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Street Hassle (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 10)

Feeling confident with his new record contract Lou Reed decided to start experimenting in the studio. Not with his songs, but with the actual recording. His second album for his new label, Arista, was a binaural recording. This is a … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll Heart (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 9)

After the debacle regarding Metal Machine Music and fulfilling his contract, Lou Reed got a new contract at a different label. Switching from RCA to Arista (both now under the ownership of Sony acting as the same label) Lou Reed … Continue reading

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Coney Island Baby (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 8)

After giving the proverbial “middle finger” to critics, the record label, and to a certain extent, fans, Lour Reed went back to work making his next record. Coney Island Baby was released in the early part 1976 and is a … Continue reading

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Metal Machine Music (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 7)

This is a gloriously difficult album to listen to. And part of what I like about it is that it is intentionally designed to be difficult. I can’t even post one of the tracks here as an example of what … Continue reading

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Sally Can’t Dance (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 6)

Lou Reed’s 4th solo studio album built on the success of Transformer, his second album, as well as his first solo live album. Sally Can’t Dance sees the same storytelling narratives getting a more rocking arrangement, with plenty of “punch” … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Rock And Roll Animal (Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 5)

And we come to one of the biggest disappointments in the box set. I know Lou Reed The RCA & Arista Album Collection is meant to recreate the albums as issued, so we aren’t getting the bonus tracks on the … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Berlin (Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 4)

Lou Reed’s third solo album saw a change – it was recorded in New York City as opposed to London, where his first two solo albums were recorded. Did this change the substance of the record? No. Berlin (the album) … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Transformer – Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 3

This is the album Lou Reed would try to live down for many years, most of his career even. I had heard this album years ago but did not have my own copy until I picked up the RCA & … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Lou Reed (Self Titled) Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 2

It took a few songs to figure it out. Something was off. The problem wasn’t consistent, but it kept popping up. Not having heard the self-titled debut album by Lou Reed in, like, well, ever, I was certainly eager to … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Lou Reed RCA & Arista Album Collection Box Set (Lou Reed Part 1 – Artist Of The Year Intro)

I saw Lou Reed perform in 2002 at the Bumbershoot festival. He was getting ready to release The Raven, an album consisting of material inspired by or with lyrics taken from the works of Edgar Alan Poe. There were some … Continue reading

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