Lou Reed: Walk on the Wild Side : the Stories Behind the Songs

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Music - 142 pages
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(Book). Lou Reed has been art-rocker, iconoclast, contrary noise merchant, and junkie, yet he's always been fascinating. Only David Bowie, arguably, has re-invented himself as many times as Reed, while ensuring that each image was potent, edgy and dangerous. It's a tribute to Reed's standing that even punk rockers, with their scorched earth policy towards all pre-punk music, had a healthy respect and regard for him. Velvet Underground is one of the all-time greats; but in many people's eyes, Reed has produced his best work solo, after the demise of that band. This groundbreaking book analyzes and celebrates the willful intellect, fierce intelligence, and literary merits of Lou Reed's post-Velvet Underground music. Chris Roberts has written about music for fifteen years for The Guardian , Melody Maker , Sounds , and Uncut . He was also the editor of Idol Worship (Harper Collins), a collection of writings by pop stars (Bono, Thurston Moore, etc.) that has been hailed in some quarters as "The best book about rock 'n' roll ever."
 

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Contents

LOU REED
28
TRANSFORMER
38
BERLIN
48
ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL
60
SALLY CANT DANCE
62
LOU REED LIVE
70
CONEY ISLAND BABY
75
ROCK AND ROLL HEART
82
LIVE IN ITALY
108
MISTRIAL
110
NEW YORK
112
SONGS FOR DRELLA
121
MAGIC AND LOSS
122
SET THE TWILIGHT REELING
126
LIVE IN LONDON
128
ECSTASY
129

STREET HASSLE
87
TAKE NO PRISONERS
92
THE BELLS
93
GROWING UP IN PUBLIC
96
THE BLUE MASK
102
LEGENDARY HEARTS
107
THE RAVEN
132
ANIMAL SERENADE
134
DISCOGRAPHY
138
INDEX
141
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CHRIS ROBERTS holds the title of Senior Researcher in the Canadian Labour Congress's Social and Economic Policy Department, where he works on pension, immigration policy and other issues.

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