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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2016, 02:32:59 PM »
Great find, great read.

Ha ha, strange - I thought you might dislike that one!  :o

Great sentence btw:
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Younger readers will want to know that "CDs," or "compact discs," were once the music industry's vehicle of choice, before the technological advances that brought us the LP vinyl record
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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2016, 04:34:44 PM »
Yes, very witty!



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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2017, 05:49:19 PM »
Old punks never get the chance to retire  :)
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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2017, 07:47:03 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2017/aug/09/the-velvet-underground-10-of-the-best

Mostly agree with the list, although I'd probably add 'Jesus' and 'The Gift' in place of 'Rock & Roll' and 'Sweet Jane', much as I like both of those tracks
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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2017, 09:46:57 PM »
I know what you mean - there are so many belters to chose from.

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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2017, 12:43:16 PM »
Waiting for the man very over rated. Don't know 'Sunday Morning'. No 'Lisa Says'?


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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2017, 10:09:20 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/01/my-brilliant-troubled-friend-lou-reed-a-life-anthony-decurtis-berlin

Never fails to amaze how journos never miss an opportunity to remind us that Lou was a bit difficult to interview, like we didn't know!  ::)

Still... the piece does remind me of the fact that, unlike the majority of critics and fans in 1973-1974, me and Slaughterboy Snr really bought into the grinding misery that was 'Berlin', detailing, as it did, the acrimonious breakdown of a relationship: quite poignant for an 11yr old me and my 15yr old brother whose parents had just split in less than great circumstances.

I think a few friends and family were more than a little concerned about what my obsessive listening to Uncle Lou's bleeding heart lyrics would do to my fragile, pre-teen mind.

Probably with very good reason!  ;)

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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2017, 10:38:01 PM »
It is a classic album and I hope it helped you at the time. Did you see him tour it live later in his career? I saw it performed in London and then later in Nottingham when he had original guitarist Steve Hunter playing. By then Steve's glaucoma was so bad that he was led on and off stage, but he doesn't need to see his fretboard!

His "Magic and Loss" album about the deaths of two friends came out just after I lost my Dad and I played it constantly at the time and still love it too.

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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2017, 04:01:09 AM »
Didn't bother going to see any of his late career performances and, in a way, I'm glad I didn't. I always felt happier with a strong memory, rather than watch a watered down version in reality.

What really put me off was the BBC appearance when he did Perfect Day accompanied by a bloke in red pyjamas doing a ridiculous little dance which, bearing in mind his truly rock 'n' roll past, had me fumbling for the remote in order that I could expunge the embarrassing spectacle of it as soon as possible.

Lou Reed and Tai Chi? Not for me.
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Re: "I love punk rock and I was the first one" - Lou Reed
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2017, 04:03:02 AM »
Do like 'Magic And Loss' btw  :)
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