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« on: Oct 27, 2013 at 16:06 »

Sumbitch.  I'd still put New York as one of my top 10 albums, just listened to it a couple weeks ago and it stands up after 25 years.  Age 71 is a pretty good run for rock n roll.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 27, 2013 at 16:50 »

Hoax?  http://en.mediamass.net/people/lou-reed/deathhoax.html

You mean, the internet lies!?
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 27, 2013 at 18:12 »

Or is the hoax a hoax?  http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2013/10/27/report-that-lou-reeds-death-is-a-hoax-is-a-hoax.htm
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 27, 2013 at 18:18 »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_(album)
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 27, 2013 at 20:18 »

I could write for hours and still fail to convey my love for Lou Reed. 
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 27, 2013 at 21:03 »

I could write for hours and still fail to convey my love for Lou Reed. 

Indeed. 
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 27, 2013 at 22:35 »

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/arts/music/lou-reed-dies-at-71.html?_r=0
http://news.yahoo.com/lou-reed-iconic-punk-poet-dead-71-193311821.html
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2013/10/remembering-lou-reed-1942-2013?mbid=social_twitter
http://thequietus.com/articles/13708-lou-reed-obituary
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/i-thought-that-lou-reed-would-outlive-death-itself
http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/lou-reed-most-cited-influence-rock-n-roll-234749432.html

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« Reply #7 on: Oct 28, 2013 at 13:39 »

Figured he was in rough shape when he had the liver transplant.

When I was growing up we lived in the sticks, took an hour to get to school by bus, so the alarm was set to 6:00 a.m.  Limited choices on radio stations, so I had the alarm set to the local rock station and like clockwork, 6:00 a.m. every day they played Walk on the Wild Side.  I was still sifting my way through my musical tastes, but there's something damn cool about waking up to that bass line.

So much great stuff it's hard to pick a fave, and needless as well.  How do you compare the originals to the versions on Rock & Roll Animal?  The VU stuff is so different from Transformer is so different from Berlin is so different from New York.  Even the uneven albums like Sally Can't Dance had terrific shit like Kill Your Sons.  You forget about some stuff like Street Hassle (with Bruce Springsteen, FFS!) until you go back over the discography.  The Blue Mask and Legendary Hearts feature one of my favorite/under-appreciated guitarists, Robert Quine.  (Quine's guitar sound like a chubby kid trying to climb a fence to get away from a pack of rabid weasels, as interpreted on chain saw.)  Only saw him once, on the Mistrial tour, pretty cool show. 

Rock and roll would have sucked without his music and musical progeny.
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