Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung - Slaying the Children, Burying the Dead, Signs of Life Part One Summary & Analysis

Lester Bangs
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Slaying the Children, Burying the Dead, Signs of Life Part One Summary and Analysis

In "Iggy Pop: Blowtorch in Bondage" Bangs reviews a recent performance of Pop at the Palladium, which he says was excellent. However, Bangs writes that Pop's highly physical performance hints at Pop's isolation. Bangs describes a 1974 Stooges concert in Detroit where Pop was beaten up by a biker in the audience and then had death threats made on the band from the biker gang. Bangs wonders if such a maniacal performance does not reveal a deep sickness in Pop as well as his audience. Bangs concludes that Pop's performances are so authentic that they are the most alive things he has ever seen but also some of the most terrifying.

In "I Saw God and/or Tangerine Dream" Bangs decides to...

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