In 1979 Lester Bangs was asked to write about his deserted island album in a collection called “Stranded.” Bangs was a great writer who happened to be a rock critic. He died in 1982 at the age of 33. His selection was Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks- and the attachment below is what he wrote about Astral Weeks. I have been reading rock journalists for forty plus years and this is the best thing I have ever read concerning rock journalism. When they speak of rock deaths that took away an artist who still had a lot more to give- Lester Bangs has to be mentioned. He was the greatest rock critic who ever lived in my opinion.