Lou Reed - Night Flight Interview

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Lou Reed's 1984 Night Flight Interview covers poetry in pop music, his appreciation for Hip-Hop, and The Velvet Underground's legacy. "Adults always reject Rock 'n' Roll."

Track Listing

  • Night Flight Theme
  • Do people actually listen to lyrics?
  • The Velvet Underground's influence
  • What was missing in '60s pop?
  • "What if Raymond Chandler wrote a Rock 'n' Roll Song'"
  • Making serious pop music
  • Listening to the radio growing up
  • "Adults always reject Rock 'n' Roll"
  • Hip Hop and Rap music
  • Synthesizer music
  • Vocoders and Doo-wop
  • Success of "Walk on the Wild Side"
  • Berlin
  • Metal Machine Music
  • Lou Reed's influence
  • Lou Reed covers
  • Vocal range
  • "There was never any Rock 'n' Roll that did what I wanted to do"
  • The Velvet Underground's legacy
  • His singular vision for rock
  • Balancing rock with the literary
  • New Sensations
  • Are songs about specific people'
  • Writing a novel vs. writing a song
  • Writing a memoir
  • Studying creative writing
  • Looking back: "I hope he was having a good time"
  • Writing after The Velvet Underground
  • Advantages to not being a trained musician
  • "This is what I wanted to do"
  • Thinking ahead
  • "I'm addicted to performing"
  • Why aren't you going to tour in the US?
  • Working with bassist Fernando Saunders
  • Drummer in architecture school
  • Recording at Skyline Studios
  • Recording all over the world
  • Recording the band's first take
  • Playing all the guitars
  • "In the Velvet Underground, I told them what to play"
  • Refining his guitar sound