Produced by david bowie and arranged by mick ronson, the album. Lou reed simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Discussion in music corner started by conjotter, jan 7, 2017. And yet, it doesnt neatly fit into any of these descriptors.
Transformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the lou reed story. Victor bockris transformerthe lou reed story 1995 scribd. A man of contradictions and extremes, he was fiercely independent yet afraid of being alone, artistically fearless yet deeply paranoid, eager for commercial success. Transformer is one of reeds strongest and consistent solo albums, and contains the songs satellite of love, perfect day and walk on the wild side. Musically, reeds work didnt have too much in common with the sonic bombast of the glam scene, but at least it was a place where his eccentricities could find a comfortable home, and on transformer bowie and his righthand man, mick ronson, crafted a new sound for reed that was better fitting and more commercially astute than the ambivalent. Reed recorded career peaks such as ecstasy, supervised spectacular repackagings of past achievements, gleefully revisited previously reviled works and even collaborated with metallica. Victor bockris transformerthe lou reed story 1995 free ebook download as pdf file. From his first doo wop record, so blue, released in his teens. Billy name, gerard malanga, lots on john cale, what. Kindle ebooks can be read on any device with the free kindle app. When lou reed who is being inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame next year alongside joan jett, ringo starr and others died in october 20, there were the inevitable potboiler books attempting to sum up the man, his music and motivations. The kind of book that i was going to write about lou was the kind of book he deserved.
Transformer thecomplete loureed story download transformer thecomplete loureed story ebook pdf or read online books in pdf, epub, and mobi format. Lou reeds transformer by ezra furman, paperback barnes. After bockris lou reed biography, transformer, was first published in 1994, the ensuing 19 years saw its subject gripped by an almost incredible amount of action. P ublished in 1994, when lou reed was 52 years old, the first edition of bockriss transformer ended on a decidedly downbeat note. Lou reed was an american musician best known for cofounding the velvet underground, and his fivedecade long career as a solo artist. Victor bockris shares this acclaimed biography of lou reed, going from decade to decade of reed s rollercoaster success, sharing the various terrains of reed s life in music. He was originally from long island, new york and spent most of his life in new york city. Download pdf transformer the complete lou reed story book full free. Booktopia has transformer, the complete lou reed story by victor bockris. He was able to capitalize on the glamrock movement that had edged into popularity at the time, especially with the help of one of the herald who brought the style to the mainstream. His second, transformer 1972, was produced by david bowie and arranged by mick ronson, and. From the rise of the velvet underground in the 1960s to reed. Includes 16 page cover booklet of artwork, commentary on the development of transformer and credits. Michael ochs archives around this time, reed began to write a song in praise of a new habit, an ecstatic itemisation of the nullifying effects of heroin.
Transformer gene, a family of genes that regulate sex determination in some insects transformer flying car, a darpa military project. Im interested in writing a book, lou reed once said. Buried underneath the radiofriendly exterior lie coded confessions of the subversive. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 next conjotter forum resident thread starter. Click download or read online button to transformer thecomplete loureed story book pdf for free now. Produced by david bowie and mick ronson, the album was released in november 1972, on the label rca. If you lived through it, the albums and the backstage offstage stories and the whole ball of wax, this book feels like an accurate document of who and what lewis allan lou reed actually was. The first threequarters is pretty bitchy, psychoanalyzing and calling lou reed every name in the book, while giving plenty of detail but also some clearly guessedat stuff from his earliest days to about 1980. Eternally restless and endlessly hungry for new experiences, reed reinvented his persona, his sound, even his sexuality time and again. Plays flat, clean, but the bass is way out of whack to my ears. Rear panel includes 2002 bmg heritage 07863 652 2 in lower right corner. The complete lou reed story by victor bockris available from rakuten kobo.
Transformer bruce kulick album, 2003 transformer, a song by gnarls barkley from st. Transformer is the second solo studio album by american recording artist lou reed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A triumph time out transformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the lou reed story. Transformer, lou reeds most enduringly popular album, is described with varying labels. Lou reeds most popular book is in dreams begin responsibilities and other stories.
The tray card inside artwork shows the text original masters running vertically alongside the spine. Legendary songwriter and guitarist lou reed passed away on the 27th october 20, but his musical influence is assured. Rhymes is a bilingual book english and french featuring more than 300 photos by lou reed. Lewis allan lou reed march 2, 1942 october 27, 20 was an american rock musician. Pdf lou reed s transformer download full pdf book download. The plaudits have arrived very quickly for lou reed, who has died aged 71. When most people think of lou reed, they picture the black, rotting heart of rock and roll, full of dissonance, decadence and decay. Anderson may overlap with howard sounes, the author of the controversial new lou reed biography, notes from. As part of his research, decurtis interviewed many people reed knew, including his first two wives. But the book to wait for was always going to be this one by bockris, the poet of the new york underground. The complete lou reed story ebook by victor bockris.
Transformer the complete lou reed story available for download and read online in other formats. Now discover the true story of the velvet underground pioneer in this update of bockriss classic biography. Levy spends nearly two thirds of the book on reeds life through transformer, then flies through the rest. You know, it is ok to tell the story of the man and still hold up the music as groundbreaking, legendary, and unforgettable. Lewis allan reed march 2, 1942 october 27, 20 was an american musician, singer. Reed presents his photographs as a collection of photography. Transformer, the complete lou reed story by victor bockris.
How lou reed, sterling morrison, john cale and co emerged from the. Vicious you hit me with a flower you do it every hour oh, baby youre so vicious vicious you want me to hit you with a stick but all ive got is a guitar pick oh baby. As with its predecessor lou reed, transformer contains songs reed composed while in the velvet underground here, four out of ten. Levy spends nearly two thirds of the book on reed s life through transformer, then flies through the rest in the remaining third. He is clearly regarded as a towering figure, credited with playing a central role in creating one of the most influential. Pdf transformer the complete lou reed story download. A triumph time out transformer is the only complete and. Lou reed has 36 books on goodreads with 2792 ratings. The album is considered an influential landmark of the glam rock genre, anchored by reeds most successful single, walk on the wild side, which touched on thencontroversial topics of sexual orientation, gender identity, prostitution, and drug use. But as anthony decurtis makes clear in his new book, behind the image and the rumors, lou was one thing.
In january 2006, he released a second book of photographs, lou reeds new york. Lou reed s transformer available for download and read online in other formats. The book opens with the teenage electroshock treatments that dominated reeds. Reeds papers date from 1958 to 2015, and chronicle his career through audio and video recordings, office files, photographs, artwork, and press clippings. Reeds sexual ambiguity and daring led to much of the success of transformer as well as the providing a direction for the next few years into his solo career. The accompanying text, written by bernard comment, gives his views on the photographic work of lou reed. Ezra furman wrote a book about lou reeds transformer. Biographer sought to write the kind of book lou reed. Download pdf lou reed s transformer book full free. He is remembered for being in the velvet underground, although he also released solo. The first part of the book is a compilation of interviews with lou reed taken from different sources talking about his career, with some bw photos.101 129 1334 59 289 637 465 1559 316 468 1372 1328 1000 944 440 1482 613 1367 371 3 1603 1561 382 106 804 136 1583 38 195 1360 629 221 1297 783 814