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Lou Reed: The Life

By Mick Wall

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 October 2014
Lou Reed died in 2013. This is the critically acclaimed biography of the songwriter, Velvet Underground member and musician. Rock 'n' roll was Lou Reed's life. From recording one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time with THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO (1967), to heavy drug abuse and performing in front of the Pope, Lou Reed's story is one of great peaks and deep lows. Forever dedicated to his art, he became one of modern music's most legendary and seismic figures. Although a controversial, outspoken and undoubtedly misunderstood musician, Lou Reed's influence on popular culture cannot be overstated. He brought avant-garde to the mainstream with the Velvet Underground and his solo work was pronounced a revelation. Hit albums such as TRANSFORMER, SALLY CAN'T DANCE and BERLIN have cemented his name in the rock pantheon. A testament to his strength of character and true spirit, he was a creative and performer until the end, playing benefit gigs, featuring on new releases and, most poignantly, declaring that he was looking forward to 'being on stage performing, and writing more songs to connect with your hearts and spirits and the universe well into the future.' A true icon of rock 'n' roll - his legacy will live on in this book.

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Lou Reed died in 2013. This is the critically acclaimed biography of the songwriter, Velvet Underground member and musician.

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About the Author

Mick Wall is the UK's best-known rock writer, author and TV and radio programme maker, and is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed books, including definitive, bestselling titles on Led Zeppelin (When Giants Walked the Earth), Metallica (Enter Night), AC/DC (Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be), Black Sabbath (Symptom of the Universe), Lou Reed, The Doors (Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre) and Foo Fighters. He lives in England. http://www.mickwall.com/home.htm http://www.mickwall.com/blog/blog.php https://twitter.com/WallMick

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...this "sincere speed-written, blood-spattered tribute" strings together the raciest anecdotes...and does it rather well. -- Waldemar Januszczak * SUNDAY TIMES * Mick Wall has written in a rough and unsentimental style that suits his subject, and he doesn't gild Reed's more unpleasant aspects. -- Will Hodgkinson (Chief Rock Critic) * THE TIMES *

EAN: 9781409153047
ISBN: 1409153045
Publisher: Orion
Dimensions: 19.56 x 12.7 x 2.29 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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