RIP Lou Reed

20131027-135541.jpg

Rolling Stone reports that musician Lou Reed has died at age 71:

With the Velvet Underground in the late Sixties, Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry. As a restlessly inventive solo artist, from the Seventies into the 2010s, he was chameleonic, thorny and unpredictable, challenging his fans at every turn. Glam, punk and alternative rock are all unthinkable without his revelatory example. “One chord is fine,” he once said, alluding to his bare-bones guitar style. “Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.”

Keep reading.

11 Comments on "RIP Lou Reed"

  1. oneironauticus | Oct 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm |

    “herrrooooiin…will be the death of me…”

  2. jose chung | Oct 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm |

    And it’s not like we could help
    But there wasn’t nothing no one could do
    And if there was, man, you know I would have been the first
    But when someone turns that blue
    Well, it’s a universal truth
    And then you just know that bitch will never fuck again

  3. Aipeed Teaitchse | Oct 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm |

    He was the final boss (of Penn and Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors) http://youtu.be/JLm2BU8HCqA

  4. rhetorics_killer | Oct 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm |

    I’m gonna stop wasting my time..

  5. Love his music, can’t stand the man. He wasn’t a very pleasant feller.

    • Punctuated Colon | Nov 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm |

      Identify with the music, you identify with the artist. Tough shit, you love him

  6. Goodnight ladies…

Comments are closed.