‘SONGS FOR DRELLA’ By LOU REED & JOHN CALE – Released 30 Years Ago

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12 April 2020

When JOHN CALE left influential icons THE VELVET UNDERGROUD it was mostly
because of his tense relationship with the late great stubborn legend LOU REED.
But in 1990 they teamed up again to honor their inspirator ANDY WARHOL with
masterly album ‘SONGS FOR DRELLA‘, released 30 years ago, on 11 April 1990.
Warhol died three years before, in 1987. Drella was his nickname, a contraction
of Dracula and Cinderella. He never liked it himself. This memorable record shows,
once again, how brilliant these two splendiferous artists were. Thanks to their huge songwriting skills and imposing voices they made out of each of the 15 songs a compelling experience. A masterpiece indeed!

AllMusic wrote: “Neither Reed nor Cale wanted the music to distract from their story, and
here they paint a portrait of Warhol that has far more depth and poignancy than his public image would have led one to expect. It’s a moving and deeply felt tribute to a misunderstood man, and it’s a pleasure to hear these two comrades-in-arms working together again, even if their renewed collaboration was destined to be short-lived.”
Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.

Top tracks: Nobody But You / Open House / Style It Takes / Small Town

– NOBODY BUT YOU –

– OPEN HOUSE –

– STYLE IT TAKES –

– SMALL TOWN –

Play full album here…

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LOU REED: Facebook / JOHN CALE: John Cale