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Portait of the Artist as an Egomaniacal Jerk,
This review is from: Transformer (Hardcover)
Heed this, lest ye venture any further in vain. Lou Reed did not participate in this "biography" whatsoever. After reading it, I can't ever imagine why. Oh, I'm sure Louie boy is every bit the egomaniacal jerk Bockris portrays him as. Sharing many similarities in background with Messier Reed, it's often difficult not to be, what with the mass of morons that pollute our common air, coming and going and breeding as they please. Bockris lays on the trashy gossip thick, particularly where it concerns Lou's relationship with transvestite Rachel, and the methamphetamine circle that mocked him as he lapped up the abuse for a hit. There are moments of Lou-ney humor here and there, mostly extracted from interviews dating back to the "Transformer/Berlin" days. Lou envisions Sinatra singing "Heroin" at the Sands, and spins tales of a groupie who complained about Mick Jagger's lack of sexual prowess in the middle of getting it on with him. If that sort of thing amuses you, as it does me, then sure, grab a copy. If you really want to peek into Lou's skull, and few would sanely dare, just listen to his albums. The Rock 'N Roll Animal's music is where his soul is at.
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Initial post: Mar 22, 2012 10:33:12 AM PDT
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Joseph A. Kengor says:
I believe you 100%. Nobody disputes he's an ass, probably not even himself. His autobiography is in his tunes.
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