5 June 2022
Experimental musician LAURIE ANDERSON was born on 5 June 1947 in Illinois.
Happy 75 to the avant-garde artist who released 7 studio albums between
1984 and 2010, with Homeland as her most recent one. She collaborated
with countless artists too.
Laurie and late legend Lou Reed were partners for 21 years, they
married in 2008, five years before her husband passed away, in 2013.
Her best-known album Big Science was released 40 years ago (April 1982).
Three great Laurie Anderson moments.
– O SUPERMAN-
– LANGUAGE IS A VIRUS –
From her 1986 LP Home Of The Brave
– HANG ON TO YOUR EMOTIONS –
A Reed song from his 1996 album Set the Twilight Reeling
Laurie Anderson about her late husband, the legendary Lou Reed.
Back in time
19 April 2022
Artist: LAURIE ANDERSON
Who: Beloved avant-garde artist.
Lou Reed’s widow (74 now).
Active: 1969-present / 7 LPs
Anniversarsy album: BIG SCIENCE
Released: 19 April 1982 – 40 years ago today
AllMusic said: “There was a backlash against Laurie Anderson in “serious” musical and
artistic circles after the completely unexpected mainstream commercial success of her debut album, Big Science. (The eight-plus-minute single “O Superman” was a chart hit in England, unbelievably enough.) A fair listen to Big Science leaves the impression that jealousy must have been at the root of the reception because Big Science is in no way a commercial sellout. It’s a landmark release in the New York art scene of the ’80s, and quite possibly the best art rock album of the decade.” Score: 4.5/5.
TUTV: Big brilliant broadcast. Relevant then, now and in the future.
Single: Oh Superman…
Full album on Spotify…
LAURIE ANDERSON: All Albums – Facebook
Tower Theatre, Mimai
LAURIE ANDERSON: Facebook – Story
New striking strokes
21 January 2022
Experimental musician LAURIE ANDERSON‘s breakthrough
album Big Science was reissued last year on vinyl for the
first time in 30 years (see below).
Venezuela musician/producer ARCA shows her love for
the late Lou Reed‘s widow and her music with her new
remix of Big Science‘s title track.
More info about the vinyl reissue right here.
LAURIE ANDERSON: Facebook
(Image: cover of Laurie’s album ‘Big Science’)
(Image on top: cover of her album ‘Strange Angels’)
‘Oh Superman’ by LAURIE ANDERSON (1982)
Original video clip…