Sunday, October 27, 2013

Take A Walk On The Wild Side


You know how some people always seem larger than life and completely indestructible?  This rocked my world today:  Lou Reed passed away.

Huge.  That's just huge for me for some reason.  Via Rolling Stone:
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."
You have to love a quixotic purist with some serious flare, don't you?

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