Music

Patrick Bateman, Pop Critic
 Still from  American Psycho, 2000 Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman with Huey Lewis and The New's album Fore!  

"Patrick Bateman doesn’t get much credit as a music critic. Maybe that’s because he is a fictional character in Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel American Psycho, which prominently features his detailed accounts of murdering people. But amid the chapters about facial regimens, returning videotapes, and dismembering prostitutes are three revealing essays on the careers of some of the biggest 1980s adult contemporary stars..."

 

– This text appears in Spike Art Quarterly #57. You can buy it in our online shop –