Friday, January 26, 2018

Lou Reed on Tosh Talks




Lou Reed is a huge subject matter that one can't or shouldn't put in one package.  He represents not only himself but an entire pop culture of his lifetime.  The Velvet Underground was the flip and darker side of The Beatles and the Summer of Love.  Like many, The Velvet Underground and Nico (with the Andy Warhol cover) was my gateway to an adult version of rock n' roll.

Anthony DeCurtis' biography of Lou Reed is a fun and informative read on this iconic figure. More important, "Lou Reed: A Life" introduced or reminded me of Lou's later work.  For instance the album he did with Metallica, "Lulu."  A masterpiece that is just as great as "Berlin," "Transformer," and "Street Hassle."  David Bowie commented to Laurie Anderson that he felt "Lulu" will be considered to be a masterpiece in the future, and in fact, is his best album/work.  I agree. Painting in the background is a portrait of The Velvet Underground and Nico by Lun*na Menoh - Tosh Berman, Tosh Talks.
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