By Paul Lundgren on Oct 27, 2013 in R.I.P.
His death is locally relevant, since he wrote Perfect Duluth Day’s unofficial theme song.
Oh, Jesus. No band mattered more than Velvet Underground. I wanted to be Nico when I was younger.
The saddest album about death is Magic and Loss by Lou Reed.
The best music ever: VU and Nico
Anyway, what can one say?
Oh, fuck. Mr. Emmadogs just reminded me of this. I am going to go cry now.
Okay, one last one. Lou Reed was the best, VU was the absolute best, and I am absolutely devastated.
This is the one I posted to my Facebook page:
Thanks for your homage to Lou Reed. He outlived all the punters’ expectations. That “rock n roll station was 102.7 WNEW-FM in New York -- where I got my rock n roll education and was turned on to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Rock on….
He’ll be missed this year at the Halloween Parade.
When I was still kind of young and kind of innocent I found my brothers copy of Rock and Roll Animal. I still consider it one of my three most influential albums. Certainly one of my favorite “guitar” albums. The same band is on Lou Reed Live. I was listening to it in the living room on the big old console stereo on head phones with Mom and Dad sitting around. About half way through “Heroin” I remember thinking, hey this is something different. I better take this upstairs and listen on my stereo so Mom and Dad don’t hear. Intro into “Sweet Jane” just absolutely majestic guitars. It was the first album I ever listened to both sides twice in a row at one sitting. The great breakdown and build back up on Rock n Roll. So Lou, all I can say is rest in peace and “it’s alright baby alright baby, baby alright.”
PS: second favorite is New York.
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