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Loud Bangs and Bestial Noises

Mark Sinker, The Wire, September 2001

In the 20 years since Lester Bangs wrote his 'Reasonable Guide to Horrible Noise', the multi-mediated world has largely assimilated the hostile sounds he espoused. Contrasting Bangs's aesthetic with Jacques Attali's Noise, Mark Sinker wonders whether noise can survive the endless reversal strategies their followers have developed to keep it alive.

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