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am 2. Februar 2000
While other troubadors, notably Dylan and Springsteen, enjoy the rewards of being part of the general public's consciousness, Lou Reed's honesty and unflinching vision earm him the title of rock's most perceptive lyricst.
This book contains virtually all of Reed's long and impressive catalogue. In pure realism we take a walk on the wild side with New York City's addicts, whores, scam-artists, thieves, beggers and every other form of gutter life.
A broad perspective such as this -- in the hands of lesser poets -- would seem a tragic commentary, but Reed manages to infuse just enough human spirit and optimism to keep his scenes above total chaos.
The losers greatly outnumber the winners in Reed's world, if you keep score. But most of Reed's characters suffer life's misfortunes from imposed, not self-inflicted, situations. The noble "Pass Through Fire," even in the face of certain disaster.
Lou Reed's book of lyrics is indispensible. I call it equipment for living.
Get a copy today!
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am 3. Mai 2000
The collected lyrics of Lou Reed hold up quite well on the page in "Pass Through Fire." This is rare for a poetry book from a rock legend, since most lyric collections from rock stars tend to be rather silly (e.g., Mr. Mojo Risin's poetry). Reed's lyrics explore the full magnitude of the modern urban man's consciousness in all its moments of triumph and strife. The primary impulse in Lou Reed's lyrics is the impetus towards freedom. Sometimes the individual cannot attain it, and is relegated to a life of tremendous despair. But the impulse always awakens, even if it arises from the spirit of the junkie lying in the gutter a day too late. Buy "Pass Through Fire" and read it to your children, because if you don't help them experience life as Lou Reed knows it they too might end up on the "Dirty Blvd" without the intellectual means to escape.
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am 24. April 2000
If you believe the flap-copy hyperbole of PASS THRU FIRE ('one of the great American masters' or some such rock journalism psycho-babble), then this is the book for you. The over-zealous interior design does a good job of covering up the lack of substance within, the same trick used in recent books by John Cale and Marilyn Manson. Somewhere along the line Lou Reed started to believe his own hype. I challenge anyone to find any song (or lyric) in Reed's post-VU career to rival the great VU songs such as 'Pale Blue Eyes,' 'Mirror,' 'Candy Says,' 'I Found a Reason,' 'Sunday Morning,' 'Femme Fatale,' 'New Age' (original version), etc... I mean, 'Possum Day?' Eliot was a great American master, Hart Crane, Kerouac, even Dylan (his new single 'Things Have Changed' easily buries any lyric found in 'Pass Thru Fire') ... not this over-rated, pretentious, cranky, litigious, self-involved blowhard.
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am 3. April 2000
Lou Reed's lyrics aren't for everybody, they're only for the extraordinary. Lou can definitely turn a phrase. This book takes you on a trip through a blizzard, so that you can warm your bones on a beach. The lyrics of Lou Reed compare favorably with the aphorisms that are found in a recently published book named Excape From The Human Race. Like Delmore Schwartz influenced Lou Reed, Lou Reed has influenced many of today's authors. It's hard to live and not be derivative. Lou's lyrics illuminate both what's deplorable and what's wonderful about the human race. This is a book about life, the good parts and the bad parts. Socrates said that an unexamined life is not worth living. This book examines life and makes it worth living. The wait is over, Lou Reed is the man.
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am 12. April 2000
Hardbound lyrics from a hard-edged man. Some of the lyric-stories felt so intensely personal, it seemed almost as though I were trespassing on a personal experience. How brave and bold he is. Others were so visceral and raw, they were a challenge to read. (A challenge you should meet.) This book requires a lot of time and attention and it is so worthwhile. Thank you, Mr. Reed.
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am 7. Mai 2000
Lou Reed is an incredible songwriter. His style is unlike any other. One of the best things about Lou Reed's music is his lyrics. Reed's lyrics are really brilliant. This book shows that. Pass Thru Fire is something fans of Lou and The Velvets should own. It contains almost all of the songs Lou has ever written from The Velvet Underground & Nico, to his latest masterpiece, Ecstasy. I am very happy that it contains his lyrics from his days with the Velvets, which is when he wrote some of his best lyrics. This book even contains some very rare songs, including the early versions of Sweet Jane and New Age, and little known songs such as Temptation Inside Your Heart and Ferryboat Bill. Also, having the lyrics printed in the strange ways that they are just adds to the experience of reading it. I think the book would be a little boring without that. Anyways, all fans of Lou should own this book.
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am 13. März 2000
Reading Lou Reed's lyrics is a lot more interesting than hearing him sing them. If only he'd lived at the same time as Hart Crane...he coulda been a contenda!
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am 27. März 2000
The remarkable thing about Reed's singing/speaking voice is the way it can invest unconsidered, slapdash, even pedestrian lyrics with poignancy and conviction. Trouble is, his entire oeuvre doesn't yield as many first-rate lines as one can find in a single song by Dylan at his best. Worse, Reed's lyrics look downright fatuous on the page.
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am 30. April 2000
I own all of Lou Reed's CD's and was thrilled to receive this book as a gift because I was genuinely looking forward to reading the lyrics in book form of my favorite song. The conceit that the designers of this book took is unforgiveable, however. Pages printed upsidedown or backwards aren't clever. They just show a lack of caring towards the reader. I got frustrated with this book and probably will put it on the shelf where it will collect dust.
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