Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou Reed

Lou Reed is dead at 71.   I can't remember why I bought the album - the first - Velvet Underground and Nico when it came out in 1967.  I don't think I really understood what he was saying in Heroin.  But I did like lines like "I don't know just where I'm going but I'm going to try for the kingdom..."  It certainly was not the Hootenanny folkie goodie goodie music like Simon & Garfunkel that I loved.  It was part of a new anti-establishment wave that had lasting impact, even for those of us who never did take a walk on the wild side.