When I was young Lou Reed both during and after his Velvet Underground days was constantly either on my turntable (and later cassette and CD) or in my head. Songs that exposed all aspects of life and often in a weird way celebrated it. Transformer, Berlin, New York, and the list goes on an on. Incredible lyrics and music.
And for all you guitarists out there, he never got credit for the player he was.
Lou Reed is probably the only "classic" music I am willing to listen to often. "walk" is, I suppose, my favorite song. And Velvet Underground such an innovative group. As rock geezers go, Reed might have been, with Neil Young, the only one I might have been willing to see live in their old age.
Man, he was good.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
Thread ahead: Amazon.com MP3 Download Top 100 Bestsellers -- November 03, 2013 Next thread: New Music Tuesday (11/5/13): 663 CDs & 207 Vinyl Previous thread: New Music Tuesday (10/29/13): 918 CDs & 244 Vinyl
My only familiarity with his name is the Homestar Runner where Homestar makes a bet with Strong Bad. If Homestar lost, he had to change his name to Kevin DuBrow. But I know "Cum on Feel the Noize" at least.