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The Influence of Lester Bangs.

Rock Critic Greil Marcus. His new book is a compilation of the writings of the late rock critic Lester Bangs, who, from 1969 until his death in 1982, wrote prodigiously for publications such as Rolling Stone, Creem and The Village Voice. Marcus is also the author of the highly-acclaimed Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n Roll Music.


Other segments from the episode on November 9, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 9, 1987: Interview with John Conroy; Review of Power Tools' album "Strange Meeting"; Interview with Greil Marcus; Review of three television mini-series.


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