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Lou Reed RIP
Posted:Monday, 10/28/2013 at 04:10am by Greg Easterling
Lou passed away yesterday morning and we remembered him less than 24 hours later with a side of his music from the original vinyl this morning. We first met him in the Velvet Underground, a truly unique band(not especially popular around these parts) with ties to the modern art and avant garde cinema of their early mentor Andy Warhol. Lou finally departed for a long running solo career as the Velvets fell apart during the recording of their Loaded album... a record that nevertheless produced the first versions of classic Reed songs "Sweet Jane" and "Rock 'n' Roll". Relatively early on, Lou recorded one of his most popular albums, a live one staged at the Academy of Music in New York City, always the geographic power base of Reed's following. The record was called Rock n Roll Animal, boasting a full sound emphasisized by the muscular, often twin leads of midwestern guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter, the latter orginally from Decatur, Illinois. We listed to Side 2 this time, highlighted by great versions of Velvet classics such as "White Light/White Heat" and a ten minute plus jam of "Rock 'n' Roll". RIP Lou...you'll be missed.
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cochiseWednesday, 10/30/2013 08:13am
Woke up to hear only the last few moments, Oh Well-R.I.P. By the by;it only took 22 months to flip the Surrealistic Pillow. That's laid-back.


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