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Mistrial (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 17)

Lou Reed seems a bit upset in the opening and title track for his 1986 album Mistrial. It almost seems a reaction to the mediocre reception his albums have been getting. he has his two guitars, bass and drums formula … Continue reading

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New Sensations (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 16)

Opening with “I Love You Suzanne” the album New Sansations is one of Lou Reed’s more underrated offerings. A very upbeat number sets the tone for what is probably one of the most uncharacteristic albums in Lou Reed’s catalog. “I … Continue reading

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Legendary Hearts (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 15)

There are a lot of shorter songs on Legendary Hearts. Of the eleven songs, only one clocks in at over 6 minutes, with four under 3 minutes and six between 3 and 4 minutes in length. Did returning to his … Continue reading

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The Blue Mask (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 14)

The Blue Mask was released in 1982, and opens with “My House” a typical Lou Reed story song told in the first person. It is difficult to tell just how autobiographical this song is, but by name checking his then-wife … Continue reading

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Growing Up In Public (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 13)

Musically this album starts out… upbeat? What is this? Growing Up In Public was Lou Reed’s album written, recorded and released at the dawn of the Reagan era. 1980 saw a cultural shift, and Lou Reed was shifting as well. … Continue reading

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The Bells (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 12)

After the success of Street Hassle, Lou Reed went back to the studio and found himself in a collaborative mood. The opening number “Stupid Man” was co-written with Nils Lofgren, who would a few years later join the E Street … Continue reading

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Live: Take No Prisoners (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 11)

The concert kicks off with a strong rendition of “Sweet Jane” originally performed by Reed’s previous outfit The Velvet underground before he embarked on his solo career. What makes this version interesting to hear is how it varies in its … Continue reading

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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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