Fifty years later, a deluxe vinyl reissue of Velvet Underground’s “The Matrix Tapes” highlights the peculiar genius of Lou Reed and company.
It was hard to stand in the spotlight with David Bowie, but guitarist Mick Ronson did so more than admirably. Along the way, he worked with stars including Elton, Lou Reed, even John Mellencamp — and deeply influenced rising artists like Morrissey and Def Leppard. A tribute to his all-too-short career.
Andy Warhol would thoroughly approve of this installation devoted to Lou Reed, Nico, John Cale, and Moe Tucker.
Brian Eno, Pulp, and Underworld are a few of the musical artists behind the vibe of Danny Boyle’s heroin-and-hustle film set in working-class Scotland. Oh, and Ewan McGregor helped some, too!
Being a punk icon ain’t easy when you’re hitting middle age. But you can count on Lou Reed to explore aging and anarchy with grace.