Filled with music that helped define a generation, yet it transcends time. Classic rock with some added instrumentation for different effects. Topics include love and drugs. The truly great legacy of Lou Reed. FCC's: 4
Recommended Artists: Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Iggy Pop, The Stooges
Favorites: 2, 4, 11, 14, 15
1. (4:45) *** I’m Waiting For The Man – Very chord heavy, many eighth notes. Catchy vocals with classic guitar flangar and picking.
2. (2:36) **** Femme Fatale – Tambourine substituted for hit-hat and very faded guitar picking makes for a chill song about female promiscuity.
3. (4:19) *** Run Run Run – Has an older sound than the rest, with a 1 a2 a3 a4 jazzy off beat.
4. (7:09) **** Heroin – The instrumentation coincides with the rush of heroin. A lot of gradual crescendos with a lot of distortion coming in around 3/5 through the song.
5. (5:57) *** All Tomorrow’s Parties – Steady tom beat with off beat guitar picking and a constant rhythm. Strange combination that works well.
6. (2:08) **** I’ll Be Your Mirror – Very relaxing, with tambourine every other beat to keep everyone on blissful track.
7. (2:45) *** White Light/White Heat – Has background lyrics that give off a 50’s vibe, and low volume crude guitar combined with upbeat classical piano.
8. (2:50) **** Stephanie Says – Xylophone is seriously on fleek. Happy, medium tempo with graceful violin and clean guitar picking.
9. (4:51) **** What Goes On – What’d you’d sing while hitching a ride on a train to pass the time. Upbeat, country vibes with added velvetiness.
10. (4:37) *** Beginning To See The Light – Fairly repetitive with a decent medium tempo beat and a crisp electric mixed with an acoustic guitar. Shouty vocals.
11. (5:39) ***** Pale Blue Eyes – It’s hard to stay objective for such a masterpiece. Just a tambourine, a gentle bass, two soft guitars, and Lou Reed’s equally soft voice.
12. (3:22) ** I Can’t Stand It – A lot of muted strumming with occasional vocal breaks. No variation in drum beat for the most part. There’s a guitar solo thrown in.
13. (2:55) *** Lisa Says – The song the live band plays in the bar when most of everyone has left and they’re tired but decide to do one more anyway.
14. (3:14) ***** Sweet Jane – You can’t help but sing along every time. Simple acoustic chord progression and fun vocals coupled with an iconic chorus. A sweet song. See what I did there?
15. (4:36) ***** Rock And Roll – Classic *insert track title here*. Consistent rock beat with nice acoustics and added electronic layer. Fun vocals with an awesome guitar solo and a classic buildup to the outro.