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TRANSFORMER: The Complete Lou Reed Story
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Entertainment weekly said, "Blending informed biographical narrative with abundant quotes and a dishy conversational style, Bockris captures the many moods - and mood swings - of a true rock and roll chameleon." Lou Reed himself said "I am a graduate of Warhol University and I believe in the power of punk. I want to blow it up." Updated in the wake of Lou Reed's death and including new interviews with those who knew him best, Transformer (we also have the vinyl LP for sale code 85249) draws on the biographer's intimate knowledge of Reed throughout his heyday and the work of the outstanding writers who wrote glowingly about him in the face of his scorn. From the scarring electroshock treatments of his youth to the captivating collaborations with the greatest artists of the time, and his explosive relationships with among others drag queen Rachel and the extraordinary Laurie Anderson, this is a passionate celebration of the enigmatic Velvet Underground pioneer and the man behind such memorable songs as 'Walk on the Wild Side' and 'Heroin'. Chapters include Fun at the Factory 1966, Exit Warhol 1966-67, Exit Cale 1967-68 and the Commercial Political Lou 1984-86. Also a look at his classics 2006-10 and his death in 2013. Includes interviews and inventories of his work. 548pp in paperback. Illus.

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