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* 1989 - ''New York''

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* 1989 - ''New York'' ''Music/NewYork1989''


* BreakupBreakout: His solo career was much more commercially successful than the Velvets.


** One of Reed's best-known and loved song, "Perfect Day" from ''Music/{{Transformer}}'', has been interpreted as being about heroin use. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr9zT5nfKnc Reed himself has said that he didn't write it that way]] [[SincerityMode and that it is just a love song,]] [[DeathOfTheAuthor but doesn't refute other people's interpretation.]]

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** One of Reed's best-known and loved song, songs, "Perfect Day" from ''Music/{{Transformer}}'', has been interpreted as being about heroin use. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr9zT5nfKnc Reed himself has said that he didn't write it that way]] [[SincerityMode and that it is just a love song,]] [[DeathOfTheAuthor but doesn't refute other people's interpretation.]]


** One of Reed's best-known and loved song, "Perfect Day" from ''Music/{{Transformer}}'', has been misinterpreted by people taking it at face value as a song about a loving couple enjoying a perfect summer day. It is about a love affair: between a man and heroin.

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** One of Reed's best-known and loved song, "Perfect Day" from ''Music/{{Transformer}}'', has been misinterpreted by people taking it at face value interpreted as a song being about a loving couple enjoying a perfect summer day. It heroin use. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr9zT5nfKnc Reed himself has said that he didn't write it that way]] [[SincerityMode and that it is about just a love affair: between a man and heroin.song,]] [[DeathOfTheAuthor but doesn't refute other people's interpretation.]]

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** "Dirt" is a very fiery song that's reportedly aimed at an ex-manager of his.


* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''Music/MetalMachineMusic''


* 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.

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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.


* MisogynySong: Inverted with "Women". Played straight in "There She Goes Again", with the line "You'd better hit her".

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* MisogynySong: Inverted with "Women". Played straight in "There She Goes Again", with the line "You'd better hit her".her", though it may have been intended as a deconstruction, since it's based around jealousy, which Reed called "a horrible, destructive emotion". DomesticAbuse is also a major component of ''Berlin''; Jim attempts to justify his actions at the end of the album by saying "Somebody else would have broken both her arms", but we're clearly not actually supposed to ''like'' Jim.


* 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.

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* ShoutOut: Delmore in "My House" is Delmore Schwartz, American poet and writer, whom Lou met at university.


* 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.


* 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.


* 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".


* 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.

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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]].

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