Much more Nat Lamp stuff to come — just received a large pile of stuff I hadn’t already posted. Gotta sort through it first before handing it off to ya —
LESTER BANGS AND THE DELINQUENTS – “JOOK SAVAGES ON THE BRAZOS” (1980)
To say that the influence of the late rock critic Lester Bangs is widespread is to make a gross understatement. Practically everyone who writes a blog today follows in the tradition of the drunken, buy viagra amped-up, online overheated and deeply personal work of Mr. Bangs, angina who wrote for such rags as “Creem”, “Rolling Stone” and “Playboy”, just to name a few.
Few know, though, that he once attempted being a rock frontman himself, alongside an Austin, TX band called The Delinquents. Some have described this record as sounding “alt-country”, but it equally smacks of the NYC CBGB’s sound, and Bangs’ voice does sound much like Tom Verlaine or Richard Hell at times.