Lester Ray
One of the ultimate 1970s rock curios! This recording captures legendary rock critic Lester Bangs and Rocket From The Tombs/Pere Ubu guitarist Peter Laughner goofing off in the CREEM Magazine offices, sometime in 1976. Just a couple of Lou Reed-obsessed dorks in the middle of the night. Is it good? Ummm, not really! Is it worth hearing at least once? Definitely. Undoubtedly fueled by unhealthy amounts of booze and pharmaceuticals, Bangs and Laughner riff on improv’d originals and barely together cover versions, including my personal fave, “Sister Ray (Upside Down & Backwards).” While no one would’ve encouraged Bangs to quit his day job on the strength of this tape, he does sound like he’s enjoying himself! Thanks to Jesse for hooking me up with this.  
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Lester Ray

One of the ultimate 1970s rock curios! This recording captures legendary rock critic Lester Bangs and Rocket From The Tombs/Pere Ubu guitarist Peter Laughner goofing off in the CREEM Magazine offices, sometime in 1976. Just a couple of Lou Reed-obsessed dorks in the middle of the night. Is it good? Ummm, not really! Is it worth hearing at least once? Definitely. Undoubtedly fueled by unhealthy amounts of booze and pharmaceuticals, Bangs and Laughner riff on improv’d originals and barely together cover versions, including my personal fave, “Sister Ray (Upside Down & Backwards).” While no one would’ve encouraged Bangs to quit his day job on the strength of this tape, he does sound like he’s enjoying himself! Thanks to Jesse for hooking me up with this.  

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