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11 Great Lou Reed Songs

Sunday, December 01, 2013

David Garland presents some great songs by the late Lou Reed, ranging from Reed's music with The Velvet Underground in the 1960s, to more recent recordings, with an emphasis on Reed's song-portraits of New York City outsiders.

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Features

Laurie Anderson Tells Us Her Favorite Lou Reed Song

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's not from The Velvet Underground.

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Operavore

Lou Reed, Opera Duet Singer?

Monday, November 04, 2013

As tributes to the late Lou Reed continue, two videos highlighting two of his operatic projects have resurfaced.

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Soundcheck

Lou Reed Remembered

Monday, October 28, 2013

In the wake of the death of musician Lou Reed, Soundcheck looks back at life and career of a singular musician and New York icon. Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis joins host John Schaefer to remember landmark albums like Transformer (1972), forgotten gems like New Sensations (1984) and a latter-day release, Ecstasy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Lou Reed's New York

Monday, October 28, 2013

NYC icon Lou Reed died yesterday at the age of 71. We remember his life and work - and the New York he reflected and built. The phones are open: What did Lou Reed mean to you? What did his life reflect about downtown New York? Do you have a Lou Reed story? Post here, or call 212-433-9692.

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Soundcheck

Lou Reed Remembered; Of Montreal Plays Live

Monday, October 28, 2013

Listeners share their favorite Lou Reed moments; then, the exuberant neo-psychedelic rock band Of Montreal plays songs from its surprisingly country-tinged new record lousy with sylvianbriar from the Soundcheck studio.

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WQXR Blog

What Lou Reed Gave Classical Music

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The rock 'n' roll iconoclast was more than punk's most important ancestor. But his career with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist inspired many classical musicians who yearned to walk on the wild side.

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Soundcheck

Lou Reed: New York Legend

Sunday, October 27, 2013

John Schaefer remembers the iconic, enigmatic Velvet Underground co-founder and solo artist

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The Takeaway

Lou Reed and Metallica Collaborate on 'Lulu'

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

It sounds like quite an unlikely collaboration — rock legend Lou Reed making a record backed the massively successful heavy metal group Metallica. Their new concept album, "Lulu," is out today in North America, and has left some music fans a bit bemused. A recent review in The Washington Post called it a "multi-headed hydra of unpleasantness." Ben Sisario, music journalist and reporter for The New York Timesmet with "Loutallica" recently, and has a more nuanced view of the new record.

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Talk to Me

Talk To Me: Velvet Underground

Friday, December 11, 2009

Before Warhol, before raucous live shows, before they made the pages of Rolling Stone, the Velvet Underground was a scrappy operation, playing their first paying gig in a New Jersey high school 44 years ago today.

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Soundcheck

Lou Reed's New York

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Lou Reed is best known as the iconic frontman for The Velvet Underground as well as for his extensive solo catalog. Reed also happens to be a photographer. He joins host John Schaefer in the Soundcheck studio to talk about his new book, Lou Reed's New York, a collection of photographs of the city Reed himself epitomizes.

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Studio 360

Flaws, Mad, Icarus

Saturday, January 04, 2003

Kurt Andersen and Todd Solondz look at the human attraction to creative flaws and beautiful accidents.

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