Dead Straight Guide To Velvet Underground And Lou Reed

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Dead Straight Guide To Velvet Underground And Lou Reed

Post by bleach » 19 Jul 2018 20:49

Anyone seen this..any good?

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Only complete discography of The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed.
Dead Straight Guide to Velvet Underground and Lou Reed

Series Title: Dead Straight Guides
Publisher: Red Planet Global Book Sales
Book Format: Paperback / softback
Original Languages: English
Number of Pages: 304
Author: Peter Hogan
ISBN-13: 9781911346463
Publication Date: June, 2018
ISBN-10: 1911346466


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Re: Dead Straight Guide To Velvet Underground And Lou Reed

Post by MJG196 » 21 Jul 2018 18:19

Thanks for the link! I do like how he's up front and honest, explaining that he's essentially compiling all the known info out there and adding on a bit at the end.

You pull no punches when it comes to the protagonists’ works – you state that but for Bowie, Reed’s career might’ve ended after the weak first album, and that certain albums, like Sally Can’t Dance, are poor.

I wonder why authors need to judge the music. I don't want to read ANY author's opinion of whether an album is good/bad - especially in the context of a non-fiction book. Let music critics worry about that. I happen to enjoy SCD for my own reasons, and considering it was his highest charting LP EVER, other people must enjoy it, too.
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Re: Dead Straight Guide To Velvet Underground And Lou Reed

Post by Sheila Klein » 21 Jul 2018 18:23

I don't want to read ANY author's opinion of whether an album is good/bad - especially in the context of a non-fiction book. Let music critics worry about that.
Where is it written that journalists can't also be critics?

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Re: Dead Straight Guide To Velvet Underground And Lou Reed

Post by MJG196 » 23 Jul 2018 01:21

Sheila Klein wrote:
21 Jul 2018 18:23
I don't want to read ANY author's opinion of whether an album is good/bad - especially in the context of a non-fiction book. Let music critics worry about that.
Where is it written that journalists can't also be critics?
Just my preference.
Bargain bin gold, favorite bands, concerts, photos, and my record collection: All Good Music

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