By Howard Sounes
Lou Reed, who died in 2013, was once top recognized to most people because the grumpy New Yorker in black who sang Walk at the Wild Side. To his devoted admirers, even though, he was once the most leading edge and clever American songwriters of recent occasions, a average outsider who lived a tumultuous and tortured life.
In this in-depth, meticulously researched and intensely wonderful biography, revered biographer Howard Sounes examines the lifestyles and paintings of this interesting guy, from delivery to dying, together with his time because the chief of The Velvet Underground - probably the most vital bands in rock'n'roll.
Written with a deep wisdom and realizing of the song, Sounes additionally sheds completely new gentle at the artist's inventive technique, his psychological illnesses, his bisexuality, his 3 marriages, and his addictions to medications and alcohol.
In the process his examine, Sounes has interviewed over a hundred and forty humans from all the things of Lou Reed's existence - a few of whom haven't spoken publicly approximately him prior to - together with tune figures, band participants, fellow celebrities, relations, former better halves and lovers.
This publication brings Lou Reed and his international alive.