Dirty Blvd. (Compact Disc)

The Life and Music of Lou Reed

By Aidan Levy, Tom Perkins (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781494516512

Publication Date: October 1, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/1/2016)
MP3 CD (10/1/2015)
Hardcover (10/15/2015)

List Price: 39.99*
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This book not only covers the highlights of Lou 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.