To be honest, My Name Is Mok is one of my favorite songs from Lou’s 1980s catalog. It’s taken from the 1983 flick, Rock & Rule, which is a great slice of early 80s animation in the Heavy Metal vein.
The rhythm section is what gives the tune its power, with Ellard “Moose” Boles’ heavy basslines and Michael Suchorsky’s uncharacteristically concussive drums.
Lead Vocals and Guitar: Lou Reed
Keyboards: Michael Fonfara
Guitars: Stuart Heinrich, Chuck Hammer
Bass: Ellard J. Boles
Drums: Michael Suchorsky
Background Vocals: Avery Sommers, Heather B. Withers, Trudy Bayne
Recorded at RCA Studios, NYC
I’ve always wondered about this being recorded in ‘83, since Lou last played with this band (studio or live) in 1980. It’s entirely possible the music tracks were demos or previously recorded tracks that were recycled for the movie. No Rock & Rule soundtrack was ever released.
Lou Reed live at the Odeon Theatre in Paris, 17 September 1973. The Berlin Tour.
Thinking a lot lately about Dick Wagner, and how much his music means to me. Here is the Hunter/Wagner duo in all its glory with Pentti “Whitey” Glan on drums, Ray Colcord on keys, and Peter Walsh on bass.
Yes, this is still my Lou Reed tumblr, and no, it has not been hacked.
This is a photo of Alice Cooper-era Dick Wagner, a man that most Lou fans know from Rock N Roll Animal and Lou Reed Live. Dick isn’t doing very well right now, and he’s battling for his life - a severe lung infection and heart surgery are the latest hurdles he has to overcome.
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December 1976 in Lou’s Seattle hotel room. That’s Lee Lumsden (drummer for The Meyce). Photo by Neil Hubbard.