Out of print for several years, a comprehensive volume of Lou Reed’s lyrics, now updated in a new text design to include the lyrics from his final album with Metallica, Lulu.
Through his many incarnations-from proto punk to glam rocker to elder statesman of the avant garde Lou Reed’s work has maintained an undeniable vividness and raw beauty, fueled by precise character studies and rendered with an admirable shot of moral ambiguity. Beginning with his formative days in the Velvet Underground and continuing through his remarkable solo albums like Transformer, Berlin, and New York, Doin’ The Things We Want Tois crucial to an appreciation of Lou Reed, not only as a consummate underground musician, but as one of the truly significant visionary lyricists of the rock n roll era.
Containing a body of work that spans more than four decades and facsimile pages from late career lyrics, this is a monument to the literary qualities of an American original whose images and storytelling genius are now embedded in the counter-cultural narrative.
Lyrics - Music
One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
Everything I’ve ever done Everything I ever do Every place I’ve ever been Everywhere I’m going to Over a career that spans four decades and thirteen studio albums with Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant has consistently proved himself to be one of the most elegant and stylish of contemporary lyricists. Arranged alphabetically, One Hundred Lyrics […]195 SEK
Literature - Music
Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics
In the mid-1980s the Happy Mondays emerged as the prime mischief makers on the Madchester scene. Chief protagonist was Shaun Ryder, a man whose lyrical street swagger in songs like Kinky Afro, 24 Hour Party People and Performance, would come to define a generation. Here, collected and edited for the first time, in trade and […]195 SEK
How to Be Invisible
Kate Bush is a true iconoclast and one of the most revered contemporary musical artists of recent years. Since her emergence in 1978 she has forged a creative path which has proved to be both highly innovative and hugely inspiring. Her artistic achievements have helped shape our cultural landscape and her singular vision has influenced […]195 SEK
Notes from the Velvet Underground: The Life of Lou Reed
Lou Reed, who died in 2013, was best known to the general public as the grumpy New Yorker in black who sang ‘Walk on the Wild Side’. To his dedicated admirers, however, he was one of the most innovative and intelligent American songwriters of modern times, a natural outsider who lived a tumultuous and tortured […]135 SEK