Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Here comes the ocean

I blogged about my favourite Lou Reed song back in June, after the great man had received a new liver, and had proclaimed himself 'bigger and stronger than ever'. Now he's dead, and another link with the cultural revolutions of the 1960s is lost.

This song might have been born in a New York basement, but it has the grandeur and grace of the Pacific Ocean, or Te Moana a Tonga, in its bones. So long Lou.

[Posted by Scott Hamilton]


Blogger Richard said...

I listened to some Lou Reed songs on the Tuesday night "Sound Lounge". Until then I had only known the famous one but these were indeed quite brilliant songs. He combines simplicity of image with a complexity of texture: of sound etc

I wonder where Ted Jenner stands on this "issue" of Lou Reed!

11:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

after recently travestying ralph miliband the daily mail has pissed on lou reed's grave:

10:05 am  

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