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Poet of Destruction: Lou Reed Quiz

A quiz about American singer, musician and songwriter Lou Reed. Take a walk down the wild side to see what you know. 12 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was born March 2,1942 in what city?

  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Staten Island, New York
  • Long Island, New York
  • Syracuse, New York

Question 2 Photo

Known for his "in your face" lyrics and his trademark voice style, what describes his sound?

  • Low and Raspy
  • Fast and Staccato
  • Slow and Melodic
  • Monotone and Conversational

Question 3 Photo

What band did he help form in 1964?

  • The Runaways
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Metal Machine Trio
  • CBGB

Question 4 Photo

The Velvet Underground were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in what year?

  • 1989
  • 1993
  • 1996
  • 2000

Question 5 Photo

What VU album does first President of the Czech Republic,Vaclav Havel, credit with inspiring him to become president?

  • White Light / White Heat
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Loaded
  • The Velvet Underground and Nico

Question 6 Photo

What British rocker did Reed punch for suggesting he clean up his life?

  • Mick Jagger
  • David Bowie
  • Brian Eno
  • Roger Daltrey

Question 7 Photo

David Bowie produced which 1972 Reed release?

  • Transformer
  • Berlin
  • Lou Reed
  • Loaded

Question 8 Photo

What pop artist was his mentor and friend?

  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Jasper Johns
  • Andy Warhol
  • Tom Wesselmann

Question 9 Photo

What iconic Warhol painting appears on the album cover of "The Velvet Underground and Nico"?

  • Jeans With A Moveable Zipper
  • A Peelable Banana
  • Neon Face Panels
  • Brillo Box Of Soap Pads

Question 10 Photo

Loureedia is a genus of underground velvet spider named for Lou Reed. True or False?

  • True
  • False
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  • xxxxxx


Reed wrote and sang some of rocks most explicit lyrics. Can you match the song title with its topic?

Drag items from right column to match with left column


  • "Waiting For My Man"
  • "Venus In Furs"
  • "There She Goes Again"
  • "Kill Your Sons"


  • Being Forced To Undergo Electro Shock Therapy
  • Drugs
  • Sado-Masochism
  • Prostitution

Question 12 Photo

Reed's song "Perfect Day" has been used in many ways. Which of the following has it "not" been used in?

  • In the Opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Soundtrack for the film "Trainspotting"
  • Series 3 Trailer for "Downton Abbey"
  • 2013 TV Advertisement for PlayStation 4