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  • Andy Warhol, {1966} Screen Test: Lou Reed

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  • Lou Reed - Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France, July 17, 2011

    The summer of 2011 was a heady time for Lou watchers, with rumors flying about Lulu, our hero’s unexpected collab with a little band called Metallica. A more innocent time, right? Sort of. Lulu was in the can, but LouLou himself stayed busy with a European tour. He didn’t debut any new tunes, but he did have an interesting new band configuration: old pals Tony “Thunder” Smith and Rob Wasserman were onboard, as was Barenaked Lady Kevin Hearn. But there were also some youngsters lending a hand: guitarist/violinist Tony Diodore, guitarist Aram Bajakian and Metal Machine Trio sax-man Ulrich Krieger.

    Thanks primarily to Krieger’s honking, the overall sound is kinda like a throwback to the Take No Prisoners / Everyman Band days. The setlist at this outdoor festival gig adds to the vibe as well; after a curveball opening “Who Loves The Sun,” Lou leads the band into some very rarely played 1970s numbers: “Senselessly Cruel” from Rock and Roll Heart and “All Through The Night” from The Bells. The latter tune, stretched out over 12 minutes, is a mindless endless boogie, just a vamp repeated on and on into infinity. Pretty good, though! “I wanna take you higher!” Lou bellows at one point, really feeling it.

    At this stage, Lou is sounding (and looking) pretty craggy and shaggy. His health was failing and he didn’t have much time left. But he’s still engaged and passionate and he manages to bring the heat during most of this show, even if he lets his band do most of the heavy lifting, instrumentally speaking (extra props to Bajakian for his Quine-tastic skronk solo on “Waves of Fear”). Especially good are the quieter moments when he puts down his guitar to croon through a few fragile VU numbers. They’re far from from pristine renditions, but they’re deeply vulnerable, kinda like late Billie Holiday or something. Can it be that we’ve almost made it to the Summer of Lou’s conclusion? Stay tuned, Lou Freaks! 

    Lou Says (2011): I’ve been a fan of rock—all kinds of rock—forever. But I never remember the name of anybody—except maybe Al Green.

    #lou reed #summer of lou
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  • Velvet Underground - The Black Angel’s Death Song

    #Lou Reed #John Cale on viola
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    Lou Reed and Rachel

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  • Velvet Underground - Sister Ray

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    lou reed - 1976

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    the song that made me so invested in lou reeds career was heroin by the velvet underground because of the distorsted guitar and the use of progressive drums :)

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  • Neil Young - KMET Radio Interview With B. Mitchell Reed, September 1973

    In September of 1973, Neil Young went to the radio interview — but he didn’t end up alone at the microphone! KMET DJ B. Mitchell Reed was there to chat for about an hour or so. I had read quotes from this interview for years, but hadn’t heard it until this week (thank you, Tom H.!). As we’re all still digesting Archives II, this is a good addendum from the same era, recorded right around the time that Neil and the Santa Monica Flyers were debuting Tonight’s the Night at the Roxy. Young doesn’t sound wasted and woozy — he’s pretty lucid, actually, gamely entertaining Reed’s many questions about a possible CSNY reunion. 

    However, Neil really perks up when the subject of another dude named Reed pops up — Lou Reed, that is. It’s interesting that there’s this intersection right at this point; Young seems pretty taken with Transformer and the overall vibe that Lou, David Bowie and Alice Cooper were bringing to the scene. In some weird way, Neil must’ve seen his lounge lizard Tonight’s the Night character as part of that dark, theatrical 1970s movement in rock. (For the detectives out there, Neil mentions possibly having met Lou “in a motel room on the east coast” about five years prior … when/where would that have happened? And was it actually John Cale? Let’s solve this important mystery.) Anyway, enjoy this rare interview!

    And here’s another Neil thing to enjoy. This Sunday on Dublab, Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard returns — and I’ll be playing a hour’s worth of Neil Young rarities, deep cuts, oddities and curios! Details are here, should be a very good time (there’s also going to be live set by Matthew E. White and the Spacebomb crew!). 

    [photo: Joel Bernstein] 

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  • You can tell when lou reed is singing about a man because he doesn’t specify gender

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  • Lou Reed live at NYC, 1977

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    #lou reed#1977#70s #new york city #the velvet underground
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  • Lou Reed Keyboardist Michael Fonfara Dies at 74

    Check out a performance by the Downchild Blues Band and Fonfara rocking the Hammond B3 organ above.

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  • Lou Reed - How Do You Speak to an Angel

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  • Lou Reed - Teach the Gifted Children

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    Yeah I’m just leaving this here

    #the first time I saw the album cover I thought it was Mikey #mikey way#lou reed #Lou reed transformer #the black parade
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    Michael Fonfara Dies at 74

    - Journeyman keyboardist backed Lou Reed and Foreigner; was member of Electric Flag, Rhinoceros and Downchild Blues Band

    Journeyman keyboardist Michael Fonfara, whose credits include Electric Flag, Lou Reed, Foreigner and Canada’s Downchild Blues Band, has died at age 74 from cancer.

    “It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the passing of our dear friend and long-time bandmate, Michael Fonfara,” Downchild, whom the keyboardist joined in 1990, said on Facebook.

    “He was an incredible musician, a gentle soul and we were honored to share the stage with him every time we performed,” the group said. “He will be deeply missed.”

    Fonfara played with the Electric Flag and Rhinoceros in the 1960s before partnering with Reed, with whom he co-wrote and -produced 1980’s Growing up in Public after contributing to eight Reed LPs in the ’70s.

    In 1981, Fonfara appeared on Foreigner 4.

    The keyboardist also produced the Grievous Angles, who called Fonfara a “legend” and “an incredible talent.”

    “(He) taught us so much about music and the business,” the band tweeted. “Go to the angels, Michael.”

    1/10/21

    #michael fonfara #downchild blues band #the electric flag #rhinoceros#lou reed #the velvet underground #foreigner#grievous angels
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    Twink music starter pack

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    En esto que junta David Bowie a gente que de encuentra por la calle cuando fue a celebrar su 50 cumpleaños en el Madison Square Garden, un día entre semana sin nada que hacer. xDD


    https://youtu.be/oXHzek1CJ3E para quien quiera verse este concierto de 2 horas con colaboraciones de Billie Corgan, Robert Smith, Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, Foo Fighters,…


    2016 pensamos entonces que fue un año malo. Ha!!! We were wrong!!

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  • “YOU WEAR IT SO WELL”
    LOU WEARS BLACK NAIL POLISH / 1972

    Source: theloureedproject

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