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Jeremy Reed Book Launch and Q&A: 2nd December 2014

  • The Society Club 12 Ingestre Pl London, W1F 0JF United Kingdom (map)

Poet and writer Jeremy Reed reads from his latest book, "Waiting for the Man: The Life & Career of Lou Reed" in a special event at The Society Club, followed by a Q&A.

In Waiting For The Man, Jeremy Reed focuses on Lou Reed as rock's principal literary avatar, paying special attention to his controversial lyrics and prototypical garage sound. Lou Reed influenced generations of copyists that took note of his outlaw status, ambiguous sexual orientation characterised by his seventies relationship with the transvestite Rachel, his implacable mystique, cool and defiant attitude as the narrator of subcultures. Finally the book examines the transcendent, if reluctant calm, that Reed arrived at in later life. 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 the extraordinary perception and attention to detail.

"All books about me are bullshit except Jeremy's" - Lou Reed

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