Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Lou Reed: Walk on the Mild Side

Ian Penman, The Guardian, 16 February 1996

Lou Reed was the ultimate rock'n'roller who mimed shooting up on stage. Now he's clean and sober, but what kind of shape is his music in? Ian Penman meets a rebel turned elder statesman.

Total word count of piece: 2101

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.