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Lou Reed: A Voice From The Underground

Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 17 June 1972

ONCE HE wore black, tinselled clothes and was a human screen for movies. He sang and wrote about evil characters; sometimes happier ones. But always the unlikely. A mystique and sinister aura surrounded the band Lou Reed led and directed: the Velvet Underground. In early days they tripped around as part of the Andy Warhol art circus.

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