LOU REED & JOHN CALE ! Tribute Album ‘Songs For Drella’ turns 25…

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Artists: Lou Reed and John Cale
Birthday album: ‘Songs For Drella’ – A tribute to their mentor Andy Warhol…

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Release date: April 11, 1990 ….
My experience: Lou Reed & John Cale forgot about their intolerable differences that drove The Velvet Underground apart back in 1968. Well they did as long as it toke to create this exceeding album in honor of versatile artist Andy Warhol who died in 1987. The fact that Reed & Cale became musical friends again, at least temporarily, proves that Warhol must have had an enormous impact on the giant duo when they picked up an instrument for the first time. Even more than we knew. In return the pair created this beauty of an album. The warm and charismatic voices of both Reed and Cale are upfront all the time. They tell stories about their relationship with Warhol, they sing to celebrate their inspirer, they play intimate in respect for an eccentric and stirring mind. Even after his death Warhol pushed the legendary duo to produce an especial work of art. Respect !
Highlights: Open House / Style It Takes / Work / Faces and Names / Nobody But You / A Dream / Forever Changed …

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Andy and Lou…

Here comes New York beauty…

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Magic trio…

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