History Music / LouReed

25th Apr '16 2:03:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* BiTheWay

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* BiTheWayBiTheWay: His "homosexual tendencies" led his parents to attempt to cure him with electroshock therapy. However, he was married twice, both times to women.



* BrooklynRage

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* BrooklynRageBrooklynRage: Born in Brooklyn, and had a legendary temper.



* RockOpera: ''Music/{{Berlin}}'' about two doomed lovers in the titular city, and ''Songs for Drella'' about Creator/AndyWarhol.

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* RockOpera: ''Music/{{Berlin}}'' about two doomed lovers in the titular city, and ''Songs for Drella'' about Creator/AndyWarhol.Creator/AndyWarhol, and ''Lulu'' based on the ''Lulu'' plays by Frank Wedekind.
25th Apr '16 1:57:27 PM CassandraLeo
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* AudioAdaptation: ''Lulu'' is a musical adaptation of two nineteenth-century plays by German playwright Frank Wedekind, which were controversial at the time of their release for their frank depiction of sexuality, violence, prostitution, and lesbianism, and pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in theatre similarly to the way Reed's music pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in popular music.
14th Apr '16 1:34:41 PM CassandraLeo
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* 1976 - ''Rock And Roll Heart''

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* 1976 - ''Rock And and Roll Heart''



* 1980 - ''Growing Up In Public''

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* 1980 - ''Growing Up In in Public''



* 1990 - ''Songs For Drella'' [[note]]A collaboration with Music/JohnCale[[/note]]
* 1992 - ''Magic And Loss''
* 1996 - ''Set The Twilight Reeling''

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* 1990 - ''Songs For for Drella'' [[note]]A collaboration with Music/JohnCale[[/note]]
* 1992 - ''Magic And and Loss''
* 1996 - ''Set The the Twilight Reeling''



* 1974 - ''Rock 'N' Roll Animal''

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* 1974 - ''Rock 'N' 'n' Roll Animal''



* 1984 - ''Live In Italy''
* 1998 - ''Perfect Night: Live In London''

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* 1984 - ''Live In in Italy''
* 1998 - ''Perfect Night: Live In in London''



* 2008 - ''Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse''
* 2008 - ''The Creation Of The Universe''

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* 2008 - ''Berlin: Live At at St. Ann's Warehouse''
* 2008 - ''The Creation Of The of the Universe''



* BigApplesauce: He's not called "The King Of New York" for nothing.

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* BigApplesauce: He's not called "The King Of of New York" for nothing.



* ConceptAlbum: ''Berlin'', ''Songs For Drella'' (with Music/JohnCale), ''Magic And Loss'', and ''The Raven''

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Berlin'', ''Songs For for Drella'' (with Music/JohnCale), ''Magic And and Loss'', and ''The Raven''



* EpicRocking: Frequently, especially live, but the crowner is the studio version of "Like A Possum" at 18:02.

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* EpicRocking: Frequently, especially live, but the crowner is crowners are the studio version of "Like A a Possum" at 18:02.18:02 and "Junior Dad" at 19:30.



* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: "Families", "Standing On Ceremony".

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: "Families", "Standing On on Ceremony".



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: His hit, "Walk on the Wild Side" features the line "But she never lost her head/Even when she was giving head" (as well as multiple usages of the already outdated and offensive term "coloured" to refer to African-Americans) and got (and still gets) a lot of airplay.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: His hit, BlackSheepHit "Walk on the Wild Side" features the line "But she never lost her head/Even when she was giving head" (as well as multiple usages of the already outdated and offensive term "coloured" to refer to African-Americans) and got (and still gets) a lot of airplay.



* GriefSong: ''Songs For Drella'' and ''Magic And Loss'' are both grief ''albums'' (for Creator/AndyWarhol and Doc Pomus, respectively)

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* GriefSong: ''Songs For for Drella'' and ''Magic And and Loss'' are both grief ''albums'' (for Creator/AndyWarhol and Doc Pomus, respectively)respectively).



* LiveAlbum: ''Rock 'N' Roll Animal'', ''Lou Reed Live'', ''Take No Prisoners'', among others.
* LyricalDissonance: "Walk On The Wild Side" is a smooth, hooky pop single... about drugs, male prostitution, transsexuality, and oral sex.

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* LiveAlbum: ''Rock 'N' 'n' Roll Animal'', ''Lou Reed Live'', ''Take No Prisoners'', among others.
* LyricalDissonance: "Walk On The on the Wild Side" is a smooth, hooky pop single... about drugs, male prostitution, transsexuality, and oral sex.



* OdeToIntoxication: Played straight ("The Power Of Positive Drinking"), subverted ("Street Hassle") and averted ("Waves Of Fear")

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* OdeToIntoxication: Played straight ("The Power Of of Positive Drinking"), subverted ("Street Hassle") Hassle"), and averted ("Waves Of Fear")of Fear").



* PrecisionFStrike: "Sex With Your Parents" is basically one long set-up about how MoralGuardians do what they do to hide the shame of having had [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sex with their parents]], ending with

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Sex With with Your Parents" is basically one long set-up about how MoralGuardians do what they do to hide the shame of having had [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sex with their parents]], ending with



* RockOpera: ''Music/{{Berlin}}'' about two doomed lovers in the titular city, and ''Songs For Drella'' about Creator/AndyWarhol.

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* RockOpera: ''Music/{{Berlin}}'' about two doomed lovers in the titular city, and ''Songs For for Drella'' about Creator/AndyWarhol.


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* UnreliableNarrator: There is quite a lot of evidence to suggest that Jim is this on ''Music/{{Berlin}}''.
10th Feb '16 10:24:32 PM parecka3
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* EmptyShell: The title character of "Billy" on the "Sally Can't Dance" album by the end of the song.

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* EmptyShell: The title character of "Billy" on the "Sally Can't Dance" album by the end of the song.
10th Feb '16 10:20:32 PM parecka3
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*EmptyShell: The title character of "Billy" on the "Sally Can't Dance" album by the end of the song.
3rd Jan '16 6:52:23 PM CassandraLeo
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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords is jazz."

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords is jazz."" Of course, quite a lot of his work averts this (such as ''Music/{{Berlin}}'').
20th Jul '15 6:40:09 PM DavidDelony
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* GreenEyedMonster: A common theme through Reed's work. He believed that jealousy was a destructive emotion.
10th May '15 7:44:06 PM bt8257
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After the VU, Reed faced a largely commercially unsuccessful start to his solo career, before finding a hit with "Walk On The Wild Side" after collaborating with and following the GlamRock influences of friend Music/DavidBowie. Since then, Reed mostly avoided writing songs that would typically be well-received commercially, to varying degrees of success. He explored many styles with his work, perhaps most infamously with the controversial ''Music/MetalMachineMusic''. Reed was married to fellow musician Music/LaurieAnderson.

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After the VU, Reed faced a largely commercially unsuccessful start to his solo career, before finding a hit with "Walk On The on the Wild Side" after collaborating with and following the GlamRock influences of friend Music/DavidBowie. Since then, Reed mostly avoided writing songs that would typically be well-received commercially, to varying degrees of success. He explored many styles with his work, perhaps most infamously with the controversial ''Music/MetalMachineMusic''. Reed was married to fellow musician Music/LaurieAnderson.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: His hit, "Walk On The Wild Side" features the line "But she never lost her head/Even when she was giving head" (as well as multiple usages of the already outdated and offensive term "coloured" to refer to African-Americans) and got (and still gets) a lot of airplay.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: His hit, "Walk On The on the Wild Side" features the line "But she never lost her head/Even when she was giving head" (as well as multiple usages of the already outdated and offensive term "coloured" to refer to African-Americans) and got (and still gets) a lot of airplay.



* {{Jerkass}}: Both main characters of ''Music/{{Berlin}}'' qualify. Caroline is serially unfaithful, a neglectful parent, and so on, while Jim is a domestic abuser who gets custody of their children taken away from her purely out of spite and doesn't feel any remorse after his mistreatment of Caroline [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide drives her to suicide]]]], and in fact rationalises it by saying "somebody else would have broken both of her arms". Of course, it's also possible that some or all of Caroline's characterisation is a case of UnreliableNarrator, since we mostly have to take Jim's word for her actions and various things he says throughout the course of the album suggest that he may not exactly be the stablest individual out there.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Both main characters of ''Music/{{Berlin}}'' qualify. Caroline is serially unfaithful, a neglectful parent, and so on, while Jim is a domestic abuser who gets custody of their children taken away from her purely out of spite and doesn't feel any remorse after his mistreatment of Caroline [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide drives her to suicide]]]], and in fact rationalises rationalizes it by saying "somebody else would have broken both of her arms". Of course, it's also possible that some or all of Caroline's characterisation characterization is a case of UnreliableNarrator, since we mostly have to take Jim's word for her actions and various things he says throughout the course of the album suggest that he may not exactly be the stablest individual out there.



* LyricalDissonance: "Walk On The Wild Side" is a smooth, hooky pop single... about drugs and prostitution.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Walk On The Wild Side" is a smooth, hooky pop single... about drugs drugs, male prostitution, transsexuality, and prostitution.oral sex.



* RedOniBlueOni: To a certain extent with Music/JohnCale -- VU turned away from the assault of ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat'' to a more accessible direction under his lead, and when PunkRock broke Reed was recording singer-songwritery albums and dismissing the movement while Cale jumped on the bandwagon and recorded harsh material like ''Sabotage Live''. Then again Cale also recorded the BaroquePop ''Paris 1919'' and Reed recorded the infamously abrasive ''Music/MetalMachineMusic'' so it's not like this trope defined their post-VU careers.

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* RedOniBlueOni: To a certain extent with Music/JohnCale -- VU turned away from the assault of ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat'' to a more accessible direction under his lead, and when PunkRock broke Reed was recording singer-songwritery albums and dismissing the movement while Cale jumped on the bandwagon and recorded harsh material like ''Sabotage Live''. Then again Cale also recorded the BaroquePop ''Paris 1919'' and Reed recorded the infamously abrasive ''Music/MetalMachineMusic'' so it's not like this trope defined their post-VU careers.



* SelfDeprecation: When the [[ExecutiveMeddling record company]] made him put out ''Lou Reed Live'', cobbled together from the same show as ''Rock And Roll Animal'', Lou made sure the last sound on the album was a fan in the audience shouting "LOU REED SUCKS!"

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* SelfDeprecation: When the [[ExecutiveMeddling record company]] made him put out ''Lou Reed Live'', cobbled together from the same show as ''Rock And 'n' Roll Animal'', Lou made sure the last sound on the album was a fan in the audience shouting "LOU REED SUCKS!"



10th May '15 7:03:07 PM bt8257
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'''Lewis "Lou" Allan Reed''' (2 March 1942 27 October 2013) was an American musician and songwriter, known for his work with Music/VelvetUnderground and as a solo artist.

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'''Lewis "Lou" Allan Reed''' (2 March (March 2, 1942 27 October 27, 2013) was an American musician and songwriter, known for his work with Music/VelvetUnderground and as a solo artist.



Reed passed away following a liver transplant on 27 October 2013.

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Reed passed away following a liver transplant on 27 October 27, 2013.





















* AmbiguouslyBi


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* BiTheWay
16th Apr '15 7:28:02 AM Patachou
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* TakeThat: Notably on the live album ''Take No Prisoners'', where he calls [[TakeThatCritics Village Voice critic Robert Christgau]] a "toe fucker", and he also takes a potshot at Music/PattiSmith by shouting "Fuck ''Radio Ethiopia''! I'm Radio Brooklyn!".

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* TakeThat: Notably on the live album ''Take No Prisoners'', where he calls [[TakeThatCritics Village Voice critic Robert Christgau]] a "toe fucker", and he also takes a potshot at Music/PattiSmith by shouting "Fuck ''Radio Ethiopia''! ''Music/RadioEthiopia''! I'm Radio Brooklyn!".



* YourCheatingHeart: Caroline's (possibly imagined) unfaithfulness is a major catalyst for a large amount of the plot in ''Berlin''.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Caroline's (possibly imagined) unfaithfulness is a major catalyst for a large amount of the plot in ''Berlin''.
''Music/{{Berlin}}''.
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