Deena Weinstein : Lester Bangs was absolutely on the money when he called them the Milton of Rock n' Roll. Milton was this hyper moralist also, and concerned with good and evil.
Deena Weinstein : Critics like hope. The critics tend to be upper-middle-class kids who are liberals, for want of a nastier term, and they want hope and Sabbath was not giving them hope.
Deena Weinstein : In some sense what they did was brought the hippie culture to the working class. Things like smoking dope became really widespread.