I've always been a fan of eclectic radio, such as FM radio in the past when you could hear stations play widely divergent music, ranging from rock to country to jazz to operaLou Reed gets satellite radio show May 16, 2008
The trade-off is you have a lot available to you and it sounds bad. People have got to demand a higher standardReed expresses disdain for technology Mar 14, 2008
If DaVinci wanted to change the Mona Lisa he should be able toRock News Two: The week in pop Mar 22, 2003
That was one of the tapes rescued from the obscurity of the anti-binaural (an archaic 360 degree sound recording system). We were able to put it back to where it's supposed to be. It sounds as though you're in a club surrounded by the audience with the band in front of you, and people tinkling and yelling in back of you and chairs scraping. Its definitely excitingRock News Two: The week in pop Mar 22, 2003
If DaVinci wanted to change the Mona Lisa he should be able toRock News: Music's high and low notes Mar 21, 2003
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born on March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his successful solo career, which spans several decades and crosses multiple genres. The Velvet Underground gained little mainstream attention during their career, but became one of the most influential bands of their era. As the Velvet Underground's main songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including a variety of sexual topics and drug culture.
After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1971. He had a hit the following year with "Walk on the Wild Side", although for more than a decade he evaded the mainstream commercial success its chart status offered him. Reed's work as a solo artist has frustrated critics wishing for a return of the Velvet Underground. The most notable example is 1975's infamous double album of recorded feedback loops, Metal Machine Music, upon which Reed later commented: "No one is supposed to be able to do a thing like that and survive." He is also responsible for the name and popularization of ostrich tuning.
By the late 1980s, however, he had gained recognition by the music community as an elder statesman of rock.