LOU REED MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

LOU REED MYSTERY SWEATSHIRT

120.00

Lou Reed/Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground, with a solo career that spanned five decades. 

CLUE#1 SISTER RAY

A song by the Velvet Underground that closes side two of their 1968 album White Light/White Heat. The lyrics are by Lou Reed about drug use, violence, homosexuality, and transvestism. Reed said of the lyrics: "'Sister Ray' was done as a joke—no, not as a joke, but it has eight characters in it and this guy gets killed and nobody does anything. It was built around this story that I wrote about this scene of total debauchery and decay. I like to think of ‘Sister Ray' as a transvestite smack dealer. The situation is a bunch of drag queens taking some sailors home with them, shooting up on smack and having this orgy when the police appear."

CLUE#2 EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE

One of Warhol's first contributions was to integrate them into the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Warhol's associates inspired many of Reed's songs as he fell into a thriving, multifaceted artistic scene. Reed rarely gave an interview without paying homage to Warhol as a mentor. 

CLUE#3 56 LUDLOW

He shared a loft with John Cale at 56 Ludlow Street in the early sixties. It was in this Lower East Side tenement, on the fifth floor, that the Velvet Underground was born.

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A mystery sweatshirt is a sweatshirt dedicated to an iconic person with 3 embroidered clues.
The sweatshirt comes either in black with white embroidery or grey with black embroidery.

Each sweatshirt is made to order in Los Angeles. The whole process takes 7 to 10 days. The sweatshirts have a classic cut, loose body, raglan sleeves and crew neck for an elegant look. We use quality fabrics and ribbing made here in Los Angeles.

There is a catalogue of almost 200 people available for order, with icons of art, music, literature, fashion, cinema and crime.
We have been making these sweatshirts for almost 5 years and they have been our best selling products. People love them as they are a clever and well designed way to pay homage to all these inspiring legends. All the clues are carefully researched, these sweatshirts make a really special and thoughtful present. 

This item is made to order so no returns will be accepted, if you have any questions please contact us at : sorellipresents@gmail.com