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Lou Reed

A Life

Author: Anthony DeCurtis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444794590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once the height of sanctity and perversity, transcended a genre, speaking to millions of listeners, inspiring a new generation of musicians, and forever changing the way we think of that iconic era of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Throughout his five-decade career, Reed embodied artistic self-awareness and captured the beauty, paranoia, and vivacity of his time into an array of hit songs, experimental albums, and a larger-than-life persona. With such masterpieces as 'Sweet Jane' and 'Walk on the Wild Side', Reed exerted an influence on popular music rivaled only by the likes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles and is recognized to this day as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Now, just a few years after Reed's death, comes the thrilling, provocative story of his complex life. An acclaimed Rolling Stone contributor, Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Reed extensively and knew him well. With unparalleled access to Reed's friends, family, and dozens of other intimate relations, DeCurtis brings Reed's story compellingly alive and deepens our understanding of his indelible music. We travel deep into the underground artist clubs, listen along in the studio as the Velvet Underground record their signature work, and revel in Reed's relationship with legendaries like Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, and David Bowie. Insightful, revelatory, and intimate, Lou Reed is a gripping tribute to a quintessential American icon.

Johnny Cash

Die Biographie

Author: Robert Hilburn

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079152

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 8431

»Die ultimative Johnny-Cash-Biografie.« Rolling Stone Johnny Cash gilt als eine der einflussreichsten Figuren der amerikanischen Musik- und Popkultur. Sein Leben war eine Achterbahnfahrt zwischen Weltruhm und Drogenabsturz, religiösem Eifer und Entzug. Der Südstaaten-Farmersohn entdeckte seine Liebe zur Gitarre und zur Musik während seines Aufenthalts als US-Soldat in Deutschland, schrieb 1953 in Landsberg am Lech seinen ersten Song. Bereits Ende der Sechzigerjahre war er erfolgreicher als die Beatles. 48-jährig erhielt er 1980 als jüngster lebender Künstler die höchste Auszeichnung der Country-Musik: die Aufnahme in die Country Music Hall of Fame. Robert Hilburn lernte Cash 1968 beim legendären Konzert in Folsom Prison kennen, über das er als einziger autorisierter Pressevertreter berichtete. Ausgehend von dieser persönlichen Erinnerung entwirft er ein facettenreiches Porträt vom Leben und Leiden des Musikers. Auch Zeitzeugen wie Sohn John Carter Cash, Tochter Rosanne Cash und Bewunderer wie Bob Dylan oder Bono von U2 kommen zu Wort und zeichnen ein intimes Bild der amerikanischen Pop-Ikone. »Hilburn hat ein glänzendes Buch über einen noch glänzenderen Musiker geschrieben.« Keith Richards »Robert Hilburn würdigt Johnny Cash als wegweisende Instanz der Country-Musik.« Patti Smith »Höhlengeschichten und Liebessachen: Robert Hilburn widmet Johnny Cash eine kaum zu übertreffende Biographie.« FAZ

Lou Reed - Transformer

Die exklusive Biografie

Author: Victor Bockris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854454632

Category:

Page: 560

View: 4387

Pass thru fire

the collected lyrics

Author: Lou Reed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100629289

Category:

Page: 772

View: 7812

Please kill me

die unzensierte Geschichte des Punk ; [erzählt von Dee Dee und Joey Ramone, Lou Reed, John Cale, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Malcolm McLaren, Willy DeVille, MC5, Television, Iggy Pop und vielen anderen]

Author: Legs McNeil,Gillian McCain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854453703

Category:

Page: 509

View: 6039

Ein komplizierter Akt der Liebe

Roman

Author: Miriam Toews,Christiane Buchner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833350542

Category:

Page: 299

View: 4048

Notes from the Velvet Underground

The Life of Lou Reed

Author: Howard Sounes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473508959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5821

**** COMPELLING - The Sunday Telegraph CONTROVERSIAL ... Sounes' book pushes the standard Reed narrative - The New York Times Lou Reed, who died in 2013, was best known to the general public as the grumpy New Yorker in black who sang 'Walk on the Wild Side'. To his dedicated admirers, however, he was one of the most innovative and intelligent American songwriters of modern times, a natural outsider who lived a tumultuous and tortured life. In this in-depth, meticulously researched and very entertaining biography, respected biographer Howard Sounes examines the life and work of this fascinating man, from birth to death, including his time as the leader of The Velvet Underground - one of the most important bands in rock'n'roll. Written with a deep knowledge and understanding of the music, Sounes also sheds entirely new light on the artist's creative process, his mental health problems, his bisexuality, his three marriages, and his addictions to drugs and alcohol. In the course of his research, Sounes has interviewed over 140 people from every part of Lou Reed's life - some of whom have not spoken publicly about him before - including music industry figures, band members, fellow celebrities, family members, former wives and lovers. This book brings Lou Reed and his world alive.

Lou Reed

The Life

Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409153053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6988

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.

Dirty Blvd.

The Life and Music of Lou Reed

Author: Aidan Levy

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613731094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 8341

Der Traum vom Leben

Author: Delmore Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783875122596

Category:

Page: 129

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Born to Run

Die Autobiografie

Author: Bruce Springsteen

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641201691

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 1242

Selten zuvor hat ein Bühnenkünstler seine eigene Geschichte mit solch einer Kraft und solch einem lodernden Feuer niedergeschrieben. Wie viele seiner Songs (“Thunder Road”, “Badlands”, “Darkness on the Edge of Town", “The River”, “Born in the U.S.A.", “The Rising" oder “The Ghost of Tom Joad”, um ein paar wenige zu erwähnen) ist Bruce Springsteens Autobiografie geprägt von der Lyrik eines einzigartigen Songwriters und der Weisheit eines Mannes, der ausgiebig über sein Leben nachgedacht hat.

M Train

Erinnerungen

Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315714

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7777

Endlich: Die Fortsetzung von »Just Kids« ist da! In »M Train« erzählt Patti Smith von ihrer Ehe mit Fred Sonic Smith, von ihren Lieblingsbüchern und von Dingen und Menschen, die sie im Laufe ihres Lebens verloren hat und die dadurch für sie nur an Bedeutung gewonnen haben. Patti Smith nimmt den Leser mit in unzählige Cafés auf der ganzen Welt, in denen sie schreibt, malt, Listen komponiert und nachdenkt. Über alte Zeiten, über die Gegenwart und über die Bücher, die sie gerade liest oder dringend wieder lesen muss. Bis zu 14 Tassen Kaffee trinkt man mit ihr pro Tag und schweift dabei zusammen mit ihr durch ihr Leben, von den 1980er-Jahren bis heute. Es geht auf spektakuläre Reisen, z.B. nach Französisch-Guyana auf den Spuren von Genet oder zu den Gräbern seelenverwandter Künstler (Sylvia Plath, Rimbaud, Frida Kahlo). Immer wieder kommt Patti Smith auf für sie wichtige Autoren zurück: auf Murakami, Bolaño, Wittgenstein und Bulgakow. Jede Geschichte ist gespickt mit kleinen Besonderheiten: Begegnungen, Gegenständen, Bildern, die Patti Smith wie kaum eine andere auratisch aufzuladen versteht. Eine wunderbare Meditation über das Reisen, über kreatives Schaffen und die hohe Kunst der Kontemplation. Mit zahlreichen von Patti Smith aufgenommenen Polaroidfotos.

Classic Queen

Fotografien

Author: Mick Rock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896027481

Category:

Page: 191

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The Life and Music of Lou Reed

Author: Jeremy Reed

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783231890

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 1463

In Waiting For The Man, Jeremy Reed focuses on Lou Reed as rock's principal literary avatar, paying special attention to his controversial lyrics and prototypical garage sound. Lou Reed influenced generations of copyists that took note of his outlaw status, ambiguous sexual orientation characterised by his seventies relationship with the transvestite Rachel, his implacable mystique, cool and defiant attitude as the narrator of subcultures. Finally the book examines the transcendent, if reluctant calm, that Reed arrived at in later life. Taking in the sweep of Reed's career from Velvet Underground to the variants of forty years of resistant solo pioneering, Waiting For The Man accesses the man and his music, with the extraordinary perception and attention to detail.

Transformer

The Lou Reed Story

Author: Victor Bockris

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306807527

Category: Music

Page: 446

View: 5464

Lou Reed emerges from the pages of Victor Bockris's internationally acclaimed biography as a brilliant lyrical innovator. It is as a writer that Reed has been able to traverse the various terrains of his career decade by decade. And it is from his position as a writer that he stands alongside his peers, Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

Words and Guitar: A History of Lou Reed's Music

Author: Bill Brown

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615933777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 138

View: 597

A chronological and critical history of Lou Reed's music from 1964 to 2011.

Postcards from the boys

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896026576

Category:

Page: 111

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Perfect Day

An Intimate Portrait Of Life With Lou Reed

Author: Bettye Kronstad

Publisher: Jawbone Press

ISBN: 9781911036067

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 8848

'Hey, you! Beautiful!' The voice was compelling—an order. So I turned around. 'Yeah, you,' he said. 'What are you doing in here? You look normal.' 'I am,' I said. Bettye Kronstad met Lou Reed in 1968 as a nineteen-year-old Columbia University student; they were married, briefly, in 1973. Their relationship spanned some of the most pivotal years of his life and career, from the demise of The Velvet Underground to the writing and recording of his seminal solo masterpieces Transformer, for which Lou wrote ‘Perfect Day’ about an afternoon they spent together in the park, and Berlin, which draws on tales from Bettye’s childhood. In Perfect Day, Bettye looks back on their initially idyllic life together on the Upper East Side; Lou’s struggle to launch a solo career after leaving perhaps the most influential rock band of all time; his work and friendships with fellow stars David Bowie and Iggy Pop; and his descent into drink and drug abuse following the success of Transformer, which sent him spinning out from gentle soul to rock’n’roll animal and brought a swift and calamitous end to their relationship. The result is a powerful and poignant meditation on love, loss, writing, and music.

Die Gesichter

Roman

Author: Tom Rachman

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434961

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 4650

Ein gefeierter Künstler, ein liebender Sohn, eine Suche nach dem eigenen Leuchten Mit einer einzigen beiläufigen Bemerkung wischt Bear Bavinsky (gefeierter Maler, zahlreiche Ex-Frauen, siebzehn Kinder) jede Hoffnung seines Lieblingssohnes Pinch beiseite, auch nur halb so viel Talent zu haben wie er. Desillusioniert zieht es Pinch raus in die Welt, in Kanada versucht er sich an einer Biografie über Bear, als Italienischlehrer in London hat er es fast geschafft zu vergessen, dass auch er einmal Großes vorhatte. Seine wahre Begabung findet er schließlich doch noch, und er schmiedet einen schier unmöglichen Plan, nicht nur sein eigenes Leuchten zu entfalten, sondern auch das Andenken seines Vaters zu retten. Kann man gleichzeitig ein gefeierter Künstler und ein liebender Vater sein? Muss ein Sohn seinen Eltern verzeihen, nur weil sie bedeutend sind? Tom Rachman hat einen elektrisierenden und immer wieder auch nachdenklich stimmenden Roman geschrieben über das Streben nach Anerkennung – im Leben und in der Kunst.

Lou Reed

Emotion In Action

Author: Lou Reed

Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 5108

"Like everything else I do my photos are about emotion. I'm interested in causing and recording emotion through action and interactive sequence, the sequence meant to tell a story of sorts, a dream. I am a lyricist and my feeling for rhythm and song dictates that these photos not be titled or in any other way impinged by the written word. The visuals speak for themselves in their relationships and theme and I have no interest in the where and when of it all. These dreams exist through the viewfinder of the camera and express a reality seen only through a lens but experienced by us all in every moment of puzzlement in waking life. --Lou Reed Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and is a founding member of the legendary Velvet Underground. He began experimenting with photography in the 1990s and first exhibited his work in the 1997 group show Extended Play: Between Rock and an Art Spaceat the Boston University's Photographic Resource Center and later in Paris. His work has only briefly been seen since. Emotionsis thus that rare book that displays virtually unknown work by a famous, familiar artist--it is very much Reed's first photo book. His work in other art fields has been well recognized, however: Reed has acted in and composed music for film and is the recipient of the Chevalier Commander of Arts and Letters from the French government. The author of Pass thru Fireand the play The Raven, Lou Reed lives in New York City.

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