Quotes by Lester Bangs

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Leslie Conway Bangs (December 14, 1948 April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, author and musician. A very influential, if not founding, voice in rock music criticism, Bangs died in New York City, overdosing (through drug interaction) after treating a cold with Darvon and Valium. more

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The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.

The first mistake of Art is to assume that it's serious.
They wouldn't be heroes if they were infallible, in fact they wouldn't be heroes if they weren't miserable wretched dogs, the pariahs of the earth, besides which the only reason to build up an idol is to tear it down again.
The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.

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