Sunday, 27 October 2013

What Lou Reed wrote

I have to be honest and say I don't know very much about Lou Reed so I'm definitely not going go into a full essay on his life. I just thought it would be respectful to put in a timely post about the things I remember about him. All I'll say is that what I do know is that he was a great musician, an innovator, a true original and that I didn't want him to die, and its really sad that he has gone. I love Perfect Day (the one without Bono), I've seen Trainspotting about a thousand times you see, but I realise it is only the smallest part of his lexicon of music and his deeds. I think we listened to Transformer in the car as kids when my dad was going through his listening to classic albums stage but I think it got denied airplay in the end by The Clash and The Stranglers that he preferred. When I heard that Lou Reed had died (through Twitter of course) the first thing I thought of was an article I had read (which I also found through Twitter), a review by Lou Reed of Kanye West's album Yeezus. Now here's me thinking why is this old guy reviewing a current rap album, he won't get it, he's going slate it as shallow, artless crap. But like I said I don't know much about him and he doesn't do that - what he does is he reviews it in such a refreshing way. It makes you love music again it makes you think I'm not too old for this shit, I'm never going to be too old for this shit, and this guy right here writing; he really knows his shit. It makes you want to open your eyes and try new things. There is a link below to the article, check it out for yourself (I think it was in the Guardian as well).


Rest in Peace Lou Reed

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