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Tagged With: Lou Reed

The Songs and History of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground

Lou Reed’s lead vocals and guitar in his legendary band the Velvet Underground made him a pioneer in both punk rock and psychedelic music. Lou passed away last week from liver complications at the age of 71. He was in Long Island with his longtime friend and partner Laurie Anderson. Don’t feel sorry for Lou. … Continue reading »

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Songwriters on Songcraft: PJ Harvey, Frank Ocean, Tom Waits, Björk and Bowie

PJ Harvey: “If you want to be good at anything, you have to work hard at it. It doesn’t just fall from the sky. I work every day at trying to improve my writing, and I really enjoy it. Nothing fascinates me more than putting words together, and seeing how a collection of words can produce … Continue reading »

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Jack White’s First Solo Release Rocks the US Charts

Every generation gets its own rock stars. And Jack White stakes his claim with the stripped-down, bluesy rawness that is his first solo release Blunderbuss. Jack White’s skin is almost as gothy-white, and his clothes as black, as the Cure’s Robert Smith. His deadpan vocal delivery is somewhere between an urban Dylan and a geek-generation’s … Continue reading »

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Jack White's First Solo Release Rocks the US Charts

Every generation gets its own rock stars. And Jack White stakes his claim with the stripped-down, bluesy rawness that is his first solo release Blunderbuss. Jack White’s skin is almost as gothy-white, and his clothes as black, as the Cure’s Robert Smith. His deadpan vocal delivery is somewhere between an urban Dylan and a geek-generation’s … Continue reading »

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