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Lou Reed

Reed in 2007, age 65 Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Background information
Birth name Lewis Allan Reed
Born March 2, 1942 (1942-03-02) (age 68)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Rock, glam rock, art rock, experimental rock, protopunk
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, producer, photographer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizers, keyboards, piano, harmonica
Years active 1963–present
Labels Matador, MGM, RCA, Sire
Associated acts The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Nico, David Bowie, Gorillaz
Website www.loureed.org
.Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed[1] (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician best known as the guitarist, vocalist and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground as well as a successful solo artist whose career has spanned several decades.^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

^ As frontman with the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed epitomised the rock'n'roll lifestyle.
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^ Reed first found prominence as the guitarist and principal singer-songwriter of The Velvet Underground.
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.The Velvet Underground gained little mainstream attention during their career, but became one of the most influential bands of their era.^ The band gained little mainstream attention during their career, but became one of the most influential of their era.
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^ He was the main force and songwriter of the seminal (and Andy Warhol-produced) band the Velvet Underground whose subject matter and themes changed the course of music forever.
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^ Liking one Lou Reed LP, or several, or all of the ones he did in a particular era, is no guarantee that you'll like all of them, or even most of them.
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[2] .As the Velvet Underground's main songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including a variety of sexual topics and drug culture.^ As the Velvet Underground's main songwriter, Reed analyzed subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including a variety of sexual topics and drug culture and use.
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^ As frontman with the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed epitomised the rock'n'roll lifestyle.
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^ What about the first Velvet Underground album?
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.As a guitarist, he was a pioneer of many guitar effects including distortion, high volume feedback, and nonstandard tunings.^ As a guitarist, he made innovative use of abrasive distortion, volume-driven feedback, and nonstandard tunings.
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^ As a guitarist, he was a pioneer of many guitar effects including distortion, high volume feedback, and nonstandard tunings.
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.Reed began a solo career in 1971. He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", although for more than a decade he evaded the mainstream commercial success its chart status offered him.^ For more than a decade he then seemed purposely to evade mainstream commercial success.
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^ Reed began a long and eclectic solo career in 1971.
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^ Walk on the Wild Side 154.
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[3] .Reed's work as a solo artist has frustrated critics wishing for a return of The Velvet Underground.^ One of rock's most volatile personalities, Reed's work as a solo artist has frustrated critics wishing for a return of The Velvet Underground.
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^ Schnabel has talked openly about the huge influence BERLIN has had on his work, and he clearly has a great deal of reverence for Reed as an artist.
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^ After quitting the Velvet Underground in August 1970, Reed took a job at his father's tax accounting firm as a typist, by his own account earning $40 a week.
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The most notable example is 1975's infamous double LP of recorded feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which Reed later commented: "No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive." By the late 1980s, however, he had garnered recognition by the music community as an elder statesman of rock.

Contents

Early life

.Reed was born into a Jewish family at Beth El Hospital in Brooklyn and grew up in Freeport, New York.^ Lou Reed was born into a Jewish family in 1942 at Beth El Hospital in Brooklyn and grew up in Freeport, New York.
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^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

^ Lou Reed also co-hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio with friend and distinguished producer Hal Willner called “The New York Shuffle”.
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.Contrary to some sources, his birth name was Lewis Allan Reed, not Louis Firbanks[4] (that name was a joke started by Lester Bangs for Creem magazine).^ Lester Bangs, Creem magazine, December 1973 .

^ Contrary to some sources, his birth name was Lewis Allan Reed, not Louis Firbanks [4] (that name was a joke started by Lester Bangs for Creem magazine).
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^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

.Having learned to play the guitar from the radio, he developed an early interest in rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and during high school played in a number of bands.^ Having learned to play from the radio out on the island, he developed an early interest in rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and during high school played in a number of bands.
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^ He is also active in music and politics, having played for various presidents in various situations and benefits, earning the French Legion of Honor Award and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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^ Later in the night, while co-presenting the award for Best Rock Video with Pink , he exclaimed, apparently unscripted, that "MTV should be playing more rock n' roll".
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[5] .His first recording was as a member of a doo wop-style group called The Jades.^ His first recording was as a member of a doo wop-style group called The Shades.
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^ A year later, however, he signed a recording contract with RCA and recorded his first solo album in London with top session musicians including Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, members of the progressive rock group Yes .
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^ At 14, he had formed the doo-wop group The Jades , and would record the single " So Blue " with the band in 1958.
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Reed received electroconvulsive therapy in his teen years to "cure" homosexual behavior; he wrote about the experience in his 1974 song, "Kill Your Sons". In an interview, Reed said of the experience:
.They put the thing down your throat so you don't swallow your tongue, and they put electrodes on your head.^ Which all comes down to things you have to do in your personal life.
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^ Kirk Yates " You Don't Love Me Anymore " You came by and got your sweater said something about the weather It was all so civil....

^ One last thing - if you are religious and you are offended by what I've written, please know one thing: if you're a good person, I don't want you to die.

That's what was recommended in Rockland County to discourage homosexual feelings. The effect is that you lose your memory and become a vegetable. .You can't read a book because you get to page 17 and have to go right back to page one again.^ "You can't read a book because you get to Page 17 and you have to go right back to Page 1 again," Reed once recalled.
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^ Would you go back?

^ Funny… That’s the one to go back to?

[6]
.Reed began attending Syracuse University, studying journalism, film directing and creative writing before finding his true calling when he began hosting a late-night radio program on WAER called "Excursions On A Wobbly Rail".[5] Named after a song by pianist Cecil Taylor, the program typically featured doo wop, rhythm and blues and jazz, particularly the free jazz developed in the mid-1950s.^ Reed began attending Syracuse University, studying journalism, film directing and creative writing before finding his true calling when he began hosting a late-night radio program on WAER called "Excursions On A Wobbly Rail".
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^ Named after a song by pianist Cecil Taylor , the program typically featured doo wop, rhythm and blues and jazz, particularly the free jazz developed in the mid-1950s.
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^ Reed studied creative writing under Schwartz at Syracuse University in the early 60s.
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[7] .Many of Reed's guitar techniques, such as the guitar-drum roll, were inspired by jazz saxophonists, notably Ornette Coleman.^ Many of Reed's innovative guitar techniques, such as the guitar-drum roll, were inspired by jazz saxophonists, notably Ornette Coleman .
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^ Lou's rock and roll guitars, drums a-drumming and songs about videogames!

^ Warhol's associates inspired many of Reed's songs as he fell into a thriving, multifaceted artistic scene.
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Reed graduated from the Syracuse College of Arts and Sciences with a B.A in June 1964.
.Noted poet Delmore Schwartz taught at Syracuse and befriended Reed, who in 1966 dedicated to Schwartz the song "European Son", from the Velvet Underground's debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico.^ Noted poet Delmore Schwartz, then in the last years of his life, taught at Syracuse and befriended Reed, who in 1966 dedicated to Schwartz the song "European Son", from the Velvet Underground's debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico .
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^ What about the first Velvet Underground album?
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^ Reed and the others registered their objection by titling their debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico .
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[8] In 1982, Reed recorded "My House" as a tribute to his late mentor: "My Dedalus to your Bloom was such a perfect wit." He said later his goals as a writer were "to bring the sensitivities of the novel to rock music" or to write the Great American Novel in a record album.[9]

Career

Staff songwriter at Pickwick Records

.In 1963, Reed moved to New York City, and began working as an in-house songwriter for Pickwick Records.^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

^ Lewis Alan Reed was born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to an affluent, upper middle class family.

^ Reed came back with a vengeance in the '80s and '90s, though, producing some truly powerful work (THE BLUE MASK, NEW YORK).
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In 1964, he scored a minor hit with the single "The Ostrich", a parodic novelty song of popular "dance songs" such as "The Twist" that included lines such as "put your head on the floor and have somebody step on it." His employers had felt the song had hit potential, and arranged for a band to be assembled around Reed to promote the recording. .The ad hoc group, called The Primitives, included Welsh musician John Cale, who had recently moved to New York to study music and was playing viola in composer La Monte Young's Theater of Eternal Music along with Tony Conrad.^ Lou Reed also co-hosts a weekly radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio with friend and distinguished producer Hal Willner called “The New York Shuffle”.
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^ Reed works best when faced with a challenge, which arrived when he collaborated with former partner John Cale in 1990 on a song cycle for the recently deceased Andy Warhol.
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^ His solo albums include Berlin (1973), the ultra-commercial Sally Can't Dance (1974), the pure-noise inferno Metal Machine Music (1975), the comeback album The Blue Mask (1982), New York (1989), the John Cale collaboration Songs For Drella (1990), and Ecstasy (2000).
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.Cale and Conrad were both surprised to find that for "The Ostrich" Reed tuned each string of his guitar to the same note.^ Cale and Conrad were both surprised to find that for "The Ostrich" Reed tuned each string of his guitar to the same note.
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^ Fans of alternate tunings and/or Lou Reed & John Cale's magical relationship should be hip to the Ostrich, but WFMU's Beware Of Blog sketches out the tale of the avian-named tuning for a lesson in VU 101:One of the secret...
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^ (JA) The Velvet Underground (1969) Having dropped both Cale and most of their experimental approach, the band concentrated on Reed's songwriting.
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This technique created a drone effect similar to their experimentation in Young's avant garde ensemble. .Disappointed with Reed's performance, Cale was nevertheless impressed by Reed's early repertoire (including "Heroin"), and a partnership began to evolve.^ Lou Reed & John Cale performing Waiting for My Man at the Bataclan in Paris in 1972....
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^ John Cale's wacky viola abuses might have been the weirdest feature of the early records, but Reed himself proved to be a total original.
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^ Lou Reed & John Cale performing Berlin at the Bataclan in Paris in 1972....
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The Velvet Underground

.Reed and Cale lived together on the Lower East Side, and, adding Reed's college acquaintances guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker to the group, they formed The Velvet Underground.^ He formed the group The Velvet Underground with Welsh multi-instrumentalist...
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^ Morrison and Tucker were discomfited by Reed's tactics but continued with the group.
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^ Main article: The Velvet Underground Reed and Cale lived together on the Lower East Side, and, adding Reed's college acquaintances guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker to the group, they formed The Velvet Underground.
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.Though internally unstable (Cale left in 1968; Reed in 1970) and never achieving significant commercial success, the band has a long-standing reputation as one of the most influential underground bands in rock history.^ Lou Reed is among the most literate wordsmiths in rock & roll history.
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^ Cale and Reed at this point seem determined never to work with each other again (the death of Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison in 1995 seemed to permanently ice prospects of more VU projects).
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^ Five years of little commercial success was undoubtedly a factor in Reed leaving the group he had founded in August 1970, just before the release of their most accessible effort, Loaded.
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[10]
.The group caught the attention of notable artist Andy Warhol, who raised their profile immeasurably, if not improving their immediate fortunes.^ The group caught the attention of notable artist Andy Warhol, who raised their profile immeasurably, if not improving their immediate fortunes.
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^ This CD is a tribute to John and Lou's late friend, pop artist Andy Warhol.

^ Appears on: Les Inrockuptibles Présentent Le New York d'Andy Warhol [ Various Artists ] .
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.One of Warhol's first contributions to the band's success was securing them a steady spot as the house band at Max's Kansas City.^ Live at Max's Kansa City (2CD Edition) .

^ Some Kinda Love live 10:22 * 18 : Live at Max's Kansas City 18.

^ Live at Max's Kansas City .

[11] .Warhol's associates inspired many of Reed's songs as he fell into a thriving, multifaceted artistic scene.^ Warhol's associates inspired many of Reed's songs as he fell into a thriving, multifaceted artistic scene.
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^ Reed works best when faced with a challenge, which arrived when he collaborated with former partner John Cale in 1990 on a song cycle for the recently deceased Andy Warhol.
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^ Following Warhol's death after routine surgery in 1987, Reed again collaborated with John Cale on 1990's Songs for Drella (Drella - Warhol's nickname - is a blend of the words "Dracula" and "Cinderella").
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.Reed rarely gives an interview without paying homage to Warhol as a mentor figure.^ Reed rarely gives an interview without paying homage to Warhol as a mentor figure.
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Still, conflict emerged when Warhol had the idea for the group to take on as "chanteuse" the European former model Nico. .Reed and the others registered their objection by titling their debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico to imply that Nico was not accepted as a member of the group.^ Reed and the others registered their objection by titling their debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico .
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^ Noted poet Delmore Schwartz, then in the last years of his life, taught at Syracuse and befriended Reed, who in 1966 dedicated to Schwartz the song "European Son", from the Velvet Underground's debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico .
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^ He has seen off heroin and alcohol, and outlived his mentor Andy Warhol, heartbreak chanteuse Nico, and Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison.
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.Despite his initial resistance, Reed wrote several songs for Nico to sing, and the two were briefly lovers (as were Nico and Cale later).^ Despite his initial resistance, Reed wrote several songs for Nico to sing, and the two were briefly lovers (as were Nico and Cale later).
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^ Cale later wrote the song "Woman" about Reed on his album BlackAcetate .
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^ Reed works best when faced with a challenge, which arrived when he collaborated with former partner John Cale in 1990 on a song cycle for the recently deceased Andy Warhol.
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.At the time, this album reached #171 on the charts.^ At the time, this album reached #171 on the charts.
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.Today, however, it is considered one of the most influential rock albums ever produced, influencing glam rock, punk, post punk, gothic rock, shoegazing and more.^ It's all powerful and a hell of a lot more entertaining than most of his other live albums.

^ John Cale Artist/Producer As a solo artist, producer and member of the Velvet Underground, John Cale has had a hand in some of the most influential records ever made.

^ It was an awesome show, incidentally, considering it followed Growing Up in Public, one of the very worst of his ninety-seven albums Add your thoughts?

.Rolling Stone has it listed as the 13th-best album of all time.^ Rolling Stone has it listed as the 13th best rock album of all time.
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^ I just got a list of all the songs, and picked out the ones I thought stood alone the best.
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^ Musically, the album is somewhat reminiscent of the Rolling Stones' messy, overdone Love You Live (though less Funky).

.Brian Eno once famously stated that although few people bought the album, most of those who did were inspired to form their own band.^ With a Julian Schnabel film capturing the staging of Berlin -its own sort of Rorschach of the subconscious dream-states and impressionistic scenes the work evokes merging with the initial performances of the album once most charitably deemed “challenging”-it seems Reed’s reviled-at-the-time-of-release work is being vindicated.

^ The most talented of these associates was John Cale, who was apparently fired by Reed in 1968 after the Velvets' second album (although the pair have worked together on various other projects since then).
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^ Some people think that the notorious talk-singer's music all sounds the same, but in truth, Reed has one of rock's most inconsistent album catalogues.
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[12]
.By the time the band recorded White Light/White Heat, Nico had quit and Warhol was fired, both against Cale's wishes.^ By the time the band recorded White Light/White Heat , Nico had quit and Warhol was fired, both against the wishes of Cale.
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^ White Light/White Heat 2:45 9.

^ White Light/White Heat 5:01 6.

.Warhol's replacement as manager, Steve Sesnick, convinced Reed to drive Cale out of the band.^ Warhol's replacement as manager, Steve Sesnick, convinced Reed to drive Cale out of the band.
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^ Cale's replacement was Doug Yule, whom Reed would often facetiously introduce as his younger brother.
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^ Reed works best when faced with a challenge, which arrived when he collaborated with former partner John Cale in 1990 on a song cycle for the recently deceased Andy Warhol.
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.Morrison and Tucker were discomfited by Reed's tactics but continued with the group.^ Morrison and Tucker were discomfited by Reed's tactics but continued with the group.
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^ Main article: The Velvet Underground Reed and Cale lived together on the Lower East Side, and, adding Reed's college acquaintances guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker to the group, they formed The Velvet Underground.
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^ (JA) Lineup: John Cale (bass, viola, some vocals); Sterling Morrison (guitar, some vocals, some bass); Lou Reed (lead vocals, guitar, some keyboards); Mo Tucker (drums, some vocals).
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.Cale's replacement was Doug Yule, whom Reed would often facetiously introduce as his younger brother.^ It features Doug Yule's brother Billy sitting in on drums for Tucker (she was "home sick," meaning pregnant; Reed sings her usual showcase "After Hours").
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^ Cale quit, 1968, replaced by Doug Yule (bass, some lead vocals, keyboards, drums).
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^ At one point, the DJ asks Reed, "Where is Doug Yule?", to which Reed replies, "Dead, I hope".
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.The group now took on a more pop-oriented sound and acted more as a vehicle for Reed to develop his songwriting craft.^ The group now took on a more pop-oriented sound and acted more as a vehicle for Reed to develop his songwriting craft.
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^ Not even the Velvet Underground’s Loaded or his more pop-oriented songs like "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day"?
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^ "I know, so now everyone's gonna say oh Lou Reed's mellow now that he's older - he didn't act mean, he talked.

.The group released two more albums with this line up: 1969's The Velvet Underground and 1970's Loaded.^ What about the first Velvet Underground album?
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^ Five years of little commercial success was undoubtedly a factor in Reed leaving the group he had founded in August 1970, just before the release of their most accessible effort, Loaded.

^ I wish that Lou had played a little more of his guitar on the album (to rough it up a bit), but it's a huge amout of rather non-wholesome sophisticated nightclub fun.

.The latter included two of the group's most commercially successful songs, "Rock and Roll" and "Sweet Jane". Reed left the Velvet Underground in August 1970; the band disintegrated as core members Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker departed in August 1971 and early 1972, respectively.^ Reed left the Velvet Underground in August 1970; the band disintegrated as core members Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker departed in August 1971 and early 1972, respectively.
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^ The latter included two of the group's most commercially successful songs, "Rock and Roll" and "Sweet Jane".
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^ Sweet-style rocking roll!

.Yule continued until early 1973, and the band released one more studio album, Squeeze, under the Velvet Underground name.^ Doug Yule continued until early 1973 and released one more studio album, Squeeze , under the Velvet Underground name.
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^ What about the first Velvet Underground album?
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^ Reed left the Velvet Underground in August 1970; the band disintegrated as core members Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker departed in August 1971 and early 1972, respectively.
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.After the band's move to Atlantic Records' Cotillion label, their new manager pushed Reed to change the subject matter of his songs to lighter topics in hopes of resulting in more accessible and mainstream music.^ Ever since, Reed has been a celebrity with an ever-changing music.
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^ After the band's move to Atlantic 's Cotillion label, their new manager pushed Reed to change the subject matter of his songs to lighter topics in hopes of resulting in more accessible and mainstream music.
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^ Teach The Gifted Children Over the next few years, Reed finally freed himself from his well-documented drug abuse, and found new acclaim when his music became more focused than ever.
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.The band's album Loaded had taken more time to record than the previous three albums together and was written and produced to be "loaded with hits", but had not broken the band through to a wider audience.^ The band's album Loaded had taken more time to record than the previous three albums together and was written and produced to be "loaded with hits", but had not broken the band through to a wider audience.
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^ Today, however, it is considered one of the most influential rock albums ever produced, influencing glam rock, punk, post punk, gothic rock, shoegazing and more.
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^ His employers had felt the song had hit record potential, and arranged for a band to be assembled around Reed to promote the recording.
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.Reed briefly retired to his parents' home on Long Island.^ Reed briefly retired to his parents' home on Long Island.
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^ Nowhere was this more apparent than on his self-titled solo debut from 1971, recorded after he'd taken an extended hiatus from music, moving back to his parents' suburban Long Island home at one point.
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^ They’re showing a short, silent movie, and the movie is his parents courting at Coney Island.

Solo career

1970s

.After quitting the Velvet Underground in August 1970, Reed took a job at his father's tax accounting firm as a typist, by his own account earning $40 a week.^ After quitting the Velvet Underground in August 1970, Reed took a job at his father's tax accounting firm as a typist, by his own account earning $40 a week.
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^ Reed left the Velvet Underground in August 1970; the band disintegrated as core members Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker departed in August 1971 and early 1972, respectively.
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^ I'm finally getting around to posting some of the fabulous shots I took of Lou Reed at last week's Web 2.0 Summit , where he played a short set for attendees.

.A year later, however, he signed a recording contract with RCA and recorded his first solo album in London with top session musicians including Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, members of the progressive rock group Yes.^ Well, not the entire band, but certainly Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman.

^ A year later, however, he signed a recording contract with RCA and recorded his first solo album in London with top session musicians including Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, members of the progressive rock group Yes .
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^ Although no less than seven backing musicians are credited (including, believe it or not, Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman of Yes), Lou Reed generally sounds like a personal singer-songwriter type of effort.
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.The album, simply titled Lou Reed, contained smoothly produced, re-recorded versions of unreleased Velvet Underground songs, some of which were originally recorded by the Velvets for Loaded but shelved (see the Peel Slowly and See box set).^ Lou Reed album.

^ But there is Lou Reed on the album.

^ What about the first Velvet Underground album?
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.This first solo album was overlooked by most pop music critics (although Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone called it "almost perfect") and it did not sell in significant numbers.^ This first solo album was overlooked by most pop-music critics (although Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone called it "almost perfect") and it did not sell in significant numbers.
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^ Brian Eno once famously stated that although few people bought the album, most of those who did were inspired to form their own band.
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^ Backed by a band called the Tots, Reed played songs from the Velvet Underground and from his first two solo albums.
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.In 1972 Reed released the glam rock record Transformer.^ In 1972 Reed released the glam rock record Transformer .
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^ Big Sky American Poet is an official release of a much-bootlegged concert from December 1972, recorded in Hempstead, NY for a radio program.
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^ (JA) Slow Dazzle (Cale: 1975) A bloated, quirky glam rock record, very much of the times.
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.David Bowie and Mick Ronson co-produced the album and introduced Reed to a wider popular audience (specifically in the UK).^ Reed got a shot in the arm (no distasteful pun intended) when David Bowie and Mick Ronson produced his second album, Transformer.
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^ Co-produced by Reed and Hal Willner.
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^ The only redeeming thing about this album is that just before the fade after the final song, you can hear an audience member scream "Lou Reed sucks!"

.The hit single "Walk on the Wild Side" was both a salute and swipe at the misfits, hustlers, and transvestites in Andy Warhol's Factory.^ The hit single "Walk on the Wild Side" was both a salute and swipe at the misfits, hustlers, and transvestites in Andy Warhol's Factory.
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^ Walk On the Wild Side 5:55 10.

^ Walk on the Wild Side 4:28 13.

.The song's cleverly transgressive lyrics evaded radio censorship.^ The song's cleverly transgressive lyrics evaded radio censorship.
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^ These are not exactly song lyrics to attract radio play, big sales or crowds of groupies.

.Though musically somewhat atypical for Reed, it eventually became his signature song.^ Musically, the album is somewhat reminiscent of the Rolling Stones' messy, overdone Love You Live (though less Funky).

.The song came about as a result of his commission to compose a soundtrack to a theatrical adaptation of Nelson Algren's novel of the same name, though the play failed to materialize.^ Another song, "Berlin", would later be redone on Reed's 1973 album of the same name.
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^ These days, of course, “Sun City” has as much relevance as songs about occupied Germany, since apartheid came to an end in 1994.
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^ "But then the song never COMES! And the same noises repeat OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER again for fuckingEVER. " This is what's great about it.

.Ronson's arrangements brought out new aspects of Reed's songs; "Perfect Day", for example, features delicate strings and soaring dynamics.^ Search for 'Lou Reed' in the iTunes Store and alongside classic tracks like Perfect Day and Walk On The Wild Side you will see the new iPhone utility: Lou Zoom.
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^ Not even the Velvet Underground’s Loaded or his more pop-oriented songs like "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day"?
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^ In fact, Reed gives Rachel a shout-out at the end of the song "Coney Island Baby."

.It was rediscovered in the 1990s and allowed Reed to drop "Walk on the Wild Side" from his concerts.^ It was rediscovered in the 1990s and allowed Reed to drop "Walk on the Wild Side" from his concerts.
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^ Walk On the Wild Side 5:55 10.

^ Walk on the Wild Side 4:28 13.

.Though Transformer would prove to be Reed's commercial and critical pinnacle, there was no small amount of resentment in Reed devoted to the shadow the record cast over the rest of his career.^ Though Transformer would prove to be Reed's commercial and critical pinnacle, there was no small amount of resentment in Reed devoted to the shadow the record cast over the rest of his career.
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^ There isn't an ounce of melancholia on the record, but much worse than that is the utter lack of that Lou Reed MELODIC SMARTS that I have up to this point accredited him with.

^ Soon after his most commercial album, Transformer, Reed made his least-commercial record, Metal Machine Music, an album of feedback.
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.A public argument between Bowie and Reed ended their working relationship for several years, though the subject of the argument is not known.^ A public argument between Bowie and Reed ended their working relationship for several years, though the subject of the argument is not known.
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^ The two reconciled some years later, and Reed performed with Bowie at the latter's 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997.
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^ And in the biggest news of the year, Lou Reed has issued the most asinine album ever recorded by any human being EVER -- a CD based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

.The two reconciled some years later, and Reed performed with Bowie at the latter's 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997. The two would not formally collaborate again until 2003's The Raven.^ The two would not formally collaborate again until 2003's The Raven .
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^ The two reconciled some years later, and Reed performed with Bowie at the latter's 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997.
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^ Piezo bridge pickup system designed by Ned Steinberger at NS Design , built by John Bolin at Bolin Guitars David Bowie 50th birthday concert, Madison Square Garden, NYC, Jan 09, 1997 Bolin NS Guitar gold finish Tone King Continental 2x12 red and white colored 40W output power (switchable to 20W when lead channel is selected) 4x 6V6 output tubes two preamp channels 40W head cabinet with matching 2x12" speaker cabinet tube-driven spring reverb tremolo Tone King Continental Combo (or Imperial Combo ?
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.Reed followed Transformer with the darker Berlin, which tells the story of two junkies in love in the titular city.^ Reed followed Transformer with the darker Berlin , which tells the story of two junkies in love in the city of the same name.
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^ Follow-up Berlin (1973) was darker and less accessible than Transformer , but it was nothing compared to the deliberately unlistenable Metal Machine Music (1975).
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^ I’m almost positive I’ve relayed this story at the site before, but since it fits so well with what we’re about to discuss, I’ll tell it again: .
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.The songs variously concern domestic abuse ("Caroline Says I", "Caroline Says II"), drug addiction ("How Do You Think It Feels"), adultery and prostitution ("The Kids"), and suicide ("The Bed").^ XI. How did you decide which song lyrics to put in the book?
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^ How Do You Think It Feels / Lady Day (7") .
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^ Caroline Says II .
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.As he had done with Berlin after Transformer, in 1975 Reed responded to his glam rock success with a commercial failure, a double album of electronically generated audio feedback, Metal Machine Music.^ Metal Machine Music lyrics [1974] .

^ Metal Machine Music has survived.
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^ Soon after his most commercial album, Transformer, Reed made his least-commercial record, Metal Machine Music, an album of feedback.
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Critics interpreted it as a gesture of contempt, an attempt to break his contract with RCA or to alienate his less sophisticated fans. .But Reed claimed that the album was a genuine artistic effort, even suggesting that quotations of classical music could be found buried in the feedback.^ Including new music by Reed and words adapted from the macabre texts of Edgar Allan Poe , POE-try led to Reed's highly ambitious next album, The Raven .
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^ Including new music by Reed and words adapted from the macabre texts of Edgar Allan Poe, POE-try led to Reed's highly ambitious next album, The Raven.
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^ As if to prove he could still be as uncompromising as anyone, he unleashed the double album Metal Machine Music, a nonstop assault of unlistenable electronic noise.
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Lester Bangs declared it "genius", though also as psychologically disturbing. .The album was reportedly returned to stores by the thousands after a few weeks.^ Deleted by RCA after two weeks on sale, the album attracted the highest number of returns of any record ever.

[13] .Though later admitting that the liner notes' list of instruments is fictitious and intended as parody, Reed maintains that MMM was and is a serious album.^ Robert Says: May 24th, 2007 at 11:33 am That Rolling Stone review says, "In the liner notes [Reed] admits that he hasn’t listened to [the album] all the way through, and in [a recent interview] the claim that he made for Metal Machine Music was that playing it ‘would clear the room.’" Ha!
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^ According to Reed (despite the original liner notes), the album entirely consists of guitar feedback played at different speeds.
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^ This and Reed's next two albums cemented his reputation as a Serious Artist.
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.He has since stated though that at the time he had taken it seriously, he was also "very stoned". In the 2000s it was adapted for orchestral performance by the German ensemble Zeitkratzer.^ So Lou brought this together from the rock guitar side of things, and I wanted to emphasise the orchestral side of it and the human touch and group experience by having it performed live.” Transcribing Sound At the time, Krieger was saxophone player in the experimental classical ensemble Zeitkratzer (the name translates literally as ‘timescraper’).

^ Reed has since contradicted popular sentiment, stating that "I was serious about it.
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^ Seriously, riffs like "Vicious," "Wagon Wheel" and "I'm So Free" have been around since the very beginning of rock and roll.

.By contrast, 1975's Coney Island Baby was mainly a warm and mellow album, though for its characters Reed still drew on the underbelly of city life.^ Kicks 6:02 Coney Island Baby 3.

^ Leave me alone 5:33 # 1975 (Coney Island Baby Session) 9.

^ Coney Island Baby 6:36 9.

.At this time his lover was a transgender woman, Rachel, mentioned in the dedication of "Coney Island Baby" and appearing in the photos on the cover of Reed's 1977 "best of" album, Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed.^ Coney Island Baby (1976, RCA) .
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^ Coney Island Baby 6:36 7.

^ Lou Reed album.

.While Rock and Roll Heart, his 1976 debut for his new record label Arista, fell short of expectations, Street Hassle (1978) was a return to form in the midst of the punk scene he had helped to inspire.^ Rock And Roll Heart lyrics [1976] .

^ Rock and Roll Heart [documentary] .
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^ Rock & Roll Heart lyrics .

.But ironically Reed was dismissive of punk and rejected any affiliation with it.^ But ironically Reed was dismissive of punk and ...'disclaimed any identity with punk '"Its...
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."I'm too literate to be into punk rock...^ I'm too literate to be into punk rock...The whole CBGB's, new Max's thing that everyone's into and what's going on in London - you don't seriously think I'm responsible for what's mostly rubbish?'
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The whole CBGB's, new Max's thing that everyone's into and what's going on in London — you don't seriously think I'm responsible for what's mostly rubbish?"[14]The Bells (1979) featured jazz great Don Cherry, and was followed the following year by Growing Up in Public with guitarist Chuck Hammer. .Around this period he also appeared as a sleazy record producer in Paul Simon's film One Trick Pony.^ Youth: From Killing Joke to Paul McCartney Record Producer A fearless maverick who swears by the need to generate tension in the studio, Youth has made a name as one of the most creative producers to emerge from Britain in the last two decades.

^ Ring of Power One Trick Pony (1980) ....
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.Reed also played several unannounced one-off concerts in tiny downtown Manhattan clubs with the likes of Cale, Patti Smith, and David Byrne during this period.^ Liking one Lou Reed LP, or several, or all of the ones he did in a particular era, is no guarantee that you'll like all of them, or even most of them.
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^ One of the encores from the magnificent Lou Reed´s Berlin concert documentary by Julian Schnabel.
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^ J ohn Cale used to play viola in a band with Lou Reed called The Velvet Underground in the sixties.

.Cale later wrote the song "Woman" about Reed on his album BlackAcetate.^ Cale later wrote the song "Woman" about Reed on his album BlackAcetate .
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^ Reed works best when faced with a challenge, which arrived when he collaborated with former partner John Cale in 1990 on a song cycle for the recently deceased Andy Warhol.
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^ Following Warhol's death after routine surgery in 1987, Reed again collaborated with John Cale on 1990's Songs for Drella (Drella - Warhol's nickname - is a blend of the words "Dracula" and "Cinderella").
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1980s

In 1980, Reed married British designer Sylvia Morales.[15] .They were divorced more than a decade later.^ I have a very low tolerance for smugness and people who presume that they are more talented than other people.

^ They were both created because the people needed answers, but the creation caused more problems than it solved.

^ Although the arrangements are just as spare as they are on any of Reeds more recent albums, the lyrics are more lighthearted than usual.
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.While together, Morales inspired some of Reed's best known love songs, particularly "Think it Over" from 1980's Growing Up in Public and "Heavenly Arms" from 1982's The Blue Mask.^ While together, Morales inspired some of Reed's strongest love songs, particularly "Think it Over" from 1980's Growing Up in Public and "Women" from 1982's The Blue Mask .
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^ The Blue Mask (1982) album credits: .
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^ I think the best song is the title track.

.After Legendary Hearts (1983) and New Sensations (1984) fared adequately on the charts, Reed was sufficiently rehabilitated as a public figure to become spokesman for Honda motorcycles.^ Legendary Hearts - RCA 1983.

^ New Sensations - RCA 1984.

^ Not that mellow monotoned Lou Reed is known as a "rocker," but I still think it's worth noting that New Sensations is one of the most rockin' albums he's ever done.

On September 22, 1985, Reed performed at the first Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois, USA. He performed "Doin' The Things That We Want To", "I Love You, Suzanne", and "New Sensations" from "New Sensations", and "Walk on The Wild Side".
.In 1986, he joined the Amnesty International A Conspiracy of Hope Tour and was outspoken about New York's political issues and personalities on the 1989 album New York, commenting on crime, AIDS, Jesse Jackson, Kurt Waldheim, and Pope John Paul II.^ In 1986, he joined the Amnesty International A Conspiracy of Hope Tour and was outspoken about New York's political issues and personalities on the 1989 album New York , commenting on crime, AIDS, Jesse Jackson, Kurt Waldheim, and Pope John Paul II. .
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^ New York - Sire 1989.

^ His solo albums include Berlin (1973), the ultra-commercial Sally Can't Dance (1974), the pure-noise inferno Metal Machine Music (1975), the comeback album The Blue Mask (1982), New York (1989), the John Cale collaboration Songs For Drella (1990), and Ecstasy (2000).
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.Following Warhol's death after routine surgery in 1987, Reed again collaborated with John Cale on 1990's Songs for Drella (Drella - Warhol's nickname - is a blend of the words "Dracula" and "Cinderella").^ Songs For Drella (1990) album credits: .
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^ Lou Reed / John Cale video: Songs For Drella (1990) gig shots .
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^ Following Warhol's death after routine surgery in 1987, Reed again collaborated with John Cale on 1990's Songs for Drella (Drella - Warhol's nickname - is a blend of the words "Dracula" and "Cinderella").
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.The album marked an end to a 22-year estrangement.^ The album marked an end to a 22-year estrangement.
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.The album took the shape of a Warhol biography; on the album, Reed sings of his love for his late friend, but also criticizes both the doctors who were unable to save Warhol's life and Warhol's would-be assassin, Valerie Solanas.^ Zeitkratzer’s performance not only makes the original album ripe for critical re-evaluation, but it’s a performance that stands on its own ground: a chaotic masterwork that would make even John Zorn blush.
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^ (JA) Songs For 'Drella (Reed and Cale: 1990) This was certainly an odd project - a concept album tribute to Andy Warhol, a.k.a.
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^ (JA) Berlin (Reed: 1973) Reed's first serious concept album, this is a critic's favorite that didn't sell as strongly as Reed's other records in the same period.
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1990s

Lou Reed performing at the Arlene Schinitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon.
.In 1990, following a 20-year hiatus, the Velvet Underground reformed for a Cartier benefit in France.^ She used to like the Velvet Underground, but those were the college years.

.Reed released his sixteenth solo record, Magic and Loss in 1992, an album about mortality, inspired by the death of two close friends from cancer.^ Magic And Loss (1992) album credits: .
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^ "Berlin", of course, was released on the first Lou Reed solo album.

^ Magic And Loss lyrics [1992] .

.In 1993, the Velvet Underground again reunited and toured throughout Europe, although plans for a North American tour were cancelled following another falling out between Reed and Cale.^ Cale and Reed at this point seem determined never to work with each other again (the death of Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison in 1995 seemed to permanently ice prospects of more VU projects).

^ The most talented of these associates was John Cale, who was apparently fired by Reed in 1968 after the Velvets' second album (although the pair have worked together on various other projects since then).

^ You think you’re well-read ‘til you sit down with another person, then you find out… That’s how I feel.

.In 1994, Reed appeared in A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who, also known as Daltrey Sings Townshend.^ The same Lou Reed who has broken the hearts and souls of countless women and musicians over nearly forty years in the goddamned music business?

.This was a two-night concert at Carnegie Hall produced by Roger Daltrey in celebration of his fiftieth birthday.^ This was a two-night concert at Carnegie Hall produced by Roger Daltrey of English rock band The Who in celebration of his fiftieth birthday.
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^ The two reconciled some years later, and Reed performed with Bowie at the latter's 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997.
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^ Two sides produced by Terry Philips and directed by Jimmy Wisner - Why Don't You Smile is a cover version of the All Night Workers B-side.

.In 1994, a CD and a VHS video were issued, and in 1998 a DVD was released.^ Japanese Guitar Magazine Jan 1994 issue Jonathan Richman interview appeared in VU book up-tight: The Velvet Underground Story Lou Reed video: Lou Reed - A Rock And Roll Heart (1998) The Velvet Underground video: Curious...
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^ The Velvet Underground In Europe (1994) Lou Reed video: Lou Reed - A Rock And Roll Heart (1998) gig shots .
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Reed performed a radically rearranged version of "Now And Then" from Psychoderelict.
.In 1996, the Velvet Underground were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.^ In 1996, the surviving Velvet Underground members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performing a newly penned song for their fallen comrade, Morrison.

^ The Warlocks became The Falling Spikes, which soon evolved into The Velvet Underground , the legendary experimental genre-less rock and roll band that would have a great influence on avant-rock, Punk Rock , New Wave , Garage Rock , and Alternative Rock for years.
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^ Then we got fired, and Andy adopted us, and we all moved into The Factory, and then we got to work on the first Velvet Underground record.

.At the induction ceremony, Reed performed a song entitled "Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend" alongside former bandmates John Cale and Maureen Tucker, in dedication to Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, who had died the previous August.^ "Neil wants to interview Lou Reed," said my friend.
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^ Cale and Reed at this point seem determined never to work with each other again (the death of Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison in 1995 seemed to permanently ice prospects of more VU projects).

^ Reed works best when faced with a challenge, which arrived when he collaborated with former partner John Cale in 1990 on a song cycle for the recently deceased Andy Warhol.

.Reed has since been nominated for the Rock Hall as a solo artist twice, in 2000 and 2001, but has not been inducted.^ In 1996, the surviving Velvet Underground members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performing a newly penned song for their fallen comrade, Morrison.

^ Let's face the truth then – Mr. Reed solo albums are much more closer to the conventional rock forms than I'm willing to tolerate.
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^ Although Reed achieved his greatest success as a solo artist, his most enduring accomplishments were as the leader of the Velvet Underground in the '60s.

[16]
.His 1996 album, Set the Twilight Reeling, met with a lukewarm reception, but 2000's Ecstasy drew praise from most critics, including Robert Christgau.^ Reed closed the '90s with an album that saw him explore relationships, 1996's Set the Twilight Reeling (many speculated that the album was biographical and focused on his union with performance artist Laurie Anderson), which didn't turned out to be one of Reed's more critically acclaimed releases.

^ Tell It To Your Heart The 1996 release Set The Twilight Reeling finds Reed in an uncommonly good mood.
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^ It set the standard for most of the Reed albums that have since followed, surrounding his incisive lyrics with uniquely beautiful guitar sounds.
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.In 1996, Reed contributed songs and music to Time Rocker, an avant-garde theatrical interpretation of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine staged by theater director Robert Wilson.^ Reed's obsession with Poe's work found a creative outlet when visionary theatrical director Robert Wilson commissioned Reed to adapt Poe's works to music for a production called POE-Try, and The Raven collects the material Reed wrote for this project, as well as a number of dramatic interpretations of Poe's work, featuring performances by Willem Dafoe, Steve Buscemi, Elizabeth Ashley, Amanda Plummer, and others.
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^ Another collaboration with Robert Wilson, +POE-try, followed in 2001 and continued its worldwide stage run through the year.

^ In 2007 Reed released Hudson River Wind Meditations, a four-song experimental sound collage that celebrated both the best and worst aspects of Metal Machine Music.

.The piece premiered in the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany, and was later also shown at The Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.^ Lewis Alan Reed was born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to an affluent, upper middle class family.

^ Two days later, I wrote the new Fire Music, which is what you hear on the record now.

^ Reed's photos, which will also be shown uptown at the Gallery at Hermès and compiled and released as a book, offer the world a chance to look at New York through Lou Reed's eyes.
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[17]
.In 1998, the PBS TV show, American Masters aired Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' feature documentary Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart.^ Rock And Roll Heart lyrics [1976] .

^ This is the best review of Lou Reed's "Rock and Roll Heart" I've ever read.

^ Rock & Roll Heart lyrics .

This film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. and at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany went on to screen at over 50 festivals worldwide. .In 1999, the film and Reed as its subject received a Grammy Award for best long form music video.^ Lou Reed - free music, pictures, videos .
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^ Himself MTV Video Music Awards 2006 (2006) (TV) ....
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^ Himself MTV Video Music Awards 1985 (1985) (TV) ....
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.Since the late 1990s, Reed has been romantically linked to the musician, multi-media and performance artist Laurie Anderson, and the two have collaborated on a number of recordings together.^ Reed closed the '90s with an album that saw him explore relationships, 1996's Set the Twilight Reeling (many speculated that the album was biographical and focused on his union with performance artist Laurie Anderson), which didn't turned out to be one of Reed's more critically acclaimed releases.

^ Lou Reed went back to Bob Shad - the Jades producer - in late 1962 and recorded this couple of solo sides.

^ I saw Laurie Anderson's Moby Dick in a staged performance in Ann Arbor, and my mind was blown!

.Anderson contributed to "Call On Me" from Reed's project The Raven, to the tracks "Rouge" and "Rock Minuet" from Reed's Ecstasy, and to "Hang On To Your Emotions" from Reed's Set the Twilight Reeling.^ Set The Twilight Reeling .
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^ Hang On To Your Emotions .
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^ Set The Twilight Reeling 9:08 7.

.Reed contributed to "In Our Sleep" from Anderson's Bright Red and to "One Beautiful Evening" from her Life on a String.^ Liking one Lou Reed LP, or several, or all of the ones he did in a particular era, is no guarantee that you'll like all of them, or even most of them.

^ Appears on: In Our Sleep / Poison [ Laurie Anderson ] .
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^ To sum my review up in one sentence: "The worst 70's Lou Reed studio album I've had the displeasure of listening to in my life (so far)."

They were married on April 12, 2008.[18]

2000s

.In May 2000, Reed performed before Pope John Paul II at the Great Jubilee Concert in Rome.^ The live effort is Reed's tribute of sorts to his celebrated Rock N Roll Animal concert album, which was released 30 years before.

^ Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut (USA: director's cut (DVD title)) Before Night Falls (2000) (writer: "Baton Rouge") (performer: "Baton Rouge") ...
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.In 2000, a new collaboration with Robert Wilson called Poe-Try was staged at the Thalia Theater in Germany.^ Another collaboration with Robert Wilson, +POE-try, followed in 2001 and continued its worldwide stage run through the year.

^ Including new music by Reed and words adapted from the macabre texts of Edgar Allan Poe, +POE-try led to Reed's highly ambitious next album, The Raven.

.As with the previous collaboration Time Rocker, Poe-Try was also inspired by the works of a 19th-century writer: Edgar Allan Poe.^ Edgar Allan Poe lyrics .

^ Edgar Allan Poe 3:20 6.

^ Edgar Allan Poe 3:20 3.

Reed became interested in Poe after producer and long-time friend Hal Willner had suggested him to read some of Poe's text at a Halloween benefit he was curating at St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.[19] .For this new collaboration, Reed reworked and even rewrote some of Poe's text as well as included some new songs based on the theme explored in the texts.^ Scripps Howard News Service - Look around; Lou Reed's still out there Reed appears on other recordings as well, including Rogue's Gallery, a double-disc collection of sea chanteys and pirate songs; on it, Reed contributes an eerie reading of "Leave Her Johnny."
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^ Reed works best when faced with a challenge, which arrived when he collaborated with former partner John Cale in 1990 on a song cycle for the recently deceased Andy Warhol.

^ Including new music by Reed and words adapted from the macabre texts of Edgar Allan Poe, +POE-try led to Reed's highly ambitious next album, The Raven.

In 2001, Reed made a cameo appearance in the movie adaptation of Prozac Nation. .On October 6, 2001 the New York Times published a Reed poem called Laurie Sadly Listening in which he reflects upon the 9/11 terrorist attacks.^ Lewis Alan Reed was born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to an affluent, upper middle class family.

^ This album and New York on their own justify all the self-serving 'I'm a poet, me' posing Reed's indulged in down the years, simply by proving that he was right.

^ Reed's photos, which will also be shown uptown at the Gallery at Hermès and compiled and released as a book, offer the world a chance to look at New York through Lou Reed's eyes.
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[20]
.Incorrect reports of Reed's death were broadcast by numerous US radio stations in 2001, caused by a hoax email (purporting to be from Reuters) which said he had died of a drug overdose.^ Lester Bangs said it best..."Lou Reed is a completely depraved pervert and a pathetic death dwarf".

.In 2003, he released a 2-CD set, The Raven, based on "Poe-Try". Besides Reed and his band, the album featured a wide range of actors and musicians including singers David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Antony Hegarty, saxophonist and long-time idol Ornette Coleman, and actors Elizabeth Ashley, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Amanda Plummer, Fisher Stevens and Kate Valk.^ And Amanda Plummer, Elizabeth Ashley and Fisher Stevens doing their own assorted crap.

^ His first decade of post-Velvet Underground work included some undeniable high points (BERLIN, the David Bowie-produced TRANSFORMER) but he was plagued by inconsistency.
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^ It features guest stars out the usps, including People Magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year Steve Buscemi singing a "Broadway Song," versatile actor who you never know what he's going to do next because all of his roles are so diverse Willem Dafoe reciting "The Raven," Lou Reed-soundalike David Bowie singing a shitty itty bitty ditty called "Hop Frog" (it's called that because it SUCKS so bad!

.The album consisted of songs written by Reed and spoken-word performances of reworked and rewritten texts of Edgar Allan Poe by the actors, set to electronic music composed by Reed.^ Edgar Allan Poe lyrics .

^ Edgar Allan Poe 3:20 6.

^ Edgar Allan Poe 3:20 3.

.At the same time a single disc CD version of the albums, focusing on the music, was also released.^ Now he has released a double-CD collection, NYC Man, which takes us from year zero to the present, and he is touring Europe to promote the albums.
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^ He also found time to compose music for the Robert Wilson opera +Timerocker, and in 1998, released the "unplugged" album Perfect Night: Live in London.

^ What about how John Cale released an album with 'Paris' in the title the same year (1973) that Lou Reed released one called 'Berlin'.

.A few months after the release of The Raven, a new 2-CD Best Of-set was released, entitled NYC Man (The Ultimate Collection 1967-2003), which featured an unreleased version of the song "Who am I" and a selection of career spanning tracks that had been selected, remastered and sequenced under Reed's supervision.^ And it features the first ever and best ever Lou Reed song I ever heard!

^ In 2007 Reed released Hudson River Wind Meditations, a four-song experimental sound collage that celebrated both the best and worst aspects of Metal Machine Music.

^ Now he has released a double-CD collection, NYC Man, which takes us from year zero to the present, and he is touring Europe to promote the albums.
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.In April 2003, Reed embarked on a new world tour supporting both new and released material, with a band including cellist Jane Scarpantoni and singer Antony Hegarty.^ Animal Serenade, a double-disc set recorded at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles during his 2003 world tour, was issued in spring 2004.

^ Including new music by Reed and words adapted from the macabre texts of Edgar Allan Poe, +POE-try led to Reed's highly ambitious next album, The Raven.

^ He actually did justice to the songs he played from his back catalogue and didn't throw them away as he did on both the New York and Magic and Loss tours.

.During some of the concerts for this tour, the band was joined by Master Ren Guangyi, Reed's personal Tai Chi instructor, performing Tai Chi movements to the music on stage.^ Buy Lou Reed tickets, get tour dates, and read concert reviews.
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^ The electronic, droney and repetitive Hudson River Wind Meditations was apparently created by Lou Reed to accompany his own Tai Chi exercises.

^ Tai Chi Chen with master Ren Guang Yi… .

.This tour was documented in the 2004 double disc live album Animal Serenade, recorded live at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.^ Animal Serenade, a double-disc set recorded at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles during his 2003 world tour, was issued in spring 2004.

^ Animal Serenade (recorded live in Jun 24, 2003) album credits: .
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^ Now he has released a double-CD collection, NYC Man, which takes us from year zero to the present, and he is touring Europe to promote the albums.
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.In 2003, Reed released his first book of photographs, Emotions in Action.^ "Berlin", of course, was released on the first Lou Reed solo album.

^ Reed's photos, which will also be shown uptown at the Gallery at Hermès and compiled and released as a book, offer the world a chance to look at New York through Lou Reed's eyes.
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.This work actually was made up out of two books, a larger A4-paper sized called Emotions and a smaller one called Actions which was laid into the hard cover of the former.^ And then, of course, if you get into trying to combine the two, that's a whole other experience, and if you put dialogue to it, you could end up with something called a movie or an installation.
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^ Now, there’s book number two, which is also out.

^ If Lou had actually put some effort into the making of the album it would have been better, but seeing as he had to be propped up by the microphone for most of the recording it is amazing they got an album out of him at all.

.After Hours: a Tribute to the Music of Lou Reed was released by Wampus Multimedia in 2003. In 2004, a Groovefinder remix of his song, "Satellite of Love" (called "Satellite of Love '04") was released.^ Satellite of Love '04 .
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^ In 2007 Reed released Hudson River Wind Meditations, a four-song experimental sound collage that celebrated both the best and worst aspects of Metal Machine Music.

^ Undercover - The Songs of Lou Reed [promotional sampler] .
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It reached #10 in the UK singles chart. .Also in 2004, Reed contributed vocals and guitar to the track "Fistful of love" on I Am a Bird Now by Antony and the Johnsons.^ Appears on: I Am a Bird Now [ Antony and the Johnsons ] .
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.In 2005, Reed did a spoken word text on Danish rock band Kashmir's album No Balance Palace.^ Liking one Lou Reed LP, or several, or all of the ones he did in a particular era, is no guarantee that you'll like all of them, or even most of them.

^ Including new music by Reed and words adapted from the macabre texts of Edgar Allan Poe, +POE-try led to Reed's highly ambitious next album, The Raven.

^ Although nothing here is as good as the Rock and Roll Animal version of "Sweet Jane", Lou Reed Live is a useful companion piece to that album.
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In 2003, Reed was also a judge for the third annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.[21]
.In January 2006, a second book of photographs, Lou Reed's New York, was released.^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

^ Lou's most adventurous, lyrically generous, urgent, and beautiful album, The Bells is New York alchemized onto wax.

^ This album and New York on their own justify all the self-serving 'I'm a poet, me' posing Reed's indulged in down the years, simply by proving that he was right.

[22] .At the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, Reed performed "White Light/White Heat" with The Raconteurs.^ White Light/White Heat 2:45 9.

^ White Light/White Heat 8:35 # 8.

^ Lou Reed - free music, pictures, videos .
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Later in the night, while co-presenting the award for Best Rock Video with Pink, he exclaimed, apparently unscripted, that "MTV should be playing more rock n' roll."
.In October 2006, Reed appeared at Hal Willner's Leonard Cohen tribute show "Came So Far For Beauty" in Dublin, beside the cast of Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave, Antony, Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton, and others.^ Reed and Laurie Anderson were vocal campaigners against the war.
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^ Appears on: In Our Sleep / Poison [ Laurie Anderson ] .
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.According to the reports, he played a heavy metal version of Cohen's "The Stranger Song".[23] He also performed "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong" and two duets — "Joan of Arc", with Cohen's former back-up singer Julie Christensen, and "Memories" — in a duet with Anjani Thomas.^ In the studio, though, it starts with the song, and only one guy wrote the song, and everybody else can join in under the directions of that person to perform the song.
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^ The versions here are all sickeningly sleazy, backed up with cheap effects and loud female backing singers.

^ Metal Machine Music stands as one of the worst practical jokes any artist has ever played on his record company, not to mention his fans.
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In December 2006, Reed played a first series of show at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, based on his 1973 Berlin song cycle. .Reed was reunited on stage with guitarist Steve Hunter, who played on the original album as well as on Rock 'n' Roll Animal, as well as joined by singers Antony Hegarty and Sharon Jones, pianist Rupert Christie, a horn and string section and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

^ Early-'70s arena rock bombast is often the order of the day, but guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter use their six-string muscle to lift these songs up, not weigh them down, and with Reed's passionate but controlled vocals riding over the top, "Sweet Jane," "White Light/White Heat," and "Rock 'n' Roll" finally sound like the radio hits they always should have been.
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^ The core band is my guys, and then Steve Bernstein and the horns, the strings… that’s [Hal] Wilner.

The show was being produced by Bob Ezrin, who also produced the original album, and Hal Willner. .The stage was designed by painter Julian Schnabel and a film about protagonist "Caroline" directed by his daughter, Lola Schnabel, was being projected to the stage.^ With a Julian Schnabel film capturing the staging of Berlin -its own sort of Rorschach of the subconscious dream-states and impressionistic scenes the work evokes merging with the initial performances of the album once most charitably deemed “challenging”-it seems Reed’s reviled-at-the-time-of-release work is being vindicated.

A live recording of these concerts was also published as a film (directed by Schnabel) which was released spring 2008. The show was also played at the Sydney Festival in January 2007 and throughout Europe during June and July 2007. The album version of the concert, entitled Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse, was released in 2008.
.In April 2007, he released Hudson River Wind Meditations, his first record of ambient meditation music.^ The back cover has the standard ads for a million other Allegro releases ("Additional Hours of Musical Enjoyment Available on Allegro Records").

^ I have to assume Lou recorded at least some of this track alongside the Hudson River.

^ Once you accept Hudson River Wind Meditations for what it is, it's honestly not the worst Eno rip-off in the world.

.The record was released on the Sounds True record label and contains four tracks that were said to have been composed just for himself as a guidance for Tai Chi exercise and meditation.^ Lou himself would have said that he played on this record and co-wrote one or two of the sides...

^ Black label mono Blue label stereo Red label stereo Multicolor label "SPECTRA SONIC SOUND" Gold label "Stereo SPECTRUM Records" The stereo pressing is in "Authentiphonic Stereo Process" (sic!

^ Heroin 9:11 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hudson RiverWind Meditations Sounds True 2007 Time 67:46 1.

In May 2007 Reed performed the narration for a screening of Guy Maddin's silent film The Brand Upon the Brain. In June 2007, he performed live at the Traffic Festival 2007 in Turin, Italy, a five-day free event organized by the town.
.In August 2007, Reed went into the studio with The Killers in New York City to record "Tranquilize", a duet with Brandon Flowers for The Killers' b-side/rarities album, called Sawdust.^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

^ The Velvet Underground are discussed at great length in many other sources, but it's sufficient to note that the four studio albums they recorded with Reed at the helm are essential listening, as is much of their live and extraneous material.

^ Lou Reed went back to Bob Shad - the Jades producer - in late 1962 and recorded this couple of solo sides.

.During that month, he also recorded guitar for the Lucibel Crater song "Threadbare Funeral", which appears on their full-length CD The Family Album.^ And in the biggest news of the year, Lou Reed has issued the most asinine album ever recorded by any human being EVER -- a CD based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

^ It's utter shit, full of Steve Hunter guitar solos and bland interpretations of formerly great Velvet Underground songs.

^ You Pretty Things - The Songs Of David Bowie (CD, Album) .
  • Lou Reed Discography at Discogs 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.In October 2007, Reed gave a special performance in the Recitement song "Passengers". The album combines music with spoken word.^ In 2007 Reed released Hudson River Wind Meditations, a four-song experimental sound collage that celebrated both the best and worst aspects of Metal Machine Music.

^ Including new music by Reed and words adapted from the macabre texts of Edgar Allan Poe, +POE-try led to Reed's highly ambitious next album, The Raven.

^ The only redeeming thing about this album is that just before the fade after the final song, you can hear an audience member scream "Lou Reed sucks!"

.The album was composed by Stephen Emmer and produced by Tony Visconti.^ In fact T-Rex jumped from slick-as-butter anus on his albums (Thanks Tony Visconti - I think) to near pre-punk blasting live.

Hollandcentraal was inspired by this piece of music and literature, which spawned a concept for a music video. .On October 1, 2008, Reed joined Richard Barone via projected video on a spoken/sung duet of Reed's "I'll Be Your Mirror," with cellist Jane Scarpantoni, in Barone's FRONTMAN: A Musical Reading at Carnegie Hall.^ I'll Be Your Mirror 2:12 11.

^ I'll Be Your Mirror 2:17 14.

^ I'll Be Your Mirror 2:12 10.

.On April 12, 2008, Reed married his longtime companion, performance artist Laurie Anderson, in a private ceremony in Boulder, Colorado.^ I saw Laurie Anderson's Moby Dick in a staged performance in Ann Arbor, and my mind was blown!

^ The Velvet Underground , Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico , Lou Reed & John Cale , The Primitives , Artists United Against Apartheid , The Jades , Lou Reed / Laurie Anderson / John Zorn , Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio .
  • Films and Music by Lou Reed - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

[24]
On October 2 and 3, 2008 he premiered his new group, which later was named Metal Machine Trio, at REDCAT (Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex, Los Angeles). .The live recordings of the concerts were released under the title The Creation of the Universe.^ Reissued on CD in 1996 under the title Live In Concert by Candem.
  • Lou Reed 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

^ The live effort is Reed's tribute of sorts to his celebrated Rock N Roll Animal concert album, which was released 30 years before.

.The Trio with Ulrich Krieger (saxophone) and Sarth Calhoun (electronics) plays free improvised instrumental music inspired by Reed's 1975 album Metal Machine Music.^ Metal Machine Music lyrics [1974] .

^ Metal Machine Music, part 4 .
  • Lou Reed 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

^ Metal Machine Music, part 1 .
  • Lou Reed 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: General]

.The music ranges from ambient soundscapes to free rock to contemporary noise.^ Rock , Glam Rock , Noise , Art Rock , Pop/Rock , Experimental , Ambient .
  • Films and Music by Lou Reed - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

.The trio played further shows at New York's Gramercy Theater in April 2009 [25] and appeared as part of Reed's band at the 2009 Lollapalooza, including a 10 minute free trio improvisation.^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

^ Lou Reed played a Tone King Meteor 6V6 40 watt amp (not the new Meteor II series)."
  • Lou Reed Guitar Archive: Gear 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC ww21.tiki.ne.jp [Source type: General]

^ Lou Reed video: The New York Album (1989) gig shots Rob Wasserman: Instruments .
  • Lou Reed Guitar Archive: Gear 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC ww21.tiki.ne.jp [Source type: General]

On August 9, 2009, Reed performed as a subheadlining act at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park.[26]
.On October 30, 2009, Lou Reed performed the songs "Sweet Jane" and "White Light/White Heat" with Metallica at Madison Square Garden as part of the 25th-anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.^ Lou's rock and roll guitars, drums a-drumming and songs about videogames!

^ White Light White Heat 6:07 * 3.

^ White Light/White Heat 8:35 # 8.

[27]
Reed is the voice of Maltazard, the villain in the forthcoming Luc Besson animated film, Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard.

2010s

Reed played at a benefit concert for Tuli Kupferberg of The Fugs on January 22, 2010.[28]
Reed contributed vocals to the third Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach. He guest stars on the track "Some Kind of Nature".

Philanthropy

In 2009, Reed became an active member of The Jazz Foundation of America[29] (JFA). Reed was a featured performer at the JFA's annual benefit "A Great Night in Harlem" in May 2009.[30]

Discography

With The Velvet Underground

As a solo artist

References

  1. ^ Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side: The Stories Behind the Songs, Chris Roberts and Lou Reed, 2004, Hal Leonard, ISBN 0-634-08032-6
  2. ^ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000). "The Velvet Underground". http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=204. Retrieved 2006-09-15. 
  3. ^ Richie Unterberger & Greg Prato (2005). "Lou Reed Biography". http://search.mercora.com/v6/ArtistMetaData.jsp?name=Lou+Reed. Retrieved 2006-09-15. 
  4. ^ Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side: The Stories Behind the Songs, Chris Roberts and Lou Reed, 2004, Hal Leonard, ISBN 0-634-08032-6
  5. ^ a b "Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel". Spectacle. 2008. No. 2, season 1.
  6. ^ Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk (1996)
  7. ^ David Fricke, liner notes for the Peel Slowly and See box set (Polydor, 1995)
  8. ^ "Velvet Underground and Nico" (1967), album cover notes and record label.
  9. ^ Interview in Rolling Stone Magazine Nov/Dec 1987: Twentieth Anniversary Issue
  10. ^ Black, Johnny. Time Machine: Velvet Underground (1997), Mojo Magazine
  11. ^ Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground at Max's Kansas City
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/release/fq4h/ BBC-Music Review
  13. ^ Lou Reed interview with Anthony DeCurtis at the 92nd Street Y New York on Sept 18, 2006
  14. ^ Waiting For The Man - A Biography of Lou Reed. Jeremy Reed, 1994 Picador p.156
  15. ^ Sandall, Robert (9 February 2003). "Lou Reed: Walk on the mild side". The Sunday Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/article860207.ece. Retrieved 20 December 2008. 
  16. ^ Futurerockhall.com
  17. ^ NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL REVIEW/MUSIC; Echoes of H. G. Wells, Rhythms of Lou Reed - New York Times
  18. ^ Morning Memo: Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson Make it Legal
  19. ^ VH1.com : Lou Reed : Lou Reed's Obsession With Edgar Allan Poe Spawns The Raven - Rhapsody Music Downloads
  20. ^ [1]
  21. ^ Independent Music Awards - Past Judges
  22. ^ [http://www.artbook.com/3865211526.html Lou Reed's New York ]
  23. ^ "Came so Far For Beauty At The Point Theatre, Dublin, October 4 and 5, 2006", http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/dublin.html
  24. ^ "Laurie & Lou's big day", BBC Radio 6 Music (bbc.co.uk), May 1, 2008 (accessed May 6, 2008)
  25. ^ Rolling Stone review of the Metal Machine Trio concert at the Gramercy in New York
  26. ^ [2]
  27. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=129623
  28. ^ [3]
  29. ^ jbspins.blogspot.com. 2009-13-10. URL: http://jbspins.blogspot.com/2009/05/great-night-2009.html. Accessed: 2009-13-10. (Archived by jbspins.blogspot.com at http://jbspins.blogspot.com/2009/05/great-night-2009.html)
  30. ^ nydailynews.com. 2009-13-10. URL: http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Jazz+Foundation+of+America. Accessed: 2009-13-10. (Archived by nydailynews.com at http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Jazz+Foundation+of+America)

External links


Quotes

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From Wikiquote

She said, Hey honey
Take a walk on the wild side...
.Lou Reed (born 2 March 1942) is an influential American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.^ Influential rock pioneer Lou Reed’s eyes are on the future .
  • Why Does the Music Have to End?: An Interview with Lou Reed < Features | PopMatters 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ Lou Reed is an old man in rock years, but he continues to be born again .

^ He was born on March 2, 1942.
  • Lou Reed Tickets, Cheap Lou Reed Seats 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

.He first came to prominence as the guitarist and principal singer-songwriter of The Velvet Underground (1965-1973).^ Reed first found prominence as the guitarist and principal singer-songwriter of The Velvet Underground.
  • Lou Reed – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has seen off heroin and alcohol, and outlived his mentor Andy Warhol, heartbreak chanteuse Nico, and Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison.
  • The Monday interview: Lou Reed | Music | The Guardian 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Sourced

.
  • My week beats your year.^ However, as the last sentence in Reed’s liner notes to the recording would suggest, some motivation to release Metal Machine Music came as a reaction to restricting contractual obligations from RCA at the time; the sentence, "My week beats your year."
    • JasonHare.com » Blog Archive » This Sucks!…(Don’t) Try This: Lou Reed, “Metal Machine Music” 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC jasonhare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No wonder Lou's week beats our year when we still can't read an album with sensitivity and awareness.
    • Review: Lou Reed 'Ecstacy' 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    .
  • Fuck Radio Ethiopia man, I'm Radio Brooklyn!^ Right then, it segues into "Fire Music", the albums finest moment, where Reed recreates the chaotic strains of his infamous Metal Machine Music album.
    • Lou Reed: The Raven - PopMatters Music Review 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He then launched into Metal Machine Music in it’s entirety.
    • BrightestYoungThings: Live DC: Lou Reed with Rusted Root @ 9:30 Club 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.brightestyoungthings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I’m surprised you don’t like Lou Reed, Jason (aside from Metal Machine Music , that is).
    • JasonHare.com » Blog Archive » This Sucks!…(Don’t) Try This: Lou Reed, “Metal Machine Music” 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC jasonhare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • LR: "Are you political, Lou?^ The guitar work in this song is also very good, and the moment when Reed tells himself "take it, Lou" is one of the priceless moments of the album.
    • New York by Lou Reed : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Label: Buddha Records Released: 1/1/79 More Info Live: Take No Prisoners .
    • CMT.com : Lou Reed : Albums 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.cmt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Take No Prisoners .

    .Audience: "Yeah, are you?"^ And the audience cheers after each song, we're with you, yeah we always loved all those songs, ha, ha, ha.

    LR:"Political about what? .You give me an issue, I'll give you a tissue and you can wipe my ass with it."^ Wipe my ass with it."

    ^ "Give me an issue, I'll give you a tissue, you can wipe my ass with it" - L.Reed.

    ^ "Gimme an issue, I'll give you a tissue.

    .
  • Nothing beats 2 guitars, drum and bass.^ All with two guitars, bass and drums.

    ^ Take No Prisoners is the BEST live rock album ever!

    ^ Take No Prisoners, Arista, 1979.

    .
  • Anyone that gets to side four is dumber than I am.^ And the new "Rock Minuet" is a more prescient portrait of modern depravity than the notorious "Walk on the Wild Side."
    • Lou Reed - Glam rock - Rock/Pop - Música - www.real.com 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC spain.real.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Is New York City really safer than it's been since 1964?
    • Los Angeles News - The Tell-Tale Tone - page 1 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.laweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Quotes and sarcastic remarks were taken out of context (most famously: “Anyone that gets to side four is dumber than I am”).
    • Why Does the Music Have to End?: An Interview with Lou Reed < Features | PopMatters 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Of his 'Metal Machine Music' double album, as quoted at BBC - collective - Lou Reed: RR Buyer's Guide (and elsewhere; please put the original here if you know it.^ Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio ( view more ) .
      • Lou Reed on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Put on Metal Machine Music —the arena tour!
      • Lou Reed | Popdose 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC popdose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ So, Lou, you're joining the assholes?
      • Going toe to toe with Lou Reed - theage.com.au 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

      )
    • .
    • Unsourced comment about the same album: "no one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive."
  • He's probably the single most untalented person I've heard in my life.^ One of my problems as a person is that I judge things way too quickly.
    • New York by Lou Reed : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s like one of my songs—I love it.
    • Why Does the Music Have to End?: An Interview with Lou Reed < Features | PopMatters 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've never heard anything like it.
    • Lou Reed: Need Some Clarification [Archive] - woxy.com > Boards 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC woxy.com [Source type: General]

    .He's a two-bit pretentious academic, and he can't play rock'n'roll, because he's a loser.^ Later in the night, while co-presenting the award for Best Rock Video with Pink , he exclaimed, apparently unscripted, that "MTV should be playing more rock n' roll".
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Lou Reed - Biography 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ At once pretentious and humble, uncaring and epiphanic, faggy and rough, rock 'n' roll's most famous junkie keeps breaking molds.
    • Salon.com People | Lou Reed 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The latter included two of the group's most commercially successful songs, "Rock and Roll" and "Sweet Jane".
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Lou Reed - Biography 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    And that's why he dresses up funny. He's not happy with himself, and I think he's right. .
    • On Frank Zappa in Uptight: The Velvet Underground Story (1996) by Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga
  • The Bush administration, they and all the other Republicans and CIA before us got us into this mess we're now in, and it's their duty since the naïve and easily strong right manipulative people elected them that they got us out of it.^ This all seemed a bit much for an artist who made such superb use of the two-guitars/bass/drums lineup with the Velvet Underground , especially since Reed doesn't even play electric guitar on the album; the sheer size of Berlin ultimately overpowers both Reed and his material.
    • Berlin by Lou Reed – Download Berlin on iTunes 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC ax.itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ After quitting the Velvet Underground in August 1970, Reed took a job at his father's tax accounting firm as a typist, by his own account earning $40 a week.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Lou Reed - Biography 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1993, the Velvet Underground again reunited and toured throughout Europe, though plans for a North American tour were cancelled following another falling out between Reed and Cale.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Lou Reed - Biography 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .History in America we always have these old fashioned conservatives who use war as a profit and send a whole generation of young men to murder other poor people.^ There are other people who are -- .
    • Lou Reed takes his best shots - Salon.com 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I have a very low tolerance for smugness and people who presume that they are more talented than other people.

    ^ These 10 songs owes debts to old murder ballads, the Velvet Underground and the Doors, acoustic Neil Young,...
    • lou reed | Elsewhere by Graham Reid 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.elsewhere.co.nz [Source type: General]

    Have you seen Fahrenheit 9/11? .Watch it, there's an interesting scene where Bush thinks and waits seven minutes before acting against 9/11. Don't pay attention to the fact it's biased or "propaganda", just see what's going on in the documentary and notice a man like Michael Moore from a place like Flint has been researching and is trying to open our eyes.^ And I was watching him like a hawk, really paying attention to what he was doing.
    • Lou Reed takes his best shots - Salon.com 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ To be able to just research something like that?

    ^ Did you think he means it when he included to his website all the hate speeches of Michael Moore on America, the so-called Rich, the President...?
    • Letters: Lou Reed takes his best shots - Salon 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC letters.salon.com [Source type: General]

    And as for Bush, is he a terrorist? .Figure out, his daddy and Reagan helped out Bin Laden and a lot of radical anti-commies and we still don't know why Bin Laden attacked us, Bush had dinner with Bin Laden's brother and his family visted us, I think that explains enough.^ I've been told by a secondary source that they will [be coming out] but I don't know how seriously I can take that.
    • http://www.softline.com/~shumway/lou-reed.html 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.softline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t know how it works or why it works or what it has to do with anything,” he said.
    • SXSW: Lou Reed, No Fan of MP3s - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Maybe a new telecaster too, I don't know It's nice to see him playing bedroom style, like most of us!
    • Lou Reed Guitar Archive: Gear 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC ww21.tiki.ne.jp [Source type: General]

    As for Kerry I hope he wins but he's not strong enough to take on Bush by himself.
    • In an interview with Ketnet.[specific citation needed]
    • .
  • A royal hall was made for art and queens but not for rock'n' roll.^ Sanders made the Grammy-winning documentary "Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart" about the musician in 1999.
    • SFGate: Daily Dish : Lou Reed Marries 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1996 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at last inducted The Velvet Underground, an event considered long overdue by many in the rock intelligentsia.

    ^ In 1996, the surviving Velvet Underground members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performing a newly penned song for their fallen comrade, Morrison.
    • Lou Reed tickets, concerts and tour dates. Official Ticketmaster site. 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.ticketmaster.com [Source type: General]
    • Lou Reed Lyrics Part 1, Photos, Pictures, Paroles, Letras, Text for every songs 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.alwaysontherun.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Amazon.com: Lou Reed: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Lou Reed | View the Music Artists Biography Online | VH1.com 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.vh1.com [Source type: General]
    • Lou Reed mp3s, Lou Reed music downloads, Lou Reed songs from eMusic.com 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Lou Reed Biography & Awards | Billboard.com 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]
    • Best Lou Reed MP3s, Ringtones, Videos, Wallpapers, Graphics - Thumbplay.com 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC ringtones.thumbplay.com [Source type: General]
    • Lou Reed - Pandora Internet Radio 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.pandora.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Lou Reed: MP3 Downloads 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Lou Reed - Winamp 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.winamp.com [Source type: General]
    • Download Dirty Blvd. music ringtone - Lou Reed - Thumbplay 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.thumbplay.com [Source type: General]

    .A theater was made for plays and so on but not for rock'n'roll.^ Later in the night, while co-presenting the award for Best Rock Video with Pink , he exclaimed, apparently unscripted, that "MTV should be playing more rock n' roll".
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Lou Reed - Biography 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Sanders made the Grammy-winning documentary "Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart" about the musician in 1999.
    • SFGate: Daily Dish : Lou Reed Marries 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Having learned to play from the radio out on the island, he developed an early interest in rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and during high school played in a number of bands.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Lou Reed - Biography 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .Outside was made for the weather but not rock'n' roll.^ Sanders made the Grammy-winning documentary "Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart" about the musician in 1999.
    • SFGate: Daily Dish : Lou Reed Marries 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

    .If we really want to save music let alone rock'n'roll then go to those techno dance clubs, I mean they have all these loud-ass speakers, everyone is always there partying, and so that's how rock is saved from unwanted capitalistic corporation music.^ That, I decided, was a real rock and roll star.
    • http://www.softline.com/~shumway/lou-reed.html 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.softline.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lou Reed: Rock N Roll Animal Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock , May 1974 AND IT CAME TO PASS in the 1970's that rock culture began to doubt whether it existed at all, and every time that two or three ...
    • Lou Reed interviews, articles and reviews from Rock�s Backpages 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.rocksbackpages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Nonetheless, McLeese asserted, "MCMXCIII sidesteps the question of where the Velvets go from here, of what a band that embodied so much experimentation might mean in the middle age of both its members and rock & roll."

    .And also if all those metal, grunge, rock, and hey even those gangstas want to play then why not start off like the Beatles in cafes, pubs and bars instead of MTV?
    • In an interview with Ketnet.^ A person who drops dead or wants to kill someone would use all those words you’re not supposed to use.
      • The Daily Swarm - Tuli Kupferberg, Beat Poet and Member of The Fugs, to Be Benefêted by Lou Reed and Sonic Youth... 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.thedailyswarm.com [Source type: General]

      ^ I liked it so much that I wanted to keep playing it, so I asked Lou to let me do it - and he did.
      • Why Does the Music Have to End?: An Interview with Lou Reed < Features | PopMatters 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

      ^ "Endless Cycle" start things off with a big bang that makes it seem like this will be his best ever, and while it doesn't sustain, it never dips down too low either.
      • New York by Lou Reed : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

      [specific citation needed]

Lyrics

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  • Some people like to go out dancing
    Other people they have to work
    There's even some evil mothers
    They'll tell you that everything is just dirt
    That women never really faint
    Or that villians always blink their eyes
    Or that children are the only ones who blush
    And that life is just to die

    But anyone who ever had a heart
    They wouldn't turn around and break it
    And anyone who ever played a part
    They wouldn't turn around and hate it
  • Just watch me now.^ I go out there to listen to music.
    • Lou Reed To New York Magazine: "What Are You, A Fucking Asshole?" - Stereogum 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Lou Reed To New York Magazine: "What Are You, A Fucking Asshole?" - Stereogum 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now playing – Tailor-made just for you .
    • Lou Reed interviews, articles and reviews from Rock�s Backpages 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.rocksbackpages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You're not going to back out now, but it probably is going to be painful.
    • Going toe to toe with Lou Reed - theage.com.au 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

    .
  • And I feel just like Jesus' son
    • "Heroin"
  • Life's like a mayonnaise soda
    And life's like space without room
    And life's like bacon and ice cream
    That's what life's like without you
  • Candy came from out on the Island
    In the backroom she was everybody's darlin'
    But she never lost her head
    Even when she was giving head
    She says, Hey babe
    Take a walk on the wild side
  • Candy says
    I've come to hate my body
    And all that it requires
    In this world
    .^ Take a walk on the wild side,” the ex says, wiggling her head like a palsied rocker.
    • Falling Out of Love With Lou Reed - Arts Desk - Washington City Paper 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.washingtoncitypaper.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Related Products shows you other products that you may also like, if you like Walk On The Wild Side .
    • Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side Guitar Tab (Print Instantly) 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.musicnotes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Song Details Tab gives you detailed information about this song, Walk On The Wild Side .
    • Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side Guitar Tab (Print Instantly) 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.musicnotes.com [Source type: General]

    . .
    .What do you think I'd see
    If I could walk away from me
    • Candy Says
  • I'll be your mirror
    Reflect what you are
    In case you don't know
    • I'll Be Your Mirror
  • When she turned blue, all the angels screamed.^ If you think otherwise do your homework.
    • Lou Reed To New York Magazine: "What Are You, A Fucking Asshole?" - Stereogum 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Lou Reed To New York Magazine: "What Are You, A Fucking Asshole?" - Stereogum 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'll Be Your Mirror 2:12 11.

    ^ I'll Be Your Mirror 2:17 14.

    .
    • " Run Run Run"
  • The Rally Man's patter ran on through the dawn
    Until we said so long to his skull
    Shrill yell.^ Apparently, the version of "I'm Waiting for the Man" that appeared on this album was originally half an hour long, until it was edited down to a brisk 14 minutes.

    .
    • Black Angel's Death Song
  • "Just watch," said Sheila, touching her finger to her head.^ Black Angel's Death Song 5:54 -11/23 5.

    ^ The Black Angel's Death Song 3:12 12.

    ^ Black Angels Death Song 3:12 11.

    .
    • The Gift (written by Lou Reed, narrated by John Cale)
  • You made me forget myself; I thought I was someone else, someone good.^ So, Lou, you're joining the assholes?
    • Going toe to toe with Lou Reed - theage.com.au 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.theage.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ O kay, so you're Lou Reed.

    ^ And you’re a swell guy, Lou.
    • Lou Reed | Popdose 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC popdose.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Perfect Day
  • I watched it for a little while, I like to watch things on TV
    • Satellite Of Love
  • An eye for an eye is elemental.^ Satellite Of Love Satellite's gone up to the skies Thing like that drive me out of my mind I watched it for a little while I like to watch things on TV Satellite of love Satellite of love Satellite of love Satellite of ...
    • Lou Reed Lyrics Part 1, Photos, Pictures, Paroles, Letras, Text for every songs 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC www.alwaysontherun.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thursday afternoon I watched it for a little while, I like to watch things on Tv.
    • Lou Reed – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Not even the Velvet Underground’s Loaded or his more pop-oriented songs like "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Perfect Day"?
    • JasonHare.com » Blog Archive » This Sucks!…(Don’t) Try This: Lou Reed, “Metal Machine Music” 18 January 2010 8:53 UTC jasonhare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • I Believe
There are problems in these times, but none of them are mine I'm beginning to see the light
    • "Beginning to See the Light"

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Lou Reed (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock and roll musician. He is originally from Long Island, New York and spent most of his life in New York City. He is remembered for being in the Velvet Underground, although he also released solo work. He was great friends with artist Andy Warhol.

He is perhaps most famous for his songs "Walk on the Wild Side" (about transvestite Candy Darling and other such people Reed had known), "Perfect Day" (which was covered by many other artists, including Duran Duran and a version used by the BBC) and "Heroin" (an unabashed "love song" about the drug). Reed's 1989 album New York drew attention and praise, for its matter-of-fact look at the condition of New York City in the late 1980s.

At the height of his popularity as a solo artist, Reed released one of the least "commercial" recordings ever; his 1975 experimental album Metal Machine Music. It was an hour of electric guitar feedback, and not what many people thought was music. The album did not hurt his career in the long run, and it reminded people that Reed was a unique musician.

Reed was believed to be a heroin addict because of his song about it, but he was not. He was a longtime user of amphetamines, marijuana and tobacco, but gradually stopped using any drugs. He began exercising more, and enjoyed Tai Chi.

In May 2000, Reed performed before Pope John Paul II at the Great Jubilee Concert in Rome. He is currently married to Laurie Anderson the performance artist and musician.


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