If only he wasn't involved with the worst album of all time before he died
I like to pretend Lulu was just the result of a losing a really bad bet.
RIP Lou. Looks like all those years of doing heroin finally caught up to him.
Free to find a new illusion.
rip. too bad his legacy is going to be a ps4 commercial and a song saying colored girls
Uhhh what? Anybody that starts getting more into music is going to discover Velvet Underground, Heroin was a badass song.
i was talking about his legacy with the masses. lou reed isnt exactly a household name. i know his other stuff only because i have musician friends who talk about and play his other songs. on my own i only know his walk on the wild side song. Perfect Day i only ever heard on a duran duran cover album, Thank You (which btw is an awesome cover album, White Lines is fucking great). when i heard it on the ps4 commercial the first thing i thought of was Duran Duran. lou reed was a legit icon, but kids today or even older farts like me wont know that too well.
Most musicians aren't that kind of household name. I'm pretty sure Lou Reed was happy with the fame he both deserved and earned, and I believe listening to his music that he achieved the artistic dream of shitting exactly where he wanted to.
When everyone else was playing acid-rock, talking flower power, masturbating over pictures of Paul McCartney, and generally being hippies -- Lou was keeping it real singing about Drag Races while wearing drag. Shit just doesn't get any more real than that!
Edit: Another man who's name you probably don't know but whose songs you've rocked the fuck out to: John Kay. He didn't have the lifelong career that Reed did, but when he was young he burned brightly.
Last edited by Iannis; 10-28-2013 at 01:12 AM.
another name that comes to mind is Jim Steinman, made Meatloaf's career along with writing other artist's hit songs and he is virtually unknown to the non music world. when he dies i doubt he even gets a mention.
Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Tom Waits are the same damn person in my mind.
not velvet or reed, but appropriate i think
His solo stuff is much better than the shit he did with Velvet Underground
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