Lou Reed & the Velvet Underground
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Published by Music Sales Corporation .
Written in English


  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Rock & pop,
  • Musical Instruments - General,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Music

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7792199M
ISBN 100711910677
ISBN 109780711910676

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Lou Reed & the Velvet Underground. (Spanish) Paperback – January 1, by Diana. Clapton (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from /5(2).   Notes from the Velvet Underground: The Life of Lou Reed, The book’s subject matter would be clarified as a grumpy New Yorker (among countless adjectives) in regards to his behaviour, it means that despite his paramount of brilliance the reader is offered an unadulterated view of the man behind the : Christopher Kilkenny. As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians.4/5. Notes from the Velvet Underground: The Life of Lou Reed covers Reed's whole life with a slight emphasis on his work with the Velvet Underground, upon which his reputation largely rests. [ ] Reed was one of the most literary rock musicians, making his notes from underground and reporting back to us in song, hence this book's title, which also invokes Dostoyevsky's underground man, another /5.

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View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground on Discogs/5(19). The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in ). The band was initially active between and , and was briefly managed by the pop artist Andy Warhol, serving as the house band at the Factory and Genres: Art rock, proto-punk, avant-garde, experimental .   Lou Reed, and Maureen Tucker were key members of the Velvet Underground. Johan Kugelberg is the author of Born in the Bronx, also published by Rizzoli. Vaclav Havel is a playwright and author, and was the first president of the Czech Republic. Jon Savage is the author of several books, including England’s Dreaming/5(8).   Lou Reed's incredible music career, both as a solo artist and as a member of the Velvet Underground, spanned over 50 years and influenced generations. If you want to learn more about Lou Reed, the Velvet Underground, or the artistic, cultural, and political scene of the s when he rose to prominence, here are 10 great books to check out at your local : Nicholas Parker.