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Lou Reed: A Life

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  •  Lou Reed: A Life
    Title: Lou Reed: A Life
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    Price: $29.99
    Publishing status: Active

    This is no worshipful tribute to the late musician. Instead, it is an impeccably researched biography of the man and an expert assessment of his extraordinary musical legacy. Long-time Rolling Stonecontributor DeCurtis charts Reed’s life from his childhood in Freeport and Brooklyn through to his time at Syracuse University, the formation of the Velvet Underground, the band’s development under the Svengali-like oversight of Andy Warhol and his wildly inconsistent but hugely productive post-Velvets solo career. DeCurtis does a wonderful job in profiling the man’s life and work among NYC’s demi-monde (he describes the 1970s as Reed’s ‘wild ambisexual night crawler’ period) and offers a fascinating insight into what made Reed such a narcissistic, self-indulgent and self-destructive character.

    ISBN: 9781473666061
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