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SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

Though I don’t think this is a very good documentary, it survives deeper analysis because of Mick Rock’s unpretentious geezer-like attitude and, of course, because of the compelling subject matter. Rock, as the cliche goes, “is the man who shot the seventies”. I had the opportunity to catch a modest exhibit of his work at…

Lou Reed’s Transformer

Part of the Classic album series. Fascinating hearing about the artistic process and generosity between Reed, Bowie and the amazing Mick Ronson — and Warhol’s support. Andy WarholDavid Bowieglam rocklou reedmick ronsonmusictransformervelvet underground

Sad Song/Coney Island Baby

Lou Reed triumphed by turning a love for literature and a philosophy about personal alienation into a recording career. Rock as minimal modernism Lou Reed is why I’m a rabbi   BerlinConey Island Babylou reedmusicsad song