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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday November 27th, 2013 with Rob Bitschofsky
Lou Reed on death and dying

The recently-departed Lou Reed confronted death in many of his songs with his trademark blunt clarity. We'll sample from a few, particularly from his later period albums Magic and Loss and Songs for Drella.
What's Good - The Thesis
Lou Reed - Magic and Loss
Sword of Damocles - Externally
Lou Reed - Magic and Loss
Goodbye Mass -In a Chapel Bodily Termination
Lou Reed - Magic and Loss
Cremation - Ashes To Ashes
Lou Reed - Magic and Loss
Dreamin' -Escape
Lou Reed - Magic and Loss
Fly Into the Sun
Lou Reed - New Sensations
See That My Grave is Kept Clean
Lou Reed - The Harry Smith Project LIve
The Black Angel's Death Song
The Velvet Underground - And Nico
I Believe
Lou Reed and John Cale - Songs for Drella
A Dream
Lou Reed and John Cale - Songs for Drella
Hello It's Me
Lou Reed and John Cale - Songs for Drella
Vanishing Act
Lou Reed - The Raven