R.I.P. Lou Reed March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013

Lou Reed

Lou Reed, one of the most influential rock icons, died at the age of 71 on October 27, 2013. Reed was best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground. After his departure from the group, Reed began a solo career in 1972. He hit the mainstream and gain large audience the following year with the song “Walk on the Wild Side”.

“Transformer” and “Berlin” are probably two of his most famous albums. In 1975, Reed released a ground breaking double album build-upon feedback loops and entitled “Metal Machine Music”. In 2011 Reed released “Lulu” a collaboration album with Metallica.
In May 2013, Reed underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland and afterwards he claimed on his website to be “bigger and stronger”. Unfortunately Death contradicted him. R.I.P.

Discography:

With the Velvet Underground:

The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
White Light/White Heat (1968)
The Velvet Underground (1969)
Loaded (1970)
Live at Max’s Kansas City (1972)
1969: The Velvet Underground Live (1974)
VU (1985)
Another View (1986)
Live MCMXCIII (1993)
Peel Slowly and See (1995)
Fully Loaded (1997)
Bootleg Series Volume 1: The Quine Tapes (2001)

As a solo artist:

Lou Reed (1972)
Transformer (1972)
Berlin (1973)
Sally Can’t Dance (1974)
Metal Machine Music (1975)
Coney Island Baby (1975)
Rock and Roll Heart (1976)
Street Hassle (1978)
The Bells (1979)
Growing Up in Public (1980)
The Blue Mask (1982)
Legendary Hearts (1983)
New Sensations (1984)
Mistrial (1986)
New York (1989)
Magic and Loss (1992)
Set the Twilight Reeling (1996)
Ecstasy (2000)
The Raven (2003)
Hudson River Wind Meditations (2007)

Collaborations:

Songs for Drella (with John Cale) (1990)
The Stone: Issue Three (with John Zorn and Laurie Anderson) (2008)
The Creation of the Universe (with the Metal Machine Trio) (2008)
Lulu (with Metallica) (2011)

 

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