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Waiting for the Man

Jeremy Reed

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1067-2
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
02/05/2015

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Lou Reed influenced generations of copyists that took note of his outlaw status, ambiguous sexual orientations characterized by his seventies relationship with transvestite Rachel, his implacable mystique, and his cool and defiant attitude as the narrator of subcultures.

First published in Britain in 1994 and now available for the first time in America, Waiting for the Man focuses on Lou Reed as rock’s principal literary avatar, paying special attention to his controversial lyrics and prototypical garage sound. Jeremy Reed (no relation) is a fellow poet—one praised by J.G. Ballard as “the most original poet working today” and by Bjork as “the most beautiful outrageous poet in the world”—and thus he examines Lou Reed’s career through and entirely different lens than other rock biographies. Taking in the sweep of Reed’s career from Velvet Underground to the variants of forty years of resistant solo pioneering, Waiting for the Man accesses the man and his music, with an extraordinary perception and attention to detail.


Jeremy Reed—no relation—is an award-winning poet, novel, and counterculture biographer, who has publisher over thirty books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. He performs with the band Ginger Light.

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