28 September 2023
Next week, on 5 October, it will 50 years since rock ‘n’ roll animal LOU REED (1942-2013) released his 3rd LP, titled BERLIN. One of his highly applauded and critically acclaimed longplayers, following the equally astounding Transformer magnum opus the year before.
Single ‘How Do You Think It Feels‘
Great live footage from 1974
Berlin wasn’t a happy album. The record is a tragic rock opera about a doomed couple,
Jim and Caroline, living in decadent Berlin, and addresses themes of drug use, prostitution, depression, domestic violence, and suicide. No, not a happy one, but one that reflected the real, hedonistic world he was a part of in his own beloved New York City.
Conservative American critics despised the record only because
Reed wrote songs about all those things as if he glorified them.
It flopped in the US but peaked at #7 in the UK. Over the years it
became a classic in the Western world, loved by different generations.
Here the promotional poster and visual advertisement message for the media.