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Lou Reed Remembered; Of Montreal Plays Live

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Lou Reed's classic solo album 'Transformer.' Lou Reed's classic solo album 'Transformer.'

In this episode: The music world lost a truly legendary figure in rock music yesterday when Lou Reed died at the age of 71. Soundcheck reflects on the music and legacy of Reed -- both as a founding member of The Velvet Underground and as an influential and divisive solo artist -- with Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis.

Plus we ask our listeners to share their favorite Lou Reed moments.

Then, the exuberant neo-psychedelic rock band Of Montreal plays songs from its surprisingly country-tinged new record lousy with sylvianbriar in the Soundcheck studio.

Guests:

Anthony DeCurtis

Lou Reed Remembered

In the wake of the death of musician Lou Reed, Soundcheck looks back at life and career of a singular musician and New York icon. Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis joins host John Schaefer to remember landmark albums like Transformer (1972), forgotten gems like New Sensations (1984) and a latter-day release, Ecstasy.

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Watch: Of Montreal, In The Studio

Watch Of Montreal perform songs from Lousy With Sylvianbriar live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Video Premiere: Capsula, 'Planet Caravan'

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Frantz Bernier from Rahway New Jersey

I heard about Lou Reed twenty years ago while I was in the contryside of Haiti listening via a shotwawe radio America Voice,I was so amaze by his music...When I came in New York fifteen years ago,in 1998,I went to Strand Book store in Broadway to ask for Lou's texts...They've have been so profound to me,they remind me every now and then about the most amazing haitian poet Magloire Saint-Aude,the apostle of surealism.
I will miss you Lou.

Oct. 28 2013 03:56 PM

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