History Music / LouReed

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.
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}}'').
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