Lou Reed's Great American Novel? by Steve Murphy

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During a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Lou Reed was quoted “I was interested in writing the Great American Novel, and I wanted to use the rock & roll song as a vehicle for it. I’ve always felt that if you thought of it all as a book, then you have the Great American Novel, every record as a chapter. They’re all in chronological order. You take the whole thing, stack it and listen to it in order, there’s my Great American Novel.”

In "Lou Reed's Great American Novel?", long-time fan, and author, Steve Murphy explores this theory through a chronological, track-by-track analysis like no other. Did Lou Reed leave behind a hidden narrative? From track one of The Velvet Underground & Nico, all the way through to his final track on Lulu with Metallica?

If you're looking for strict biographical history please seek other material. That's been covered several other places. This is a deep dive from a life long fan. Each album also includes personal analysis, anecdotes and sketches of the covers by the author.

Steve Murphy, 2021.
ISBN: 9798532112407. 183 pp.
Softcover. New.