The ever combative Lou Reed had one memorably terse (long lost) NZ television encounter with Dylan Taite but, a decade later, Keith Tannock fares better with the legendary New York rocker in this interview for TVNZ’s 80s music show. From behind impenetrable aviator shades, Reed is always on guard but happy to advocate for literate and thoughtful rock’n’roll, extol the virtues of recently introduced CDs, pinball and Police Academy, and express the hope that his music is “if not illuminating, at least interesting” and, at the very least, “good for a laugh”.
I can listen to the worst thing in the world on a CD. It’s amazing what it sounds like. A CD is really worth it.– Lou Reed