Progrography

Lou Reed
Reed rose from The Velvet Underground to take his place as New York's urban poet laureate. Unlike Hawthorne's "artist of the beautiful," Lou Reed is an artist of the brutal. He's been considered a glam rocker, an art rocker by association, an avant-garde noisemongerer, even a plain old rock & roller. He's never been considered prog and I won't submit his name for enshrinement, but consider this: his music is ambitious and it takes you places, two criteria I use for determining progressive music. Transformer, Berlin, New York, even the searing Rock 'N' Roll Animal are works of art as much as the paintings of Andy Warhol or the photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe. Don't judge the artist by the subjects he paints, judge him by his artistry. On these merits, Reed stands as one of the '70s great art rockers, and thus at least tangentially relevant to the prog rock scene, as both were birthed from the psychedelia of the '60s. Make sense?

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1972 May LOU REED
1972 June Going Down
1972 August Walk And Talk It
1972 November TRANSFORMER
1972 November Walk On The Wild Side
1973 February Satellite of Love
1973 April Vicious
1973 October How Do You Think It Feels
1973 October BERLIN
1974 February? Caroline Says I
1974 February ROCK 'N' ROLL ANIMAL
1974 April? Sweet Jane (Live)
1974 August Sally Can't Dance
1974 September SALLY CAN'T DANCE
1975 March LOU REED LIVE
1975 July METAL MACHINE MUSIC (THE AMINE B RING)
1975 December CONEY ISLAND BABY
1976 March? Charley's Girl
1976 May Crazy Feeling
1976 November ROCK AND ROLL HEART
1976 November I Believe In Love
1977 April? Rock And Roll Heart
1977 April WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: THE BEST OF LOU REED
1978 April STREET HASSLE
1978 April? Street Hassle
1978 Walk On The Wild Side (Live)
1978 November LIVE - TAKE NO PRISONERS
1979 January VICIOUS
1979 May THE BELLS
1979 June City Lights
1979 Disco Mystic
1980 April GROWING UP IN PUBLIC
1980 June? The Power of Positive Drinking
1980 How Do You Speak To An Angel
1980 December ROCK AND ROLL DIARY 1967-1980
1981 August? ROCK GALAXY
1982 February THE BLUE MASK
1982 September? I CAN'T STAND IT
1983 LEGENDARY HEARTS
1983 Martial Law
1984 January LIVE IN ITALY
1984 My Red Joy Stick
1984 May NEW SENSATIONS
1984 May I Love You, Suzanne
1985 October? September Song
1985 CITY LIGHTS: CLASSIC PERFORMANCES
1985 Hot Hips
1986 Video Violence (Remix)
1986 April The Original Wrapper
1986 April MISTRIAL
1986 May MAGIC MOMENTS
1986 June No Money Down
1986 September NEW YORK SUPERSTAR
1987 January Soul Man
1987 WILD CHILD
1989 January 10 NEW YORK
1989 February Romeo Had Juliette
1989 February Dirty Blvd.
1989 September RETRO
1990 April SONGS FOR DRELLA
1990 Nobody But You
1992 January 14 MAGIC AND LOSS
1992 March? What's Good
1992 Power And Glory
1992 Sword of Damocles
1992 March 24 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE & OTHER HITS
1992 April 14 BETWEEN THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION
1996 February 20 SET THE TWILIGHT REELING
1996 May Hookywooky
1996 Adventurer
1996 DIFFERENT TIMES - LOU REED IN THE 70S
1998 April 21 PERFECT NIGHT - LIVE IN LONDON
2000 April 4 ECSTASY
2000 Ecstasy
2000 Modern Dance
2000 October THE WILD SIDE: BEST OF LOU REED
2003 January 28 THE RAVEN
2003 June 3 NYC MAN: THE COLLECTION
2004 March 23 ANIMAL SERENADE
2004 August 31 NYC MAN: GREATEST HITS
2005 PERFECT DAY
2007 April 24 HUDSON RIVER WIND MEDITATIONS
2008 November 4 BERLIN: LIVE AT ST. ANN'S WAREHOUSE
2009 PERFECT DAY: THE BEST OF LOU REED
2010 January 5 FLASHBACK
2010 September 7 THIS IS LOU REED: THE GREATEST HITS
SEE ALSO...
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND discography
Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde Soundtrack
Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys
 
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