[Reading] ➮ Transformer ➶ Victor Bockris – Pandorajewelry70off.us

Transformer Lou Reed Led The Revolution In Rock Music That Would Grow Into Such Different Forms As Glam And Punk Rock, And Introduced Such Taboo Subjects As Drugs And Aberrant Sexuality Into The American Pop Song This First Full Biography Of The Chameleon Like Figure Who Has Continually Revised And Reinvented Himself Probes Beneath The Myths And Contradictions Of Reed S Life To Set The Record Straight Photos.

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  • Hardcover
  • 446 pages
  • Transformer
  • Victor Bockris
  • English
  • 04 May 2018
  • 0684803666

10 thoughts on “Transformer

  1. says:

    As someone who s a big fan of Lou and his music but also someone with an idea of how self destructive and awful a person he could be, I had a curious reaction to Victor Bockris mid 90s biography of Reed.Just a bare scraping of Reed s life is bound to sound interesting He chummed with people like Del Schwartz, Andy Warhol and William S Burroughs, played with musicians as diverse as Don Cherry, David Bowie and John Cale and was behind maybe a half dozen amazing albums He struggled with boo As someone who s a big fan of Lou and his music but also someone with an idea of how self destructive and awful a person he could be, I had a curious reaction to Victor Bockris mid 90s biography of Reed.Just a bare scraping of Reed s life is bound to sound interesting He chummed with people like Del Schwartz, Andy Warhol and William S Burroughs, played with musicians as diverse as Don Cherry, David Bowie and John Cale and was behind maybe a half dozen amazing albums He struggled with booze, drugs and a complicated attitude towards sexuality and often turned his personal experiences into great, immediate music But I suppose the question is how much does that tell us about the man and why he made the work he did For example, just about an...

  2. says:

    Victor Bockris is a fun biographer because he hates most of his subjects.

  3. says:

    Victor Bockris is a dreadful writer who has made quite a living writing biographies of New York scenesters and hipster icons Warhol, Burroughs, Patti Smith, etc This smear job of Reed who no doubt deserves it feels like a perso...

  4. says:

    Hoe ga je als ouder om met je rebelse en of verwijfde tienerzoon Geef hem elektroshocks In de Verenigde Staten was dat ooit normaal, zo blijkt uit het eerste hoofdstuk van Victor Bockris Transformer Beeld je de verontwaardiging in als dit zou gebeuren in Noord Korea of China Transformer voor het eerst verschenen in 1994 werd na het overlijden van Lou beho...

  5. says:

    Not quite the electrical manual I was looking for.

  6. says:

    As soon as he came walking into my office, I could see this guy was not too connected with reality, one RCA representative recalled when Lou Reed came to play his Metal Machine Music tapes for the first time 1970s was the decade when Reed truly was mad, bad and dangerous to know Sustained by a cocktail of drugs and alcohol that would have destroyed any normal person Reed still managed to make several commercially successful records Of course, as anyone who has put it on knows, Metal Machine As soon as he came walking into my office, I could see this guy was not too connected with reality, one RCA representative recalled when Lou Reed came to play his Metal Machine Music tapes for the first time 1970s was the decade when Reed truly was mad, bad and dangerous to know Sustained by a cocktail of drugs and alcohol that would have destroyed any normal person Reed still managed to make several commercially successful records Of course, as anyone who has put it on knows, Metal Machine Music was never going to be a success That record epitomizes seventies Reed showing the middle finger to the rest of the humanity and stating that no one I know has listened to it all the way through, including myself I read this book because I wanted to knowabout Lou Reed s seventies As I have never really liked his seventies records my know...

  7. says:

    What a strange book I hardly know where to begin It does provide a lot of information, but the emphasis is on gossip rather than insight into the man s work, and the editorializing is heavy handed and in some instances downright kooky The author has such a strange perspective that between that and the anonymous sources, dubious grammar, misspellings, repetition, and malapropisms, it s hard to take anything he says seriously I m not saying this in defense of Lou Reed, either the kookiness cu What a strange book I hardly know where to begin It does provide a lot of information, but the emphasis is on gossip rather than insight into the man s work, and the editorializing is heavy handed and in some instances downright kooky The author has such a strange perspective that between that and the anonymous sources, dubious grammar, misspellings, repetition, and malapropisms, it s hard to take anything he says seriously I m not saying this in defense of Lou Reed, either the kookiness cuts both ways.For example, Reed s first wife, whom he mistreated, is mistreated again in this book Bockris repeatedly blames the victim, insisting that she was banal and unin...

  8. says:

    I have been on a Velvet Underground and a Jack Kerouac William S Burroughs kick here lately It sorts of hits home on the point that creative people are not necessarily the people you want to hang out with As if you need extra proof, the new Babyshambles album is rather good.I am not a huge Kerouac fan He never got to me the way Henry Miller or Burroughs or Bukowski or even Ginsberg did Kerouac is a friend s favorite writer, and yet I am to be won over I still find his life pretty fascinat I have been on a Velvet Underground and a Jack Kerouac William S Burroughs kick here lately It sorts of hits home on the point that creative people are not necessarily the people you want to hang out with As if you need extra proof, the new Babyshambles album is rather good.I am not a huge Kerouac fan He never got to me the way Henry Miller or Burroughs or Bukowski or even Ginsberg did Kerouac is a friend s favorite writer, and yet I am to be won over I still find his life pretty fascinating Anyway, you can download Ginsberg and Burroughs talking about K...

  9. says:

    When I first started singing in a band I was so scared that the only way I could get through it was by exercising my cerebral talisman, saying, Just pretend you re Lou Reed and you can t sing in tune but you re cool as fuck Needless to say it got me through a few rehearsals until I found my own voice which ironically enough was described by critics as monotonous and one note , kinda like you know who.Transformer is the story of a rock star so reprehensible he makes Frankie Fane from The Osc When I first started singing in a band I was so scared that the only way I could get through it was by exercising my cerebral talisman, saying, Just pretend you re Lou Reed and you can t sing in tune but you re cool as fuck Needless to say it got me through a few rehearsals until I found my own voice which ironically enough was described by critics as monotonous and one note , kinda like you know who.Transformer is the story of a rock star so reprehensible he makes Frankie Fane from The Oscar look like Mr Green Jeans Unfortunately the book takes an ugly tabloid approach to Reed s viciousness pun and never once mentions the amazing songwriting he s known for, good enough to survive even the worst produced records ever hi,Richard Robinson In other words I don t give a shit about your manners, kill me with your art.So while it s fair to say the late Lou Reed is probably making the Devil very unhappy in Hell I still can t stop listening to Transformer, White Light White Heat, Loa...

  10. says:

    This is pretty bad, especially the last few dozen pages, written after Lou Reed s death, which adopt a hagiographic tone very out of keeping with the rest of it But then again I had the distinct impression that no one can have proof read this at any point Frequently you d be told a factoid and then told it again very soon afterwardas though the author had stopped for the night, and then picked things up again without reading the last page or two The tone is patchy, seldom very engaging, a...

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