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David Bowie, Lou Reed unite on ‘Dirty Boulevard’

David Bowie has never failed to admit the debt his own music at one time owed to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Bowie recorded some “tributes” to the Velvets (“Queen Bitch”) and of course produced arguably Reed’s most well-known solo album Transformer, which included several classics like “Walk on the Wild Side.”

Here, Bowie and Reed reunite on stage for a rendition of Reed’s song “Dirty Boulevard” from his great 1989 album New York, trading off on the song’s acerbic verses like only two legends could.


Author: Ryan King

Ryan King began covering music in 2004 for the Arrow, the student newspaper at Southeast Missouri State University, eventually becoming Managing Editor at that publication. He is also the former Music Editor for OFF! Magazine, an alternative publication published by the Southeast Missourian. Ryan began writing for The Music Universe when launched, but has stepped away to focus on law. He may appear from time to time for reviews.

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