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In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Verve” label released “Chelsea Girl”, the debut Nico solo album. It was recorded April – May 1967, at “Mayfair Recording Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Tom Wilson. The album name is a reference to Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie “Chelsea Girls”, in which Nico starred.

Personnel:

  • Christa “Nico” Päffgen– vocals
  • Jackson Browne– electric guitar
  • Lou Reed– electric guitar
  • John Cale– viola, organ, guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– electric guitar
  • Val Valentin- director of engineering
  • Gary Kellgren- recording and remix engineer
  • Larry Fallon– string and flute arrangements
  • Paul Morrissey- photography

Track listing:

  1. The Fairest of the Seasons – Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland
  2. These Days – Jackson Browne
  3. Little Sister – John Cale, Lou Reed
  4. Winter Song – John Cale
  5. It Was a Pleasure Then – Lou Reed, John Cale, Christa Päffgen
  6. Chelsea Girls – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison
  7. I’ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  8. Somewhere There’s a Feather – Jackson Browne
  9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – Lou Reed
  10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce – Tim Hardin

 

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On September 1, 1978.

On September 1, 1978, “EG” label released “The Bride Stripped Bare”, the fifth Bryan Ferry solo album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Waddy Watchel, Rick Marotta, Simon Puxley, Steve Nye and Bryan Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry- lead vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel- lead guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Neil Hubbard- Guitar
  • Preston Heyman, Rick Marotta- drums
  • John Wetton- bass guitar
  • Herbie Flowers- string bass
  • Alan Spenner- Bass guitar
  • Ann Odell – organ, electric piano, string arrangements
  • Suzanne Ciani- synthesizers
  • Steve Nye- electric piano
  • Mel Collins- saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Jimmy Douglass, Lew Hahn, Steve Nye – engineers
  • Dave Richards, Martin Pearson, Randy Mason – assistant engineers
  • Antony Price – design
  • John Swannell– photography
  • Ahmet Ertegün- counsel

Track listing:

  1. Sign of Times – Bryan Ferry
  2. Can’t Let Go – Bryan Ferry
  3. Hold On (I’m Coming) – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  4. The Same Old Blues – J. Cale
  5. When She Walks in the Room – Bryan Ferry
  6. Take Me to the River – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  7. What Goes On – Lou Reed
  8. Carrickfergus – traditional, arranged by Bryan Ferry
  9. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  10. This Island Earth – Bryan Ferry

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “RCA” label released “Sally Can’t Dance”, the fourth Lou Reed solo album. It was recorded March – April 1974, at “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, and was produced by Steve Katz and Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Danny Weis– guitar, tambourine, background vocals, horn arrangement
  • Paul Fleisher – saxophone
  • David Taylor, Lou Marini, Trevor Koehler, Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin, Alex Foster, Lew Soloff– horns
  • Steve Katz– harmonica, horn arrangement
  • Michael Fonfara– piano, keyboards, mellotron
  • Prakash John– bass, background vocals
  • Doug Yule– bass
  • Ritchie Dharma, Pentti “Whitey” Glan– drums
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Michael Wendroff, Joanne Vent – background vocals
  • Horn arrangements: Lew Soloff, Martin Sheller
  • Mike Stone – recording engineer
  • Ralph Moss – remix engineer
  • Dennis Katz – cover concept
  • Acy Lehman – art direction
  • David Byrd – artwork
  • Mick Rock- front cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Ride Sally Ride
  2. Animal Language
  3. Baby Face
  4. Y. Stars
  5. Kill Your Sons
  6. Ennui
  7. Sally Can’t Dance
  8. Billy

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “RCA” label released “Metal Machine Music” (subtitled The Amine β Ring), the fifth Lou Reed solo album.It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Lou Reed. The album features music pieces without the usual song structure, an hour of modulated feedback and guitar effects, mixed at varying speeds, and is considered a forerunner of industrial and noise rock,

Personnel:

Lou Reed – guitars, keyboards, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Metal Machine Music, Part 1
  2. Metal Machine Music, Part 2
  3. Metal Machine Music, Part 3
  4. Metal Machine Music, Part 4

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “RCA” label released “Berlin” the third Lou Reed solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Morgan Studios” in London, “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Ezrin. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Berlin” at number 344 on its list the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Bob Ezrin– piano, mellotron, arrangement
  • Steve Hunter– electric guitar
  • Dick Wagner– electric guitar, background vocals
  • Jack Bruce– bass
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Steve Winwood– organ, harmonium
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • Allan Macmillan – piano
  • Gene Martynec– acoustic guitar, synthesizer, vocal arrangement, bass
  • Jon Pierson – bass trombone
  • Blue Weaver– piano
  • Steve Hyden, Elizabeth March, Lou Reed, Dick Wagner – choir
  • Jim Reeves – engineer
  • Allan Macmillan – arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Berlin
  2. Lady Day
  3. Men of Good Fortune
  4. Caroline Says I
  5. How Do You Think It Feels
  6. Oh, Jim
  7. Caroline Says II
  8. The Kids
  9. The Bed
  10. Sad Song

On July 6, 2006.

On July 6, 2006, “4AD” label released “Return to Cookie Mountain”, the second TV on the Radio studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by David Andrew Sitek.

Personnel:

  • Kyp Malone – vocals, bass, guitar
  • David Bowie, Kazu Makino, Omega “C Taylor” Moon, Katrina Ford, Shanina Robinson – vocals
  • David Andrew Sitek – samples, guitars, bass, flute, keys, synth, magic
  • Gerard Smith – piano, drums, bass, electric sitar
  • Jaleel Bunton – drums, guitars, piano, percussion, Rhodes
  • Jeremy Wilms – cello
  • Martin Perna – baritone saxophone
  • Tunde Adebimpe – vocals, percussion
  • Choir – Jaleel Bunton, Akwetey & Aku Orraca-Tetteh, Devang Shah, Aaron Aites, Tunde Adebimpe, Gerard Smith
  • Akwetey, Aku, Devang Shah (Dragons of Zynth) – percussion
  • Martin Perna, Chris Taylor – horns
  • Stuart D. Bogie – bass harmonica, bass clarinet
  • Chris Taylor – clarinet, horn arrangements

Track listing:

  1. I Was a Lover – Kyp Malone, David Andrew Sitek
  2. Hours – Tunde Adebimpe
  3. Province – Kip Malone, David Andrew Sitek
  4. Playhouses – Kip Malone
  5. Wolf Like Me – Tunde Adebimpe
  6. A Method – Tunde Adebimpe
  7. Let the Devil In – Kip Malone
  8. Dirtywhirl – Tunde Adebimpe
  9. Blues from Down Here – Kip Malone
  10. Tonight – Tunde Adebimpe
  11. Wash the Day – Kip Malone, David Andrew Sitek, Tunde Adebimpe

Samples used:

  • Teardrop by Massive Attack
  • Lou Reed’s 1975 album Metal Machine Music

 

On June 19, 2001.

On June 19, 2001, “Capitol” label released “Trust No One”, the debut Dave Navarro solo album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Mad Hatter Studios”, “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “NRG Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, “Media Vortex” in Burbank, California, “Southern Tracks” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Dave Navarro, Rich Costey, Andrew Slater and Jimmy Boyle.
Personnel:
• Dave Navarro – lead vocals, acoustic and guitars, bass, synthesizer, keyboards, sampling
• Matt Chamberlain – drums
• Rich Costey – programming, additional guitar, synth programming, chorus guitar, , vibraphone
• Mike Elizondo – bass
• Roy Mayorga – drums, percussion
• Holly Palmer – vocals
• DJ Numark – additional production, drum programming
• Jon Brion – intro voice, slide bass, additional guitar, ring modulator guitar
• Pinky Villandry – backing vocals
• Eugene – strings
• Twiggy Ramirez – bass
• Stephen Perkins – drums
• Monet Mazur – background scream
• Danny Saber – additional production, programming, bass
• Brendan O’Brien – bass and keyboards
• Andrew Slater – executive producer
• Brendan O’Brien – mixer
• Rich Costey – mixer
• Jimmy Boyle – engineer
• Dale Lawton – assistant engineer
• Geoff Walcha – assistant engineer
• Ryan Williams – assistant engineer
• Dave Ahlert – assistant engineer
• Steve Mixdorf – assistant engineer
• Mark Plati, Dave Schiffman, Danny Saber – additional engineering
• Mastered by Eddy Schreyer and Gene Grimaldi
Track listing:
All tracks by Dave Navarro, except where noted.

1. Rexall
2. Hungry
3. Sunny Day
4. Mourning Son
5. Everything
6. Not for Nothing
7. Avoiding the Angel
8. Very Little Daylight
9. Venus in Furs – Lou Reed
10. Slow Motion Sickness