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1942 - 2013 (2013)

Lou Reed - 1942 - 2013

Denzil Watson looks back on the career and life of Velvet underground front man and solo artist Lou Reed, who died at the age of 71 in October

A Personal Tribute (2013)

Anthony Strutt pays personal tribute to the late Lou Reed

The Journalists and the Media (2013)

Lou Reed - The Journalists and the Media

Dominic Simpson reflects on Lou Reed's often prickly relationship with the journalists and the media

Lou Reed's Berlin (2008)

Lou Reed - Lou Reed's Berlin

Dismissed as a failure upon its release in 1973, Lou Reed did not perform his masterwork 'Berlin' album for 33 years. Sophie Hall examines Julian Schnabel's compelling new concert documentary which found Reed at St Anns' Warehouse in Brooklyn triumphantly performing 'Berlin' for the first time

Lou Reed's Berlin (2008)

Lou Reed - Lou Reed's Berlin

Anthony Strutt previews 'Lou Reed's Berlin', an 85 minutes-in-length concert film of his 1973 third solo album, 'Berlin', which directed by Julian Schnabel will be released in cinemas in late July


Hammersmith Apollo, London, 1/7/2007

Lou Reed - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 1/7/2007

Lou Reed has recently been touring Europe with his bleak early 1970's masterpiece, 'Berlin', and both a choir and brass and strings section. John Clarkson finds that it has lost none of and impact almost 35 years on from its original release and the New York rocker on fantastic form

Barbican, London, 28/5/2003

Lou Reed - Barbican, London, 28/5/2003

Lou Reed has taken something of a critical battering in recent times, but Anthony Strutt watches the ex-Velvet Underground frontman and "master of his craft" play an accomplished two and a half hour set at the London Barbican


Rock 'n' Roll Animal (2010)

Lou Reed - Rock 'n' Roll Animal

Jeff Thiessen examines Lou Reed's classic 1974 live album, 'Rock 'n' Roll Animal'

Metal Machine Music (2010)

Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music

In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Jon Rogers reflects on Lou Reed's confrontational and critically panned, but heavily influential 'Metal Machine Music', which has just been reissued on Blue-Ray and DVD Audio

The Blue Mask (2002)

Lou Reed - The Blue Mask

In the latest in our Favourite Album series, in which a writer writes about a favourite album of his or her choice, John Clarkson examines Lou Reed's 1982 record 'The Blue Mask'


Lou Reed (2013)

Lou Reed - Lou Reed

John Clarkson writes of ten of his favourite songs in the solo career of the late Lou Reed

The Raven (2003)

Lou Reed - The Raven

Lou Reed's latest double album 'The Raven' is a musical tribute to the horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, and has proved typically controversial, being seen by many critics to be pretentious. Anthony Strutt, however, believes that there is more to it


Berlin : Live at St Ann's Warehouse (2008)

Live reworking of Lou Reed's infamously controversial 'Berlin' album, which shows that Reed still has the power to enthral and shock

NYC Man The Ultimate Collection (2003)

Timely, frequently surprising reappraisal of Lou Reed's lengthy career, with tracks chosen and remastered by Reed himself



Interview Roy Moller - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Roy Moller about the reissue of his 2014 album, ‘My Week Beats Your Year’, which is about the influence on him of Lou Reed, and his forthcoming new album ‘Be My Baby’,which is about his discovery that his birth parents were Canadian and that his mother flew from Toronto to Edinburgh to give birth to and put him up for adoption.

Chris Constantinou
Interview Chris Constantinou - Interview

Ex Adam Ant bassist and Wolfmen frontman Chris Constantinou talks to Andrew Twambley about his new award-winning project Rude GRL + CC, playing at Live Aid, working with Rat Scabies and Wilko Johnson and co-writing with Lou Reed.

Steve Hunter
Interview Steve Hunter - Interview

Eoghan Lyng talks to influential guitarist Steve Hunter about his new EP 'Covered With Love' and his work with Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel and Lou Reed.

Roy Moller
Interview Roy Moller - Interview

Scottish singer-songwriter Roy Moller speaks to John Clarkson about his recent album, 'My Week Beats Your Year', which written after Lou Reed's death tells of the Velvet Underground's inspiration and role in his life, and 'Imports', his autobiographical debut poetry collection


Unlistenable ?
Miscellaneous -

Jon Rogers devotes a day listening to some of the most unlistenable albums of all time including albums by Lou Reed, Royal Trux, John Lennon and Yoko Ono


Hop Farm
Kent, 4/7/2011 Miscellaneous - Kent, 4/7/2011

On his birthday Anthony Srutt at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent watches sets from Morrissey, Lou Reed and Patti Smith


Velvet Underground and Nico
The Velvet Underground and Nico Miscellaneous - The Velvet Underground and Nico

In our 'Re View' series, in which writers look back at albums from the past, we are revisiting after Lou Reed's death in October a column from last year from Dominic Simpson on the Velvet Underground's classic 1967 debut album with Nico


Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
The Velvet Underground 78 Rpms - The Velvet Underground

In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Jon Rogers in tribute to Lou Reed, who died in October, reflects on some of his favourite songs by the Velvet Underground

Hitting the Right Note
Mad Musical Machinations Miscellaneous - Mad Musical Machinations

With Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson's recent announcement that they will be playing a concert outside the Sydney Opera House for dogs, Jon Rogers in his 'Hitting The Right Note' column looks at some of the grander eccentricities and way-out ideas of other musicians

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