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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2015, 03:41:14 PM »

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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2015, 01:25:41 PM »
Gawd, I miss that man.

Here's something for you, I found in an interview with Reeves Gabrels (this part is about Bowie's 50th birthday gig):
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The fun part was working with Lou Reed, because they were all afraid of Lou, but once he hazed you and you stood up to him, he became like your old uncle. He would say, “I’m always up, just call me anytime. I don’t sleep anymore. If you need anything just call, here’s my number.” If you watch the birthday show you will see us laughing, because as we were walking on he said, “If I blow anything, just kick me in the ass.” I said, “Lou, I am not going to kick you in the ass in front of a New York audience.”
http://www.guitarmoderne.com/artists/the-ultimate-reeves-gabrels-interview
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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2015, 02:25:21 PM »
Thanks Uli!


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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2015, 04:30:26 PM »
Lou Reed biographer on controversial new book: 'You can list his faults but he was a great artist'

http://www.nme.com/news/lou-reed/89020

I hate these chancers that write these "warts and all" biographies AFTER their subject has died. I think everyone that knows anything about Lou knew that he was a "difficult" man at times - even to his adoring audiences.

And as for the Bob Dylan story, I think that most people also know that Lou was Jewish and referred to it in his work.

What a waste of paper!

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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2016, 11:05:51 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35595635

Sounds just like the "Metal Machine Music" live 'gig' I saw shortly before he died.

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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2016, 11:58:30 AM »
http://www.nme.com/news/lou-reed/95346

A far more fitting tribute than that awful "Bowie Prom":

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jul/30/bowie-by-proms-review-progressiveness-for-progressiveness-sake

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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2016, 08:47:43 AM »
Hm, not a very nice write-up about Lou...
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That's how Lou Reed's career went. He was never happy; there was always something to attack. Humanity brought out the worst in him, and he returned the favor. His peremptory demands, imperious and selfish nature, abruptly withdrawn support or mentorship, inconsistent vision, and overall inability to play well with others made his life a checkered history of failed alliances and artistic misfires.
http://www.vulture.com/2016/09/lou-reed-velvet-underground-c-v-r.html

But maybe, just maybe, more honest than just singing his praises...?  :-\
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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2016, 12:38:51 PM »
Great find, great read.

I never knew that Bill Wyman had such a knowledge of Lou. I have to agree with much of what he writes (especially about the mullet!), but he seriously undervalues Magic and Loss, Set the Twilight Reeling and The Raven - his loss.

I wish Bill had mentioned something about their meetings as I'm sure that their paths must have crossed several times.