Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
|Photos taken by Albert Gayol in March ‘77|
During the core of Lou Reed's solo success, from about 1974 until 1978, Lou dated Rachel; undoubtedly his most important muse since the Velvet Underground days.
Rachel, who was born a man, appeared (as an illustration) on the Sally Can't Dance LP (1974), is name-checked by Lou in Coney Island Baby ('75), is thanked on the back of the Rock And Roll Heart LP ('76), and lovingly held Lou in a series of photos on the cover of the Walk On The Wild Side greatest hits LP ('77). She even performed onstage with him.
These photos, I feel, display the love and affection that the pair felt for each other better any other photo I've ever seen. This wasn't an act by a "gay Lou" character, as so many have claimed. They were together for years! Imagine pretending - in front of the world's cameras and press - to love someone for YEARS. Regardless of the persona Lou was embodying at the time, Rachel was his foundation.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Easy Action Records is at it again with another release! This time, you get two live shows that were broadcast over US airwaves.
The first show was broadcast live on Easter Sunday, 1974, from My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY.
The second show (a 5-song set recorded July ‘74 in Los Angeles) was taken from a November ‘74 broadcast of the TV show, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. Check it out:
This is an OFFICIAL recording…that means it is NOT a bootleg! So CLICK HERE and head over to Easy Action and order your copy!
This will also be available in vinyl without the 5-song set from July ‘74.
FYI, I’m not paid for my shout-outs to Easy Action. I gotta shell out $$$ just like anyone else! Why do I do it? Well, I wanna promote labels that are interested in releasing music I like!