Lou Reed might be at the very zenith of New York's rock and roll constellation, but his impact on British music is just as profound — Reed and the Velvet Underground's influence was firmly imprinted on David Bowie and artists as diverse as The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Joy Division and, well, it's likely easier to list those who weren't touched by Reed (James Blunt is a safe bet).
Tonight on UKNY at 11, we'll hear from some of those musicians that Reed touched, like David Bowie, John Cale and for the Commonwealth Cut, Metric's Emily Haines. Plus, a handful of recent releases from Luke Sital-Singh, Dancing Years, These New Puritans and more.
Please join me on UKNY, Saturday nights at 11p.m. EDT following Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® and Marshall Crenshaw's "The Bottomless Pit" on 90.7 WFUV, also streaming online.
Off to bed early to enjoy that extra hour of sleep (yes, it's the end of daylight's savings)? You can find UKNY in the FUV archives up to two weeks after broadcast.
1. Tracey Thorn, "Femme Fatale," A Distant Shore
2. David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars, "Waiting For The Man," Bowie at the Beeb
3. Luke Sital-Singh, "Nothing Stays The Same," Tornados EP
4. Dancing Years, "Here's To My Old Friends, single
5. M.I.A., "Lights," Matangi
6. Rudimental featuring MNEK & Syron, "Spoons," Home
7. James Blake featuring Chance the Rapper, "Life Round Here," Overgrown
8. Commonwealth Cut, Metric with Lou Reed, "The Wanderlust, " Synthetica
9. The Kills, "Pale Blue Eyes," The Last Goodbye EP
10. John Cale & Lou Reed, "A Dream," Songs For Drella
11. These New Puritans, "Organ Eternal," Field of Reeds