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Lester Bangs: Jook Savages

Nick Tosches, The Nick Tosches Reader, 1995

LESTER BANGS, with whom I had drunk but whose writing I had never read, had died not long after Hellfire came out, in the spring of 1982. I remember him standing in my little apartment, holding Hellfire in his hands, looking down at it, saying "This is, like, a real book."

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