Posts tagged "Lou Reed"
Song Of The Day – “N.Y. Stars” by Lou Reed A few weeks ago I featured a track from Lou Reed’s turgid new album with Metallica called “Lulu.” It is indeed a stinker of an album with Lou sounding totally irrelevant ranting over Metallica’s lumbering backing tracks. Fortunately, Lou’s got plenty of great back... Read more »
Song Of The Day – “Femme Fatale” by Aloe Blacc You may already know who Aloe Blacc is if you watch the HBO series “How To Make It In America.” It is his “I Need A Dollar” that is used as its theme song. Or perhaps you were a fan of the hip-hop group Emanon... Read more »
Song Of The Day – “The Black Angel’s Death Song” by The Velvet Underground When this record came out in 1967 it didn’t sell many copies, but it’s been said that everyone who bought it started a band of their own. Such is its influence on the landscape of popular music. I’m not so sure... Read more »
Song Of The Day – “Rock Minuet” by Lou Reed Here is one of Lou’s very best songs culled from one of his later albums, 2000’s “Ecstasy.” The best version of this song appears on the first season of Elvis Costello’s interview TV show “Spectacle” where it was being recited by Reed’s good friend and... Read more »
On this date eighteen years ago, Bowie guitarist/producer and Mott the Hoople arranger/member Mick Ronson dies of liver cancer at age forty-six. He also worked with artists as diverse as David Johansen, Mellencamp, Lou Reed, Dylan, and Morrissey. Here is something live from his stint in the Spiders from Mars:
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – Women by Lou Reed One of the many highlights from Lou’s essential 1982 album “The Blue Mask.” This album featured his most consistent lineup of musicians since the original Velvet Underground including the late, great Robert Quine on guitar, Fernando Saunders on bass and Doane Perry on drums.
On this date twenty years ago, legendary songwriter Doc Pomus dies from lung cancer at age sixty-five. He wrote numerous early-rock classics with his partner Mort Shuman – many of them for Elvis (Viva Las Vegas, Little Sister, His Latest Flame) and the Drifters (Sweets for my Sweet, This Magic Moment). Earlier on in his career,... Read more »
On this date twenty-four years ago, Andy Warhol dies at age fifty-eight after a gall bladder operation. His main rock connection is that he managed and produced the Velvet Underground as well as designing the iconic ‘peeled banana’ album cover of their debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico. Here is a song from this... Read more »
by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Foggy Notion” by The Velvet Underground Recorded in 1969 and inexplicably not released until 1984 on the compilation album “VU”…some bands would die to have tracks like this floating around in the can, but this was standard fare for the Velvet Underground. The VU lineup on this track includes... Read more »