Additional information about this Lou Reed vinyl art.
Lou Reed – The Artist
Lewis Allan Reed (1942 – 2013) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground were not a commercial success during their existence, but are now regarded as one of the most influential bands in the history of underground and alternative rock music. After leaving the band in 1970, Reed released twenty solo studio albums. His second, Transformer (1972), was produced by David Bowie and arranged by Mick Ronson, and brought mainstream recognition.
Satellite of Love – The Song
Satellite of Love is a song by Lou Reed. It is the second single from his 1972 album Transformer. At the time of its release, it achieved minor chart success, though it later became a staple of his concerts and compilation albums. The song is about a man who observes a satellite launch on television, and contemplates what Reed describes as feelings of “the worst kind of jealousy” about his unfaithful girlfriend. David Bowie, who produced the album with Mick Ronson, provided background vocals, especially for the final chorus.
The Apollo Space Capsule – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the shape of the silhouette of the Apollo space command and service module surrounded by hearts instead of stars. A space capsule is an often-crewed spacecraft that uses a blunt-body reentry capsule to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere without wings. Capsules are distinguished from satellites primarily by the ability to survive reentry and return a payload to the Earth’s surface from orbit. Capsule-based crewed spacecraft such as Soyuz or Orion are often supported by a service or adapter module, and sometimes augmented with an extra module for extended space operations. Capsules make up the majority of crewed spacecraft designs, although one crewed spaceplane, the Space Shuttle, has flown in orbit. Current examples of crewed space capsules include Soyuz, Shenzhou, Orion, Starliner, and Dragon 2. Examples of new crew capsules currently in development include Orel and Gaganyaan. Historic examples of crewed capsules include Vostok, Mercury, Voskhod, Gemini, and Apollo.
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