A revealing collection of interviews with one of the greatest artists in the history of rock ’n’ roll—as brilliant, punchy, and blustery as the man himself
In this collection of powerful interviews given over thirty years—including his final interview—Lou Reed oscillates between losing patience with his interviewers (he was famous for walking out on them) and sharing profound observations on the human experience, especially as he reflects on poetry and novels, the joy of live performances, and the power of sound. In conversation with legendary rock critics and authors he respected, Reed’s interviews are as pithy and brilliant as the man himself.
“A series that offers the thoughtful, provocative and impish responses of…great writers.”
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
An Austin Chronicle pick for Rock & Roll Summer Reading
“He was our generation’s New York poet, championing its misfits as Whitman had championed its workingman and Lorca its persecuted.”
“He was a master.”
“Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be.”