Tag: Lou Reed

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, “Little Latin Lupe Lu”

Bill Medley wrote a moderate hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1963. Three years later, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels made it a smash....

Music, News

Former Panama Strongman Manuel Noriega Dead at 83

So what does this have to do with music?...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: Lisa Said, “Candy Says”

Popdose is pleased to premiere the track stream of “Candy Says,” (from The Velvet Underground’s eponymous third album),...



5 Songs That Inspire Musician and Social Commentator Vince Grant

When I first told you about Vince Grant almost a year ago, he’d just release his album, My Depression Is Always Trying to Kill Me, a...

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 4: Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies

Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies drops by to discuss Notes Falling Slow, the band's new box set, their return to touring and the early days...


Rock of Aging: Here’s the Proof Bob Dylan Was Good in the ’80s

Maybe it’s because it’s when I first discovered Dylan, but I’ve always had a soft spot for his much-maligned ’80s output. I was...

Music, Music Videos, Popdose, Single Reviews

SINGLE/VIDEO REVIEW: Richard Barone, “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

A beautiful and stirring rendition of The Velvet Underground (and Nico)’s classic, as offered up by Richard Barone.  One of the few...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998”

The crossroads between youth culture and Amnesty International came together in the mid-70s with a series of concerts that included members...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Matthew Sweet

Matthew Sweet may not be the king of pop – the title was pretty much taken before he was ever in contention – but he certainly...

Music, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Last Thoughts (for Lou Reed)

A journal entry, October 28, 2013, evening (later amended). It figured, the last sound you made for others would be a drone, 20 minutes of...


In Memoriam: Lou Reed (1942-2013)

We didn't always agree with Lou Reed, but it's hard to deny him....


bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Three

P-Funk. Uncut funk. The bomb. We can't have a best albums of the '70s list without 'em....

A Fan's Notes, Blu-ray Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Peter Gabriel: New Blood — Live in London” on Blu-ray

A new setting for some classic songs makes for one of the finest concert films in recent memory....

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Lou Reed and Metallica, “Lulu”

Want two tastes that don't go together at all? Here's "Lulu."...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Believes in Rock Again After a Concert, Episode 1,829

In sports, there’s nothing more annoying than a fan who jumps on the bandwagon of a winning team, then overcompensates for the time he...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 42

Was Michael Stipe bat-shit crazy back in the '80s too? Did REO Speedwagon have any balls at all? Debate these and other topics as we look...


Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… John Cale

Welshman of sorts, person of course, Godfather of Punk, erstwhile Velvet and renegade classicist; John Cale is full of surprises, and you...


Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Lou Reed

Courtesy. Professionalism. Humility. Generosity. All the qualities that a gifted musician brings to process of collaboration. And yet...


Basement Songs, Music, Television

Basement Songs: Peter Gabriel, “The Power of the Heart”

Long ago, I foolishly accepted the idea that horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, book and television series did not have emotional resonance...


Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Lou Reed/John Cale, “Songs for Drella”

It's been 20 years since Lou Reed and John Cale set aside their differences to pay tribute to their former manager, Andy Warhol. Matthew...


Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 7

On Episode 7 of the Popdose Podcast, your three favorite a**holes convene to discuss the science of a**holeology -- with a very special...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Lou Reed, “Legendary Hearts” and “New Sensations”

Though he doesn’t get much love here at Popdose, Lou Reed has earned a spot in many of rock and roll’s hardest hearts. A whole...


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Adventureland”

Back in the day, I spent part of every summer in the vicinity of the Seaside Heights amusement park on the Jersey Shore. The log flume, the...


Earmageddon, Music

Earmageddon: Apologetix, “Biblical Graffiti”

Do these seem like nice fellows? Don't be fooled -- they're horsemen of a musical apocalypse. Read all about it in the latest...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Lou Reed in Stockholm, May ’74

It’s rare that I get a chance to talk to the artists whose music I steal each week, so when the opportunity arises I seize it....


Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to David Bowie, Part One

Been missing the Popdose Guides? So has Anthony Hansen -- and unlike the rest of us, he's gone and done something about it....


Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for … Lou Reed

Lou Reed has a way of polarizing lovers of rock and roll, breaking up marriages, sending brothers off to war against one another, etc. ...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: David Bowie in Baton Rouge, April ’78 (Pt. 1)

Near the beginning of The Woman in Red, a 1984 comedy written and directed by and starring Gene Wilder (it’s a remake of a...


Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Scott Weiland

Uncle Donnie gets pissed very rarely, but when he does he can certainly lay into you. I wonder what Scott Weiland thought when he got this....