History Music / LaurieAnderson

23rd May '18 3:10:14 PM TheSaddleman
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'''Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson''' (born June 5, 1947 in Glen Ellyn, IL) is an American musician, performance artist and composer who is well known for her work in different fields of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible the avant-garde]] for some 40 years. She was originally trained as a sculptor and began doing performances in the 1960s and throughout the 1970s. While, understandably, not a "pop" artist, she is best known for her 1981 single, "O Superman," which hit Number 2 on the UK charts.

She was married to Music/LouReed until his passing on October 27, 2013.

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'''Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson''' (born June 5, 1947 in Glen Ellyn, IL) is an American musician, performance artist and composer who is has been well known for her work in different fields of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible the avant-garde]] for some 40 years.since the early 1970s. She was originally trained as a sculptor and began doing performances in the 1960s and throughout the 1970s. While, understandably, not a "pop" artist, she is best known for her 1981 single, "O Superman," which hit Number 2 on the UK charts.

She After dating him for 16 years, she was married to Music/LouReed from 2008 until his passing on October 27, 2013.



A couple things to note: her most well-known album, 1983's ''United States Live'', was a truncated version of her prominent performance art show recorded over two nights in Brooklyn; it contains the live (pre-single) version of "O Superman" and runs for nearly ''four-and-a-half hours''. She's also made several shorts, as well as two feature films. First was a concert film called ''Home of the Brave'' in 1986. This was followed nearly 30 years later by the critically-acclaimed ''Heart of a Dog'' in 2015, a collage-like rumination on life, loss, and modern American surveillance shown mostly through the experiences of her beloved late rat terrier, Lolabelle. (The latter is available from Creator/TheCriterionCollection, spine #846.)

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A couple things to note: one of her most well-known album, albums, 1983's ''United States Live'', was a truncated version of her prominent performance art show recorded over two nights in Brooklyn; it contains the live (pre-single) version of "O Superman" and runs for nearly ''four-and-a-half hours''. She's also made several shorts, as well as two feature films. First was a concert film called ''Home of the Brave'' in 1986. This was followed nearly 30 years later by the critically-acclaimed ''Heart of a Dog'' in 2015, a collage-like rumination on life, loss, and modern American surveillance shown mostly through the experiences of her beloved late rat terrier, Lolabelle. (The latter is available from Creator/TheCriterionCollection, spine #846.)



* TheCameo: She appeared on "This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" on Music/PeterGabriel's ''Music/{{So}}'', which hit Number 2 on the ''Billboard'' Top 200 albums chart, making it her highest ever appearance on an American chart.

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* TheCameo: She appeared on "This is the Picture (Excellent Birds)" on Music/PeterGabriel's ''Music/{{So}}'', which hit Number 2 on the ''Billboard'' Top 200 albums chart, making it her highest ever appearance on an American chart. (Gabriel performed on a version of the song that appeared on Anderson's album, ''Mister Heartbreak'', released two years before ''So''.)



* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old Person]]: Entered this mode in her 60s and remains there as she enters her 70s.



* GreatestHitsAlbum: While making allowances in terms of the word ''hits'', ''Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology''.

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: While making allowances in terms of the word ''hits'', ''hits'' given she only has a couple of actual chart hit singles to her name, ''Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology''.



* PerformanceArtist: The RealLife straight female version, as, along with her music, she has presented various installations. Her concerts incorporate films and dances along with the music.

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* PerformanceArtist: The RealLife straight female version, as, along with her music, she has presented various installations. Her concerts incorporate films and dances along with the music. One of her earliest performances, ''Automobile'', was a symphony performed on vehicle horns, and she first came to the public's attention by way of performances she'd give in which she'd play violin while wearing ice skates and standing on a block of ice; when the ice melted away, the performance ended.



* SillyLoveSongs: "Baby Doll", which hit Number 7 on the ''Billboard'' Modern Rock Charts, the highest she's ever hit on her own on an American chart.

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* SillyLoveSongs: "Baby Doll", which hit Number 7 on the ''Billboard'' Modern Rock Charts, the highest she's ever hit on her own on an American chart. It's also one of the most mainstream songs in her canon.



* SpokenWordInMusic: All the time.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: All the time. Although she sang occasionally, it wasn't until her 1989 album ''Strange Angels'' - the recording of which was reportedly delayed so that she could take proper singing lessons - that singing became a regular part of her performances. In recent years, however, she has tended to focus on spoken word more.
14th May '18 10:58:55 PM WAYFan
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A couple things to note: her most well-known album, 1983's ''United States Live'', was a truncated version of her prominent performance art show recorded over two nights in Brooklyn; it contains the live (pre-single) version of "O Superman" and runs for nearly ''four-and-a-half hours''. She's also made several shorts, as well as two feature films, first a concert film called ''Home of the Brave'' in 1986, followed nearly 30 years later by ''Heart of a Dog'' in 2015, a collage-like rumination on life through the experiences of her late dog, Lolabelle. (It's available from Creator/TheCriterionCollection, spine #846.)

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A couple things to note: her most well-known album, 1983's ''United States Live'', was a truncated version of her prominent performance art show recorded over two nights in Brooklyn; it contains the live (pre-single) version of "O Superman" and runs for nearly ''four-and-a-half hours''. She's also made several shorts, as well as two feature films, first films. First was a concert film called ''Home of the Brave'' in 1986, 1986. This was followed nearly 30 years later by the critically-acclaimed ''Heart of a Dog'' in 2015, a collage-like rumination on life life, loss, and modern American surveillance shown mostly through the experiences of her beloved late dog, rat terrier, Lolabelle. (It's (The latter is available from Creator/TheCriterionCollection, spine #846.)
14th Mar '18 4:01:43 PM MannOfMen
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->"''Paradise is exactly like here you are right now, only much much better.''"

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->"''Paradise is exactly like here where you are right now, only much much better.''"
14th Mar '18 4:00:53 PM MannOfMen
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[[caption-width-right:283:Influences/collaborators: Creator/AndyKaufman, Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, Music/BrianEno, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/LouReed, Music/JeanMichelJarre]]
->"''O Franchise/{{Superman}}. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad...''"
-->-'''Laurie Anderson''', "''O Superman''"

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[[caption-width-right:283:Influences/collaborators: Creator/AndyKaufman, Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, Music/BrianEno, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/LouReed, Music/JeanMichelJarre]]
->"''O
[[caption-width-right:283: O Franchise/{{Superman}}. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad...]]

[floatboxright: Influences/collaborators: Creator/AndyKaufman, Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, Music/BrianEno, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/LouReed, Music/JeanMichelJarre]

->"''Paradise is exactly like here you are right now, only much much better.
''"
-->-'''Laurie Anderson''', "''O Superman''"
"''Language Is a Virus''"
10th Feb '18 10:06:39 PM WAYFan
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-->''I turned the corner in =SoHo= today,''

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-->''I turned the corner in =SoHo= [=SoHo=] today,''
10th Feb '18 10:05:38 PM WAYFan
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-->''I turned the corner in SoHo today,''

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-->''I turned the corner in SoHo =SoHo= today,''
7th Feb '18 11:26:11 PM WAYFan
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->"''O Franchise/{{Superman}}. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad\\
O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad''"

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->"''O Franchise/{{Superman}}. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad\\
O Superman. O judge. O Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad''"
Dad...''"



On the 2009 album "Femina" by Music/JohnZorn she provides the narration.

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On A couple things to note: her most well-known album, 1983's ''United States Live'', was a truncated version of her prominent performance art show recorded over two nights in Brooklyn; it contains the 2009 album "Femina" by Music/JohnZorn she provides live (pre-single) version of "O Superman" and runs for nearly ''four-and-a-half hours''. She's also made several shorts, as well as two feature films, first a concert film called ''Home of the narration.
Brave'' in 1986, followed nearly 30 years later by ''Heart of a Dog'' in 2015, a collage-like rumination on life through the experiences of her late dog, Lolabelle. (It's available from Creator/TheCriterionCollection, spine #846.)



-->''I turned the corner in Soho today,''
-->''And someone looked right at me and said, "Oh no",''
-->''Another Laurie Anderson clone"!''

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-->''I turned the corner in Soho SoHo today,''
-->''And someone looked right at me and said, "Oh no",''
no,''
-->''Another Laurie Anderson clone"!''clone!"''
3rd Nov '17 9:04:25 AM DustSnitch
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* UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty: "Statue of Liberty"
28th Oct '17 1:35:08 PM DustSnitch
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->-'''Laurie Anderson''', "''O Superman''"

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->-'''Laurie -->-'''Laurie Anderson''', "''O Superman''"
1st Sep '17 10:30:12 AM dlchen145
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'''Laurie Anderson''' (b. 1947 in Glen Ellyn, IL) is an American musician, performance artist and composer who is well known for her work in different fields of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible the avant-garde]] for some 40 years. She was originally trained as a sculptor and began doing performances in the 1960s and throughout the 1970s. While, understandably, not a "pop" artist, she is best known for her 1981 single, "O Superman," which hit Number 2 on the UK charts.

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'''Laurie '''Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson''' (b. (born June 5, 1947 in Glen Ellyn, IL) is an American musician, performance artist and composer who is well known for her work in different fields of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible the avant-garde]] for some 40 years. She was originally trained as a sculptor and began doing performances in the 1960s and throughout the 1970s. While, understandably, not a "pop" artist, she is best known for her 1981 single, "O Superman," which hit Number 2 on the UK charts.
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