Lou Reed

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Lou Reed: Words & Music, May 1965 review – revelatory early cuts
The 23-year-old Reed and John Cale try things out for size in this treasure trove of previously unreleased demos

Kitty Empire

18, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Laurie Anderson on Lou Reed’s lost demo tape: ‘He really wasn’t that interested in his past’
While sorting through her husband’s belongings, Anderson found a remarkable recording from 1965 that reveals the influence of Dylan, the seeds of the Velvet Underground – and a surprising sense of humour

Alexis Petridis

08, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘A huge labor of love’: the Lou Reed exhibition years in the making
At the New York Public Library, an expansive new exhibition shares previously unseen personal artifacts and demos

Rob LeDonne

15, Jun, 2022 @6:07 AM

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Lou Reed’s earliest Velvet Underground demos unearthed for reissue
Recordings from May 1965 were sealed for nearly 50 years, and reveal folk-like renditions of songs including I’m Waiting for the Man and Heroin

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Jun, 2022 @12:02 PM

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‘They didn’t go round the corner for beer’: Lou Reed and John Cale’s Songs for Drella
After years of estrangement, the two Velvet Underground musicians decided to make a record and filmed concert about their mentor Andy Warhol. Director Ed Lachman talks about how he captured the pair in action

Alex Needham

14, Apr, 2022 @1:56 PM

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Songs for Drella review – Lou Reed and John Cale’s moving journey into Warhol
The filmed 1990 reunion of Reed and Cale performing their spiky album testament to Warhol was thought lost

Leslie Felperin

12, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Mick Rock obituary
Personal photographer to David Bowie who was also known as the Man Who Shot the 70s

Adam Sweeting

22, Nov, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Pop is now too controlled to allow a maverick like Mick Rock to flourish | Sean O’Hagan
The great photographer, who has just died, collaborated with a golden age of musicians

Sean O’Hagan

21, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Mick Rock, famed music photographer and ‘man who shot the 70s’, dies aged 72
‘Photographic poet’ created numerous iconic images of David Bowie as well as iconic artwork for Lou Reed, Queen and the Ramones

Laura Snapes

19, Nov, 2021 @10:04 AM

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Todd Haynes: ‘This world is too cosy. Except cosy is almost too cosy a word’
Making a documentary about the Velvet Underground transported the film-maker to a ‘distant planet’ and more radical time. He talks about his envy of musicians, the spirit of Factory-era New York and ‘our lost spirit of revolt’

Xan Brooks

07, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Velvet Underground review – Todd Haynes doc gets under the art-rockers’ skin
With insights by the band’s former members and friends, this film takes its job seriously – even if it shies away from discordant notes

Peter Bradshaw

07, Jul, 2021 @10:05 PM

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Photographer Mick Rock: ‘Social media means we won’t see another Lou Reed’
The veteran, who also snapped David Bowie and Iggy Pop, talks of the birth of the ‘real underground’ and why it won’t happen again

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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