2 Nov 2013

Lou Reed - What Goes On

Lou Reed press conference Intercontinental Hotel Auckland October 1977.

Lou Reed press conference Intercontinental Hotel Auckland October 1977. Photo: Murray Cammick.

Lou Reed Tour poster

Lou Reed Tour poster Photo: The Paul Dainty Corporation

New York musician Lou Reed, whose band the Velvet Underground became one of the most influential in rock, died on 27 October 2013 aged 71.

In Lou Reed: What Goes On... local musicians, music journalists and fans tell how Lou Reed's music, and his tours to New Zealand during the 70s, helped shape our musical psyche.

Host Emma Smith talks with Todd Hunter of Dragon, David Kilgour of The Clean, George D Henderson of The Puddle, Martin Phillipps of The Chills, music critic and author Nick Bollinger, Graeme Downes of The Verlaines, Stuart Page of The Axemen, musician Shayne Carter, Auckland Star music writer Phil Gifford, promoter Stewart Macpherson and stone cold Lou Reed fan Mark Cubey. Also including archival RNZ interview audio with Lou Reed.

Produced and presented by Emma Smith for Radio New Zealand National.

Lou Reed press conference Intercontinental Hotel Auckland October 1977.

Lou Reed press conference Intercontinental Hotel Auckland October 1977. Photo: Murray Cammick.

Lou Reed in New Zealand 1974

Lou Reed in New Zealand 1974. Photo: Stuart Page

Martin Phillipps of The Chills and 'Lou Reed 1985'.

Martin Phillipps of The Chills and 'Lou Reed 1985'. Photo: Martin Phillips

Music Details - Lou Reed: What Goes On

Artist: Velvet Underground And Nico
Song: All Tomorrows Parties
Composer: Reed
Album: The Velvet Underground and Nico
Label:  Polydor

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: Lady Day
Composer: Reed
Album: Berlin
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: Vicious
Composer: Reed
Album: Transformer
Label: RCA

Artist:The Velvet Underground and Nico
Song: Run Run Run
Composer: Reed
Album: The Velvet Underground and Nico
Label:  Polydor

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: Sister Ray
Composer: Reed
Album: White Light/ White Heat
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song:  Sweet Jane
Composer: Reed
Album: Rock n Roll Animal
Label: RCA

Artist: Dragon
Song: White Light/ White Heat
Composer: Reed
Album: Dragon: The Essential
Label: Sony

Artist: Velvet Underground and Nico
Song:  Venus in Furs
Composer:  Reed
Album: The Velvet Underground and Nico
Label: Polydor

Artist: Lou Reed
Song:  I Heard Her Call My Name
Composer: Reed
Album: White Light/ White Heat
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song:  Walk On The Wild Side
Composer: Reed
Album: Transformer
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: Sweet Jane, White Light White Heat
Composer: Reed
Album: Rock n Roll Animal
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: Rock and Roll
Composer: Reed
Album: Loaded
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: Satellite of Love
Composer: Reed
Album: Live in Italy
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: How Do You Think It Feels
Composer: Reed
Album: Berlin
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: Perfect Day
Composer: Reed
Album: Transformer
Label: RCA

Artist: Lou Reed
Song: Who Am I?
Composer: Reed
Album: The Raven
Label: Sire