Lou Reed by Anthony DeCurtis

Lou Reed

The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou ReedAs lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians.But while his iconic status may be fixed, the man himself was anything bu...

Details Lou Reed

TitleLou Reed
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreMusic, Biography, Nonfiction

Reviews Lou Reed

  • Phil Overeem
    I went into this hesitantly, after having read two other Reed bios and never having been knocked out by DeCurtis' work. But clearly it was a labor of love: while never flinching in looking at the subject with cold, clear eyes, the author makes a surprisingly fresh case for the humanity inherent in Reed's life and work. It takes DeCurtis a bit to get rolling; the early life / Velvets section is mostly what we already knew. But beginning with Reed'...
  • TJ
    From his beginnings in the Velvet Underground to his final days as a New York City socialite with Laurie Anderson, Anthony Decurtis's unabashed account of the artist know as Lou Reed is the definitive statement of the underground music icon. In not only detailing Reed's life, personal and professional, DeCurtis examines Reed's music album by album. This is the best rock and roll biography I have ever read (and I've read a lot of them). Lou Reed: ...
  • Amy Leigh
    A must read for Lou Reed & Velvet Underground fans. The author knew Lou Reed well on a personal level and gave him unprecedented access to windows of his soul and parts of his life you will probably only read on this book. Definitely not a boring biography but an adventure that happened in real life!
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway, and just finished it...so many books, so little time.I knew the bare minimum about Lou Reed prior to reading this biography. He was basically the Rodney Dangerfield of rock and roll, "I get no respect." I now am compelled to listen to and study his catalog. It certainly sounds like he was at least 10 years ahead of the times musically and artistically for most of his career. His work is not for everyone, nor sh...
  • Derek Ambrose
    Of all the important musicians that have died of late Lou Reed is the only one that I feel is missing during my day to day life. DeCurtis's bio is wonderful. I devoured this book in a day. The combination of critical analysis and tales of their friendship make this a unique book. Highly Recommended!
  • Roxanne
    This is a Goodreads win review. This is an awesome book about Lou Reed and the velvet Underground band. I love to read about music.
  • J. Harding
    A very well written and engaging biography and the late Lou Reed. Recommended.
  • Tiffany Guthrie
    This is a must read for any Lou Reed fan! I am so grateful for the opportunity to read this book about him.