Lou Reed: Transformer (Listening Event)
Classic Album Sundays pays tribute to the late singer/songwriter/guitarist, Lou Reed.
Lou Reed altered our musical consciousness and set us on a new path of musical discovery. His experimental band The Velvet Underground inspired hoardes of musicians and may be rock history’s most cited as an influence. Reed’s songwriting may have continued the rock-poet
tradition of Bob Dylan but instead he turned his cool gaze toward the characters who lived on the fringes of society with detached narratives that relayed the tales of New York City’s night creatures.
This January, CAS will present the album that truly launched Lou Reed as a solo artist, ‘Transformer’. Join us to first listen to music that either inspired or was relevant to this LP such as David Bowie, The Stooges and Velvet Underground followed by the story and contemporary
relevance of the album. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. Listening guidelines apply.
Sunday, January 5, 5 – 8 pm
The Panther Room at Output, 74 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Presenter: Ron Like Hell
Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Moon 310 LP
Phono Preamp, Moon P7 Line Preamp, Cardas balanced cabling, MC2 Power
Amplification, Funktion-One Loudspeakers