...Lou Reed was a rock singer, musician, and poet. Before going solo, Reed also led the underground rock band The Velvet Underground as guitarist, singer, and main songwriter. Being a primary influence in the alternative rock scene, Reed...
Ezra Furman is a singer, songwriter and recording artist. He has released seven albums to critical acclaim and has sold over one hundred records. He lives in Berkeley, CA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Transformer, Lou Reed’s most enduringly popular album, is described with varying labels: it’s often called a glam rock album, a proto-punk album, a commercial breakthrough for Lou Reed, and an album about being gay. And yet, it doesn’t...
Nicola Spelman is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Salford, UK, where she teaches composition, musicology, and professional practice. She is Course Leader for the BA Music programme Popular Music and Recording, and her research interests surround issues of representation within popular music. Nicola's publications include Popular Music & the Myths of Madness (2012) and Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music (Bloomsbury, 2013; co-edited with Michael Goddard and Benjamin Halligan). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Since its 1975 release, Lou Reed’s double album Metal Machine Music: The Amine ß Ring has undergone a number of transformations and re-communications that negate its identity as a single cultural object, while allowing its constituent...
John Melillo is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona, USA. He researches and teaches modern and contemporary literature, poetry, and sound studies. Melillo also makes noise/music under the name Algae & Tentacles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Lou Reed’s infamous 1975 album Metal Machine Music is where I begin. At once legendarily “unlistenable” and a forerunner of the genre of “noise music,” this album comprises more than an hour of guitar feedback that Reed, in the liner notes,...
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