Lou Reed: a short appreciation

New York’s favourite son, Lou Reed passed away on October 27th 2013 at the age of 71, following complications from a liver transplant.  One of the word’s most  unique artists, for most people – fans or otherwise – Reed will always be remembered for the deadpan, almost spoken word delivery of a proportion of his lyrics.  As a musician, he often divided people, but there was never any questioning his gift with words, words which sometimes would surely have made far more compelling poetry than lyrical content.

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