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by Victor Bockris
Victor Bockris has written a dozen books which form a mythology for the counterculture. His biographies of Andy Warhol, Keith Richards and Lou Reed made his name as the Poet Laureate of the New York Underground
Victor Bockris has written a dozen books which form a mythology for the counterculture. His biographies of Andy Warhol, Keith Richards and Lou Reed made his name as the Poet Laureate of the New York Underground. His most recent books are: The Burroughs-Warhol Affair; and Burroughs Reloaded (photographs).
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The story of an unconventional life looks at rock legend Lou Reed, a chamelion-like figure who suffered electroshock therapy to cure his homosexuality.
Bockris seems especially intent on defending Reed's parents. He wants to convince us that they were perfectly delightful in every way, and that if Reed was ever miserable at home, it must have been because he wanted to be miserable. To support this contention, Bockris relies on offhanded quotes from guests who visited the Reeds' house for short periods. It doesn't seem to have occurred to him that middle-class suburban families aren't always as happy as they appear.
Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update of Bockris's classic biography.
A triumph' - Time Out Transformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Reed story, in his own words. Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update of Bockris's classic biography. Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story follows the great songwriter and singer through the series of transformations that define each period of his fifty year career.
Victor Bockris has written a dozen books which form a mythology for the counterculture. The updated Transformer: The Lou Reed Story focuses on Reed's relationship and marriage to the leading performance artist of our times Laurie Anderson. It celebrates the deep influence these two artists had on each others work during the last 20 years of Lou Reed's life.
However, Bockris appears to lose all objectivity when it comes to the new material. com or call the Guardian Bookshop on 0330 333 6846. He positively gushes over the last 20 years of Reed’s life, going so far to proclaim Lulu (Reed’s 2011 collaboration with Metallica) as the greatest album Lou ever made. From near-hatchet job to hagiography is quite a transformation in itself, but this considerable flaw notwithstanding, Transformer remains a thoroughly engrossing read and by far the best biography of Reed on the market. com or call the Guardian Bookshop on 0330 333 6846
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Leading Lou Reed biographer, Victor Bockris - who knew Lou throughout the Rachel Years, from Rock & Roll Animal to the Bells - updates his original biography in the wake of Lou's death. Bockris provides insight into the private life that led Reed to create many of rock's memorable songs, including "Heroin" and "Walk on the Wild Side" - Publishers Weekly. One of the funniest and most memorable time-lined rock documents around" - Philadelphia City Paper .
There was money to be made in the burgeoning Syracuse music scene, and the Eldorados were soon being handled by two students, Donald Schupak, who managed them, and Joe Divoli, who got them local bookings. I had met Lou when we were freshmen, Schupak explained.
Victor Bockris (born 1949) is an English-born, . based author, primarily of biographies of artists, writers, and musicians. He has written about Lou Reed (and The Velvet Underground), Andy Warhol, Keith Richards, William S. Burroughs, Terry Southern, Blondie, Patti Smith, and Muhammad Ali. He also helped write the autobiographies of John Cale and Bebe Buell.
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (August 1, 1995)
Pages: 448 pages