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  1. 27 Oct '13 21:52
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24697765

    I was never a cult follower, but it saddens me to see another icon's demise.
  2. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    28 Oct '13 08:17
    He was said to be the greatest lyricist of rock n roll.

    Its not easy to estimate his overall influence on music considering his pioneer band "The Velvet Underground" ,,,,,,er... its emotional for me but not sad 🙂
  3. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    28 Oct '13 11:09
    The Velvet Underground @ Nico (the first album and produced by Andy Warhal) has been my favourite album since I was a teenager.

    Seen him live. And I saw him with the Velvet Underground in the early '90's.

    He was brilliant!
  4. 28 Oct '13 12:02
    I could never be sad over the passing of a great icon as their work will live on forever. Lou lived to over 70 and that's probably 20 or 30 more years than he thought he'd ever have. A great lyricist. A pioneer in rock music whose influence is seen and respected everywhere. Always challenging and never complacent. You listen to a song like Street Hassle and you can honestly say they just don't make 'em like that anymore. Godspeed, Lou Reed.
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    29 Oct '13 01:05
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    He was said to be the greatest lyricist of rock n roll.

    Its not easy to estimate his overall influence on music considering his pioneer band "The Velvet Underground" ,,,,,,er... its emotional for me but not sad 🙂
    That's a slender Reed to cling to.
  6. 29 Oct '13 18:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24697765

    I was never a cult follower, but it saddens me to see another icon's demise.
    I thought this cover was terrific:

    YouTube

    until I heard the original:

    YouTube

    But Lou Reed said Mitch Ryder's cover was better than his own original.

    BTW you can hear 20 tracks at

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/20-essential-lou-reed-tracks-20131027

    Jenny said when she was just five years old
    There was nothin' happenin' at all
    Every time she puts on a radio
    There was nothin' goin' down at all,
    Not at all
    Then one fine mornin' she puts on a New York station
    You know, she don't believe what she heard at all
    She started shakin' to that fine fine music
    You know her life was saved by rock 'n' roll
    Despite all the amputations you know you could just go out
    And dance to the rock 'n' roll station

    It was alright
    It was allright
    Hey baby
    You know it was allright
    It was allright

    Jenny said when she was just bout five years old
    You know my parents are gonna be the death of us all
    Two TV sets and two Cadillac cars -
    Well you know it ain't gonna help me at all
    Not just a little tiny bit
    Then one fine mornin' she turns on a New York station
    She doesn't believe what she hears at all
    Ooh, She started dancin' to that fine fine music
    You know her life is saved by rock 'n' roll,
    Yeah, rock n' roll
    Despite all the computations
    You could just dance to that rock 'n' roll station

    And baby it was allright
    And it was alright
    Hey it was allright
    It was allright
    Hey here she comes now!
    Jump! Jump!

    Like Jenny said when she was just bout' five years old
    Hey you know there's nothin' happenin' at all
    Not at all
    Every time I put on the radio,
    You know there's nothin' goin' down at all,
    Not at all
    But one fine mornin' she hears a New York station
    She doesn't believe what she heard at all
    Hey, not at all
    She started dancin' to that fine fine music
    You know her life was saved by rock 'n' roll
    Yeah rock 'n' roll
    Ooh, Despite all the computations
    You know you could just dance to the rock 'n' roll station

    Allright, allright
    And it was allright
    Oh, you listen to me now
    And it was allright
    C'mon now
    Little better
    Little bit
    It was allright
    It was allright
    And it was allright, allright
    It's allright, allright
    Baby it's allright, now
    Allright, baby it's allright, now
    Baby it's allright, allright now
    Baby it's allright
    Baby it's allright now
    Oh baby,oh baby
    Oh baby, Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
    It's allright, now
    Ooh, it's allright now
    All, allright.
  7. 29 Oct '13 20:54
    The second most important member of The Velvet Underground, and as such, one of the most influential rock musicians of all time.
  8. 30 Oct '13 00:00
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The second most important member of The Velvet Underground, and as such, one of the most influential rock musicians of all time.
    #1 is John Cale? Andy Warhol?
  9. 30 Oct '13 00:21
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The second most important member of The Velvet Underground, and as such, one of the most influential rock musicians of all time.
    We have a musicologist! Please say more.
  10. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    31 Oct '13 21:15
    "And something flickered for a minute
    But then it vanished and was gone"
  11. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    04 Nov '13 20:34
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The second most important member of The Velvet Underground, and as such, one of the most influential rock musicians of all time.
    How do you know that?

    Izzy Stradlin of Guns n Roses wrote most of those riffs for Appettite for Destruction, but by many uninformed Gunners fans he was seen as the fifth most important member, when really he was the 1st.
    Without those choice riffs, right from track one, that would've just been some ordinary music punctuated here and there with a flashy solo or some Axel Rose whiney average waxing lyric ...pffft
  12. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    04 Nov '13 20:36 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The second most important member of The Velvet Underground, and as such, one of the most influential rock musicians of all time.
    I think his solo career is brilliant and should be respected by all artists whether they like him or not.
    If VU was all he did then he would have just been a rock trivia question's answer, and nothing more.
  13. Standard member karoly aczel
    the Devil himself
    04 Nov '13 20:39
    Originally posted by rwingett
    That's a slender Reed to cling to.
    I had to stop. I would've typed for hours about why Lou Reed was one of the most influencial musicians.
    I never saw a gig, but I bet you had to be there as exerts from his live footage doesn't seem to do him much justice.

    Not to mention he was a smart guy like Van Morrison by surrounding himself with some great musos.
  14. 04 Nov '13 21:13
    Lou Reed was indeed awesome and deserved better commercial success! I hope he gets a nice tribute!
  15. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    04 Nov '13 21:39
    Listening my way through the VU/Lou Reed discography ... Currently in the mid 70s ... "amphetamine Lou" ... to the accompaniment of Lester Bangs' interviews ... describing Reed's "anti-charisma" ... Metal Machine Music, any takers?