captain: Clear Spot."  Review.  Creem January 1973.  [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Captain Beefheart: Mirror Man."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 79 (01 April 1971).  [Available on-line]
 
"Captain Beefheart: The Spotlight Kid / Clear Spot."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 105 (30 March 1972). [Available on-line]
 
"Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 38 (26 July 1969). [Available on-line]
 
"Captain Beefheart's Far Cry (He's Alive, But So Is Paint)."  Profile and Interview.  The Village Voice 1 October 1980. [Reprinted as "Captain Beefheart's Iridescent Logic" in Musician, Player & Listener 29; and in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002] [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Captain Beefheart’s Iridescent Logic." Musician, Player & Listener Magazine 29 (January 1981): 41+. [Reprinted from "Captain Beefheart's Far Cry (He's Alive, But So Is Paint)."  The Village Voice 1 October 1980. See above.]
 
"Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles Live." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 31 August 1972.
 
"Carole King, Fantasy." Music review. Gallery October 1973.
 
"Carole King, Music." Music review. Creem April 1972.
 
"Carol King Is Swell." Review. Creem 3.11 (April 1972): 56.
 
"Carpenters and the Creeps." Rolling Stone Magazine 4 March 1971.
 
"Carpenters, The: Carpenters: Now And Then."  Review.  Let It Rock November 1973. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Cat Mother and the All-Night Newsboys, The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 9 August 1969.
 
"Celebrities: So Human." Reliable Source 1980.
 
"Cesar and Rosalie." Music review. Column: "Short Take." Creem July 1973.
 
"Charles Bukowsk: Notes of a Dirty Old Man and Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness." Book Review. Creem Oct. 1974: 59.
 
"Charles Mingus Presents the Charles Mingus Quartet/Town Hall Concert." Music review. Creem September 1971.
 
"Charles Mingus, The Best of Charles Mingus." Music review. Fusion 2 April 1971.
 
"Charles Sopkin, Seven Glorious Days, Seven Fun-Filled Nights." Book review. Rolling Stone Magazine 66 (17 September 1970).
 
"Charlie Haden – Liberation Music Orchestra."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 52 (21 February 1970). [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Charlie Varrick." Music review. Column: "Short Take." Creem February 1974.
 
"Cheap Trick." Album review. Stereo Review September 1977.
 
"Cheech & Chong, Los Cochinos." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine November 1973.
 
"Chicago At Carnegie Hall (Volumes I, II, III, and IV)." Creem February 1972.
 
"Chicago III/Cold Blood, Sisyphus/If." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 18 March 1971.
 
"Chicago VI." Music review. Gallery October 1973.
 
"Chuck Berry – Concerto in B Goode."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 39 (09 August 1969). [Available on-line]
 
"Chunga's Revenge."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 73 (24 December 1970).  [Available on-line]
 
"Clash in the Crossfire." The Village Voice 11 December 1978.
 
"Clash: Lester Bangs Falls in Love (And Sees the Promised Land), Part One." New Musical Express 10 December 1977.
 
"Clash: Lester Bangs Falls in Love (And Sees the Promised Land), Part Two." New Musical Express 17 December 1977. The entire article was reprinted in the Clash on Broadway box set, Epic/Legacy 1991.
 
"A Clockwork Orange." Film review. Creem March 1972.
 
"C'mon Sugar, Let's Go All-Night Jukin' With Wet Willie." Creem October 1974. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Concert review: Mott the Hoople, the New York Dolls, and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine November 1973.
 
"Cop a Taste of This Tome, Gate" (review of Really the Blues by Mezz Mezzrow). Oui, May 1973.
 
"The Count Five." c. 1967. [fragment]
 
"Crabby Appleton – Crabby Appleton."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 69 (20 October 1970).
 
"Crabby Appleton Zaps the Zombies" by Lester Bangs and Andrea di Guglielmo." Music review. Creem February 1972.
 
"Crabby Appleton, Rotten to the Core." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 23 December 1971.
 
"Creedence Clearwater Revival, Creedence Gold." Music review. Creem March 1973.
 
"Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live In Europe (Fantasy)."  Review.  Let It Rock April 1974.  [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Creem Celebrates the Bicentennial." Creem July 1976.
 
"Critics Choice Poll." Let It Rock January 1974.
 
"Crowbar, Bad Manors/King Biscuit Boy with Crowbar, Official Music/Ronnie Hawkins, The Hawk." Music review. Fusion 25 June 1971.
 
"Cybill Does It" (Cybill Shepherd press party), by "Garth." Creem August 1974.
 
"Dada at the End of a Fist: A Champagne Flight with Grace Slick." Creem May 1974.
 
"Dandelions In Still Air: The Withering Away of the Beatles." The Real Paper 23 April 1975. (Reprinted in Creem June 1975.) [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Dave Clark Five." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 17 February 1972.
 
"Dave Edmunds, Rockpile." Music review. Creem June 1972.
 
"David Amram, No More Walls." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine May 1972.
 
"David Bowie, Changesonebowie." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem September 1976.
 
"David Bowie, Diamond Dogs (RCA)." Music review. Creem August 1974.
 
"David Bowie, Pin Ups." Music review. Creem January 1974.
 
"David Bowie: Station to Station." Music review. Creem April 1976.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"David Bromberg, Demon in Disguise." Music review. Creem March 1973.
 
"David Byrne Says 'Boo!'" Review. The Village Voice 20 August 1979. (Reprinted in Blondie, Omnibus 1980.) [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]  [Available on-line]
 
"David Clayton-Thomas, Tequila Sunrise/Little Jimmy Osmond, Killer Joe." Music review. Creem March 1973.
 
"David Crosby and Graham Nash, Whistling Down the Wire." Music review. Creem October 1976.
 
"David Crosby, If I Could Only Remember My Name/Bruce Palmer, The Cycle Is Complete." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 80 (15 April 1971).
 
"David Peel & the Lower East Side, The Pope Smokes Dope." Music review. Creem July 1972.
 
"Dead Boys Almost Count Five."  Review.  "Punk" Supplement. The Village Voice 24 October 1977. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]  [Available on-line]
 
"Dead Lie the Velvets Underground, R.I.P.; Long Live Lou Reed." Creem May 1971.
 
"A Deaf Mute In A Telephone Booth: A Perfect Day With Lou Reed." Creem July 1973: 31+. [Reprinted in New Musical Express 1 May 1976.; and in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]  [Available on-line]
 
"Dear Adny." Letter, to Adny Shernoff (a.k.a. Andy Shernoff, of The Dictators). Teenage Wasteland Gazette (fanzine)15 March 1972.  [Available on-line]
 
"Death May Be Your Santa Claus: An Exclusive Up-To-Date Interview with Jimi Hendrix (by Mort A. Credit as told to Lester Bangs)." Creem April 1976: 13-15. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Death Means Never Having to Say You’re Incomplete: Richard Hell." Gig January 1978.
 
"Deep Purple Ain't Schizoid! Maybe Just a Little Loony …" Creem December 1972.
 
"Deep Purple in Rock/Gator Creek/J.F. Murphy and Free Flowing Salt, Almost Home." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 2 December 1970.
 
"Deep Purple – Machine Head."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 109 (25 May 1972).  [Available on-line]
 
"Deep Purple, Made in Europe. Circus 28 February 1977.
 
"Deep Purple: Who Do We Think We Are!"  Review.  Phonograph Record March 1973.  [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Deep Throat." Film review. Creem March 1973.
 
“The Delinquents: Alien Beach Party.” Blurb. Musician, Player and Listener March 1981.
 
"Derek & the Dominos in Concert." Music review. Creem April 1973.
 
"Detroit 9000." Film review. Creem January 1974.
 
"Detroit's Rock Culture." Phonograph Record Magazine December 1972.
 
"Detroit's Rock Culture: Brownsville Station, Amboy Dukes, The, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Bob Seger, Stooges, The, MC5."  Overview.  Phonograph Record 3.6 (January 1973).  [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Devo: Goodbye Bozos." The Village Voice 16 June 1980.
 
"Diane di Prima, Memoirs of a Beatnik/David Meltzer, Orf." Book review. Creem August 1972.
 
"Dictators, Go Girl Crazy! Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem February 1976.
 
"Dictators, Manifest Destiny." Album review. Stereo Review October 1977.
 
"Dictionary of MOR Soul: Schmaltz with a Beat." Real Paper 5 November 1975.
 
"Do The Godz Speak Esperanto." Creem December 1971: 38-41.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Don McLean – American Pie."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 100 (20 January 1972). [Available on-line]
        
"Don't Print This Lou Reed Story" Creem November 1975.
 
"The Doors, Absolutely Live." Review. Fusion 13 November 1970.
 
"Doors, The – Morrison Hotel."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 57 (30 April 1970). [Available on-line]
 
"Doors, The: Jim Morrison: Bozo Dionysus A Decade Later."  Musician, Player & Listener Magazine 35 (August 1981). [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002; and in A Doors Companion, 1997] [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Doors, The: The End Is Always Near: Dread, Drunkenness and The Doors, Pt.  1." Retrospective (unpublished). 1975. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Doors, The: The End Is Always Near: Dread, Drunkenness and The Doors, Pt.  2." Retrospective (unpublished). 1975. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Doors, Thirteen." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 7 January 1971.
 
"Dotson Rader, editor, Defiance No. 1: A Radical Music review." Book review. Rolling Stone Magazine 18 February 1971.
 
“Down On Downers.” Review: Get Off (Various Artists) Gulcher Magazine July 1975. [previously unpublished] [Available on-line]
 
"Dr. Demento's Novrec MOR." The Village Voice 22 December 1975.
 
"Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Sloppy Seconds/Shel Silverstein, Freakin at the Freakers Ball." Music review. Creem May 1973.
 
"Dr. Hook Story, or, Every Time You Try to Find the Bottom, It's Never There." Creem February 1974.
 
"Dreams." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 4 February 1971.
 
"Duane Allman: An Anthology Rolling Stone Magazine 1 February 1973.
 
"Duane Allman In Perspective: Session Cat To Star." Rolling Stone Magazine 127 (1 February 1973). [Available on-line]
 
"Dylan: Love or Confusion?" The Village Voice 26 August 1981.
 
"Eagles, The: How The Eagles Cleaned Up the Wild West."  Commentary.  Music Gig October 1976.  [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Earth, Wind & Fire – Earth, Wind & Fire/Mandrill."  Music review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 85 (24 June 1971). [Available on-line]
 
"Eat Your Meat (Cereal Division): Consumer Guide to American Burger Stands." Creem January 1974.
 
"Eddie Cochran: Legendary Masters Series."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 105 (30 March 1972). [Available on-line]
 
"Eddie Kendricks, Boogie Down/Herbie Mann, London Underground." Music review. Creem June 1974.
 
"Edgar Froese, Epsilon in Malaysian Pale, by "Aid to Dependent Lazlo." Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem July 1976.
 
"The Electric Prunes, Just Good Old Rock and Roll/Vanilla Fudge, Rock and Roll."  Reviews.  Rolling Stone Magazine 46 (15 November 1969).
 
"ELO: Pomp and Circumfluence." The Village Voice 9 December 1974.
 
"Elegy For a Desolation Angel." Rolling Stone Magazine 29 November 1969: 36.
 
"Elliott Murphy, Just a Story from America." Album review. Stereo Review August 1977.
 
"Elton John After the Fact." The Village Voice 29 October 1979.
 
"Elton John Interview," by Lester Bangs and Jaan Uhelszki." Music review. Creem May 1975.
 
"Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True." Album review. Phonograph Record Magazine January 1978.
 
"Elvis Presley – Burning Love."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 125 (04 January 1973).  [Available on-line]
 
"Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Pictures At An Exhibition."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 103 (02 March 1972). [Available on-line]
 
"Emmett Grogran Stops Lying,'by Georgia Christgau and Lester Bangs." Music review. Creem November 1973.
 
"Eno Sings With the Fishes." Review. The Village Voice 3 April 1978. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002] [Available on-line]
 
"Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)." Creem November 1976. [Available on-line]
 
"Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon Declares "War." Review. Fusion 12 June 1970.
 
"Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert." Music review. Creem November 1973.
 
"Eric Dolphy – The Berlin Concerts."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 280 (14 December 1978).
 
"Evel Knievel Bites the Dust." Creem September 1972.
 
"Every Song a Hooker." Music and Sound Output October 1981. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Everybody's Search For Roots (The Roots Of Punk, Part 1)."  New Wave August 1977. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Everything Above 14th Street Is Gila Bend, Arizona." The Village Voice 24 March 1981.
 
"Ex-Beatles Keep Trying." Stereo Review March 1975.
 
"The Faces Aren't Feeling Too Good Either: Is the End of Civilization As We Know It? Lester Bangs Fingers the Pulse of History" New Music Express (NME) 22 November 1975.
 
""Face in the Crowd." Film review. Psychotronic July 1981.
 
Famous Rock Critics School: Test Your Talent." The Real Paper (Boston) 24 October 1973. [Available on-line]
 
"Fire Next Time, The." The Soho Weekly News 5 March 1980.
 
"First Came Art … Then Came Kmart." Chic (n.d.) 1976.
 
"Five Hundred Mile Pilgrimage to a Hell's Angel Death Festival" (Altamont report). IT 28 January 1970.
 
"Fix Is In." Music column. Music and Sound Output January/February 1982.
 
"Flame, Queen of the Neighborhood." Album review. Stereo Review July 1977.
 
"The Flamin' Groovies, Supersnazz." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 13 December 1969.
 
"Flo & Eddie." Music review. Creem July 1973.
 
"Foghat: Foghat (Bearsville)." Music review.  Phonograph Record September 1972. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Foreigner." Album review. Stereo Review September 1977.
 
"Forty Guns." Film review. Psychotronic July 1981.
 
"Fractured at the Stones Flick: Wondering Where to Lay the Blame" (Gimme Shelter)." Music review. The San Diego Door 17 March 1971. (a.k.a. Good Morning Teaspoon; The Teaspoon Door)
 
"Fragments, 1976-1982." Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988.
 
"Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, One Size Fits All." Music review. Creem September 1975.
 
"Frank Zappa – Chunga's Revenge."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 73 (24 December 1970).
 
"Frank Zappa – Hot Rats."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 07 March 1970. [Available on-line]
 
"Frankie Valli: The Screech That Roars." The Village Voice 8 September 1975.
 
"Freddie Mercury’s Supermarket Sweep." The Village Voice 12 December 1977.
 
"Free Form Music in San Francisco: San Francisco on Two Cents a Day." Phonograph Record Magazine November 1971.
 
"Free Jazz: Punk Rock." Editorial. Musician Magazine 24 (April/May 1980): 36-40+.  [Available on-line]
 
"Free Jazz Punk Rock." 666 Ismo Critico (Spanish language magazine)  30 August 2013.  [Available on-line]
 
"Fripp Must Be Suffering from Over-Exposure," by Lester Bangs and Galen Brandt. Los Angeles Herald-Examiner 12 August 1979.
 
"From the Jefferson Airplane to the Starship Enterprise." Creem February 1976.
 
"Früt, Keep On Truckin." Review, under pseudonym "Calabash Bangs." Review. Creem December 1970.
 
"The Fugs, Golden Filth." Review. Creem August 1970.
 
"Full Moon/The Section." Music review. Creem March 1973.
 
"Fun House." Review. Creem 2.17 (November 1970).
 
"The Future of Music." Column: "Sounds of the Scene." Smoke Signal (El Cajon Valley High School newspaper) 1 May 1966.
 
"Future of Techno-Rock: Where's Boston?"Real Paper 20 November 1976.  Reprinted in New Musical Express 1 January 1977.
 
"George Harrison, Dark Horse." Music review. Creem March 1975.
 
"George Harrison, Living in the Material World." Music review. Gallery September 1973.
 
"Get the Hook? The Strange Truth About the Jefferson Starship." Creem March 1977.
 
"Getting Your Rocks Off: A Lustful Look at the Raunchy Side of Rock n' Roll." Screw 13 October 1975.
 
"Ginger Baker's Airforce 2." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 4 February 1971.
 
"Gladys Knight – Feelin' Bluesy, Nitty Gritty, Silk & Soul."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 49 (27 December 1969).
 
"Going Beyond Music: A Consumer Guide." Musician October 1980.
 
"Golddiggers, Today! Phonograph Record Magazine November 1972.  Reprinted in Fusion (by Lester Bangs and Judy Linn), January 1973, and Oui, March 1973.
 
"Golden Needles." Music review. Column: "Short Take." Creem November 1974.
 
"Good Show-Biz Biography Nowadays Is Hard to Find." Chicago Tribune Book World 1 February 1976.
 
"Grace Jones Beats Off." Review. Creem August 1974. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Grace Jones Beats Off." The Village Voice 25 June 1980.
 
"Grand Funk Railroad – Phoenix."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 121 (09 November 1972).
 
"Grand Funk Railroad – Survival."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 84 (10 June 1971).
 
"Grateful Dead, Blues for Allah." Music review. Creem December 1975.
 
"Grateful Dead." Music review. Creem December 1971.
 
"Greatest Album Ever Made, Just in Case You Ever Wondered" (Metal Machine Music)." Music review. Creem March 1976.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]  [Available on-line]
 
"Gregg Allman: The Fink Has Soul," by "Les Baines." High Fidelity August 1977.
 
"The Grooming of David Johansen." The Village Voice  3 September 1979. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Growing Up Is Hard To Do (Bob Seger)." The Village Voice 5 June 1978. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Guess Who, Artificial Paradise." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine March 1973.
 
"The Guess Who: Live at the Paramount." Creem November 1972. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Guess Who, Rockin'." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 13 April 1972.
 
"Has Alice Sold Out? Billion Dollar Babies." Stereo Review 31.3 (September 1973).
 
"Hawkwind and Amon Duul II." Reviews. Stereo Review 31.4 (October 1973).
 
"Hawkwind – In Search Of Space."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 111 (22 June 1972): 58.
 
"Hawkwind, Space Ritual/'Amon Düül II, Live in London." Music review. Creem January 1974.
 
"He's Alive, But So Is Paint. Are You?" Village Voice October 1980. [Available on-line]
 
"Heartbreakers, Live at Max’s Kansas City." Album review. Rolling Stone Magazine 7 February 1980.
 
"Heavy Metal: Testing the Limit—Van Halen, the Godz, and Assorted Dregs." Los Angeles Herald-Examiner 17 June 1979.
 
"Heavy Metal: The Sinal Folution." New Musical Express 8 October 1977. Reprinted in Hit Parader March 1978.
 
"Helen Reddy: Long Hard Climb." Review. Creem August 1974. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002] [Available on-line]
 
"Herbie Hancock – The Best of Herbie Hancock."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 90 (02 September 1971).
 
"Hey Johnny—There’s a Geezer Out Here Says He’s Got the Answer to All Your Problems …" (Sex Pistols). New Musical Express 28 May 1977.
 
"Hi! We’re Still Dead: A Long Night with the Grateful Dead." Chicago Daily News Sidetracks supplement, 12 May 1977.
 
"Homage to Charles Mingus: All the Things You Could Be by Now If Duke Ellington’s Wife Was Your Mother." Gig November 1978.
 
'Hot Rod Rumble in the Promised Land.' Creem November 1975. [Reprinted in Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader. Ed., June Skinner Sawyers. Penguin Books, 2004. 74-77.]
 
"Hot Tuna, First Pull Up, Then Pull Down/Jefferson Airplane, Bark." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 11 November 1971. [Available on-line]
 
"How the Eagles Cleaned Up the Wild West (and James Dean, and Tequila, and Divers Other Deviant Outcroppings)." The Music Gig, October 1976. Reprinted in the New Musical Express 16 October 1976.
 
"How I (Finally) Joined the Velvet Underground." Hit Parader exact date unknown, 1979.
 
"How Long Will We Care?" (a.k.a. "Where Were You When Elvis Died?") The Village Voice 29 August 1977.
 
"How to Learn to Love Reggae." Stereo Review April 1977.
 
"How To Succeed In Torture Without Really Trying, or, Louie Come Home, All Is Forgiven."  Creem February 1976.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Hydra, Seceding from the South. Penthouse January 1975.
 
"Hype fanzine." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem September 1975.
 
"I Ain't Voting." Column: "Born in the U.S.A." New Musical Express 6 November 1976.
 
"'I Am the World's Greatest Guitarist,' Says Ted Nugent, 'by Lester Bangs and Jaan Uhelszki." Music review. Creem August 1974.
 
"I Don’t Want to Talk About Satan, Just Want to See His Face." Music column: "Born in the U.S.A." "New Musical Express 8 October 1977.
 
"I Have Seen the Past of Rock n’ Roll and It Is ZZ Top." Musician June 1980.
 
"I Only Get My Rocks Off When I'm Dreaming." Creem January 1973. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"I Remember Ray" (Ray Charles retrospective). Creem October 1970.
 
"I Saw God and/or Tangerine Dream." The Village Voice 18 April 1977.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"I Would Buy a Used Car from Meat Loaf: A Political Manifesto of Sorts." Hit Parader January 1979.
 
“I Would Like to Live to a Ripe Old Age and Raise Watermelons in Wyoming.” The Times (United Kingdom) 29 October 2013: 7+.
 
"Ian Hunter: The Coots are Alright." The Village Voice 2 June 1980. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Ian Hunter: Reflections Of A Rock Star."  Review.  Phonograph Record September 1976. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"If Oi Were a Carpenter." The Village Voice 27 April 1982. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Iggy (Pop) and the Stooges: The Apotheosis of Every Parental Nightmare." Stereo Review July 1973.
 
"Iggy Pop: Blowtorch in Bondage."  Review.  The Village Voice 28 March 1977.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Available on-line]
 
"Iggy Pop, The Idiot." Album review. Stereo Review June 1977.
 
"Iggy Pop, Ramones, The: Iggy Pop: Cobo Arena, Detroit."  Live Review.  New Musical Express (NME) November 1977.  [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Iggy Suffers Metallic K.O., Ramones Rule, O.K.?" Performance review. New Musical Express 5 November 1977.
 
"The Illinois Speed Press/Black Pearl." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 3 May 1969.
 
"The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies, Or The Day The Airwaves Erupted." Creem March 1973. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Innocents in Babylon, Part One." Creem June 1976. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Innocents in Babylon, Part Two." Creem July 1976. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Isis Is as Isis Does.' Chic (n.d.) 1976.
 
"It's a Beautiful Day."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 38 (26 July 1969).
 
"It's Only the Rolling Stones."  The Village Voice 31 October 1974. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"It's the Last Bash on the Gridiron: Faces Huddle for Defensive Play" Creem November 1975.  Reprinted in New Musical Express 22 November 1975.
 
"Jack B. Weiner, The Morning After." Book review. Creem April 1974.
 
"Jack Bruce, Out of the Storm." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem April 1975.
 
"Jack Kerouac, Doctor Sax/Mexico City Blues/Lonesome Traveler." Rolling Stone Magazine 4 March 1971.
 
"Jackson Browne, Hold Out/Bob Dylan, Saved/The Kinks, One for the Road/The Rolling Stones, Emotional Rescue." Album review. Musician October 1980.
 
"Jackson Heights, King Progress." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 27 May 1971.
 
"James Brown, Soul Classics Vol. 2/The JB's, Doin'It to Death/The New Birth, Birth Day." Music review. Creem December 1973.
 
"James Morris, The Preachers." Book review. Creem February 1974.
 
"James Simon Kunen, The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary." Book review. Rolling Stone Magazine 28 May 1970.
 
"James Taylor Marked for Death." Who Put the Bomp 8 (Winter/Spring 1971). [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988; and in Bomp! 2 Born In the Garage, 2009]
 
"James Taylor: One Man Dog." Review. Creem February 1973. Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Janis Joplin – In Concert."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 110 (08 June 1972). [Available on-line]
 
"Janis Joplin – Live In Concert."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 112 (6 July 1972).
 
"Jazz: The Elegance of John Lewis?" The Real Paper 8 October 1975.
 
"Jeff Beck, Wired." Music review. Creem September 1976.
 
"Jeff Beck/Jan Hammer Group, Live." Album review. Stereo Review September 1977.
 
"Jefferson Airplane – Bark."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 95 (11 November 1971). [Available on-line]
 
"Jefferson Airplane: Long John Silver."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 102 (14 February 1972). [Available on-line]
 
"Jefferson Airplane: 30 Seconds Over Winterland (Grunt)."  Review.  Phonograph Record June 1973. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Jehovah Is Just All Right with Van." The Village Voice 23 March 1982.
 
"Jello Biafra Is No Cretin." The Village Voice 29 April 1981. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Jerry Jordan, Phone Call from God." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem August 1975.
 
"Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Rocks On."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 110 (08 June 1972). [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Jerry Rubin, Do It: Scenarios of the Revolution." Book review. Rolling Stone Magazine 25 June 1970.
 
"Jerzy Kosinki, Pinball." Book review. The Village Voice 16 March 1982.
 
"Jesse Winchester: A Patriotic Chore." The Village Voice 21 August 1978.
 
"Jethro Tull in Vietnam: Their Rock n' Roll Circus Has a Really Big Top." Creem May 1973.
 
"Jethro Tull: A Passion Play."  Review.  Creem October 1973. [Available on-line]
 
"Jethro Tull, A Passion Play, in the form of a readers' survey." Music review. Creem October 1973.
 
"Jethro Tull: Songs From The Wood."  Review, by Eric Genheimer, with Robert Duncan and Lester Bangs posthumously.  Stereo Review August 1977. [Available on-line]
 
"Jim Morrison: Bozo Dionysus a Decade Later." Musician, Player & Listener Magazine 35 (August 1981). [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002; and in A Doors Companion, 1997] [Available on-line; some sites with subscription access only]
 
"Jim Morrison: Oafus Laureate." Creem (Collector's Edition). Summer 1981.  [Available on-line]
 
"Joe Zawinul – Weather Report."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 88 (05 August 1971).
 
"Joey Gallo Was No Hero." The Village Voice 8 March 1976.
 
"John Cale’s Best Cuts: A Welcome Combination of Rock, Brains, and Guts." Stereo Review August 1977.
 
"John Cale, Vintage Violence." Review. Fusion 21 August 1970.
 
"John Cale and Nico: Up from the Underground." Penthouse July 1975.
 
"John Coltrane, The Best of John Coltrane: His Impulse Years/Transitions." Review. San Diego Door 17 September 1970. (a.k.a. Good Morning Teaspoon; The Teaspoon Door)
 
"John Coltrane Lives." Creem November 1972.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"John Denver Is God." Creem January 1976: 31.
 
"John Lennon, Mind Games." Music review. Creem February 1974.
 
"John Lydon Across the Border." Review.  The Village Voice 24 March 1980. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"John Mayall – USA Union."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 73 (24 December 1970).
 
"John McLaughlin: My Goal's Beyond."  Review.  Phonograph Record November 1971. [Available on-lin; subscription access only]
 
"John Prine: The Troubadour, Los Angeles CA."  Live Review.  Phonograph Record January 1972. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"John Rechy The Fourth Angel." Book review. Creem February 1974.
 
"Johnny Ray's Better Whirlpool."  Review.  Creem January 1975.   [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Available on-line]
 
"Johnny Winter – Second Winter."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 49 (27 December 1969).
 
"Johnny Winter, Still Alive and Well." Music review. Creem June 1973.
 
"Jon and Barbra's Torch Song" (Barbra Streisand and Jon Peters)." Music review. The Village Voice 3 February 1975.
 
"Jon Lord and the London Symphony Orchestra, Gemini Suite." Music review. Creem May 1972.
 
"Jonathan Eisen, Forever Changes and Twenty-Minute Fandangos." Book review. Creem February 1972.
 
"Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem November 1976.
 
"Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, Rock ’n’Roll with the Modern Lovers." Album review. Stereo Review December 1977.
 
"Jonathan Richman: Town Hall, New York City."  Live Review.  New Musical Express (NME) November 1976. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Joni Mitchel: For the Roses." Review. Creem February 1973.
 
"Jethro Tull In Vietnam." Creem May 1973. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Joy of Suicide." Soho Weekly News 28 May 1980.
 
"Jukejoy Comes to Soho (Almost)" (Delbert McClinton and Joe Ely). The Village Voice 27 March 1977.
 
"Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, and the Trinity, Streetnoise."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 41 (06 September 1969).
 
"Junior Mance, With a Lotta Help from My Friends." Review. Creem November 1970.
 
"Kansas City Bomber." Film review. Creem November 1972.
 
"Keith’s Shag Has a Perm" (The New Barbarians). The Village Voice 21 May 1979.
 
"Kesey's Catharsis: An Approach So Passé—It's Gauche." Chicago Tribune Book World 16 September 1973.
 
"Kevin Ayres: The Confessions of Dr. Dream." Review. Creem April 1975. [Available on-line]
 
"Kevin Coyne, Matching Head and Feet, by "the Hindenburg." Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem July 1976.
 
"Killer Frogs in Transatlantic Blitz: A Franco-American Chronologue." Creem February 1975. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Kim Fowley International Heroes." Music review. Creem July 1973.
 
"Kind of Grim: Unraveling the Miles Perplex." Review. Creem  July 1976. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Kindling the Flame in the Gutted Lantern." Obituary: John Lennon. Vancouver Sun 13 December 1980. [Available on-line]
 
"King Crimson – Islands."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 103 (02 March 1972).
 
"Kinks, Everybody's in Showbiz." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine October 1972.
 
"Kinks, Sleepwalker." Album review. High Fidelity May 1977.
 
"Kinky Friedman, Sold American." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 137 (21 June 1973).
 
"Kinky Friedman." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem April 1975.
 
"Kiss and a Boby Enchilada" (Joe "King" Carrasco). Soho Weekly News 19 March 1980.
 
"Kiss, Love Gun." Album review. Stereo Review November 1977.
 
"Kook Who Fell To Earth: Growing Up With Captain Beefheart." New Musical Express (NME) (27 November 1977). [Available on-line]
 
"Kraftwerk, Autobahn." Music review. Creem June 1975.
 
"Kraftwerk, Ralf & Florian." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem October 1975.
 
"Kraftwerk: The Final Solution To The Music Problem?"  Interview.  New Musical Express (NME) September 1975. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Kraftwerk, Weather Reconnaissance Balloon Farm." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem May 1976.
 
"Kraftwerkfeature (The Krouts Are Coming: Kraftwerk Meets Lester Bangs)." Creem September 1975. [Reprinted in New Musical Express 6 September 1975.]
 
"Kris Kristofferson, Border Lord." Music review. Creem June 1972.
 
"Lamont Blankenship: The Next Todd Rundgren?" Creem May 1974.
 
"The Last Strat Manifesto." Musician c. 1980. [rejected]
 
"Last Waltz." Phonograph Record Magazine May/June 1978.
 
"Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 71 (26 November 1970). [Available on-line]
 
"Led Zeppelin, IV." Music review. Creem February 1972.
 
"Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy." Music review. Creem June 1973.
 
"Len Brown and Gary Friedrich, So You Think You Know About Rock and Roll." Book review. Phonograph Record Magazine September 1972.
 
"Lenny." Film review. Creem February 1975.
 
"Leon Redbone, Double Time." Music review. High Fidelity April 1977.
 
"Lester Bangs versus Dick Manitoba." Comic story-board. Punk Magazine 4 (July 1976): 31. [Reprinted in The Best of Punk Magazine. Eds., John Holstrom and Bridget Hurd. HarperCollins, 2012. ISBN: 9780061958359.]
 
"Lester Bangs’s Introduction to Rock Cinema." Phonograph Record Magazine May/June 1978.
 
"Lester Black's Bang-Out." New Musical Express (NME) 30 July 1977.
 
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves, or, How I Slugged It Out with Lou Reed and Stayed Awake." Creem March 1975.
 
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves." Reprint. New Musical Express 9 November 2013 (Lou Reed Remembered).
 
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves (or How I Slugged It Out with Lou Reed and Stayed Awake)." Interview with Lou Reed. Creem October 1974.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Excerpt available on-line]
 
"Letter from Britain: If It's Tuesday (or Wednesday or Thursday or …) This Must Be the Bar." Creem January 1976.
 
"Lick My Decals Off Baby."  Review.  Creem March 1971. [Available on-line]
 
"Lily Tomlin, On Stage." Album review. Stereo Review January 1978.
 
"Limey Foretrekkers, or, The Aldebarrian Old Guard" (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Hawkwind, Mike Oldfield, and Yes)." Music review. Creem March 1975.
 
"Linda Ronstadt, Hasten Down the Wind." Music review. Creem November 1976.
 
"Little Richard, King of Rock and Roll." Music review. Creem February 1972.
 
"Live from Austin, Texas." Musician Player and Listener Magazine 1981. [Available on-line]
 
"London Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir with Guest Soloists, Tommy." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 15 February 1973.
 
"Loose as a Goose and Twice as Truthful: A Recounting of Some Times in the Season of Dust." Creem August 1972.
 
"Loretta Lynn, One's on the Way/Conway Twitty I Can't See Me Without You/Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, Lead Me On." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 22 June 1972.
 
"Lost Horizon." Film review. Creem July 1973.
 
“Lou Reed: The Iconic 1973 Interview by Lester Bangs.” The Times (United Kingdom) 29 October 2013: 1.
 
"Lou Reed – The Bells."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 293 (14 June 1979). [Available on-line]
 
"Lou Reed, Berlin." Music review. Creem December 1973.
 
"Lou Reed, Blondes Have More Fun/Patti Smith, Teenage Perversity and Ships in the Night ("bootlegs")." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem December 1976.
 
"Lou Reed, Coney Island Baby (RCA), by "Delmore Schwartz." Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem May 1976.
 
"Lou Reed: A Deaf Mute In A Telephone Booth."  Interview.  Let It Rock November 1973. [Available on-line]
 
"Lou Reed, Metal Machine Music." Music review. Creem September 1975.
 
"Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music."  Review.  Creem March 1976. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Lou Reed, Rock 'n Roll Animal." Music review. Creem May 1974.
 
"Lou Reed: Sally Can't Dance."  Review.  Denim Delinquent  Winter/Spring 1975-1976. [Available on-line]
 
"Lou Reed, Sally Can't Dance." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem July 1975.
 
"Lou Reed Sings Gilbert O'Sullivan." Shakin' Street Gazette September 1974.  Reprinted in Creem February 1975.
 
"Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground Live at Max's Kansas City." Music review. Creem July 1972.
 
"Lou Reed versus The Velvet Underground." Review. Creem July 1972.
 
"Love, Love Revisited, Four Sail, Out Here, and False Start." Review. Creem December 1970.
 
"Love,.Reel to Reel." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem April 1975.
 
"Love Sculpture, Blues Helping." Review. Fusion  21 August 1970.
 
"Low Yo-Yo Stuff: Getting Closer To the Captain." Creem January 1973: 67.
 
"Lydia Lunch, Queen of Siam." Album review. Rolling Stone Magazine 1 May 1980.
 
"Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gimme Back My Bullets/Bad Company, Run with the Pack." Music review. Creem May 1976.
 
"Maggie May." Novel excerpt, 1981. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1987.
 
"Magma, Kohntarkosz." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem August 1975.
 
"Magma, Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh, by "Aid to Dependent Lazlo." Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem July 1976.
 
"Mahavishnu/John McLaughlin, My Goal's Beyond." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine November 1971.
 
"Mark Farner's State of the Nation Address." Creem September 1973.
 
"Marshall Tucker Band, Searching for My Rainbow." Music review. Creem December 1975.
 
"Marshall Tucker Band, The – The Marshall Tucker Band."  Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 137 (21 June 1973). [Available on-line]
 
"Mashmakhan." Review, under pseudonym "Punko Bangs." Creem December 1970.
 
"Maxene Fabe, Death Rock." Book review. Creem May 1973.
 
"MC5 – Kick Out The Jams."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 30 (5 April 1969). [(Bangs's first written contribution for Rolling Stone; reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002] [Available on-line]
 
"The McCoys, Human Ball." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 20 September 1969.
 
"Meat Loaf Nation." Hit Parader January 1979. [Available on-line]
 
"Medicine Ball Caravan." Film review. Creem December 1971.
 
"Meditations on John Coltrane’s Ascension." Gig July 1977.
 
"Methuselah/SRC, Milestones/The Frost, Rock and Roll Music." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 07 February 1970.
 
"Mike Bloomfield, John Hammond, Dr. John, Triumvirate." Music review. Gallery September 1973.
 
"Miles Davis, Filles de Kilimanjaro, by "Ralph J. Gleason." Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem October 1976.
 
"Miles Davis, The Complete Birth of Cool." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine July 1972.
 
"Miles Davis: Depression as an Art Form." Phonograph Record Magazine June 1976.  Reprinted in New Musical Express 30 April 1983.
 
"Miles Davis – In A Silent Way."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 46 (15 November 1969). [Available on-line]
 
"Miles Davis: Music For the Living Dead." Music and Sound Output November/December 1981. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Monolith or Monotone? Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music." Review. Creem September 1975. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Mothers of Invention, Fillmore East." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 30 September 1971.
 
"Mott the Hoople, Brain Capers." Music review. Creem April 1972.
 
"Mott the Hoople, Mott." Music review. Creem October 1973.
 
"Mott the Hoople." Review. Fusion 12 June 1970.
 
"Move, Split Ends." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 26 April 1973.
 
"Music Is My Mistress by Duke Ellington." Review. Chicago Tribune Book World 11 November  1973.  Reprinted in Creem January 1974.
 
"Music Round-Up." Gallery November 1973.
 
"Muzak with a Beat (What Is Jazz-Rock?)." The Real Paper 23 April 1977.
 
"My Five Worst Record Albums." Real Paper 24 October 1973. [Available on-line]
 
"My Night Of Ecstasy With the J. Geils Band." Creem August 1974. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"My Top Ten." Column: "Back in the U.S.A." Let It Rock March 1974.
 
"Mystic Moods Orchestra, Stormy Weekend." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 25 June 1970.
 
"Nashville." Film review. Creem September 1975.
 
"Natalie Cole, Unpredictable." Album review. High Fidelity May 1977.
 
"National Lampoon: TV Dinner LP (a.k.a. Radio Dinner)." Review. Creem November 1972.
 
"Nature of Rock." Column: "Back in the U.S.A." Let It Rock August 1973.
 
"NBC's Saturday Night Live. Circus 28 February 1977.
 
"Neil Diamond – Hot August Night."  Music review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 129 (15 March 1973). [This review lead to Rolling Stone's decision to fire Lester Bangs.]
 
"Neil Young, Time Fades Away." Music review. Creem January 1974.
 
"Neil Young, Zuma." Music review. Creem March 1976.
 
"New Prefab Nihilism" (Blue Öyster Cult and the Dictators). Penthouse October 1975.
 
"New Year's Eve." The Village Voice 26 December 1979. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"New York Dolls, Too Much, Too Soon." Music review. Creem July 1974.
 
"New York Dolls" (part of "What's New: The Critics Choose Their Favorites"). The Real Paper 26 September 1973.
 
"The New York Dolls/Mott The Hoople/Dr.  Hook & the Medicine Show: Live in Masillon, Ohio."  Live Review.  Phonograph Record November 1973. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Nick Drake, Bryter Layter." Album review. Stereo Review December 1977.
 
"Nico: A Kind Of Frozen Purity."  Profile.  Fusion November 1971. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Nico: The Marble Index." What Goes On 1983 (written in October 1978).
 
"Nils Lofgren: I Came To Dance."  Review and Interview.  Phonograph Record April 1977. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"1973 Nervous Breakdown: The Ol' Fey Outlaws Ain't What They Used To Be - Are You?" Creem December 1973. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"1994: A Projection, or, George Orwell Meets Kraftwerk (And Boogies, Even!)." Music and Sound Output March/April 1982.
 
"Nitty GrittyDirt Band, All the Good Times." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine April 1972.
 
"Not Insane and Not Funny Either: The Firesign Theatre's Catalog of Misconceptions." Creem April 1975.
 
"Notes for review of Peter Guralnick's Lost Highway (1980)." Excerpt. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1987.
 
"Notes On Austin." Excerpt, 1980. Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002.
 
"Notes on PIL's [Public Image Limited] Metal Box, 1980." Excerpt. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1987. [Available on-line]
 
"Notes of a Dirty Old Man and Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and General Tales of Ordinary Madness." Book Review: Charles Bukowski. Creem Oct. 1974: 59.
 
"Of Pop and Pies and Fun: A Program For Mass Liberation In The Form Of A Stooges Review.  Or, Who's The Fool? (Pt. 1)"  Review. Creem November 1970.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung] [Available on-line]
 
"Of Pop and Pies and Fun: A Program For Mass Liberation In The Form Of A Stooges Review.  Or, Who's The Fool? (Pt. 2)"  Review. Creem December 1970.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung] [Available on-line]
 
"Off the Wall: Ned McCune, The Gateway." Music review. Creem January 1974.
 
"Off the Wall: Will Perry, Death of an Informer." Music review. Creem January 1974.
 
"Ohio Players, Fire." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem April 1975.
 
"Old Pooh, New Paint: How Ian Dury Keeps Doing It Himself." Los Angeles Herald-Examiner 26 August 1979.
 
"On the Merits of Sexual Repression." Blondie. UK: Omnibus, 1980. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"One day someone I love said, 'You hit me with your eyes.'" Talking Heads: Chronology.  Intro. by David Byrne.  Orig. August 1976. [Available on-line]
 
"One/Black Kangaroo." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine March 1973.
 
"Open Letter to Starship Kantner." The Village Voice 3 December 1979.
 
"Osmonds." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 27 May 1971.
 
"Otis Rush Mugged By an Iceberg." The Village Voice 3 December 1980. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Out to Pasture with Les McEwen & the Rollers in Bay City, Michigan." Phonograph Record Magazine January 1978.
 
"Pablo Cruise, A Place in the Sun." Album review. Stereo Review June 1977.
 
"Papa John Creach/Paul Kantner and Grace Slick, Sunfighter." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 103 (02 March 1972).
 
"Patti Smith: Easter."  Review.  Phonograph Record May 1978. [Available on-line]
 
"Patti Smith's Top 40 Insurrection."  Review.  Phonograph Record Magazine May/June 1978. [Available on-line]
 
"Paul and Linda: Alright Tonight" (Wings). Stereo Review October 1975.
 
"Paul and Pelvis: Down the Tube" (McCartney and Presley TV specials)." Music review. Creem July 1973.
 
"Paul Davis, Rustic of the Hour." Music review. Creem May 1975.
 
"Paul Davis: Rustic of the Hour." Creem May 1975.
 
"Paul Kantner / Grace Slick: Sunfighter."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 2 March 1972.
 
"Paul McCartney: He Did It All For You." Cover story. Creem August 1976.
 
"Pazz & Jop Critics Poll Protest Ballot. The Village Voice 27 January 1982.
 
"Pazz & Jop Decade Product Report." The Village Voice 17 December 1979.
 
"Performance review: John Prine, the Troubadour, Los Angeles." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine January 1972.
 
"Performance review: Kinky Friedman, Chicago, Illinois." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine June 1973.
 
"Peter Frampton Is Nice Nice Nice." The Village Voice 25 October 1976.
 
"Peter Frampton Cures Schizophrenia." Sidetracks. Chicago Daily News  4 August 1977. [Reprinted in New Musical Express 13 August 1977.]
 
"Peter Gabriel." Album review. Stereo Review August 1977.
 
"Peter Green, The End of the Game." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 79 (01 April 1971.
 
"Peter Guralnick's Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians." Book review. Los Angeles Herald Examiner 13 April 1980.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Peter Laughner Is Dead." New York Rocker September-October 1977.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Available on-line]
 
"Peter Laughner: He Was a Friend of Mine." New York Rocker September/October 1977.
 
"Peter Tork at CBGB?" The Village Voice 8 August 1977. [Available on-line]
 
"Peter Tosh, Mystic Man/Toots and the Maytals, Pass the Pipe." Album review. Rolling Stone Magazine 7 February 1980.
 
"Pharoah Sanders." Creem blues and jazz supplement, November 1972.
 
"Piper." Album review. Stereo Review June 1977.
 
"The Pipkins, Gimme Dat Ding!" Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 1 October 1970.
 
"Platform Shoe Rock" (glam rock). Chicago Daily News 23 June 1973.
 
"Pointer Sisters, by Richard Meltzer and Lester Bangs." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine July 1973.
 
"Pop Artist Lou Reed Reviewed." Stereo Review July 1974.
 
"Pretty Things. The – S.F. Sorrow/Yes."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 51 (07 February 1970).
 
"Pop Group: Cambodian Kitchen Sink." The Village Voice 13 August 1980.
 
"Pop Music in the Eighties." Stereo Review January 1980.
 
"Postcards." Transcriptions of Lester Bangs postcards. Ajax (Summer 1972).
 
"Preacher Van Is Looking for a New Tongue" (Van Morrison). Chicago Sun-Times 14 October 1979.
 
"Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: A Tale of These Times." Creem June 1971. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung." Infinit 46 (Spring 1994).
 
"Punk Rock Machine." National Screw (n.d.) 1977.
 
"Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx." Music review. Column: "Short Take." Creem October 1974.
 
"Queen II." Music review. Creem October 1974.
 
"Question Mark and the Mysterians, 96 Tears/The Shadows of Knight, Back Door Man." Music review. Fusion 5 March 1971.
 
"Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Rahsaan Rahsaan." Music review. Fusion 2 April 1971.
 
"Ramatam." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 28 September 1972.
 
"Ramones!" Vortex (n.d.) 1977.
 
"Ramones." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem December 1976.
 
"Ramones." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem September 1976.
 
"Ramones." Records column. High Times 30 (February 1978).
 
"Ramones Get Technical." International Musician and Recording World January 1980.
 
"Ramones Go Depresso—So Would You if Your Best Girl Left You for Suicide." New Musical Express 23 September 1978. Reprinted in Trouser Press, November 1978.
 
"Ramones: The Laser Thin Line." Stereo Review June 1977.
 
"Randy Newman, Good Old Boys." Music review. Creem January 1975.
 
"Randy Newman, Sail Away/Nilsson, Son of Schmilsson." Music review. Creem October 1972.
 
"Rascals, Island of Real." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 25 May 1972.
 
"Raspberries, Fresh Raspberries." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 4 January 1973.
 
"Ray Conniff: Please Come See Me. In the Citadel." c. 1978.
 
"Ray Charles, All-Time Great Country & Western Hits/Curtis Mayfield, His Early Years with The Impressions/Back in the Alley: The Classic Blues of B.B. King/The Best of B.B. King." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 29 March 1973.
 
"A Reasonable Guide To Horrible Noise." The Village Voice (30 September- 06 October 1981): 301+. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Available on-line]
 
"Recording: Less Is More." Music column. Music and Sound Output June/July 1981.
 
"Regionalism: Best Buy for the Polite Majority." Music column. Music and Sound Output August/September 1981.
 
"Renaissance/Blonde on Blonde, Contrasts." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 14 May 1970.
 
"Renaldo and Clara." Film review. Chicago Daily News Sidetracks supplement, 2 February 1978.
 
"REO Speedwagon and Bullangus." Review. Creem May 1972: 68.
 
"Richard Elman, Uptight with the Stones: A Novelist's Report." Book review. Creem November 1973.
 
"Richard Hell and the Voidoids." Waxpaper 26 August 1977.
 
"Richard Hell: Death Means Never Having To Say You're Incomplete." Gig January 1978. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Richard Meltzer, Gulcher. Book review. Coast November 1972.
 
"Richman? Poor, Man" Review: Jonathan Richman NYC Town Hall city show. New Musical Express 13 November 1976. Reprinted as "Twerp King at the Summit" in Creem January 1977.
 
"Rick Nelson in Concert." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 2 April 1970.
 
"Rick Wakeman Drowns in Suds." Creem July 1975.
 
"Ritchie Valens."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 62 (9 July 1970).
 
"Robert Gordon, Rock Billy Boogie." Album review. Rolling Stone Magazine 28 June 1979.
 
"Rock Critic Will Be President! Sniffin' Out Meltzer's Future: Tomorrow's a Red Nose" (Bangs on Meltzer). Music review. Coast April 1973.
 
"Rock Critics Rule! And Other Startling Musical Revelations" (short self-portrait). Music review. Coast April 1973.
 
"Rock Decadence Sweepstakes" (David Werner, Kiss, Dana Gillespie, Wayne County). Penthouse October 1974.
 
"Rock in the Seventies." Musician January 1980.
 
"Rock: Tangerine Dream—Sandmen of Alphaville." The Real Paper 20 August 1975.
 
"Rock’s Top Ten Guitarists—Another View." International Musician and Recording World February 1981.
 
"Rod Stewart: Wake Up Rodney, I Think It’s Time for You to Record," by Lester Bangs and Paul Nelson (book excerpt). Music and Sound Output March/April 1982.
 
"Rolling Stones, Black and Blue." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem September 1976.
 
"Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street." Music review. Creem August 1972.
 
"Rolling Stones, The – Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 64 (04 September 1970). [Available on-line]
 
"Rolling Stones, The – Hot Rocks 1964-1971."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 102 (20 December 1971). [Available on-line]
 
"Rolling Stones, Metamorphosis and Made in the Shade." Music review. Creem August 1975.
 
"Rolling Stones, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits and Fazed Cookies)." Music review. Creem April 1973.
 
"Rolling Stones, Some Girls." Album review. Stereo Review August 1978.
 
"The Rolling Stones Disaster at Altamont: Let It Bleed." Rolling Stone Magazine 21 January 1970: 20. [Reprinted in Let it Bleed: Die Rolling Stones in Altamont, 1970]
 
"Ron Peters, The Big Stash." Book review. Creem September 1973.
 
"Rory Gallagher: Rory Gallagher (Atco)."  Review.  Phonograph Record January 1972. [Available on-line]
 
"Roots of Punk Part I." New Wave August 1977.
 
"Roots of Punk Part II." New Wave November 1978.
 
"Roots of Punk Part III." New Wave February 1979.
 
"‘Rosco’ Fripp’s Funky Tape Loop." The Village Voice 28 April 1980.
 
"Roxy/the Guess Who, Canned Wheat/Valhalla." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 07 February 1970.
 
"Roxy Music: Catch the Next Sensation." Creem July 1974. [Available on-line]
 
"Roxy Music, Siren." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem June 1976.
 
"The Rowan Brothers." Review. Creem January 1973: 74-75.
 
"Runaways." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem November 1976.
 
"Ry Cooder." Review. Creem December 1970.
 
"Savage Rose, In the Plain." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 10 October 1969.
 
"Savage Rose, Refugee." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 9 December 1971.
"Savages." Film review. Creem June 1975.
 
"Savoy Brown Is Not Dead: Some Call It Blues, Some Call It Dues, But We Call It Carrying On (What Else D'ya Expect from a Pack of Limeys?)." Creem January 1974.
 
"Savoy Brown, Hellbound Train/Ten Years After, Alvin Lee & Co." Music review. Creem June 1972.
 
"The Scorn Papers." Excerpt. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1987.
 
"Screwing the System With Dick Clark." Creem November 1973.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Available on-line]
 
"Scrooge McDuck—Dope Fiend!" Creem March 1973.
 
"Serpico." Film review. Creem May 1974.
 
"Sex and the Art of Rock n' Roll. Q: Does Sex Sell Records?" Creem November 1976.
 
"Sex and Violence." Subscription advertisement. Creem November 1973: 81.
 
"Sex Lives of the Rolling Stones Competition." Creem January 1973.
 
"Sex Lives of the Rolling Stones: Competition Results." Creem April 1973.
 
“Sexual History." c. 1980. [fragment]
 
"Shaggs, The: The Shaggs: Better Than the Beatles (and DNA, Too)."  Retrospective.  The Village Voice 28 January-03 February 1981. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002] [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Sham 69 Is Innocent." The Village Voice 17 December 1979. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Shape of Jazz Today." Creem blues and jazz supplement, November 1972.
 
"Short Eyes." Film review. Chicago Daily News Sidetracks supplement, 13 October 1977.
 
"Sid Vicious Story: A Tale of Two Patsies." The Village Voice 23 October 1978.
 
"Sidewinders." Music review. Creem August 1972.
 
"Singles Reviewed This Week by Lester Bangs." New Musical Express 11 October 1975.
 
"Sir Lord Baltimore/Dust." Music review. Creem December 1971.
 
"Six Days on the Road to the Promised Land (Lester Bangs Meets the Clash): Part One." New Musical Express (NME): 10 December 1977.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Six Days on the Road to the Promised Land (Lester Bangs Meets the Clash): Part Two." New Musical Express (NME): 17 December 1977. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Six Days on the Road to the Promised Land (Lester Bangs Meets the Clash): Part Three." New Musical Express (NME): 24 December 1977. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Slade: Cum On Feel The Boyz."  Report and Interview.  Let It Rock October 1973. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Slade Don't Do No Rock Operas." Creem June 1973.  Reprinted in Let It Rock October 1973.
 
"Slade: Slade Alive!."  Music review.  Phonograph Record October 1972. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Slade: Sladest." Creem December 1973. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"Slits, The – Cut."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 319 (12 June 1980).
 
‘Slow Times in Detroit." c. 1978.
 
"Smack as Catch Can: The Shape of Dope Today" Creem September 1974.
 
"Sonny and Cher, All I Ever Need Is You." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 11 May 1972.
 
"Sounds: Southern Bands." Penthouse December 1974.
 
"Sparks, A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing." Music review. Let It Rock July 1973.
 
"Sparks, Propaganda." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem March 1975.
 
"Stagger Lee Was a Woman [Patti Smith, Horses.]."  Review.  Creem February 1976. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002] [Available on-line]
 
"State of the Art: Bland on Bland" Creem July 1976.  [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Steppenwolf 7." Music review. Fusion 5 February 1971.
 
"Steve Winwood." Album review. Stereo Review November 1977.
 
"Steven Grossman, Caravan Tonight." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem September 1974.
 
"Stevie Nicks: Lilith or Bimbo?" Review. The Village Voice 25 November 1981.  [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life." Music review. Creem January 1977.
 
"Stonewall Jackson Ain't No Nazi: Primeevil Career of Blue Öyster Cult." Creem September 1974.
 
"Stones Cruise on Eighth Street." The Village Voice 23 July 1980.
 
"Stooges, The: The Stooges: The Apotheosis Of Every Parental Nightmare."  Profile.  Stereo Review July 1973. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Street Hassling." The Village Voice c. 1978. [rejected]
 
"Stuck in Round of Nowhere." (article on women) c. 1975. [fragment]
 
"Styx – Pieces Of Eight."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 281 (28 December 1978). [Available on-line]
 
"Sun Ra: Atlantis."  Review.  Phonograph Record June 1973. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Sylvers, The: The Sylvers: Something Special."  Review.  Circus January 1977. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Taj Mahal." Review. Stereo Review 34.1 (January 1975).
 
“Take a Talk on the Wild Side.” The Australian 02 November 2013: 15.
 
"Tangerine Dream, Alpha Centauri and Electronic Meditation." Music review. Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem October 1975.
 
"Taste: On the Boards."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine #59 (28 May 1970). [Available on-line]
 
"Techno-Rasta, As I Would Say" (Big Youth and dub reggae). The Village Voice 20 February 1978.
 
"Ted Nugent: Free-for-All."  Review.  Circus February 1977. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Ted Nugent," by "Natty Bumppo." Creem December 1975.
 
"Television, Marquee Moon. Circus 14 April 1977.
 
"Telly Savalas, Who Loves Ya Baby? Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem May 1976.
 
"The Temptations, Puzzle People/Cloud Nine." Review. Rolling Stone Magazine 07 February 1970.
 
"Temptations, Sky's the Limit." Music review. Creem September 1971.
 
"Ten Most Ridiculous Records of the Seventies." Phonograph Record Magazine March 1978. [Available on-line]
 
"Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan, Peculiar Friends." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 5 August 1971.
 
"Th … They’re the Dead Boys! Night of the Living Dead Boys." Punk November 1977.
 
"Them … Featuring Van Morrison, by Richard Cromelin and Lester Bangs." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine September 1972.
 
"There Are Only Three Rock Groups In American." Column: "Born in the U.S.A." New Musical Express (NME) 16 September 1976.
 
"Thief Who Came to Dinner." Music review. Column: "Short Take." Creem July 1973.
 
"Thinking the Unthinkable about John Lennon." Los Angeles Times 14 December 1980. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Available on-line]
 
"This Ain't Frantz Fanon." Review of John Lennon.  Creem February 1974.
 
"This Beer Belly Thinks Canadian Brew's Best." Windsor Star (Ontario) 21 August 1976.
 
"Three Dog Night, Seven Separate Fools." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine September 1972.
 
"Three Visions of Öyster Apocalypse" (Blue Öyster Cult)." Music review. Creem December 1976.
 
"Timothy Leary, Confessions of a Hope Fiend." Book review. Gallery September 1973.
 
"Tony Scaduto, Mick Jagger: Everybody's Lucifer." Book review. Creem September 1974.
 
"Tony Williams – Emergency."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 46 (15 November 1969).
 
"Tot Rock: Wild in the Playpen." The Real Paper 20 November 1974.
 
"Touring: Down the Road to Nowhere." Music column. Music and Sound Output February/March 1981.
 
"Transcendence of the Orgasm: Field Tripping with Deep Purple." Creem June 1974.
 
“Try (Just a Little Bit Harder).” Review; commentary on Janis Joplin's death. Rolling Stone Magazine 8 June 1972: 62.
 
"Twenty-five by Twenty-five: Twenty-five Top Rock Critics Pick Their Twenty-five Favorite Records." Billboard Magazine 2 December 1978.
 
"Undertones: Wholesome Becomes Hep." The Village Voice 21 January 1980.
 
Unknown review. Changes Magazine 77 (October 1972).
 
Unknown review. New Musical Express (NME) 15 April 1978.
 
"untitled."  Excerpt, from Untitled notes, 1981. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1987.
 
"Untitled Notes on Lou Reed." Excerpt, 1980. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1987. [Available on-line]
 
"Uptown Rulers Take to the Warpath" (Wild Tchoupitoulas)." Music review. The Village Voice 22 November 1976.
 
"Uptown Saturday Night." Music review. Column: "Short Take." Creem October 1974.
 
"Uriah Heep, Sweet Freedom." Music review. Creem December 1973.
 
"Uriah Heep: Übershlock Declining." The Village Voice 29 August 1974.
 
"Utopia, Ra." Album review. Stereo Review August 1977.
 
"Valerie Carter: Just A Stones's Throw Away."  Review.  Phonograph Record April 1977. [Available on-line; subscription access only]
 
"Van Morrison, Hard Nose the Highway." Music review. Creem November 1973.
 
"Van Morrison Makes Another Good Album … So?" by "Leicester Baines." High Fidelity June 1977.
 
"Van Morrison – Wavelength."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 278 (16 November 1978). [Available on-line]
 
"Various artists, Original Golden Oldies from the Fabulous '50s, Incense and Oldies, and American Rock Anthology." Who Put the Bomp? #7 (Summer 1971).
 
"Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 33 (17 May 1969). [Available on-line]
 
"Velvet Underground, White Light/White Heat, by "Bill Bored." Column: "Rock-a-Rama." Creem June 1976.
 
"Venus & Mars & Paul & Linda: Wings on the Run." Real Paper 19 May 1976. Reprinted in Creem August 1976.
 
"Videot." TV column. Gig November 1977.
 
"Village People, Cruisin." Album review. Rolling Stone Magazine 14 April 1979.
 
"Visual and Vocal: Linda Ronstadt." Penthouse October 1972.
 
"Wayne Cochran & the C.C.Riders, Cochran/Edgar Winter's White Trash, Roadwork." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 11 May 1972.
 
"Wayne Shorter – Odyssey of Iska."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 79 (01 April 1971).
 
"Wayne Shorter, Odyssey of Iska." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 23 December 1971.
 
"We Are All Deadheads." Music column. Music and Sound Output March/April 1982.
 
"Weather Report/Zawinul." Music review. Rolling Stone Magazine 5 August 1971.
 
"What Has 160 Teeth and Plays Soccer? The Faces, Who Are Still Kicking." Creem May 1975.
 
"What If They Gave a New Year and Nobody Came?" The Village Voice 31 December 1979.
 
"What Rhymes with Orange, Bob?" (Bob Dylan). The Village Voice 17 July 1978.
"What the Stones Fantasize About." Hype, February 1975.
 
"Whatever Happened to Reggae?" (Peter Tosh). Stereo Review April 1979.
 
"When In Doubt, Kick Ass: A Treatise On Southern Rock (a.k.a. Creem Carpetbags Its Way Through a Few Pith-Ant Observations on the South, Where They Always Say, 'Howdy! Boy')." Creem November 1974.
 
"Where Were You When Elvis Died? (How Long Will We Care?)" The Village Voice 29 August 1977.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Available on-line]
 
"White Light/White Bonusburgers." Teenage Wasteland Gazette 2.12 (1973).
 
"White Noise Supremacists."  The Village Voice 30 April 1979.  [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988] [Available on-line]
 
"White Witch." Creem October 1972: 65. [Reprinted in Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1988]
 
"The Who, "Anyway Anyhow Anywhere." Review. Creem August 1970.
 
"The Who." Review.  Creem December 1975.
 
"Who Are the Real Dictators?" unpublished; written for Punk Magazine 1976.
 
"Who by Numbers." Music review. Creem December 1975.
 
"Who Will Save the World? The Mighty Groundhogs! Rolling Stone Magazine 20 July 1972.
 
"Who's 'Manageably Pretentious' Quadrophenia." Stereo Review February 1974.
 
"Whose New Wave?" Musician August 1980.
 
"William S. Burroughs, Exterminator!" Book review. Creem February 1974.
 
"William S. Burroughs, Kentucky Ham/Jack Kerouac, Visions of Cody." Book review. Creem October 1973.
 
"Willie 'Loco' Alexander, 'Kerouac'/'Mass. Ave.'" Creem April 1976.
 
"Willie Nelson: Red-Headed Stranger or Drugstore Cowboy?" Hit Parader February 1979.
 
"Women in Rock: They Won't Get Fooled Again." Ms. August 1972.
 
"Women on Top: Ten Post-lib Role Models for the Eighties." Book proposal, 1981. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, 1987.
 
"The Yardbirds." Column" "Sounds of the Scene." Smoke Signal (El Cajon Valley High School newspaper) 12 November 1965.
 
"The Yardbirds, Five Live Yardbirds/Eric Clapton and the Yardbirds Live with Sonny Boy Williamson."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 62 (9 July 1970).
 
"Yecch! An Interview with a Slob," by Stephanie Hill and Lester Bangs. The Village Voice 13 January 1982.
 
"Yes – Yes."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 51 (07 February 1970).
 
"Yes, Close to the Edge." Music review. Creem December 1972.
 
"Yoko Ono, Fly." Music review. Creem March 1972.
 
"Yoko Ono – Yoko Ono and Plastic Ono Band."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 77 (04 March 1971). [Available on-line]
 
"Youngbloods, The – Elephant Mountain."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 37 (12 July 1969).
 
"You Rip Me, I'll Rip You" (New York Dolls)." Music review. Phonograph Record Magazine October 1973.
 
"You Can Get Anything You Want & Here’s How." Music column. Music and Sound Output April/May 1981.
 
"Your Shadow Is Scared Of You: An Attempt Not To Be Frightened By Nico." Creem September 1975. [Reprinted in Mainlines, Blood Feasts and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader, 2002]
 
"Zandy's Bride." Music review. Column: "Short Take." Creem October 1974.
 
"Zephyr – Going Back To Colorado."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 79 (01 April 1971).
 
"ZZ Top – Deguello."  Review.  Rolling Stone Magazine 312 (06 March 1980). [Available on-line]

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Blondie Is a Group
Blondie (Is a Group).  Fireside Book, 1980.
Blondie UK edition
Blondie.  UK: Omnibus, 1980.
Blondie UK hard cover
Blondie.  UK: Omnibus, 1980. [hard cover]
Elvis Presley The Rebel Years
Elvis Presley: The Rebel Years.  Bangs, Lester and Schirmer's Visual Library.  WW Norton & Co, 1997.
Main Lines and Blood Feasts
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste:  A Lester Bangs Reader.  Ed., John Morthland.  Anchor Press, 2003.
Main Lines and Blood Feasts
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste. Ed., John Morthland.  UK: Serpent's Tail, 2003.
The Miles Davis Book
The Miles Davis Book. Bangs, Lester, Anthony Barboza, Jackie Berroyer, et al. France: Vibrations, Consart Editions, 2011.
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung UK edition (Serpent's Tail)
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung.  Ed., Greil Marcus. UK: Serpent's Tail, 1996.
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, UK edition [alt cover]
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung.  [alt cover] Ed., Greil Marcus. Serpent's Tail, 1996.
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, Anchor Press, 1988.
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung:  The Work of a Legendary Critic.  Ed., Greil Marcus. Anchor Press, 1988.
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. 2nd ed. UK: Serpent's Tail, 2001.
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung. Ed., Greil Marcus. UK: Serpent's Tail, 2001.
Deliri, desideri e distorsioni.  Italian Trans.
Deliri, desideri e distorsioni.  Italian Trans., A. Mioni. Minimum Fax, 2006. ISBN 9788875210762
Deliri, desideri e distorsioni.  2nd ed. Italian Trans.
Deliri, desideri e distorsioni.  2nd ed. Italian Trans., A. Mioni. Minimum Fax, 2013. ISBN 9788875215248
Fêtes Sanglantes & Mauvais Goût. French Trans
Fêtes Sanglantes & Mauvais Goût. Ed., John Morthland. French Trans., Jean-Paul Mourlon. Tristram, 2005.
Guida ragionevole al frastuono più atroce. Italian Trans.
Guida ragionevole al frastuono più atroce. Ed., Greil Marcus. Italian Trans., A. Mioni. Minimum Fax, 2005.
Impubblicabile
Impubblicabile!  Translated by A. Mioni. Minimum Fax, 2008.
Lou Reed. Collected articles.
Lou Reed. Collected articles.  France: Tristram Rock & Folk, 2003.
Psychotic Reactions et Autres Carburateurs Flingués. French Trans. 1996.
Psychotic Reactions et Autres Carburateurs Flingués. Ed., Greil Marcus. French Trans., Jean-Paul Mourlon. Tristram, 1996.
Psychotic Reactions et Autres Carburateurs Flingués. 3rd edition. Ed., Greil Marcus. French Trans., 2013
Psychotic Reactions et Autres Carburateurs Flingués. 3rd edition. Ed., Greil Marcus. French Trans., Jean-Paul Mourlon. Tristram, 2013.
Psychotische Reaktionen und heiße Luft.  German Trans.
Psychotische Reaktionen und heiße Luft.  Ed., Greil Marcus. German Trans., Astrid Tillmann.  Bittermann, 2008.
Reações Psicóticas. Portuguese Trans.
Reações Psicóticas. Brazil: Conrad Editora, 2005. Portuguese Trans., A. Mioni. Conrad, 2005. ISBN: 9788576161325
All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print, 1966-1971.
All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print, 1966-1971. Ed., Clinton Heylin.  Da Capo Press, 2005.
The Beatles In America
The Beatles In America: The 50th Anniversary Smithsonian Collector's Edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, 2013. 9781588344816. Bangs, Lester [contributing writer]
The Best of Punk Magazine.
The Best of Punk Magazine. Eds., John Holstrom and Bridget Hurd. HarperCollins, 2012. ISBN: 9780061958359 ("Lester Bangs versus Dick Manitoba.")
Beyond Borders: A Cultural Reader. 2nd edition.
Beyond Borders: A Cultural Reader. 2nd edition. Eds., Joy Young and Randall Bass. Bangs, Lester. "White Noise Supremecists." Cengage Learning, 2002. ISBN: 9780618234974
The Bob Dylan Reader
The Bob Dylan Reader. W.W. Norton, 2004. ISBN: 9780393058444. (Bangs, Lester "Love and Confusion.")
Bomp! 2 Born In the Garage
Bomp! 2 Born In the Garage.  Eds., Suzy Shaw and Mike Stax. UT Publishing, 2009. ASIN: 0977816621 Bangs, Lester. "James Taylor Marked for Death." 
The Bowie Companion Book
The Bowie Companion Book. Eds., Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman Da Capo Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780306807077. (Bangs, Lester. “Johnny Ray’s Better Whirlpool: The New Living Bowie”; “Swan Dive Into Mung")
Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stone File:
Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stone File: The Ultimate Compendium of Interviews, Articles, Facts and Opinions from the Files of Rolling Stone. Bangs, Lester "Greetings from Asbury." Review. Ed., Editors of Rolling Stone. Hyperion, 1996. 
A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets
A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond: Captain Beefheart Interviews. Ed. Van Vliet, Don (Captain Beefheart). Arcana, Books on the Arts, 2012.
Contempo Culture 5 (December 1980)
Contempo Culture 5 (December 1980) (guest edited by Lester Bangs)
The Cool School
The Cool School: Writing From America's Hip Underground. Ed., Glenn O'Brien. Library of America, 2013. ISBN: 9781598532562. (Bangs, Lester. "How To Succeed In Torture Without Really Trying.")
The Counterculture Reader
The Counterculture Reader. Ed., E. A. Swingrover. Pearson Longman, 2003. ISBN 9780321145628 (Bangs, Lester. “The Clash.”)
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000. Eds., Douglas Wolk and Peter Guralnick. Da Capo Press, 2000.  ISBN: 9780306809996. (Bangs, Lester. "An Instant Fan's Inspired Notes: You Gotta Listen.")
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003. Eds., Matt Groening and Paul Bresnick. Da Capo Press, 2003.  ISBN: 9780306812361. (Bangs, Lester. "The Seventies Are Over.")
Da Capo Book of Rock and Roll
Da Capo Book of Rock and Roll. Bangs, Lester. "In Which Yet Another Pompous Blowhard Purports to Possess the True Meaning of Punk Rock"; “A Posthumous Interview (with Jimi Hendrix).” Eds., Clinton Heylin and Clifford Heylin. Da Capo Press, 1999. 
Dead Lie: The Velvet Underground
"Dead Lie: The Velvet Underground." Typscript facsimile. Lester Bangs. in c/o The Velvet Underground New York, N.Y. Ed., Kugelberg, Johan. JMc & GHB Editions + Ectoplasm, New York, 2007.
The Doors Companion
The Doors Companion: Four Decades of Commentary (The Companion Series). Bangs, Lester.  "Jim Morrison: Bozo Dionysus a Decade Later." Ed., Rocco, John M. Schirmer Trade Books, 1997.
The Doors: The Illustrated History
The Doors: The Illustrated History. Bangs, Lester. "Absolutely Live." Review. Ed., Danny Sugerman. Quill, 1983.
The Doors: The Illustrated History. [alternate cover]
The Doors: The Illustrated History. [alternate cover] Bangs, Lester. "Absolutely Live." Review. Ed., Danny Sugerman. Quill, 1983.
The Dylan Companion
The Dylan Companion. Eds., Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman and Liz Thompson. Da Capo Press, 2001. 210-221.  ISBN 9780306809682. (Bangs, Lester. “Bob Dylan's Dalliance with Mafia Chic.")
The Elvis Reader: Texts & Sources on the King of Rock
The Elvis Reader: Texts & Sources on the King of Rock. Ed., Kevin Quain. St. Martin's Press, 1992. ISBN 9780312069667 (Bangs, Lester. “Where Were You When Elvis Died?” pp. 84-91.)
Eurock: European Rock and the Second Culture
Eurock: European Rock and the Second Culture. Ed., Archie Patterson. Eurock, 2007. Bangs, Lester. "Amon Düül - A Science Fiction Rock Spectacle." Unpublished essay. 
Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader
Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright: The Bob Marley Reader. Bangs, Lester, et al. Ed., Hank Bordowitz.  Da Capo Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780306813405
Gulcher
Gulcher: Post-Rock Cultural Pluralism in America 1649-1993. Ed., Richard Meltzer. Citadel Press, 1991.
Gulcher; Le Pluralisme Post-Rock en Amerique
Gulcher; Le Pluralisme Post-Rock en Amerique (1649-1993). Ed., Richard Meltzer. French Trans., Julia Dorner. Denoël, 2006.
Let it Bleed
Let it Bleed: Die Rolling Stones in Altamont.  Bangs, Lester, et al. Ed., Siegfried Schober.  Germany:  Hanser, 1970.
Lit Riffs: Writers Cover Songs They Love
Lit Riffs: Writers Cover Songs They Love.  Bangs, Lester, Aimee Bender, Julianna Baggott, et al.  MTV Books, 2004.
Lit Riffs: Writers Cover Songs They Love [alt cover]
Lit Riffs: Writers Cover Songs They Love.  Bangs, Lester, Aimee Bender, et al.  MTV Books, 2004.
Lit Riffs: A Collection of Original Stories Inspired by Songs
Lit Riffs: A Collection of Original Stories Inspired by Songs. Bangs, Lester, Aimee Bender, et al.  Ed., Matthew Miele. Simon and Schuster Ltd., 2004.
Media Journal-Reading and Writing About Popular Culture. 2nd Edition
Media Journal-Reading and Writing About Popular Culture. 2nd Edition. Eds., Joseph Harris, et al. (Bangs, Lester. “I Saw God and/or Tangerine Dream.”)
Mekons United
Mekons United.  Bangs, Lester, Greil Marcus, Mekons, et al.  England: Quarterstick Books, 1996.
Musician, Player & Listener
Musician, Player & Listener: The Year in Rock 1981-82. Bangs, Lester. "I Have Seen the Past of Rock 'n' Roll and It Is ZZ Top."  Ed., John Swenson. Delilah Books, 1981.
The Penguin Book of Rock & Roll Writing
The Penguin Book of Rock & Roll Writing. Bangs, Lester, et al.  Ed., Clinton Heylin.  Viking Press, 1992.
Presse Ecrite Rock
Presse Ecrite Rock (Print Media Rock Everyone Should Know). Pitchfork Media, Best, Inrockuptibles, Philippe ManSoeuvre, Patrick Eudeline, Lester Bangs, Soul Bag, Mick Wall, Daniel LeSueur, Rolling Stone, Rock & Folk, Yves Coupre, Nikola Akin, Rock Hard, Ceux Qu'il, Faut Decouvrir, Hard Force Magazine. Group Books, 2010.
Reggae, Rasta, Revolution
Reggae, Rasta, Revolution: Jamaican Music from Ska to Dub. Bangs, Lester. "How To Learn to Love Reggae." Ed., Chris Potash. Schirmer Trade Books, 2000.
Rip It Up
Rip It Up: The Black Experience in Rock N Roll. Ed., Kandia Crazy Horse. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN: 9781403962430 (Bangs, Lester. “White Noise Supremacists.”)
Rock ’n’ Roll Is Here To Stay
Rock ’n’ Roll Is Here To Stay: An Anthology. “Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung.” Ed., William McKeen.  W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. 596-610. ISBN 9780393047004
Rock History Reader. 1st ed.
Rock History Reader. 1st ed. Ed., Theo Cateforis. Routledge, 2007. ISBN: 9780415975018. (Bangs, Lester, "How To Be a Rock Critic.")
Rock History Reader. 2nd ed.
Rock History Reader. 2nd ed. revised. Ed., Theo Cateforis. Routledge [Taylor and Francis Ltd.], 2012. ISBN: 9780415892131. (Bangs, Lester. "How To Be a Rock Critic.")
Rock Revolution: Elvis to Alice
Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Alice—The Whole Story of Rock and Roll.  Bangs, Lester, et al. Curtis Books, 1973.
Rock Revolution: Elvis to Eltron
Rock Revolution: From Elvis to Elton—The Story of Rock and Roll.  Bangs, Lester, et al. Popular Library, 1976.
Rock Talk
Rock Talk: Great Rock and Roll Quote Book. Bangs, Lester. [Select Quotes] Eds., Joe Kohut and John J. Kohut, Eds. Faber and Faber, 1995. ISBN 9780571198399
Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart. Bangs, Lester, and Paul Nelson. Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd., 1982.
The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats
The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats: The Beat Generation and the American Culture. Bangs, Lester, et al. Ed., Holly George-Warren. Hyperion, 1999.
Rolling Stone Illustrated History, Random House 1992
Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock ’n’ Roll. Random House, 1992. 199-209. ISBN 978-067973728 (Bangs, Lester. “The British Invasion.”)
Rolling Stone Illustrated History, Random House 1980
The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. Random House, 1980. (Bangs, Lester, et al. Ed., Jim Miller.)
Rolling Stone Illustrated History, Random House 1980 [alt cover]
The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. [alternate cover] Bangs, Lester, et al. Ed., Jim Miller. Random House, 1980.
The Rolling Stone Record Review
The Rolling Stone Record Review. Bangs, Lester, et al. Pocket Books, 1971.
The Rolling Stone Record Review, Volume II
The Rolling Stone Record Review, Vol. II. Bangs, Lester, et al. Pocket Books, 1974.
The Savoy Book
The Savoy Book. Eds., David Britton and Michael Butterworth. Savoy, 1978. ISBN: 9780352330017 (Lester Bangs. "Jimi Hendrix: A Posthumous Review.")
Stranded: Rock & Roll For A Desert Island, 1978
Stranded: Rock & Roll For A Desert Island. Bangs, Lester, et al. Ed., Greil Marcus.  Foreword by Robert Christgau.  New York: Da Capo Press, 1978. ISBN: 9780306815324
Stranded: Rock & Roll For A Desert Island, alternative cover 1996
Stranded: Rock & Roll For A Desert Island. Bangs, Lester, et al. Ed., Greil Marcus.  New York: Da Capo Press, 1996.
Stranded: Rock & Roll For A Desert Island
Stranded: Rock & Roll For A Desert Island. Bangs, Lester, et al. Ed., Greil Marcus.  New York: Da Capo Press, 1996.
The Velvet Underground Companion
The Velvet Underground Companion: Four Decades of Commentary (The Schirmer Companion Series , No 8). Bangs, Lester. "Nico: The Marble Index." Ed., Zak Albin. Schirmer Trade Books, 1997.
The Velvet Underground c/o New York, N.Y
The Velvet Underground c/o New York, N.Y. Ed., Johan Kugelberg. Rizzoli, 2009. (JMc & GHB Editions + Ectoplasm, New York, 2007). ("Dead Lie The Velvet Underground. R.I.P. Long Live Lou Reed!" Typescript facsimile.)
White Lines
White Lines: Writers on Cocaine. Eds., Stephen Hyde and Geno Zanetti. Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002. ISBN 9781560253785
Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader
Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader.  Ed., Randy L. Schmidt. Chicago Review Press, 2012. 17-22. ISBN: 9781613744147 (Bangs, Lester. "The Carpenters and the Creeps.")
Back Door Man 12 (1977)
Back Door Man 12 (1977)
Bedloe's Island fanzine 1973
Bedloe's Island fanzine 1973
Changes Magazine 77 (October 1972)
Changes Magazine 77 (October 1972)
Chemical Imbalance 2.1 (1989)
Chemical Imbalance 2.1 (1989)
Circus April 1977
Circus April 1977
Contempo Culture 3 (January 1981)
Contempo Culture 3 (January 1981)
Creem 4 1969
Creem 4 1969
Creem October 1972
Creem October 1972
Creem (Collector's Edition) Summer 1981.
Creem (Collector's Edition) Summer 1981
Denim Delinquent 1974
Denim Delinquent 1974.
Fusion 66 (November 1971)
Fusion 66 (November 1971)
Gig February 1978
Gig February 1978
Gulcher 0 (July 1975)
Gulcher 0 (July 1975)
Hullabaloo Oct 1968
Hullabaloo Oct 1968
Infinit 46 (Spring 1994)
Infinit 46 (Spring 1994)
KRLA Beat  13 August 1966.
KRLA Beat  13 August 1966. "The Beatles." Letter to the Editor
Let It Rock November 1973
Let It Rock November 1973
Music Gig Magazine 1976.
Music Gig Magazine 1976
Music Sound Output (October 1981)
Music Sound Output (October 1981)
Musician Magazine
Musician Magazine
New Musical Express (NME) November 1977.
New Musical Express (NME) November 1977
New York Rocker 11
New York Rocker 11 (February-March 1977)
New Wave
New Wave (August 1977)
Penthouse (October 1974)
Penthouse (October 1974)
Phonograph Record March 1972
Phonograph Record March 1972
Punk Magazine #4 (1976)
Punk Magazine #4 (1976)
The Real Paper (Boston) July 1978
The Real Paper (Boston) July 1978
Rock 'n' Roll Hype Fall-Winter 1974
Rock 'n' Roll Hype Fall-Winter 1974
Rock Scene December 1977
Rock Scene December 1977
Rolling Stone Magazine 30 March 1972
Rolling Stone Magazine 30 March 1972
Shakin Street Gazette October 10 1974
Shakin Street Gazette October 10 1974
Stereo Review July 1973
Stereo Review July 1973
Teaspoon Door 1.12 (October 25 - November 7 1968)
Teaspoon Door 1.12 (October 25 - November 7 1968) a.k.a. Good Morning Teaspoon; The San Diego Door; The Door; Free Door; Door to Liberation
Teenage Wasteland Gazette
Teenage Wasteland Gazette (Shown: Marc Bolan reading the T.W. Gazette)
Throat Culture 2 (1990)
Throat Culture 2 (1990)[posthumously published]
The Village Voice March 1977
The Village Voice March 1977
Who Put the Bomp 8 (Winter 1971)
Who Put the Bomp 8 (Winter 1971)
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