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.
I absolutely love this video! Amazing.
I turn 50 next week. Doing the half century reflection, I am so grateful to have been around for this music.
And for PDD, and for Ramos's posts.
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