In Do Angels Need Haircuts? you\u2019ll discover a side of underground musician and culture writer Lou Reed. Even if you don\u2019t recognize his name, you\u2019ll know the iconic band he fronted\u2014the Velvet Underground. Reed\u2019s influence on rock, underground, and alternative music can\u2019t be denied. While Velvet Underground may not have enjoyed commercial success during the band\u2019s existence, Reed did find success in the 20 solo studio albums he released after leaving the band. Reed\u2019s career spanned an impressive five decades before he died in 2013, leaving behind a library of work that\u2019s still influencing the world around us.\r\n\r\nDo Angels Need Haircuts? is the first book to be produced by the Lou Reed Archive. This collection of poems, photos, and even a 7" record provides insights into a turning point in Reed\u2019s career. After leaving Velvet Underground, Reed moved to New York and started down a new path\u2014poetry. The photographs include images of Mick Rock, Moe Tucker, and others, while the poetry zines have rarely been shared. The record features tracks from the previously unreleased audio of the St. Mark\u2019s Church reading in 1971. The foreword was written by Anne Waldman, a cultural and political activist who has been an active member of the Outrider experimental poetry community since the 1960s. Don Fleming, a successful front man for several bands, provided the archival notes. Reed\u2019s third wife, Laurie Anderson, provided the afterword. In Do Angels Need Haircuts? Reed reveals the soul behind the creativity that influenced a culture.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.