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Soundbounder
10-27-2013, 12:59 PM
Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027#ixzz2iwk49HLy

Chip-skiff
10-27-2013, 01:06 PM
I ought to know his music better than I do.

What's your favourite Lou Reed song?

Old Dryfoot
10-27-2013, 01:08 PM
Terrible news. Lou Reed has been one of my favorite musician for a very long time. He was more than that... he was a story teller. So sad.

Old Dryfoot
10-27-2013, 01:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEC4TZsy-Y

Chip-skiff
10-27-2013, 01:17 PM
This is probably his best-known cut:


http://youtu.be/0KaWSOlASWc

wizbang 13
10-27-2013, 01:20 PM
I was humming "passenger " to myself just now opening up the bilge . fact is stranger than fiction . Having a Lou Reed tape in St Barts in 1974 made me cool with all the frogs , who were actually much cooler than me .
edit, Oh , fer crys sake ," passenger" is Iggy .

Flying Orca
10-27-2013, 01:24 PM
Oh, no. What a loss.

My thoughts are with all the great musicians who knew him and played with him, and particularly his longtime partner but relatively recent wife Laurie Anderson - no slouch herself.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV86pwOnm4w

jonboy
10-27-2013, 01:26 PM
os bons morrem jovems... he'll be missed by a lot...iconic stuff

jonboy
10-27-2013, 01:34 PM
THIS COULD BE A HOAX sorry if it is, sorry if it isn't

Paul Pless
10-27-2013, 01:46 PM
What's your favourite Lou Reed song?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsVLIiI8Vfo

Paul Pless
10-27-2013, 01:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc26EFI1_nw

jonboy
10-27-2013, 01:52 PM
believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see..........

clarification needed all the same, though

Soundbounder
10-27-2013, 02:08 PM
Lou Reed, the principal singer and songwriter in the Velvet Underground, has died, his literary agent Andrew Wylie said on Sunday.

Mr. Reed died in Long Island, Mr. Wylie said. He was survived by his wife, Laurie Anderson.

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/arts/music/lou-reed-dies-at-71.html?hp&_r=0

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-27-2013, 02:21 PM
The very first big time concert I went to at 15 years old in 1973 was Lou Reed's "Rock And roll Animal Tour" at The Allen Theater in Cleveland,Ohio.
I had 7th row seats.
I was never the same after that.
Thanks Lou.

Old Dryfoot
10-27-2013, 02:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Sc7_z1_pU

Old Dryfoot
10-27-2013, 02:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z3TPwOT31g&feature=kp

MiddleAgesMan
10-27-2013, 02:39 PM
I have only one album of his, the Velvet Underground reissue with Nico, Andy Warhol, Producer. Some great stuff on there, from sweet Sunday morning music to the darkest dirty streets stuff, like Heroin. This will take you to the entire album on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw4tHPUK6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw4tHPUK6ig)

One of the recent comments: "
Lou Reed dying on a Sunday Morning is the most poetic thing though.... RIP Lou Reed"

My favorite track from the album, Venus in Furs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwzaifhSw2c&list=PL290AB7D062392EAB

katey
10-27-2013, 02:40 PM
Aw, crap. Hope he and Zappa are jamming together already, wherever they are.

peter radclyffe
10-27-2013, 02:44 PM
i play this every week every month


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp-5V3PJ90E

WX
10-27-2013, 03:11 PM
Taking the last walk on the wild side.
RIP

MiddleAgesMan
10-27-2013, 03:52 PM
Here's Lou being interviewed by someone who looks and talks exactly like Elvis Costello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48YSd-EPFo

...in which Lou gives up his secret chord. :)

Old Dryfoot
10-27-2013, 03:59 PM
Here's Lou being interviewed by someone who looks and talks exactly like Elvis Costello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48YSd-EPFo

...in which Lou gives up his secret chord. :)

I watched that interview front to back when it aired.

John Meachen
10-27-2013, 04:41 PM
Coincidentally,I was listening to this a couple of days ago and it remains my favourite Lou Reed track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdWPeHFAMk

RIP Lou.

Flying Orca
10-27-2013, 04:52 PM
Here's Lou being interviewed by someone who looks and talks exactly like Elvis Costello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48YSd-EPFo

...in which Lou gives up his secret chord. :)

What, don't you guys have Spectacle there? Mr McManus is indeed the host, and it's about as good as television gets. Not enough to make me get cable, but I'll watch it on DVD.

MiddleAgesMan
10-27-2013, 05:03 PM
So was that Elvis or an impersonator?

Here's one I never heard before, performing "Berlin," with Reed and a piano player, with Nico observing from the sidelines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4be4Az5BM-c#t=222

Some female commenter said she loved him in spite of his looks...hell, I think he was a pretty good looking guy, as guys go. ;)

Old Dryfoot
10-27-2013, 05:09 PM
It's Elvis. A fantastic series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectacle:_Elvis_Costello_with...) and a real who's who of music. It's a shame it only ran for two seasons.

Willin'
10-27-2013, 05:12 PM
Coincidentally,I was listening to this a couple of days ago and it remains my favourite Lou Reed track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdWPeHFAMk

RIP Lou.

That's the one!!!

Jim Bow
10-27-2013, 05:21 PM
Maybe it's part of the interview, I haven't listened, but I heard that Lou was an avid bicyclist. He'd bring a bike to every city he visited and would go exploring in his time off. Very interesting, intelligent guy. RIP.

Old Dryfoot
10-27-2013, 05:33 PM
For anyone interested here is a very good documentary on Lou Reed. Rock and Roll Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjPuF-CYuic).

"Rock and Roll Heart traces Lou Reed's career from the formation of the Velvet Underground to rock icon to his more recent artistic endeavors. Includes lots of rare and vintage footage along with interviews with David Bowie, John Cale, Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, David Byrne, Jim Carroll, Maureen Tucker, Suzanne Vega, Dave Stewart and Philip Glass. An excellent documentary (and the only one) about this hugely influential and uncompromising American artist. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for American Masters and screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998."

Hwyl
10-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Thanks for so many "Oh such a perfect days".

MiddleAgesMan
10-27-2013, 07:40 PM
That documentary, Rock and Roll Heart, was one of the best I've seen on the subject of rock personalities. Great stuff!

Thanks for sharing it, Richard.

Old Dryfoot
10-27-2013, 08:54 PM
You're welcome. I wish it had been done under different circumstances.

Gerarddm
10-27-2013, 11:46 PM
Hell and death. Too young. " I'm waiting for the man" is the seminal Lou for me.

Soundbounder
10-28-2013, 05:02 AM
What good is life without living?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVRtMsEp-CM