In The Studio Celebrate Lou Reed Rock Hall Induction With Rare Interview
Before his death in October 2013 from complications following a liver transplant, Lou Reed's career was never the blueprint for commercial success, but his music has influenced remarkably across decades, from co-founding the Velvet Underground to a solo career chock-full of powerful human stories. Lou Reed's unabashed singing truth to power has disturbed some but inspired millions.
It's safe to say there would have been no Glam Rock, no Punk Rock, no Alternative Rock without the literary and musical vision of Lou Reed, reason enough for Rolling Stone magazine to rank Reed's 1972 second solo album Transformer at #192 on their Top 500 All Time list.
Program host Redbeard readily admits that his interview with Lou was "one of the most formative interviews in my career". Here is what Lou shared with Redbeard as only Lou could.
"Part of the thing I like about Rock'n'Roll is that everybody fills in a little part of themselves into it. That's why it's very limiting sometimes to ask the (songwriter) person, 'What did you mean by that exactly' , because 1), sometimes the person doesn't know; and 2), he might be wrong." - Lou Reed
Stream the episode here.