History Music / LouReed

2nd Apr '17 7:46:18 PM AscendedJackDonaghy
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Much like David Bowie (who he's rumored to have pursued romantically), he's at various times referred to himself as gay or bisexual and has also been accused of being a heterosexual co-opting gay culture. He has been married to three different women and was in a long-term relationship with someone named Rachael. Labeled a transvestite at the time, she would probably be called a transsexual or transgender woman today.



* BiTheWay: He was married to women three times (although the first marriage lasted only seven months). On the other hand, between the first and the second marriage, he was in a long relationship with a transvestite Ricky/Rachel. At the same time, he also openly declared he was gay in music press.
23rd Feb '17 8:07:45 AM Alia_of
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* ShoutOut: Delmore in "My House" is Delmore Schwartz, American poet and writer, whom Lou met at university.
23rd Feb '17 7:44:36 AM Alia_of
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* ChildByRape: This line in "Busload Of Faith":
--> You can bet that if he rapes somebody
--> there'll be no trouble having a child.



* CureYourGays: When he was 17, his parents had him undergo several weeks of electroshock therapy to cure him of his "homosexual tendencies" (at least that's what Lou said - his sister claims he underwent electroshock therapy because of his nervous breakdown after he'd gone to university). Judging by the song "Kill Your Sons", he was somewhat less than grateful.

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* CureYourGays: When he was 17, his parents had him undergo several weeks of electroshock therapy to cure him of his "homosexual tendencies" (at [[note]]at least that's what Lou said - his sister Bunny claims he underwent electroshock therapy because of his nervous breakdown after he'd gone to university).university[[/note]]. Judging by the song "Kill Your Sons", he was somewhat less than grateful.
23rd Feb '17 2:38:29 AM Alia_of
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* CureYourGays: When he was 17, his parents had him undergo several weeks of electroshock therapy to cure him of his "homosexual tendencies". Judging by the song "Kill Your Sons", he was somewhat less than grateful.

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* CureYourGays: When he was 17, his parents had him undergo several weeks of electroshock therapy to cure him of his "homosexual tendencies".tendencies" (at least that's what Lou said - his sister claims he underwent electroshock therapy because of his nervous breakdown after he'd gone to university). Judging by the song "Kill Your Sons", he was somewhat less than grateful.


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** Lou Reed himself, in talking about his life.
23rd Feb '17 2:23:05 AM Alia_of
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* MisogynySong: Inverted with "Women".

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* MisogynySong: Inverted with "Women". Played straight in "There She Goes Again", with the line "You'd better hit her".
23rd Feb '17 2:18:47 AM Alia_of
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* BiTheWay: His "homosexual tendencies" led his parents to attempt to cure him with electroshock therapy. However, he was married twice, both times to women.

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* BiTheWay: His "homosexual tendencies" led his parents to attempt to cure him with electroshock therapy. However, he He was married twice, both to women three times to women.(although the first marriage lasted only seven months). On the other hand, between the first and the second marriage, he was in a long relationship with a transvestite Ricky/Rachel. At the same time, he also openly declared he was gay in music press.
21st Jan '17 1:55:08 AM marmota-b
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** He played in the White House once (as a personal favour to Václav Havel). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzNLHsygwz8 Some crap had apparently gotten past the radar there]].
10th Dec '16 2:45:30 PM Xtifr
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'''Lewis "Lou" Allan Reed''' (March 2, 1942 October 27, 2013) was an American musician and songwriter, known for his work with Music/VelvetUnderground and as a solo artist.

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'''Lewis Lewis "Lou" Allan Reed''' Reed (March 2, 1942 October 27, 2013) was an American musician and songwriter, known for his work with Music/VelvetUnderground and as a solo artist.
19th Nov '16 12:29:16 AM CassandraLeo
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* AvantGardeMusic: Some of his music could be considered to fall into this category, especially with the Music/VelvetUnderground. ''Lulu'' is AvantGardeMetal.
19th May '16 12:21:55 PM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: Occasionally. The opening of "Junior Dad" is in 9/4, for example.
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