LOU REED 1942-2013

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    LOU REED 1942-2013

    One of the greats...without the Velvet Underground and his music and poetry rock and roll would not have been what it became through his many fans and disciples...a true punk/rock legend

    Rest In Peace Lou

     

     

    legend

     
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    Patriots board....

     
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    One of the greats...without the Velvet Underground and his music and poetry rock and roll would not have been what it became through his many fans and disciples...a true punk/rock legend

    Rest In Peace Lou

     

     

    legend

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    so are the giants and Eli taking a walk on the wild side. 2-6 baby

     
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    A true legend indeed - unlike the Giants you troll for.

     
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    One of the greats...without the Velvet Underground and his music and poetry rock and roll would not have been what it became through his many fans and disciples...a true punk/rock legend

    Rest In Peace Lou

     

     

    legend

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    Lou and the Velvets were a voice that said: loneliness and desperation were normal and ok to feel and express. I am thankful for that.

     

     
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    Loved the Velvets and Lou very much. R.I.P.

     
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    True story: In the 90s I worked with an older guy close to retirement.  Great guy.  Anyway, his first job out of college was with a big NYC bank in the early 1960s. The first assignment he was given was to basically babysit the bank president's 19 year old son because the kid was a little out of control and the prez was worried he'd get into worse trouuble than he'd already been in and it would reflect poorly on the prez. 

    So you probably know where this is going...the kid was Lou Reed, and there was some pretty crazy stories about the year or so he had to keep him out of trouble. He wasn't completely successful in his assignment. 

     
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    Had the privilege several times...some shows I remember...some I don't. Velvet Underground was as cutting edge as it gets.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrMLt9bMd_I

     
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    Boston was probably the Velvet Underground's favorite city to play in. They were rock stars in town. Much more popular in Boston than in New York after they left Warhol. The Velvet Underground's DNA is all over alternative rock in general but in Boston even more so. The Modern Lovers and the Cars would be unthinkable without Lou Reed. 

     
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    Just another overrated and untalented rock and roller. Jazz is where it's at my patriots brethren

     
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    True story: In the 90s I worked with an older guy close to retirement.  Great guy.  Anyway, his first job out of college was with a big NYC bank in the early 1960s. The first assignment he was given was to basically babysit the bank president's 19 year old son because the kid was a little out of control and the prez was worried he'd get into worse trouuble than he'd already been in and it would reflect poorly on the prez. 

    So you probably know where this is going...the kid was Lou Reed, and there was some pretty crazy stories about the year or so he had to keep him out of trouble. He wasn't completely successful in his assignment. 

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    cool story Muz...yeah I can imagine trying to keep a young Lou Reed out of trouble! Lou probably got him in trouble haha. Good story thx for sharing

     
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    One of the greats...without the Velvet Underground and his music and poetry rock and roll would not have been what it became through his many fans and disciples...a true punk/rock legend

    Rest In Peace Lou

     

     

    legend

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    so are the giants and Eli taking a walk on the wild side. 2-6 baby

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    pretty funny anom

     
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    One of the greats...without the Velvet Underground and his music and poetry rock and roll would not have been what it became through his many fans and disciples...a true punk/rock legend

    Rest In Peace Lou

     

     

    legend

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    Lou and the Velvets were a voice that said: loneliness and desperation were normal and ok to feel and express. I am thankful for that.

     

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    very well said

     
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    True story: In the 90s I worked with an older guy close to retirement.  Great guy.  Anyway, his first job out of college was with a big NYC bank in the early 1960s. The first assignment he was given was to basically babysit the bank president's 19 year old son because the kid was a little out of control and the prez was worried he'd get into worse trouuble than he'd already been in and it would reflect poorly on the prez. 

    So you probably know where this is going...the kid was Lou Reed, and there was some pretty crazy stories about the year or so he had to keep him out of trouble. He wasn't completely successful in his assignment. 

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    Cool story.  Not a huge fan of the material, but I can respect the impact and career in music.   Rip lou.

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    agree...a fan or nit his influence and originality deserve respect

     
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    Just another overrated and untalented rock and roller. Jazz is where it's at my patriots brethren

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    jazz=overblown meandering noise played by snobs

     
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    "Sunday  Morning" 

     

    Dude died on Sunday.

     

    RIP

     
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    I guess that I just don't know...

     
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    Saw him and the VU live way back in the day. Gotta be old to say that.

     
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    True story: In the 90s I worked with an older guy close to retirement.  Great guy.  Anyway, his first job out of college was with a big NYC bank in the early 1960s. The first assignment he was given was to basically babysit the bank president's 19 year old son because the kid was a little out of control and the prez was worried he'd get into worse trouuble than he'd already been in and it would reflect poorly on the prez. 

    So you probably know where this is going...the kid was Lou Reed, and there was some pretty crazy stories about the year or so he had to keep him out of trouble. He wasn't completely successful in his assignment. 

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    Cool story Muz thx for sharing. RIP on the Dirty Boulevard.

     
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    Saw him and the VU live way back in the day. Gotta be old to say that.

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    that's awesome babe

     
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    my buddy left his Rock & Roll Animal cassette at my house when we were in 6th grade ('79) I remember looking at the cover and thinking "what the heck is this." I didn't let him know I had it till senior year in HS. Even with just 5 songs its one of the greatest live albums ever!

     
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    Boston was probably the Velvet Underground's favorite city to play in. They were rock stars in town. Much more popular in Boston than in New York after they left Warhol. The Velvet Underground's DNA is all over alternative rock in general but in Boston even more so. The Modern Lovers and the Cars would be unthinkable without Lou Reed. 

     



    I was active in the music scene in Boston and lived with Jonathan Richman of the Modern Lovers at 80 Green Street in Cambridge. Jonathan met Lou in 67/68 after a gig on Landsdowne Street. Jonathan told Lou he loved how the guitars sounded like drums and Lou knew right away that Jonathan had a strange perspective on music. Lou invited Jonathan to NYC to spend time with the Warhol crowd. Jonathan got there and decided the decadence was not for him. Jonathan formed the Modern Lovers just after this almost as counter-move to the depressing lyrics and lifestyle of the Velvets. Another of my friends, Willy Alexander replaced Lou in the band when Lou left the band in 70/71. Willy is still active in Boston. Myself, I wrote a few songs, managed a band, got in lots of trouble and eventually found my way out depression and finished my education and became a Psychologist and Art Writer. I met Lou once but I never really connected with him. 

     

     

     
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    Boston was probably the Velvet Underground's favorite city to play in. They were rock stars in town. Much more popular in Boston than in New York after they left Warhol. The Velvet Underground's DNA is all over alternative rock in general but in Boston even more so. The Modern Lovers and the Cars would be unthinkable without Lou Reed. 

     



    I was active in the music scene in Boston and lived with Jonathan Richman of the Modern Lovers at 80 Green Street in Cambridge. Jonathan met Lou in 67/68 after a gig on Landsdowne Street. Jonathan told Lou he loved how the guitars sounded like drums and Lou knew right away that Jonathan had a strange perspective on music. Lou invited Jonathan to NYC to spend time with the Warhol crowd. Jonathan got there and decided the decadence was not for him. Jonathan formed the Modern Lovers just after this. Another of my friends, Willy Alexander replaced Lou in the band when Lou left the band in 70/71. Willy is still active in Boston. Myself, I wrote a few songs, managed a band, got in lots of trouble and eventually found my out depression and finished my education and became a Psychologist and Art Writer. I met Lou once but I never really connected with him. 

     

     

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    Very interesting, thanks for posting!

     
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    Boston was probably the Velvet Underground's favorite city to play in. They were rock stars in town. Much more popular in Boston than in New York after they left Warhol. The Velvet Underground's DNA is all over alternative rock in general but in Boston even more so. The Modern Lovers and the Cars would be unthinkable without Lou Reed. 

     



    I was active in the music scene in Boston and lived with Jonathan Richman of the Modern Lovers at 80 Green Street in Cambridge. Jonathan met Lou in 67/68 after a gig on Landsdowne Street. Jonathan told Lou he loved how the guitars sounded like drums and Lou knew right away that Jonathan had a strange perspective on music. Lou invited Jonathan to NYC to spend time with the Warhol crowd. Jonathan got there and decided the decadence was not for him. Jonathan formed the Modern Lovers just after this almost as counter-move to the depressing lyrics and lifestyle of the Velvets. Another of my friends, Willy Alexander replaced Lou in the band when Lou left the band in 70/71. Willy is still active in Boston. Myself, I wrote a few songs, managed a band, got in lots of trouble and eventually found my way out depression and finished my education and became a Psychologist and Art Writer. I met Lou once but I never really connected with him. 

     

     

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    The Modern Lovers album with Pablo Picasso and Roadrunner (with Jerry Harrison and the drummer of the Cars) is probably the best album ever created by a Boston based group, even though they were apparently just demos. I actually saw a copy of the VU Squeeze album for the first time in my life a few weeks ago. I've never heard it and I wonder if it is bad as legend says.

     
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    actually "Lewis Reed" 1942-2013, but seems he prefered "Lou"

     

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