Tag Archives: Lou Reed

Remembering Lou Reed through his relationship with Lester Bangs

“Lou, as you were courageous enough to be our mirror, so in turn we’ll be your family.” – Lester Bangs, The Bells Review, Rolling Stone I don’t think I knew what good music was until I heard the Velvet Underground for the first time. As a graduate student at Syracuse University I discovered Lou Reed […]

REVIEW: LouTallica’s “The View”

“The View,” the first full song from Lou Reed and Metallica (dubbed LouTallica), hit iTunes today. When the musicians announced the project in June, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke wrote, “It was an improbable match: Lou Reed‘s cutting-monotone voice and explicit stories of desire and despair, lashed to Metallica‘s apocalyptic charge.” But this musical pairing seemed promising. […]