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Tweet On this day in 1973 Lou Reed was playing in Buffalo, New York. A fan scrambled up on stage shouted “Leather!” and bit Lou on the Bum. OK, so it is not the most important ‘On This Day’ that I will ever write but I did miss Lou’s birthday (2nd March) and so will […]
Tweet My first experience of Lou Reed’s music was courtesy of John Peel’s radio show. Late at night on an old Bakelite radio while reading in bed, typical teenager stuff. The first Velvet Underground track I heard was (I think) Heroin, but it could have been White Light. In any event, I was sold. Following […]
Tweet My 100 Essential Albums I like Desert Island Disks. For those that do not know this radio show the premiss is very simple. A celebrity is asked to choose just 8 tracks that they would take with them if they were to be marooned on a desert island. Obviously, 8 tracks is a nonsense. […]
Tweet We have all read the publicity blurbs about this or that ‘must have ‘ reissue. Generally they are for second rate didn’t-make-it-first-time-may-make-it-this-time-anyway-it-was-gathering-dust-on-the-shelf albums. It is good, very good, to find one reissue of a real my-life-would-not-be-complete-without-it album. The Feelies were great. They came from New jersey and were called the best underground band in […]