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Waiting for the man : the life & music of Lou Reed / Jeremy Reed.

Reed, Jeremy (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Reed (Text) 31208911135624 non-fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781468310672 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1468310674 (hardcover
  • Physical Description: 272 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Overlook Omnibus, 2015.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Waiting for the man -- Kill your sons -- Put jelly on your shoulder -- Help me New York stars -- Gimme some kicks -- Uptown dirt -- I've always been that way -- Dirty boulevard -- Now I have seen lots of people die -- Sex with your parents -- The sound and the fury -- Slow dazzle.
Summary, etc.:
"All the books about me are bullshit except Jeremy's.”-Lou Reed. Lou Reed influenced generations of copyists that took note of his outlaw status, ambiguous sexual orientation characterized by his seventies relation-ship with the transvestite Rachel, his implacable mystique, and his cool and defiant attitude as the narrator of subcultures. First published in Britain in 1994 and now available for the first time in America, Waiting for the Man, focuses on Lou Reed as rock's principal literary avatar, paying special attention to his con-troversial lyrics and prototypical garage sound. Author Jeremy Reed (no relation) is a fellow poet one praised by J. G. Ballard as the most original poet writing today and by Bjork as the most beau-tiful outrageous poet in the world, and thus he examines Lou Reed's career through an entirely dif-ferent lens than other rock biographies. Taking in the sweep of Reed's career from Velvet Underground to the variants of forty years of resistant solo pio-neering, Waiting For the Man accesses the man and his music, with an extraordinary perception and attention to detail.
Subject: Reed, Lou.
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.

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