Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lou Reed/Frank Zappa Connection
The Velvet Underground and The Mothers of Invention shared a record label and a producer at one time.
Kevin Courrier examines the phenomenon in a 'Critics At Large' piece...
Excerpt: Lou Reed, like Frank Zappa, came along in a decade when the doors flew open to anyone possessing an original vision and the will to sustain it. And, like Zappa, Lou Reed was as much a man of his time as he was out of time. Both refused to cater to audience expectations of where they should go next, and they always defied trends. But that's maybe why fans of both men stand guard defending each of their legacies without a thought as to what they actually shared in common.
Read the entire article HERE