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Out of His Pen: The Words of Richard Williams

Simon Warner,, September 2002

IN U.S. CULTURE, the rock critic is valued, even venerated. From Lester Bangs to Dave Marsh, from Ben Fong-Torres to Greil Marcus, the voices that have emanated from the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone and Creem have assumed a significant status in popular culture's stampede; their commentaries have helped to cast light, not just on the music, but on our times.

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