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- #RIP Jack Bruce. Jack played bass on the Berlin album in 1973. http://youtu.be/Z_ZXglPhalc (Type: video | Published: 2014-10-25T20:09:02+0000)
Lou Reed: #RIP Jack Bruce. Jack played bass on the Berlin album in 1973. http://youtu.be/Z_ZXglPhalcComments:
kevin roberg-perez - Posting from beyond the grave to welcome someone you once played with. What a guy Lou is.
billy pilgrim - Still one of my favorite albums.SO good!
joe horizon - I did not know that.
r.w. watkins - By playing bass on both Berlin and Apostrophe ('), one can even interpret Bruce as the bridge between old rivals Reed and Zappa. I also remember reading somewhere that Lou had quite a bit of respect for Jack because he requested a lyric sheet when laying down the tracks for the album. Jack was always known to be an appreciator of lyricists, and liked to know what he was playing behind.
sal rossi - Rest in peace jack (and Lou Reed too)
evan qualey - How is Lou reed posting this? Too spooky!
robert rospert - One of the greatest unappreciated albums ....
john wickes - Is there some kind of Lou Reed devotees website out there, where people talk about Lou, swap stories etc. and generally keep Lou and his music alive.
Anyone reading this, please let me know if there is, as I'd like to be part of it.
If not, there must be an official one, which I'll take a look at.
I'm a bit like Lou in that I don't much appreciate 'Authority'
The thought of having my views and comments screened, sanitised or excluded doesn't really appeal.
For the avoidance of any doubt, I can't think of a bad thing to say about a genuine, original genius, who has filled me with admiration and respect for 43 years !!!!!
He's also been a huge influence on my song writing too.
Sadly not enough of an influence to inspire me to write anything remotely up to Lou's standard.
tammy sparacino - Rip
If only if only if only...
charles saunders - Love Lou and Jack! They're making Berlin 2 as we speak!!
cyril karl - Son deuxième chef d'œuvre . La sensualité dans le désespoir. Une histoire d'amour profondément mélancolique. Plus la dream team sur cet album. Musiciens et ingénieurs du son.
albert peter krueger - The Berlin Album is one of Lou's best.
john wickes - A sad day indeed.
Brilliant Album, made in Londoner.
Known as the most depressing record ever made when it was released.
As with Leonard Cohen, I don't find Lou's material depresses me or makes me feel down.
It fascinates, inspires, and also gives deep insights from someone's personal experience of how crap some people's lives are.
vincent byrne - Lou Reed's best album...RIP Jack and Lou
lenore lowen - Wow, on Monday it'll be a year since Lou's passing, yet it feels like it was only yesterday. This week Duran Duran posted a video of their version of 'A Perfect Day' which reminded me of the upcoming memorial day. If you haven't heard it, check it out. Lou loved it. Now, this YouTube clip. All I can say is heaven's got an awesome rock band. RIP Lou and Jack.
jeremy workman - Without hesitation I would say that the Berlin album was a true masterpiece, Lou's best album far and away in my opinion. I had no idea Jack Bruce was part of that magic.
joel slachowitz - "In the white room, with black curtains..." RIP Jack Bruce!!
karel whiskey mccoy - Brilliant Tribute from one legend to another.
normand bertrand - masterpiece album
john simila - didn't know that Anthony Michael Simila
nicola gentile - all your two bit friends, they're filling you up with pills,..
- Vote for Lou! 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote. http://rockhall.com/voting/2015-rock-ha (Type: link | Published: 2014-10-10T16:29:11+0000)
Lou Reed: Vote for Lou! 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote. http://rockhall.com/voting/2015-rock-hall-nominees-fan-vote/Comments:
chance rush - How is he NOT in there already? The RRHoF is crap
melissa l kinyon - Voted. I'm horrified at the bands ahead of him in percentage of votes.
jo tía - Lou, I miss you man. You don't need any votes you are the only and one rock and roll heart.
bl katchen - Lou would not want to be part of this.
anthony stafford - 90% of the artists in the list wouldn't exist without Lou Reed's influence. In his work he invented most of the genres the bands above him in the list play including punk, New Wave, Glam rock, etc. He is the most cited musical influence in Rock and Roll history, For him to not already be in the hall of fame is a crime.
jeroen houben - Lou Reed is more of a rock & roll institute than this whole fcking hall of fame.
It's an insult that he wasn't inducted twenty years earlier. So why even bother now?
craig beierlein - Lou is too cool for the lame ass Rock & Roll hall of fame
bart van dorst - if lou ain't innit allready it ain't worth shit xxx
mikko nahkuri - "He consistently took an uncompromising stance in the service of his artistic vision" - I'll say!
Aren't the Velvets already there? And how rock'n'roll exactly are these pathetic museums or voting for Lou in them!?
sean smith - He wouldn't want it !!!
rex mundi iii - The rock n roll animal is not in the Rock n roll hall of fame already?
kinnear miller - Shame on you Hall of Fame I was shocked that he wasn't included years ago the man was a genius
ute eb - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KaWSOlASWc
rhyanne moore - Lou Reed for sure!!! Love him
barbara bell - Lou, a true gentleman, kissed the back of my hand when I met him.
chris king - The Man needs no hall, what he has done is universal and eternal.
charles saunders - Nine Inch Nails ahead of Lou Reed? Take your hof and shove it up your asses, SIDEWAYS.
missy daisy - Cannot believe that he is not already in it. How influential do you have to be?
lorraine nevins - Should have been in years ago.
joseph weber - Lou should have been inducted Years Ago!!!! Disgrace! Considering some of the ones that are!!! Lou was a major influence!!!!
gaz parker - Would Lou Reed give a shit? He dosent need votes or awards without Lou Reed there would be no rock n roll!
- 30 years ago today, Jim Carroll joined Lou on stage at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ to si (Type: video | Published: 2014-09-25T16:17:23+0000)
Lou Reed: 30 years ago today, Jim Carroll joined Lou on stage at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ to sing "People Who Died" http://bit.ly/1muBe9J Watch the entire concert here: http://bit.ly/1muBghzComments:
tony marshall - I bought Jim Carroll's vinyl LP 'Catholic Boy' when it came out in 1980. I've still got it. I play 'People who died' a lot, it is a great song.
scott pitchford - I miss them, they died!
marta serra-jovenich - I was there! Amazing show. Sad they are both gone.
david reiling - I've loved this song for 30 years, i remember when i heard it for the first time. when i was a wee lad, i just thought it was a cool song. these days, we all truly understand the song, and the heartbreak behind it, and the love that comes with it. two legends making the afterlife a better place to be.
noreen bender - I miss them both so very much.
chuck lerose - Two of my all-time Favs!
monica kyrwald - Forever Lou Reed .. <3
lorraine nevins - One of my favorite songs by 2 of my favorite artists
luca fogliati - They were all my friends and they died!!!
dean cohen - Thank you. Loved it!!!
patrick michels - Saw lou in Berkeley in 1976 and Jim at the mabuhay gardens on Broadway in sf right after that song was released around 1981 or so
patti recalde - Heiwa Jōsutorama de Kyūkei
max grody - Saw Jim Carroll play at the Keystone in Berkeley around 1980 or so. Great gig.
jay morgenstern - Those were different times... Ava shalom Jim and Lou.
marc paskvan - Memorable song indeed, with Reed backing, cool.
jim smith - ...saw Jim Carroll during his tour to promote 'Catholic Boy'. Great show.
adam schmidt - Great song! Two legends man.....doesn't get any better.
barry karasiewicz -
What about you Jim Carroll?
soshull burris - Cindy Shoults Burris
gregory marshall chait - And now they are people who died
casey vee - Can't say they were friends, didn't know them, but both Jim and Lou are now People Who Died.
- On this Day September 22, 1985, Lou Reed performed at the first Farm Aid concert in Champaign, (Type: video | Published: 2014-09-22T20:21:37+0000)
Lou Reed: On this Day September 22, 1985, Lou Reed performed at the first Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois. http://youtu.be/yKOQapYcyhEComments:
julia pecker - I fuckin miss him :(
carla faeriebug vandusen - and all the colored girls say.... doododoodoodddooooddooooddddooooo...
gary hargreaves snr - What can you say?- its Lou Reed doing what he did best 👍🎵
brian pierce - I was at that show and Lou was incredible as always.
andy high - Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen. Legends and poets in our lifetime.
karen glabau - RIP ... you will always be my fav ... Sweet Jane & Bus Load of Faith !!!!
chris kay - Liked to posit the tough guy, really was all heart. My life was saved by his rock n roll..
constantine naselos - Lou where are you
jonathan mitchell - The world's not the same without you, Lou.
jorge baldaia - Lou Reed you are still among us. Your music lives forever and ever.
raphael oliveira - Laira Ribas, é esse aqui gata!
andy high - And Dylan, their music will go on long after we have gone..
isadora minas langaro carneiro - Dia que tu nasceu, Maria Fernanda. :)
valerie takacs - Man, I still love, love, love this album!!
zanto med - Das waren noch Zeiten ;-)
christian brøndum - It is a quiet song, not intended for stadiums!
christopher michael o'neill - <3 you miss you.
patricia johnston - One cool dude miss him and still play his tunes
jo tía - Lou dónde andas? Te echamos de menos
mario muñoz - Fantástica canción. Era un. Adelantado a. Su tiempo.
humberto fernandes maciel maciel - Maravilhoso !!!!Já pensou se isso fosse no Parque da cidade ???? Luisa Candotti !!!!! beijos e saudades
- We stumbled upon this Transformer sweater vest in a box in Lou's storage space alongside old fa (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-18T16:02:46+0000)
Lou Reed: We stumbled upon this Transformer sweater vest in a box in Lou's storage space alongside old fan mail. Admittedly the color scheme is, let's kindly say, too festive? But the remarkable part is that all the red yarn was knit into the sweater by hand. So hats off to whoever put this together.Comments:
eric lanning - I would wear that proudly.
laetitia lisa - and hats off to Lou who took time and attention to keep what had been sent to him. Greathearted Lou.
albert guy - I've been a Lou Reed fan since I was about 11 or 12 years old. I used to have all the vinyl albums, now I have all the cds. I'm probably one of the biggest Lou Reed fans. I listen to a lot of other music, but there's no music like Lou Reed music. To me, he was a genius.
gabriel ariêh - shut up and take my bananas
john lepp - Too festive? I would proudly wear it each and every Christmas day!
jerry morphis - It looks like a Warhol silkscreen
rosario spatola - "Now, we're comin' out.
Out of our closets.
Out on the streets."
lisa lorenz - I would TOTALLY wear that...AND be smug about it!
kat mathieson - I'm sitting here with the artist, Mary Adams, who knitted this beautiful sweater. I'll pass you over to her: Hello - this is Mary. I'm amazed - in fact overwhelmed - I never knew that Lou had this sweater. In 1979 I was living in New York and sold sweaters under the label Wild Thing through Capezio's. They often put one of my sweaters in the window. One week this was the one they chose - the red and green multiple Transformer (my apologies for the 'overly festive' colours - but you do get a nice flare around the edges when you use bright complementary colours) and I thought I should let Lou know. The next time I went into Capezio's they were all very excited and told me Lou Reed had come into the store to see the sweater. Until today I never knew he actually bought it. And certainly had no idea he had kept it. I am honoured and deeply moved.
robert elliott - Loved Lou. Saw him twice in Sydney. Greatgigs and he wasn't too out of it. Definitely still play all the vinyl and nothing beats the intro to Sweet Jane. Some may say nothing beats Sweet Jane!
kerry k roach - Love it - going to share on KNITknitUSA ... thx LR
pam bradley collins - This whole sweater vest was hand knitted. Great work !
cheryl a. oppenheim - I didnt know Lou had died as I think I was FB 'unfreinded' a few years ago...It is a nice sweater...I think such proceeds should go to a cause he would approve of or the writer's scholarship fund in Syracuse...I have only gratitude to Lou and Laurie for making my
last west village days bearable and wonderous...And also for their visibility in NYC on topics that truly mattered...stepping up to the plate when asked to do so...Lou and Meamie the Baby Dragon blog near saved my life at the worst of times....oh no you are not gone.... Forever live in the hearts of those who you touched...what a wonderful and illustrious life...just to the end and tbc...I cant say goodbye it just seems wrong...Lou was like the wind...lol...made me smile...made NYC the iconic place it is today...feels a bit emptier hope the legend survives our times...kidcola 61
martha n. amaya - Looks cool I would wear that! And also Transformer is one of my favorite albums so far
agustin laina - such a perfect wear..
dan jurich - Tranny-Former....
dorian gray - great artist,i love lou
aleyka fiodorova - I'd like two: one like this and one blue...I'd be everyone's envy...
ernesto persol - I need it for this night
kim e. lundin - This is awesome!
bill davis - I miss you Lou every day.
- These two headshots turned up in a scrapbook of Lou's that we dug up in the archive. (Type: photo | Published: 2014-05-28T17:50:15+0000)
Lou Reed: These two headshots turned up in a scrapbook of Lou's that we dug up in the archive.Comments:
jas pue - RIP Transformer. ❤️
paul ludwig - Lou Reed Charlton 1974
sid little - Miss you. My 10 year old sings Halloween Parade.
catherine marples - The two sides to LOU " ultra clean' ultra rugged " wooooooohoooooo "
mark the-k - P.S.: How great would be a big, fat coffee table book w/ all these kind of things? 'From The Archive... A Rock And Roll Diary"... <3
lauretta ferrauto - missing him so much..
dean cohen - Great pictures of Lou. Miss him every single day!!!
mark förster - Mr. Velvet Underground ;-)
wyatt ben bernstein - Still can't believe he's gone. He lives on through the music.
ninna hoegh - Cool guy- could take a walk on the wild side with u!
veerle de meyer - Still breaking my heart. Loved him since I was about 12
giovana duarte - Tu viu Francesco Settineri
carolyn mccanna - Thank you for posting these photos. He just stood out in all photos taken of him. Keep them coming.
sue taylor - Take a walk on tha wildside
elissa matthews - Jen Matthews Susan Cheryl Kelman-taylor
jose moreno perez - Algunas personas no mueren nunca porque siempre están en nuestros corazones haya donde estés no tienes que preocuparte por andar por caminos peligrosos
samwell jackson - Who needs Jesus? Lou was real! Nothing changed me like Lou Reed
robert clark - He was intense on stage, and his music can still bring tears to my eyes.RIP
richard craik - Members of Lou's fan club in 1974 got a signed copy of the pic on the left - still have mine somewhere!
babs wilkinson - I have these too and a bunch more..from 70s when I worked for him
palayan marion - First pic made me think of Molko.
- "I first met Jimmy Scott through the remarkable songwriter Doc Pomus. I'd heard about him for m (Type: photo | Published: 2014-06-13T20:58:00+0000)
Lou Reed: "I first met Jimmy Scott through the remarkable songwriter Doc Pomus. I'd heard about him for many years. At the gathering after Doc's passing Jimmy sang. He has the voice of an angel and can break your heart. He did that day and many others.I've heard and even sung with Jimmy many times since then. Here is the singer's singer if labels mean any thing. Listening to Jimmy is like having a performing heart. The experience of life and the art of expression sing through Jimmy and make us partners in his incredible passion. I love him and I never want to say goodbye. When the song stops with Jimmy's last note we're back in the world as it was. Not quite so pretty, not quite so passionate. And we can only wait for Jimmy to sing again and take us that little bit higher." Lou was very vocal about championing Jimmy Scott, always quick to name him as one of this favorite singers when the topic arose. If you'd ever listened to Lou's New York Shuffle, there's a good chance you've heard him sing Jimmy's praises. This photo of Jimmy, Lou, Laurie, Antony, David, and Bette still hangs in Lou's apartment, framed. Here are a few video selections to enjoy as we remember Jimmy Scott today. Jimmy sings backup on Power and Glory live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zP6GQ6rYi8 Jimmy's scene from the end of Twin Peaks: http://youtu.be/rIXPG8NR5iI?t=36s Lou on Jimmy (with unfortunate German voice-over translation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mITxSzNRxLE Jimmy's rendition of "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g9FOgh5V2MComments:
Élia tusell - This page makes me think Lou is still alive
thomas charlie pedersen - his Twin Peaks performance is the most wonderdul thing I've ever seen on film
sylvia athena - London 1992 Magic and Loss- Jimmy performed with Lou, Mike Rathke, Rob Wasserman and Michael Blair. We all loved Jimmy. He was so gentle and kind to me during a difficult time. In particular I recall that Jimmy never wanted to say goodbye. One moment he would be there smiling sweetly, then in the next moment he would simply be gone.
bettina der fuchs - Great picture with lovely artists
jo tía - Cool guys! Love you Lou wherever you are
penny harrison novach - A lot of talent in that group!!
matthew rowell - I think I saw him with Lou on stage at Hammersmith in 199?. He sang on magic and loss.
mary nelson - Thank you for introducing me to Jimmy Scott. His voice and artistry are amazing. I will be listening to him for a long time!
elena horowitz-brookes - Jimmy Scott, as stated here, truly "the voice of an angel"
mark the-k - This is stunning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwnBOIH7PkE Guess Lou and Jimmy have a good time above sky now! Can't wait to attend their show.
ramoana stone - another of that time -
wayne loehlein - RIP Jimmy, Lou, Sterling, Nico, and Andy!
andrew james. witchez - I got to see the Jimmy and Lou on Lou's Magic and Loss tour. It was in Hollywood... the same day the Rodney King riots happened
barbra davis - thank you so much - Power and Glory - one of my favorites on the album. "I want all of it....not some of it..."
joann tassetori - now thats a picture what is a picture
ramoana stone - aw bless! I remember when I saw this photo on BowieNet - http://www.davidbowie.com/news/db-writes-few-words-bowienet-24451
spencer zeke depas - Fuck me I really wanted to meet Lou Reed
valerie takacs - He is singing with Lou and the angels. Rest Well Jimmy and Lou!
vincent aiello - Great picture. Great people.
gregory horst - Lou is alive . . . in you.
michael butler - I remember sitting behind Jimmy Scott's wife at a Lou concert in NY. His wife turns to me and hands me her camcorder and asks me to film Jimmy's performance. It was quite an honor. And I remember Lou looking at me from the stage, he must have thought who is this guy with the camera.
- Lou Reed eBay Auction:
Over the past thirty years Lou Reed amassed a large collection of equip (Type: link | Published: 2014-06-17T17:44:36+0000)
Lou Reed: Lou Reed eBay Auction: Over the past thirty years Lou Reed amassed a large collection of equipment in support of his many tours. While all of his most important guitars, amps, and effects will be kept by Sister Ray Enterprises for his archive, there are many pieces of musical gear and road cases that need to be sold. Over the next few weeks these items will be auctioned through eBay. The proceeds will go towards the work that is underway to develop the Lou Reed Archive. Please support this effort by checking our eBay page, http://stores.ebay.com/Lou-Reed-Archive . New items will be posted every few days. A wide variety of items will be available. All of these items were kept at Sister Ray Enterprises and were used by Lou and his band on tour. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of music history. If you live in or around NYC, we'll be listing select items for local pickup before they go up on eBay. You can sign up to receive these listings here: http://goo.gl/KRE2BcComments:
babs wilkinson - Does Sister Ray Enterprises need any other archival material? I worked for Lou in early -mid 70s.
jeffrey hirsch - ...RIP... When Lou passed last year, on my 59th birthday, part of me left as well... You were wonderful, Lou...
matt miller - "You should have two radios. In case one gets broken." - Lou Reed
paul o hosey - I had a mini break down when I heard the news. I was 20 days into fixing up a new apartment for my growing family when I heard that he had passed. Among the open paint cans and drop clothes, I instantly started having a tear filled breakdown. Once I got control of myself I called my big brother, who had introduced my to Lou's music in grade school. He had not heard the news either. This was the saddest day I can remember in recent years.Truly heart broken. In short... this mans music made me want to be a musician when I was a kid and helped me figure out how to play by learning and appreciating his music. The dynamics are unbeatable and the truth and honesty in his music is like no other. I wish I had some money to pick up something from his collection but I do not. Hopefully some of it goes to working musicians who can use it and channel some of what they learned about music from this incredible man. Good luck. And thank you for filling my formidable years with something I could relate to and other things I could only dream about relating to. Love you man. Miss you. Thank you for all the memories. And thank you for all the notes.
alex aleman - We miss you so much Lou
ken payne - Garage sale. I'm more interested in the music vaults. I want to hear more Lou. I hope Laurie is well.
jools holroyd - God. I have to say this makes me depressed. Bring on the vultures :-( I miss Lou so much every day.
jo tía - Louuuuuuu something have changed in me since you have left...
riccardo carrano - made him a sterling silver guitar slide with a N.S.W. police button on the top.and 3 silver plectrums wheh he toured Sydney @ the State Theatre..hope he enjoyed them..
alex valdivia maytorena - Crap that means I will have to
Sell a kidney to be able to afford something from him specially on eBay it's great but then again Lou reed needs a mini museum or maybe if the Jewish museum in NYC can dedicate a gallery for his music and side projects his legacy will be preserve better
bettina der fuchs - :( this is so final.
matt brown - You are always on my mind Lou Reed.
ray mod vizard - You cant Buy STYLE .
But i wouldnt mind a packing case;-)
michael ross - Jenny said when she was just 5 years old... that there's nothing happening at all....
bryan faustino - Eita! Sarah Vinicius Rafael
ryan smith - Josh Oliveri Nick James Rials
riley kmet - Dawn Christ Kmet let's sell the house so we afford one of these
mark the-k - ...that's pretty sad to read that. But as long as you don't give his guitars and amps or any other personal things away - good luck!
holly stephey - http://www.prlog.org/12341746-lou-reed-tribute-on-the-indie-cafe-red-velvet-media-blogtalkradio.html
newsha mostafavi - Just in case you haven't seen it yet 😘 Jill Mushkin
max tsiring - Bïg Müff Rädio
- We thought it'd be cool to share a photograph of one of the more "mythical" artifacts of Lou an (Type: photo | Published: 2014-07-17T18:33:11+0000)
Lou Reed: We thought it'd be cool to share a photograph of one of the more "mythical" artifacts of Lou and the VU. Lou mentioned this in an interview a while back (Q Magazine in 1996, I think), that he'd recently unearthed a demo he had mailed to himself in 1965, the reason for which is known as "the poor man's copyright." In classic Lou style, he had this to say about the discovery: "I'm not going to listen to it. I don't want to hear these things any more." Well, here's what it looks like. And no, we haven't opened it.Comments:
josh watkins - For the love of Lou, open it, rip it, and release it! If you love something, set it free...
gene hall - As a museum collections manager, I have to vote for not opening it. If Lou kept it unopened that long then that is how it should remain (in my opinion) to maintain the integrity of the piece. Its a historical document.
nick mansfield - This is from a time when people didn't live in an 'open it open it' throwaway live forever Internet obsessed low morality loveless greedy selfish iphone induced zombie world. Keep it shut, hide it from the selfish Facebook generation and hope the world returns to better times where people like a young Lou Reed would want to live and be inspired 😎 Peace Out.
dave whitehead - Forward it on to me ...i wont open it either ...i promise ;)
james thomas - That`s the problem, some folks just don`t get the beauty of mystery.
mark fisher - Leave as is
joe pastoor - Can't hurt Lou anymore. The man is dead. Open it.
carl off - Do not open it. Some secrets are better off left unknown. Robert the poor mans copyright is what many musicians and other artists do to prove they made a work at a certain date. By having the postmark on the sealed document, it shows that you wrote and recorded this song at this date-in case someone else comes along and tries to claim rights to your work.
posi lasa aldarondo - openopenopenopen
martin mulcahy - I've never been so torn on my opinion. Preserve it as lou did. Or open to share with the world. What does his wife Laurie think? What if it contains the answer to the meaning of life?! Wait, maybe that IS the answer.
rhona macqueen - Don't open it. Ever. 💙💙💙💙
daniel rivera - keep it underground, v.u,
john wickes - Lou is one of my top three Music icons and I was shocked and gutted when he died.
He'd been an influence on me since I was 14, I'm now 55!!!!!
My immediate reaction was to fly to New York which I did as soon after his death as I could.
I walked the streets he sang about, and to the sites if not the places, of which he sang.
But that still wasn't enough.
Being a musician and song writer I did what Lou would have down and put all of my thoughts and feelings about Lou into a song.
I've written dozens of songs which people tell me are ok and which get radio plays, but for this song I wanted Lou in there with me, so I used the riff for 'Sweet Jane' as the intro' and as the chords behind the melody for the chorus.
At some considerable expense, I then spent three days professionally recording it.
It was done, my tribute to the great man.
Being honest I wrote to Sony, telling them what I'd done. Saying I wasn't expecting to make anything from it, but if I did, I'd happily sign over a share to them. Big mistake!!!!!!
They wanted the recording, the lyrics everything, then I heard nothing for weeks.
I contacted them again and got an e mail back by return saying I couldn't use it, and if I did etc.
I don't believe they even listened to it.
Anyway, have re written intro, and written a brand new chorus.
Also spent another two long days in the Studio recording it again.
Good news is, we're just on the final mix, and I'm then gonna post it everywhere I can think of.
I think it's ok, but it may well not be good enough to do the great man justice.
The important thing is it's got my heart and soul in it and it's the best I can do.
Hopefully it may spur other writers to write better songs about a legend I'm determined we will not forget.
Watch this space over the next two to three weeks!!!!!!!
stewart hurwood - Lou showed me that in the office a couple of years ago!
bryan dott - Don't open it. Lou didn't want it opened.
fabio coralli - It's a very nice thing. Lou Reed it's a continue revelation.. Is the best in every time of life.. also post.m... fantastic record, fantastic artwork.. In this packaging, it's almost a "ready made" (Duchamp). So rare good idea.. And the name of this production, is a second cleverness..
paul towler - Well, if it's opened, the claim to copyright is lost.
jada luanne cavanaugh - Reminds me of the banana .. Peel it ? I say keep the peel on . That is just wonderful !
dennis todd - Even his shit was gold so let's hear it
andrew rose - I use to do the poor man copyright until I realised that no one would ever want to steel the shit I write and record.
brian rayman - Send it to me. I will take good care of it.
- The King of New York meets The Godfather of Soul (Type: photo | Published: 2014-07-24T20:04:34+0000)
Lou Reed: The King of New York meets The Godfather of SoulComments:
juangus dinsmore - Still can't believe the world is Louless.
tom beecher - I could see Lou Reed digging on James Brown (and vice versa). "And the colored girls go ""Doo-doo-doo-doo-doot doo-wahhh...""
stephane villiard - I wanna be black
andré kok - Ledendary people.
jean-baptiste martin - Two legends anyway
don aich - Its so good to keep seeing Lou ,Thank You
fractal arch itect - Can you imagine the drugs bill?:-)
mark the-k - High-class! What a day for Mr.Brown!
john wills - Great picture. Thank you sharing.
rocio adriana lopez - The godfather of punk...
jeff varney - Lou is the king of cool. Always was. Always will be.
tom feldner - two legends, especially Lou , miss him!!! a new york poet, partly lyrics like burroughs meets kerouac...one of a kind...
danno walk - they both are saying ' I feel good '
diogo amatto - ...without whom none would have been possible.
daniel salisbury - Sanja Milidrag what did this conversation sound like?!
giovanni barberio - due grandi musicisti indimenticabili!!!!
catherine boyadjian - Nice pic with 2 monuments
ing yuridia cruz de la rosa - 2 grandes leyendas †
sahil lamichhane - Godfather of punk meats the godfather of soul
ian tunbridge - Listening to Sweet Jane right now, those were the days.
spencer drate - We designed albums for LOU and I saw JAMES perform! <3
- Dick Wagner played guitar in Lou's band alongside Steve Hunter in 1973, appearing on Berlin and (Type: video | Published: 2014-07-30T22:28:55+0000)
Lou Reed: Dick Wagner played guitar in Lou's band alongside Steve Hunter in 1973, appearing on Berlin and Rock and Roll Animal. Dick and Steve formed a formidable guitar duo that many fans considered to be the finest in Lou's history. (No disrespect to Robert Quine who was amazing in his own right.) Dick passed away this morning so we wanted to share a choice clip from the 1973 tour. Here's a recording of Sister Ray from Glasgow on September 24, 1973.Comments:
jo tía - Take care about him Lou, Dick tell Lou how much we miss him.
paul benedict henderson - Lots of love to Dick and Lou from Glasgow, Scotland. Thanks for all the good times.
matthew foster - That's sad. Rock and Roll Animal is the perfect live album !!! Raw and balls out the way it should be. RIP
michael ross - dick wagner and steve hunter... no better 1, 2 guitar combinations in the history of rock...
terry o'connor - He was also instrumental for most of Alice Coopers finest albums, a great guitarist.
sal fernandez - Sweet Jane introduction to
brian jackson - Sweet Jane intro. One of the greatest intro's ever!
nanzi suzie - My life was saved by rock-n-roll. Another one gone.
sugar matsushima - Lou ., Lou ., Lou ., more Loudly ! your sound so religious for me ever
per dyrlund arnoldi - Just came back home from the most wonderful Neil Young concert to find this message on FB................sad sad sad. I grew up with the sound of Dick Wagners guitar..Especially from Rock n roll animal. Truly an artist.
steve coplin - The sweet jane intro on Rock and roll animal..that is some amazing interplay between the two
brian betz - In my mind Dick and Steve did some of the best guitar work that has ever been done .. period...
alfred petrocelli - My son now listens to my copy of Rock and Roll Animal. Sorry to hear of our loss.
matthew morgan gregor kerr - Lou Reed Live & Rock And Roll Animal are 2 of the best live albums ever, and that's due to a combination of great songs & great playing…
jack bergbom - Best intro to any rock song ever... Sweet Jane on Rock and Roll Animal
jl lopez - Just listen to Intro + Sweet Jane on R n R Animal. Best version ever.
My favorite Lou's years with great great sound.
cameron reilly - The launch poster of ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL hangs proudly on my wall. Dick was a legendary guitarist.
philip slater - Great guitarist also played with Alice Cooper.
roberto cortinovis - I listened to Rock 'n' Roll animal for 3 month every single day! Hunter and Wagner were absolutly the best Guitar duo ever!!!😎
conny moranz - Lou Reed einfach genial.
lorraine tom - Saw Berlin concert on DVD, Sweet Jane intro amazing. Rip
- On this day, 40 years ago, Lou played Melbourne, Australia to kick off his first tour of the co (Type: video | Published: 2014-08-15T18:19:58+0000)
Lou Reed: On this day, 40 years ago, Lou played Melbourne, Australia to kick off his first tour of the country. This visit was the basis for one of the greatest and funniest interviews ever, taking place in the press room of Sydney Airport. Enjoy.Comments:
stephen caratzas - One of Lou's greatest performances!
michael doran - So Ray Martin has always been a dickhead.
jason lux - Better than monopoly..!
louise perry - Brilliant .. So funny .. High on life !!
oliver svensson - This is pure brilliance.
dean cohen - I miss Lou Reed!!!!!!!!
jane moler - Another legend .... miss him
franco circolone - His interviews were really great. like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNrPbLLeNUM
grant loaney - I saw Lou at one of the Sydney Hordern Pavillion shows on this tour, he was at his drug fuelled peak but put on an amazing performance. Great to see journalists Ian Leslie and Barry Matheson in the press conference, I think this may have been shot in Sydney not Melbourne
lucy lewis - 'Im high on life'
bobbie smith - There was only one Lou reed, he was great)))
karl mackeeman - It's not too far removed from a Warhol interview..
chris whyatt - I went to the Melbourne gig. Wild. AC/DC supporting.
stefania ricci - ...Yesssssssss!!!!
margaret burridge - I was saw him at Festival Hall & it was fabulous
gillian reingold - I love journalists
devin johnson - Tyler Schilz #swagg#chill#rockstar
corey james bamforth - No fucks given hahaha John McHale
deborah donovan puchalski - Rock music roll animal. One of the best albums ever. Can listen to sweet Jane over and over again.
nico legrand - Hey, babe. Take a walk on the wild side ...
graham mallett - I first saw this along with a couple of songs on GTK, I went to his Adelaide concert 1975. Music Legend forever missed.
- We've started an Instagram account where we'll be posting rare photographs from Lou's collectio (Type: link | Published: 2014-09-06T16:17:11+0000)
Lou Reed: We've started an Instagram account where we'll be posting rare photographs from Lou's collection at Sister Ray Enterprises. Follow @LouReedArchive for regular postings. http://bit.ly/1o84A8VComments:
bonds billy - https://audioboo.fm/boos/2454332-john-cale-on-drone-music-and-working-with-the-velvets
roberta waltzing matilda - Almost an year without Lou...miss him
anthony mccarthy - Dáša Kubíková
ray salazar - Melissa Higareda Mildred Fernandez
quoi hein - Loubna Traoré je suis trop contente
hán solo - Preston this is cool
joe jdeanbebe joe - Your job was to singing for the only one and the last one the god s son this one is dead Like you
mike medhurst - 'Sister Ray' is my favorite rock song of all times
robin richardson - woops... :) well hes a double water... did what he did when he wanted. when else would you do it. whats the point if you dont.. none. go have a red...
christopher cirillo - Charissa Morningstar
stacey angelides - I'm sticking with you
robin richardson - looked to chart, john Cale. bet im right, no need to confirm it. he sometimes annoyed lou. chart tells.
tom whittaker - I said I couldnt hit it sideways
gabriela garcia - Sister ray <333333333
martine janiak - a musical genius
babs wilkinson - I must send you some too
victor rolando gonzalez sanchez - te extrañamos maestro
jeremy grainger - Except then Instagram will own all the rights!!!!
anne kerr - You handsome scary little elf.
ali mast - Miss him so much. Thanks!!!
sal fernandez - Keeping him alive and well !!
- Archive update:
We found Lou's copy of the VU & Nico LP the other day. He hadn't peeled the sti (Type: photo | Published: 2014-04-07T16:15:00+0000)
Lou Reed: Archive update: We found Lou's copy of the VU & Nico LP the other day. He hadn't peeled the sticker.Comments:
jim cundiff - One of the most important albums of my life.
oscar vomit - Epic! RIP Lou Reed
mia buonaguro - This has made me emotional
danro james - And in some ways.... We will never peel his sticker....
mariano rosental - Lou Lou, forever Lou
alessandro rossi - Andrea Gasperoni fai il tuo gioco.
terence boland - R.I.P Lou Legend!.../
philip dahl - I want to know the story behind that corner stain.
john greve - That's gotta be worth soooooo much money.
marti auner - Miss you, Lou. Everyday.
sam peeters - Thibaut Jageneau
yoram rougoor - Sidney Bakker Esmea van der Haar
ronald augustine - Love this record!
michael duvic - Still can't believe he's left us.
lilly milly - Habe ich! Original!
mike hook - One of the very best.... RIP LOU REED....
martha lorraine - Yo lo quiero así :(
michael d. shulman - I'm sure he had a few copies.
tony braune - R.I.P. Lou Reed_we miss you_
aaron lai - Like*1000000000000000000…………
emilce arbo - que suerte ,encontrar algo de andy warhol .yo personalmente desearia encontrar algo de Lou Reed
- From the archive:
Any idea who drew this?
We came across this illustration in a box without any (Type: photo | Published: 2014-03-10T16:21:52+0000)
Lou Reed: From the archive: Any idea who drew this? We came across this illustration in a box without anything to identify where or whom it came from. Anyone out there know who the artist is?Comments:
levi edwards - I am... Funny none of you like it, Lou told me himself it was one of his favorites, BECAUSE it looked like Joe Camel.
jim murdie - It's horrible, makes him look like Joe Camel.
rob guthrie - It's a nice caricature, and it's actually a very good one regardless of what these two "critics" think. I have shared it on the International Society of Caricature Artists private page to see if I can track down the artist for you. Thousands of my colleagues live there...
rosario spatola - This is what Lou Reed would look like if he was guest on The Flintstones. Imagine that, Lou Reed running through I Love You, Suzanne on that show--the picture screams New Sensations to me.
wolf juelicher - maybe its after he is waiting for is men,with 26 dollars in his hand...
michael verità - I don't know but it's fucking awful.
michael john simpson - Almost looks like Al Hirschfeld
tony o'leary - When was Lou in 'Planet Of The Apes'??? ;)
michael erickson - Horrible? I think it is wonderful. So what if it reminds you of Joe Camel - Lou wasn't exactly the cleanest cat in the music business.
jamie shires - That's not lou.its an insult..
sebastian reiche - it looked`s like joe camel?
rob guthrie - Eric Palma drew that. Told ya, I have "connections" lol
pierpaolo bannera fragale - Mitico Lou sarà sempre un mio rimpianto non essere stato a un tuo concerto
valerie ward - Andy Warhol? I miss Lou
chris shelsky - It was drawn by hirshfield
duane lebourdais - it's from rolling stone... don;t know the artist
brant withers - It looks a little like Robert Risko's work, but doesn't seem to be up to his typical level of quality.
alan darroch - Looks like a young Mo Szyslak.. 😎
lawrence stallard - Hirschfeldt. Deffo.
time traveller - i do not particularely like this one. there are better carricatures of lou. this one comes along like a bus or a train. lou, to me. was a roadster. ;)
bachixtli augusti cesario varela coyotl - Hahahahahahaha he looks like Moe ! hahahahaha