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    Unhappy Lou Reed dead at 71

    I cannot believe it
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwzaifhSw2c"]velvet underground - venus in furs - YouTube[/ame]
    England's dancing days are done...

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    Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.

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    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."

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    "If I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see, / I'd put you in the mirror I put in front of me."

    Oh man. Big death. Crushing blow. Requiescat in pace Louis.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcDuR9BF0Oc"]Velvet Underground-"Pale Blue Eyes" from "The Velvet Underground" LP - YouTube[/ame]
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    I once, when I was a teenage desk clerk, had the sign outside the motel changed to read, "Welcome Lou Reed." (Well, he would have been very welcome!) Wow, I didn't think many in the little KS hometown knew who the heck he was. People were coming in off the street, "Lou Reed's going to be here??" etc. etc. Janitor guy who had to change the lettering, then take it down, was slightly miffed at me.

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    Differs from 'Berlin' track:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLrb-cuFz4"]The Velvet Underground - Sad Song (Demo) - YouTube[/ame]

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    Ok now I feel old.

    RIP Lou you gave us more than you ever knew.

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    Sunday Morning ..

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cWzxJvgWc8"]The Velvet Underground-Sunday Morning - YouTube[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    "If I could make the world as pure and strange as what I see, / I'd put you in the mirror I put in front of me."

    Oh man. Big death. Crushing blow. Requiescat in pace Louis.
    Velvet Underground-"Pale Blue Eyes" from "The Velvet Underground" LP - YouTube
    beautiful, thank you.

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    Reed's literary agent confirmed his death to The Associated Press, saying that he had succumbed to a liver-related ailment.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/lou-reed...t-71-1.2253579


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    Twitter abuzz right now with spreading the news and condolences.

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    Reed died in Southampton, N.Y. of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant, according to his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who added that Reed had been in frail health for months. Reed shared a home in Southampton with his wife and fellow musician, Laurie Anderson, whom he married in 2008.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...10-27-15-05-42

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    I just last week attended the documentary film- 20 Feet From Stardom. It featured archival footage and interviews with famous musicians and the successful back-up singers with equal talent. Merry Clayton was featured as was Lou and "Walk On The Wild Side" with Merry singing... "and the colored girls sing doot da doot doot. doot da doot doot!"

    I recommend seeing this film. It was incredible, fun and interesting!

    RIP Lou, you were a musical genius!

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    Rip.

    Frigga,ever since hearing an interview with Merry Clayton on NPR this summer, want to see this "movie. Alas this small town will never have it. Hoping it will be on DVD.

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    This powerful track is the reason one can say Lou spoke for so many of us:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUgz-rZuRc"]Lou Reed ~ Waves of Fear - YouTube[/ame]
    Or these eleven minutes, the darkest of rock operas:

    Street Hassle. (YouTube)

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