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Lou Reed: “In the Beginning Was the Word”

Daniel Kane

in "Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the ways in which Lou Reed’s vision of himself as a writer informed his music and lyrics for the Velvet Underground and his solo career. I track how Reed’s engagement with Andy ... More


The Velvet Underground

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses sin and salvation as reflected in the songs on Velvet Underground, an anthology culled from that rock band’s first three LPs. In New York City in the mid-1960s, the Velvet ... More


"Do You Have a Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

Daniel Kane

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231162975
eISBN:
9780231544603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162975.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art. In "Do ... More


Conclusion: The Shock of the Old—and New

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The New Sensibility did not end in the 1970s, with the downturn in the American economy. It had by then been incorporated fully into our culture. First, focusing on the continuing challenge of John ... More


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