Lou Reed Dead

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    Oct 27, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027

    Decades ahead of his time.

    My Favorite of his ... from 1966

    Min 1:52 ... no question, a little heroin going on here.







  • Eli_jah

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    Oct 27, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    Oh my God

    Sunday Morning by The Velvet Underground.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qK82JvRY5s
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    Oct 27, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
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    Oct 27, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    Walk on the Wild Side

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    Oct 28, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    He was a revolutionary man.
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    Oct 28, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
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    Oct 28, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    The way music should be made!

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    Oct 28, 2013 3:47 AM GMT
    And he married a sensation in 2008 .... Laurie Anderson





    What a match these two were.

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    Oct 28, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
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    Oct 28, 2013 4:02 AM GMT
    I remember reading that his family put him through painful electroshock "therapy" -- a euphemism if ever there was one -- to cure his same-sex tendencies.
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    Oct 28, 2013 4:04 AM GMT
    Sweet Jane

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    Oct 28, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    Elusium saidI remember reading that his family put him through painful electroshock "therapy" -- a euphemism if ever there was one -- to cure his same-sex tendencies.


    That's true ... in 1956 at age 14.
  • bangg

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    Oct 28, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
    "Walk on the wild side" and "This Magic Moment" would have to be my favourites. I also remember buying The Velvet Underground on vinyl from 1969 when I was 14 and thought I was so cool for listening to real rock n roll. Lou Reed is one of the most influential artists of our time.
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    Oct 28, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    Someone in the Warhol circle described him as "a little Jewish switchblade."

    I always thought that was very cool.
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    Oct 28, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
    Elusium saidSomeone in the Warhol circle described him as "a little Jewish switchblade."

    I always thought that was very cool.


    Strange ... I know this shit and know it well, but I never knew that.
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    Oct 28, 2013 7:06 AM GMT
    I kinda segued to the topic of another of my all time favorites given that Lou Reed was married to Laurie Anderson since 2008 after years and years of GF BF. It all reminded me of this. Take a listen and of course watch, especially from about 30 min mark on.

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    Oct 28, 2013 8:51 AM GMT
    The passing of another of the great ones...

    Lou+Reed+-+Rock+%27n%27+Roll+Animal+-+LP

    Still one of my all-time favorite albums.
  • arinano

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    Oct 28, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    Candy Says, my favourite and a tender track, a very different side to Lou imo.

    To me, listening to The Velvet Underground for the first time was like listening to Rock and Roll poetry. I'm still upset about his passing, but his legacy has inspired many artists.
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    Oct 28, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    This is sad news. One of my fondest memories is the first time I smoked pot in early 1967, age 19, listening first to The Doors and then The Velvet Underground w/ Nico. Both albums were brand new and it was interesting to compare the west coast / east coast sound and poetry. That event and going to my first truly bohemian party on Chicago's North Side afterward, had a profound influence on my 'coming of age' years.

    One contemporary group that has been heavily influenced by the Velvet Underground is "The Black Angeles."

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    Oct 28, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    MikeW saidThis is sad news. One of my fondest memories is the first time I smoked pot in early 1967, age 19, listening first to The Doors and then The Velvet Underground w/ Nico. Both albums were brand new and it was interesting to compare the west coast / east coast sound and poetry. That event and going to my first truly bohemian party on Chicago's North Side afterward, had a profound influence on my 'coming of age' years.

    One contemporary group that has been heavily influenced by the Velvet Underground is "The Black Angeles."



    That's actually good ^^^^. I've never heard of them before. Thanks.
  • MikeW

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    Oct 28, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    That's actually good ^^^^. I've never heard of them before. Thanks.

    Thought you might like that. icon_wink.gif

    I'll not embed more cuz I don't want to take this thread off topic but their 8&1/2 minute 'durge', "Never/Ever" might be appropriate to Reed's passing.

    ETA: Partial lyrics:
    It's now or never

    Well, I know we'll meet again
    I'd love to hear your voice
    We don't fill our songs with noise,
    That's never ever

    Scar, you know that's what you are
    You say the Beatles stopped the war
    They might have helped to find a cure,
    But it's still not over
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    Oct 28, 2013 6:06 PM GMT
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    MikeW said
    freedomisntfree said
    That's actually good ^^^^. I've never heard of them before. Thanks.

    Thought you might like that. icon_wink.gif

    I'll not embed more cuz I don't want to take this thread off topic but their 8&1/2 minute 'durge', "Never/Ever" might be appropriate to Reed's passing.

    ETA: Partial lyrics:
    It's now or never

    Well, I know we'll meet again
    I'd love to hear your voice
    We don't fill our songs with noise,
    That's never ever

    Scar, you know that's what you are
    You say the Beatles stopped the war
    They might have helped to find a cure,
    But it's still not over


    "Thought you might like that"

    Yeah true, I have pretty bizarre musical tastes for a tea party republican .... really really bazarre.
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    http://youtu.be/86FwKvORUcg

    I like that
  • MikeW

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    Oct 28, 2013 6:20 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidYeah true, I have pretty bizarre musical tastes for a tea party republican .... really really bazarre.

    Well w/e, what matters is what's in the soul. My para-political views are so far off the chart even my liberal friends think I'm nutters.
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    Oct 28, 2013 6:28 PM GMT
    MikeW said
    freedomisntfree saidYeah true, I have pretty bizarre musical tastes for a tea party republican .... really really bazarre.

    Well w/e, what matters is what's in the soul. My para-political views are so far off the chart even my liberal friends think I'm nutters.


    I'm only far far far extremist right wingie koo koo nuts on RJ. It's the contrarian in me. My musical tastes are even more out there.

    I've posted links to I think the greatest classical / minimalist composer of all times, many times, Arvo Part, and of the 350,000 plus RJers on here, I've never once gotten a comment. Nobody understands and that's a wonderful thing!

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    Oct 28, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    Like Him or not - and many of You Guys may not really be familiar with His work - but another era has ended.

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