Lou Reed and His Demons

Apparently Lou Reed was an asshole. That’s according to his latest biographer, Howard Sounes. In Notes from the Velvet Underground, Sounes collates the impressions of Reed’s peers, lovers and acolytes, most of whom reported suffering emotional (and sometimes physical) abuse at Reed’s hands. It’s an exhaustive account and well supported by documentation. It seems there are very few people Sounes didn’t approach.

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Credit: Timothy Greenfield
Credit: Timothy Greenfield
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