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Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:30 PM

THIS WEEK in rock history, 1973: NY fan jumps onstage and bites Lou Reed on the ass.

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This week in 1973 Lou Reed was bitten on his ass by a concert-goer who jumped on stage in Buffalo, New York, and shouted "Leather!" Lou commented: "America seems to breed real animals."

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Reply THIS WEEK in rock history, 1973: NY fan jumps onstage and bites Lou Reed on the ass. (Original post)
Miles Archer Mar 2015 OP
Optical.Catalyst Mar 2015 #1
Miles Archer Mar 2015 #3
Tom Ripley Mar 2015 #6
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2015 #2
Miles Archer Mar 2015 #4
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2015 #5
Tom Ripley Mar 2015 #7
struggle4progress Mar 2015 #8

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:38 PM

1. And the colored girls go,


Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

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Response to Optical.Catalyst (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:56 PM

3. Perfect example of a guy inventing himself out of nothing...

...and taking it all with him when he left this world.

Most people familiar with Lou's story knows that the Velvets pretty much disintegrated, Lou became disillusioned, worked for his dad's accounting firm for a while, recorded a first solo album that got mercilessly slammed and included session players like Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe from Yes ( ! ) and Caleb Quaye, Elton John's early guitarist ( ! )...the songs were "leftovers," lackluster versions of songs that never made it onto VU albums. No one bought it, the critics savaged it, who the hell KNEW "Transformer" and Bowie were on deck?

...so it all could have been over in June 1972, after that first solo album. But it wasn't. The stuff that Lou became famous / infamous for...not including the Velvets, of course...hadn't even happened yet. It would be another two years before Rock & Roll Animal. But instead of giving up and telling himself that he didn't have what it took, he set out on this self-destructive, hell-bent path that released the legend he knew he had inside.

There's a lesson in that for me.




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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:24 PM

6. I am so grateful to Richard and Lisa Robinson for encouraging Lou to get out of Freeport...

 

and return to music.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, much of his solo work rivals that of the Velvets.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:54 PM

2. I saw Lou Reed in a small theater in PA in 1974 or 75

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:00 PM

4. The Victor Bockris bio "Transformer" is a must-read...

...in the years between "Transformer" and his resurgence with guitarist Robert Quine, Lou was...for lack of a better term...a petulant diva, a stoned man-child. Seriously, you read that book and you start to see him as the cat with 9 lives, and he blew right through 8 of them in rapid succession.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:03 PM

5. Addicts do act like spoiled brats much of the time. The concert was excellent although.

I was a young teen and very naive. I couldn't understand why he kept leaving the stage for so long. LOL, funny me.

PS I'll give the book a read. Thanks.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:27 PM

7. Reed hated the Bockris biography and that should tell you how good it is

 

No man should like his biographer.
It is an excellent piece of work.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:37 PM

8. Nostalgia stories like this always remind me of how much this country has deteriorated

since I was a kid.

What's wrong with todays's youth?

Why do so few of them jump up on stage to bite somebody on the butt?

I think they're all too busy texting each other and hanging out on the internet to go make a mark on the world!

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