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The Daily Yomiuri -- January 31, 2004

The great rock & roll swindle


Kevin Wood / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer


Never Mind the Pollacks


By Neal Pollack

Fresh from the satirical triumph of his first book The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, [the man] has set his sights on rock 'n' roll and the molehills-into-mountains pretentiousness of rock journalism.


As in Anthology, the author put himself at the center of the action. As a character, Neal Pollack is Lester Bangs, Forrest Gump and God's gift to music journalism.


He towers above the kingdom of rock criticism, which is clearly more important than the mere music itself, like an Ozzy-mandias. Women lust after him, men want to be him and there is no cough syrup so narcotic-laden that he won't quaff it with abandon.

St. Cough-syrup hu akbar!

George Smith, Monday, 2 February 2004 21:32 (seventeen years ago) link


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