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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lester Lives On

The Count Five was a 1960s garage rock band from San Jose, California, best known for their Top 10 single "Psychotic Reaction"....
By 1969, the Count Five had broken up, but their memory was immortalized in a 1972 essay by rock journalist Lester Bangs, entitled "Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung." In the essay, Bangs credited the band for having released several albums — Carburetor DungCartesian JetstreamAncient Lace and Wrought-Iron Railings, and Snowflakes Falling On the International Dateline — that displayed an increasing sense of artistry and refinement. However, none of these albums actually existed, except in Bangs' own imagination.
From the Wikipedia article on Count Five. This is the second time this week I have run into Lester. I vaguely remember reading some stuff by him a long time ago. It seems his ravings have a certain staying power. I know I'm amused.

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