Book Review: Dirty Blvd

loureedDirty Blvd. Is a biography about the life and times of Lou Reed. It talks about his early days, his time with the Velvet Underground, solo, and all other endeavors in between.  I found it to be very interesting and very well written. A must read for music fans and Lou Reed fans.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

A tremendously insightful biography of the man who helmed the Velvet Underground and single-handedly created alternative rock

This book covers not only the highlights of Reed’s career, but explores lesser-known facets of his work, such as his first recordings with doo-wop group the Jades, his key literary influences, the impact of Judaism upon his work, and his engagement with the LGBT movement. Drawing from original interviews with many of his artistic collaborators, friends, and romantic partners, as well as from archival material, concert footage, and unreleased bootlegs of live performances, Dirty Blvd. exposes the man behind the myth, the notoriously uncompromising rock poet who wrote songs that transcended their genre and established himself as one of the most influential and enigmatic American artists of the past half century.

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