Lou Reed ist gestorben. Fuck.
Der Mann hat mit den Velvet Underground den Indie Rock erfunden, war eine New Yorker Legende und seine Songs Perfect Day und Walk on the wild Side sind nicht weniger als reinstes, in Musik gegossenes Leben, seine Songs über Huren, Drogen, Zuhälter und Transen zeigten ein wildes New York, weit abseits urbaner Romantik.
„I always believed that I have something important to say and I said it.“ Lou Reed.
Info zum ersten Video: „A tribute to Lou Reed's seminal 'Walk on the wild Side' featuring Photos of Holly, Candy, Joe and Jackie, and deleted footage from 'Ciao! Manhattan'.“
Aus dem Nachruf beim Rolling Stone:
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was born in Brooklyn, in 1942. A fan of doo-wop and early rock & roll (he movingly inducted Dion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989), Reed also took formative inspiration during his studies at Syracuse University with the poet Delmore Schwartz. After college, he worked a staff songwriter for the novelty label Pickwick Records (where he had a minor hit in 1964 with a dance-song parody called "The Ostrich"). In the mid-Sixties, Reed befriended Welsh musician John Cale, a classically trained violist who had performed with groundbreaking minimalist composer La Monte Young. Reed and Cale formed a band called the Primitives, then changed their name to the Warlocks. After meeting guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker, they became the Velvet Underground. With a stark sound and ominous look, the band caught the attention of Andy Warhol, who incorporated the Velvets into his Exploding Plastic Inevitable. "Andy would show his movies on us," Reed said. "We wore black so you could see the movie. But we were all wearing black anyway."