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Monday, December 03, 2012

LOU REED : Satellite Of Love (1972)

OK this is a bit of a no-brainer.  There is something strangely magnetic about this old Velvets song as redone by Lou.  For his second album, Reed was finally able to make his mark utilizing the producing and recording talents of David Bowie and Mick Ronson.  With the raw production and poetic vocals, they produced a classic.

This track is consistently interpreted as a song about obsession coming from the angle of love.  In short order, the song segues to great outro at 2:24.  Ronson's presence is felt in the piano flourishes, and Bowie in the backing vocals.  Reed himself has stated how much he admired Bowie's vocal note choices (especially the high part starting at 2:49). 

Song : "Satellite Of Love" by Lou Reed
From the LP "TRANSFORMER" (RCA) Nov. 8, 1972

Lou Reed : vocals, guitar
Herbie Flowers : bass
Mick Ronson : piano, backing vocals, string arrangements
John Halsey : drums
David Bowie : backing vocals

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1 comment:

Tish said...

Gomez, that is one of my all-time fav songs. Love Bowie in the back esp. Tish