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Lou Reed

#301: 1968, The Velvet Underground, The Gift

October 7, 2011

Ah! What could be sweeter than Lou Reed‘s whimsical tale of a love-struck student in Pennsylvania who decides to post himself to his girlfriend in Wisconsin to avoid the cost of a ticket?  All the better if such a sweet story is delivered in the melodious but deadpan Welsh accent of John Cale? I remember first hearing […]

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#283: 1967, The Velvet Underground, I’m Waiting for the Man

September 15, 2011

Posting the fifth track as part of our New York themed week, I thought I’d reflect on the seamier side of the city. So I’ve picked this Velvet’s song about going up to Harlem (“Up to Lexington, 125″) to score some smack. When I listened to The Velvet Underground & Nico as a student, it […]

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#245: 1972, Lou Reed, Vicious

August 2, 2011

Yesterday, George’s song choice included an affectionate subtle dig at our colleague and friend Ray for not posting songs whilst he’s on holiday. I have to say, being on holiday seems a perfectly acceptable excuse to me, and not just because I leave for my own on Friday. The day before, I posted The Distillers’ slating their […]

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