The Lou Reed and Lester Bangs feud is more complicated than most journo-musician dust-ups. Bangs was a manic fan that could overly praise the Velvet Underground frontman's albums while completely slagging others. While commending Reed's talent in several reviews, Bangs still had a hard time with Reed as a person, calling him "a liar, a wasted talent, an artist continually in flux, and a huckster selling pounds of his own flesh." Reed would never let Bangs have the last word, and the pair seemed to fight all the time. Maybe they just liked to argue with each other?