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Lou Reed – Kill Your Sons

Well, I have to give a nod to Lou Reed, who kicked the bucket last Sunday at the age of 71, thus beating all the bookmakers (here). Lou was a rather complex and somewhat damaged person. Not least because when … Continue reading

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Kevin Ayers – RIP

I would guess that most people haven’t heard of Kevin Ayers, who has recently died, aged 68. Ayers spent most of his adult life battling addiction problems, whilst making some of the most innovative and influential pop music of the … Continue reading

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Songs for Drella

Earlier in the week I made a post about the Velvet Underground’s second album White Light/White Heat (see here). John Cale left the Velvet Underground after making this album. John Cale and Lou Reed always had a difficult working relationship … Continue reading

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The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat

I’m too young to have seen an original Velvet Underground performance. However, throughout the 70s and 80s I saw a number of solo performances by Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico. Nico was the most surreal. It was the mid … Continue reading

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