Dave Haslam, 20 October 1994
Show More The Dark Stuff: Selected Writings on Rock Music 1972-93 by Nick Kent.
Penguin, 338 pp., £9.99, May 1994, 0 14 023046 7Show More
“... sought to emulate the mood onstage: furious, wide-eyed and speed-driven. Bangs, once described by Greil Marcus as ‘a one man orgy of abandon, excess, wisdom, satire, parody’, died in 1982 of a heart attack triggered by stimulants, but his prose – Kerouac’s narrator in On the Road, three steps nearer the abyss – makes Bangs, unarguably, the dead ...”