Perfect Day (Lou Reed song)

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Perfect Day (singolo Lou Reed)
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Il 28 ottobre , il giorno dopo la morte di Lou Reed, il Cardinale e presidente del Pontificio consiglio della cultura Gianfranco Ravasi ha postato un messaggio su Twitter con il ritornello della canzone. Anche se questa interpretazione potrebbe essere frutto dell'uso della canzone in una delle scene del film di Danny Boyle Trainspotting , [7] il testo aggiunge all'idealizzata descrizione di una "giornata perfetta" con la persona amata significati che alludono al sentimento agrodolce della nostalgia di cose passate e alla paura che si rivelino solo eventi partoriti dalla propria mente, forse annebbiata dall'uso delle droghe.

Qualunque sia l'interpretazione, la ripetizione del verso finale sembra comunque evocare sentimenti di rimpianto piuttosto che di conforto.

Versioni dal vivo si trovano nell'album Perfect Night: Dietro le insistenti richieste del pubblico, il 17 novembre la canzone venne pubblicata come singolo di beneficenza a favore di Children in Need e la BBC produsse un videoclip promozionale nel periodo natalizio. Oltre alla versione principale, il singolo conteneva sul lato B una versione cantata dagli interpreti maschili e una da quelli femminili.

Nel marzo i Duran Duran pubblicarono Perfect Day come primo singolo estratto dall'album di cover Thank You , uscito lo stesso anno. L'uscita del singolo venne accompagnata da un videoclip promozionale, girato nel mese di febbraio dal regista Nick Egan.

Nell'episodio dedicato ai Duran Duran del programma di VH1 Behind the Music , Lou Reed ha ammesso che la versione della band poteva essere definita addirittura migliore della sua: Non sono sicuro di averla cantata come l'ha fatto Simon. Credo che l'abbia cantata meglio di me Oltre al 45 giri, uscito in edizione limitata con la cover di Femme Fatale dei Velvet Underground come lato B, i Duran Duran hanno pubblicato diverse versioni di Perfect Day nel , con mix differenti e tracce bonus tra cui altre due cover non incluse nell'album: The album, Lou Reed , contained versions of unreleased Velvet Underground songs, some of which had originally been recorded for Loaded but shelved.

Reed's breakthrough album, Transformer , was released in November The single " Walk on the Wild Side " was a salute to the misfits and hustlers who once surrounded Andy Warhol. Each of the song's five verses describes a person who had been a fixture at The Factory during the mid-to-late s: The song's transgressive lyrics evaded radio censorship.

Though the jazzy arrangement courtesy of bassist Herbie Flowers and saxophonist Ronnie Ross was musically atypical for Reed, it eventually became his signature song. Ronson's arrangements brought out new aspects of Reed's songs. It was rediscovered in the s and allowed Reed to drop "Walk on the Wild Side" from his concerts. Bowie and Reed fell out during a late-night meeting which led to Reed hitting Bowie.

Bowie had told Reed that he would have to "clean up his act" if they were to work together again. Though they improved over the months, criticism of their still-basic abilities ultimately led Reed to fire them mid-tour.

He chose keyboardist Moogy Klingman to come up with a new five-member backing band on barely a week's notice. Reed married Bettye Kronstad in She later said he had been a violent drunk when on tour.

Reed's late European tour, featuring lead guitarists Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner , mixed his Berlin material with older numbers. Response to Berlin at the time of its release was negative, with Rolling Stone pronouncing it "a disaster". Wagner's live arrangements, and Hunter's intro to " Sweet Jane " [54] which opened the album, gave Reed's songs the live rock sound he was looking for, and the album peaked at 45 on the Top Billboard Chart for 28 weeks and soon became Reed's biggest selling album.

Sally Can't Dance which was released later that year in August , became Reed's highest-charting album in the United States, peaking at number 10 during a week stay on the Billboard album chart in October Throughout the s, Reed was a heavy user of methamphetamine and alcohol. Metal Machine Music was an hour of modulated feedback and guitar effects. Critics interpreted it as a gesture of contempt, an attempt to break his contract with RCA or to alienate his less sophisticated fans.

Reed claimed that the album was a genuine artistic effort, even suggesting that quotations of classical music could be found buried in the feedback. Lester Bangs declared it "genius", though also psychologically disturbing. The album was reportedly returned to stores by the thousands and was withdrawn after a few weeks. The Best of Lou Reed. Rock and Roll Heart was his debut for his new record label Arista , and Street Hassle was released in the midst of the punk scene he had helped to inspire.

Reed took on a watchful, competitive and sometimes dismissive attitude towards punk. Aware that he had inspired them, he regularly attended shows at CBGB to track the artistic and commercial development of numerous punk bands, and a cover illustration and interview of Reed appeared in the first issue of Punk by Legs McNeil.

Reed released his third live album, Live: Take No Prisoners , in ; some critics thought it was his "bravest work yet", while others considered it his "silliest". Reed married British designer Sylvia Morales in To support the album, he released two music videos: In the same year, he joined Amnesty International 's A Conspiracy of Hope short tour and was outspoken about New York City's political issues and personalities.

Reed met John Cale for the first time in decades at Warhol's funeral in They worked together on the album Songs for Drella April , a song cycle about Warhol. Reed had released his sixteenth solo album, Magic and Loss , in January ; it was about mortality, and was inspired by the death of two close friends from cancer. In , Reed appeared in A Celebration: In the same year, he and Morales were divorced.

During the presidential campaign , he released the song "Sex With Your Parents", intended to poke fun at right-wing Republicans opposed to freedom of expression. Rock and Roll Heart. From the late s, Reed was romantically linked to musician, multimedia and performance artist Laurie Anderson , and the two worked together on several recordings. They married on April 12, In April , Reed released Ecstasy. The album consists of songs written by Reed and spoken-word performances of reworked and rewritten texts of Edgar Allan Poe by the actors, set to electronic music composed by Reed.

It features David Bowie and Ornette Coleman. In , Reed released a book of photographs, Emotions in Action. This comprised an A4 -sized book called Emotions and a smaller one called Actions laid into its hard cover.

In , a Groovefinder remix of his song " Satellite of Love ", called "Satellite of Love '04", was released. He played a heavy metal version of Cohen's "The Stranger Song". In December that year, Reed played a series of shows at St. Ann's Warehouse , Brooklyn, based on Berlin. Reed played with guitarist Steve Hunter , who played on the original album and Rock 'n' Roll Animal , and was joined by singers Anohni and Sharon Jones. The show was produced by Bob Ezrin , who also produced the original album, and Hal Willner.

The album version of the concert, entitled Berlin: Ann's Warehouse , and a live film recording of these concerts were both released in It was released on the Sounds True record label.

In June , he performed at the Traffic Festival in Turin , Italy, a five-day free event organized by the city. The trio featured Ulrich Krieger saxophone and Sarth Calhoun electronics , and played improvised instrumental music inspired by Metal Machine Music.

Recordings of the concerts were released under the title The Creation of the Universe. The album received mixed and mainly negative reviews from music critics. Reed had suffered hepatitis and diabetes for several years. He had practiced tai chi during the last part of his life.

He was cremated and the ashes were given to his family. His wife Laurie Anderson said his last days were peaceful, and described him as a "prince and a fighter". Billed as "New York: Lou Reed at Lincoln Center", the ceremony featured favorite Reed recordings selected by family and friends. He left everything to his wife and his sister. Reed's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist was announced on December 16, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

For the Welsh rugby player, see Lou Reed rugby player. Louis alderman, see Lewis E. Rock experimental proto-punk glam rock art rock noise rock. Burroughs-like stream-of-consciousness monologue set to rock music with orchestral backing, it features an uncredited spoken-word section from none other than Bruce Springsteen. That makes "Caroline" technically the first of the two to come out, although they both carry the memorable refrain " It's so cold in Alaska.

Lyrically, Reed really puts himself out there on "Coney Island Baby," probably the most tender and emotionally revealing ballad he's ever recorded. A bonus-track version of the song featured on the album's 30th-anniversary deluxe edition reissue was recorded with Doug Yule, who joined the Velvets in following the departure of founding member John Cale. Perhaps a little too normal? Some fans interpret the tune, clearly one of the best Lou Reed songs ever, as a veiled heroin reference, while others note that Reed's never been shy about about explicitly mentioning drugs and consider it an earnest love song.

Originally a Velvet Underground tune, Reed reworks "Sweet Jane" on his live album Rock n Roll Animal , adding a noodling, Grateful Dead -like intro jam that runs three minutes before kicking into those familiar three chords.

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