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Radio with Pictures - Lou Reed Television (Excerpts) – 1985 Music

Radio with Pictures - Lou Reed

Television (Excerpts) – 1985 Music

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The ever combative Lou Reed had one memorably tense (and lost) Kiwi television encounter, with Dylan Taite. 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 the recently introduced CD, pinball and Police Academy, and express the hope that his music is “if not illuminating, at least interesting” and is at the very least, “good for a laugh”.

Key Cast & Crew

Brent Hansen

Director

Keith Tannock

Interviewer

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