Lou Reed

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Lou Reed, Lewis Allan Reed, The Velvet Underground. Lou Reed (Lou Reed, the full name – Lewis Allan Reed, English. Lewis Allan Reed, at birth – Rabinowitz, March 2, 1942, Brooklyn, New York – October 27, 2013) – American rock musician, poet, singer and guitarist, songwriter, one of the founders and the leader of the rock band The Velvet Underground. Lou Reed Chiaki Nozu/WireImage Lou Reed Chiaki Nozu / WireImage He was born in a typical middle-class family March 2nd, 1943 in New York. Pasha & the Prophets, Eldorados Shades & the Jades). As a teenager, he gave the obligatory tribute to the rebellion in various garage bands (Pasha & the Prophets, Eldorados and Shades & the Jades). Later, he entered the University of Syracuse, went out, tried to force a journalist, actor and musician. Record companies his creations because of their unusual given the heave-ho, so that Reed had to write the usual love songs. Velvet Underground He was the leader of Velvet Underground until their depressing disintegration in 1969 when Maureen Tucker has decided to have a baby, and Sterling Morrison mainly interested in studying at university. Velvets The primary lyricist of the ensemble, a mixture of journalistic brevity and ambiguities Reed wrote penetrated sadomasochism songs that his fellow Velvets packed into sound orgies. “Cream) Heroin). “Chuck Berry 70s”(Cream) with a touch of Dylan’s emphasis performed folk ballads, the main themes that were narcotic experiences, sexual adventures, dive into the depths of the mind – it was all mixed up in the existential desire for revelation at the time of death (Heroin ). Waiting for the Man), Venus in Furs), Not choosing a particular expression, he described the New York prostitutes (Waiting for the Man), sadomasochistic fun (Venus in Furs), and other neuroses edged urban dweller deafening rhythm of rock ‘n’ roll. Velvets For five years in the history of the Velvets drugs he never was involved. Good character could not boast, it was quite intolerant of human weakness, was absurd and phlegmatic man in one person – him few could get along. One morning just said bassist Doug Yulu that leaves the band, and at age 28 went to the home to Freeport. For a whole year he withdrew from the music business. RCA For a while he worked in his father’s accounting firm on Long Island before the company RCA offered him a solo contract. In their plans, Reid did not want to have anything to do with any one group. As American failures were too fresh in his memory, along with a new manager Dennis Katz Reid in December 1971, went to London, where the recording of their debut album (1) scored more than a strange conglomeration of musicians including, among others, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe Brian Odger and Clem Cattin. Velvets, RCA. This album found the lack of artistic and author’s self-confidence had cold perfection and sold much better than disks Velvets, but worse than hoped Reed and RCA. Then Reed made friends with Bowie, a fan of his – it even came to a joint concert performances in the”Royal Albert Hall”. The firm won back print close relationship between the two musicians – it carried profit Bowie, who received an aura almost of academic and Reed put down roots in London. Rolling Stone). Under the influence of his friend Lou chose the image of a “feminized Frankenstein”(Rolling Stone). Rocklexikon), Some have argued that”Lou Reed entirely squeezed himself into the role of Founder ersatz decadence as a creative person and quickly began to decay”(Rocklexikon), he lost horizons of thought and began to imitate Bowie, to some extent their own disciple. Later, Reid said to reporters:”I imitate above all himself and, perhaps, better than anyone, and if this matter can bring money, then why not make it better than any other. I have created a Lou Reed. Now I do not I have nothing to do with this guy, but I can play it well. It’s really good. “Indeed, from that moment Reid obviously parodied himself and can say that what he did most of his musical career. Album (2), as completed, like its predecessor, has been much more marked by the stamp of originality Reed. Musicians accompany Bowie knew exactly what to play. Thunderwall The result of effort Reed, Mick Ronson, Klaus Wurm and female duo Thunderwall became one of the best albums of the musician, were among the classics of rock. Walk on the Wild Side – Interest to drive increased production of single Walk on the Wild Side – memories of the times of the singer’s collaboration with Andy Warhol. RCA A friendly idyll with Bowie ended as quickly as it began, and the firm RCA lead to paranoid Reed suggested that producer Bob Ezrin, who made the success of albums Alice Cooper. Reid agreed Ezrin and explained that their next drives it presents itself as a collection of richly arranged songs for a more adult audience. I wanted to write a concept album built of small independent histories that together form an image split in half consciousness. Prone to gigantism and grandiosity Ezrin set to work and gathered in the studio is extremely motley team – there were violinists and duhachi, and so forth. Album (3) was released in July 1973, on the inertia of Fame Reed hit the lists and made as”Sergeant Pepper ’70s”excellent reviews – but later understand that to what observers smashed it to smithereens. Disco attributed the lack of conceptual, tediousness and boredom. And in all we had a fair share of the truth. “Berlin”was generally drive two completely different people – directly, prone to laconic newspaper pereuslozhnennogo Reed and Ezrin follower Phil Spector. Shock rock 60s is simply not combined with pompous and rich sound of the next decade. Lyrics full of rough charm of Chandler, appeared buried under the sound of a 64-member orchestra and the stereo effect. But when the dust settled, eventually the critics agreed that this album was the most meaningful work of Reid’s analysis of sadomasochism and self-destruction. Lou returned to New York for a long time abstained from visits to the recording studio. It took time to heal the blows to the ego. The best means of touring performances have appeared along with former members of the escort Alice Cooper. world tour’s popularity not only to keep Reed from falling, but raised it to new heights. Guitarists Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter gave repertoire Lu arrogance, almost heavy metal sound, and covered in black leather singer, drives the audience at his concerts in the stopper, the present work has overtaken rock for a good five years! Attempts to tighten Katz Reed studio to no avail – had neither the time nor the inclination musician. BS&T, Solution found Dennis brother Steve, once the founder of BS & T, which offered to release a live album (4), and he became his producer. The basis was taken Reed sensational performance November 21, 1973 at the New York Academy of Howard Stane. Billboard The material had been in the studio a very short time and after a month and a half on the shelves appeared”live”drive, which lasted 27 weeks in the Billboard top lines and became the most successful commercial musician achievement. However, contractual obligations demanded the release of the album this year. Ride Sally Ride Not had time to relax Lou fumbled on creative susekam, quickly finished writing the songs (Ride Sally Ride was born in the studio), and in the same breath recorded an album (5). He was in the top ten list and stayed there 14 weeks. Reid was completely disoriented – the less he tried, successfully provided the LP. Finally, Reed took the need to respond to children’s letters-fans, which in principle could not understand what was sung in his songs! And on the crest of success the company released the second part of the concert at the Academy Stane, now on the album (6). As before Reid he was depressed by failure, so now he could not bear the well-fed times. He disliked to speak at press conferences, he was cynical and venomous, trying to offend everyone, and no one was offended. But in the recording studio he went voluntarily, without a producer, and other musicians. Metal Machine Music A-1, A-2 They created four songs: Metal Machine Music A-1, A-2, etc. Each lasted exactly 16’01”, and only the last one ended howling violin that sounded until he turned off the playing device. But it could find very few, the time to listen LP until the end. There were no songs, only anarchy noise. Especially good character “music”passed quadraphonic version: back channel sounds the same as on the front, but spelled backwards. The company released the material counterpart (7), and in Europe did not even publish. Rolling Stone Rolling Stone reacted to it as an”artistic suicide”; Stores refused to take an album or returned his drawers. As it moved Reid, said that the disc was recorded as an excuse to break off relations with the manager, nobody knows. But his relationship with the company really badly strained, and she demanded that Lou guarantee that there will be no more than “metal music”. But only two years later it became clear that this work was the first example of a new genre of “industrial music”. But Reid went back to the studio to write “a new Sally.” But this time it did not go so easily. Usually open to ideas and suggestions from the outside, Reed is now all met with hostility. Steve Katz did not persist in its position and limited work on the music softening narcotic recitative Reed. The latter, who began taking drugs at the time of his first meeting with Bowie, they really are not involved. Although it is for this reason too, on the album (8) Reed is not in the best shape, the disc can not be called a failure. The sound changed to a more stencil rock instrumental with his usual packaging; texts become less cynical. RCA Yet observers considered the album”Lou Reed caricature drawn by Lou Reed,”and the company RCA tried to get rid of the musicians. Arista Reid signed a seven-year contract with the newly formed company Arista and in the coming years has recorded five albums of smooth and decent level of quality. Even though producers in these records is obviously taking on a lot of superfluous and songs lacked the roughness initial pores, they were still marked by the talent and originality in the contrast of gold and mud, serenity and sores, and now and then told the people coming against the passage of time and the most formative of his: I do not like and do not like opera, ballet, And the films of the French New Wave I do not care, I keep yourself an idiot, because it lacks cunning, And deep in themselves bear Rock ‘n’ Roller-heart. Rock’n’Roll Heart Rock’n’Roll Heart Except for the first disk in this series (9), which, together with Patti Smith albums inspired by the British punk, they were some untroubled. Lu calmed down and left the frankness and naturalism of his numerous imitators. Arista Ariola. With Arista resigned early in 1981, taking advantage of the West German company reselling concern Ariola. RCA. Again he returned to RCA. Albums (14) – (18) were even quieter, indicating for Reed paradox – the more polarized society than aggressive became life and exacerbate environmental problems, the colder and indifferent proved his songs with a mixture of clear serenity and irony that they simply were is no longer discern. Perhaps this attitude was defined and relatively stable family life – in 1979 he married the singer Lou Reed Sylvia. Anchorite He lived in a mansion on a hillside, only occasionally leaving out on tour and recording advertising Commerce and disks, which bought only loyal fans. Sun City. However, he took part in the actions of”Amnesty International”and the famous version of the song Sun City. And just at sunset the 80s, with the revival of interest in folknikam, showed a new shot in the locker Reed. If you have only recently before the press conference, the company warned,”Mr Reid will not answer political questions!”, Then after the publication of the disc (19), he said to journalists that the song would like to express my concern about the political, environmental and social problems of modern postreyganovskoy America. Music and sound remained the same as before, the text is a micro-history, often told in the first person of the beloved and hated New York. Change only the measurement. Marijuana from distant 60s now seemed child’s play compared to the crack, as well as gonorrhea compared with AIDS. Life is ripe for fantasy Reed – and therefore the album abroad 80/90’s were more shock and burning than their predecessors. LP (21), perhaps the most completed work of the singer, joined all his dignity. Dvuhgitarnym kind of sound with a minimum of tunes he resembles a disk (14), although a case of its contents closer to the predecessor (20), in which Reid with John Cale raised the image of Andy Warhol. The”Magic” memories Reed apply to other people – the legendary writer Doc Pomusa, friend of Rita and others. Still, Lou Reed, according to one of the rock encyclopedias – the genius, but agree with this thesis only a few, and many perechat, from foolishness or stupidity. The history of the genre as a whole is inseparable from his name. Reid joined in one inimitable brilliance rocker and a lot of intelligence. The same intelligence, and calculate how much posturing. – Nicholas Mefodevich Slyn’ko 27 October 27th, 2013 Lou Reed died, likely from complications after he underwent in April 2013, liver transplants. Audio (to reference)
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