11/7/13: Lou Reed

Lou Reed had the best frown in rock & roll. Completely horizontal and a perfect representation of his entire career in music. Regardless of the subject, Lou Reed primarily presented a dark vision of humanity in his songs. The results were as true as it gets.

This week on the Fuzz Factory, I played some of my favorite Lou Reed songs as a tribute to his career and cultural legacy. Personally, I find the Velvet Underground era his greatest contribution to rock & roll. He always remained a progressive artist in his solo career, however that all pales in comparison to the VU. It really does.

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I came out of the gates roaring and eventually mellowed out while making the transition to the Lou Reed feature. Here is the Velvet Fuzz playlist:

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Mercury – Clutch

Long Whip/Big America – Corrosion Of Conformity

Sweet Remain – Vista Chino

Orbiter – Fu Manchu

Parabol/Parabola – Tool

SuperChrist – Smashing Pumpkins

Fall On Me – King’s X

Always On The Run – Lenny Kravitz

Dust Radio – Chris Whitley

Stull – Urge Overkill

Ride On/Right On – Phosphorescent

That I Do – Wye Oak

I Would Hurt A Fly – Built To Spill

Halfway Paralysed – The Godfathers

(Tony This Song Is Called) Lou Weed – The Dandy Warhols

Waiting For My Man – The Velvet Underground

Vicious – Lou Reed

Walk On The Wild Side – Kendra Morris

Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies

The Gift – The Velvet Underground

Busload Of Faith – Lou Reed

Rock And Roll – The Velvet Underground

Oh Sweet Nothing – The Velvet Underground