I hate it when this happens.
The choice, sometimes, is very hard.
Patriotism is at an all time high. Spankmeister's Most Spankable is proud to jump on the band wagon.
Lou's parents sent him to a mental hospital for shock therapy as a teenager, which was intended to cure his alleged bisexuality and general weirdness, he wrote about the experience in his 1974 song, "Kill Your Sons.
Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground were mentored by Andy Warhol.
In 1975 Lou Reed released one of the worst or one of the greatest albums of all time. It was either a joke, an F U to the public, a vengeful fulfillment of a record contract or a brilliant avant garde forerunner to industrial music and the heaviest of metal ever created. Or maybe a little of all those things, which is so Rock And Roll.
Here's the whole record. Give it a listen and get back to me.
Lou Reed was not only a Musician, poet, and author but also an actor. He played the kind of record producer you know he hated in Paul Simon's "One Trick Pony"
Lou Reed died October 27 2013 at the age 71. Don't say RIP "It always bothers me to see people writing 'RIP' when a person dies. It just feels so insincere and like a cop-out. To me, 'RIP' is the microwave dinner of posthumous honors." - Lou Reed
If your life was saved by rock and roll thank Lou Reed. You know he is rocking and you know what side he's walking on.