Radio Mans fave with Lou Reed


Walk on the Wild Side

Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and poet. He was the guitarist, singer, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground was not a commercial success during its existence, but became regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music. Reed’s distinctive deadpan voice, poetic, and transgressive lyrics, and experimental guitar playing were trademarks throughout his long career.

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  1. Anybody remember the Retinal Circus on Davie Street. i saw the “not a commercial success during its existence” Velvet Underground there in 1968. Small venue. Ear splitting sound. Good times.


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