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Chum of Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground

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1 Chum of Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:24 am

This should be an interesting thread.

I still can't seem to come across an answer about how much Cale was involved with Songs for Drella. Some sources make it sound like it was Lou dominated.

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2 Re: Chum of Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:30 am

I though Lou Reed always dominated ?

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3 Re: Chum of Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:29 am

I always thought that mainly the music was Cale's job and writing lyrics was Reed's and that it was a real collaboration. At least that's what the Maestro says in "What's Welsh for Zen?"
The fight began afterwards when it came to producing.
But "Zen" is the only source I have. Which other sources are you refering too, @Paul?

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4 Re: Chum of Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:09 pm

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I've always believed it was 50/50 but when the credits were being assembled for the release Reed announced it was his project. Cale's comment on the cover booklet was sarcastic and aimed at Reed

5 Re: Chum of Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground on Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:22 pm

Cale must have done a reasonable amount, because I can't stand Reed solo and I like Songs For Drella.

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6 Re: Chum of Lou Reed/The Velvet Underground on Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:04 am

Isabel wrote:I always thought that mainly the music was Cale's job and writing lyrics was Reed's and that it was a real collaboration. At least that's what the Maestro says in "What's Welsh for Zen?"
The fight began afterwards when it came to producing.
But "Zen" is the only source I have. Which other sources are you refering too, @Paul?


I don't have any sources on me right now, but the impression that I got was that Cale contributed a lot to Drella but Lou sort of shut him out in the post-production portion.

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