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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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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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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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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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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.