RIP Lou Reed 1941-2013

Chuck Klosterman wrote more eloquently than I ever could about the man. I'll just play a few clips, instead. You were a legend, Lou.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUUANzSB2Uc

I linked to this in the comments yesterday, but since this joint appears to be a ghost town, no one will notice. (The look Lou gives Antony at the end of this performance is just perfect.)

"Dirty Blvd" with Bowie.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBCbMPWbMx4

"This Magic Moment" Doc Pomus cover.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eZjwJZF8uE

Velvet Underground forever.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFmMkswZKJ4

 

 

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25 thoughts on “RIP Lou Reed 1941-2013”

      1. I was just messin'.

        (Say, I'll pinch hit for a few days this week if you and jobu want a breather. I'm taking the week off to get ready for an open house at my studio, so I have some free time. And a folder filled to bursting.)

        1. Is said open house open to the public? Got scooped on the one piece but I'd like to see if there are others that click.

        2. heh, says the man that turned down the offer previously?

          anyway, have at it*.

          *(disclaimer to the standard guest DJ policy: old DJs are welcome to pick up a week now and then. they've earned it. this offer is rendered null and void to anything related to william shatner)

    1. I read that one, too.

      There's been a lot of good writing about the man. His importance to rock and roll culture cannot be understated.

      1. Wish I could claim I was early to the party, but I didn't pick up VU & Nico until about 4 years ago. Even still, I've certainly come around.

        1. I didn't know about the VU until college, myself--well over a decade from their so-called heyday. It took a huge re-issue of their catalog (in every indie record shop I frequented) to alert me to Mr. Reed's earlier combo. 1983, maybe?
          httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48YSd-EPFo

          1. Yep, it was 1983. That's when VU came out which was touted as a "lost" album and all the rest of their albums were re-released. That's when I got into the band as well. I agree with Klosterman that Velvet Underground and Nico (released in 1966) sounds like it could have been released yesterday.

  1. I've spent the last few days wishing I had my turntable and vinyl of "VU & Nico" here with me. I used to love coming home from work and putting that on and just chillin for an hour or so.

  2. I don't know of any Lou Reed/VU I've listened to except on the radio or TV or things like that.
    I read an obit on my commute.
    I'm listening to Metal Machine Music right now (via youtube). This is pretty good, but I'm not sure about another hour of it.

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