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By Victor Bockris

As cofounder of the Velvet Underground—regarded as essentially the most major teams of the 1960s—and solo artist, Lou Reed has encouraged quite a lot of rock musicians, from David Bowie to the intercourse Pistols, from Patti Smith to U2. His cutting edge ability as a singer and songwriter of over 250 songs, together with "Heroin" and "Walk at the Wild Side", and his a number of musical ameliorations in the course of a twenty-year profession have thrust Reed into the leading edge of other rock, from storage to sparkle, punk, disco, and rap.

Based on particular interviews with Reed and his acquaintances, family members, and colleagues, and together with incisive pix of John Cale, Andy Warhol, Nico, David Bowie, and others, Transformer bargains an uncompromising and compelling view of a real rock 'n' roll chameleon.


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