Radio: The sunnier side of the biggest malcontent in rock

Reviewed this week. Arena RTE Radio 1

3rd November, 2013

Other than eight or nine Velvet Underground songs, I could take or leave Lou Reed, who died last week. For every Walk On The Wild Side, there were numerous turkeys such as Sex With Your Parents or Lulu. For every Dirty Boulevard or I Wanna Be Black, there were countless pieces of tripe like Egg Cream or Animal Language. If nothing else, though, he offered something very different from the mainstream norms.

Gavin Friday, who...

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