Lou Reed poetry reading 1966

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Lou Reed poetry reading 1966

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Re: Lou Reed poetry reading 1966

Post by schnittstelle » 20 Jan 2020 07:35

Thank you very much for the heads up! Is there a way to download this recording?

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Re: Lou Reed poetry reading 1966

Post by mangue » 20 Jan 2020 12:31

schnittstelle wrote:
20 Jan 2020 07:35
Thank you very much for the heads up! Is there a way to download this recording?
This should be downloadable
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... CLA+66.mp3

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Re: Lou Reed poetry reading 1966

Post by schnittstelle » 20 Jan 2020 17:09

mangue wrote:
20 Jan 2020 12:31
This should be downloadable
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... CLA+66.mp3
Thank you very much, mangue!

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Re: Lou Reed poetry reading 1966

Post by Wick Pick » 21 Jan 2020 18:39

This is great! But maybe it should say something like "Lou Reed's poetry being read" ;)

A couple interesting things I noted:

a) One of the Lou Reed poems had a reference to "Rotten Rita". She appears again on the New York album in the song Halloween Parade.
b) Gerard mentions a Lou Reed poem called 'The Bed' but then says it's too hard for him to read. The song 'The Bed' wouldn't be hard to read as Gerard described it although the subject matter might actually be difficult to read.
c) I had no idea the term "rimming" existed back then!? Leave it too Lou to enlighten me. It's been a while since I read Burroughs but I don't recall that term being used, surely it was used in some of the books Lou had read. The audience did seem to be familiar with the term at least.

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