Throwback Thursday

Lou ReedFor this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from punk anomaly Lou Reed, who will turn 71 years old this Saturday!

Throughout his career Lou Reed has weaved through many different styles of punk, experimental and avant-garde. He established himself as a rock visionary as the leader of the Velvet Underground and continued to have a lasting impact as a solo artist, exploring dark and taboo themes like decadence, drug abuse, suicidal depression and other topics that no rock artist had dared touch before. This was especially the case with the release of his second solo album Transformer, a David Bowie and Mick Ronson-produced outing that spawned the Top 20 hit “Walk on the Wild Side” and the haunting “Perfect Day”. The album showed the extent of Lou Reed’s experimental mind set and he continues to push the boundaries of the avant-garde today (who could forget the album he did with Metallica?).

Celebrate years of Lou Reed with us today at 5PM at WERS!

By Bond Collard

If you liked this, check out:
Throwback Thursday: Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads
This Week in Music History

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