What is the most underrated album of all time and why is it Street Hassle?
>the first album ever recorded in binaural
>concept album about the most influential man in rock music becoming a self parody
>features an 11 minute part spoken word centerpiece that is simultaneously the best rock opera and the best poem of all time
>the album that without a doubt established lou reed as the voice of new york
>mostly live recordings, the best performances of lou's career
>starts with lou calling himself a faggot junkie and calling sweet jane a shit song
>has a song about wanting to be black and having a 9 inch dick
>real good time together is proto shoegaze for the first 2 minutes and then launches into the most energetic moment on the album
>has a bruce springsteen feature
>shows lou reed at his most vulnerable
>has the best album art of any album ever
why the FUCK is this so overlooked
lou reed also pretty much invented noise rock on metal machine music and was part of the velvet underground
Its too bad he had to die after making that awful lulu album.
Although bowie said he liked lulu and it was 2deep4u and will be understood in the future
Bowie said that to Laurie (Lou's widow) at Lou's posthumous Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction. Going just by context I think it's more likely he was just being kind than being serious.
He might have been a hack but it's undeniable that he had a huge influence. Literally like over half of all the critically acclaimed rock bands I can think of are probably indebted to him to some extent.
A lot of his solo work is pretty overlooked. I like the stuff from the early 80s especially.
Lou really lets it all out on this one.
legendary hearts. hilarious video.
I don't know about that. Sure people who don't care about music at all only really know what's on the radio and a select few indie and classic rock bands. But I think basically anyone who has taken an interest in music has at least heard the guys name. His death was pretty high profile he was all over the news and I heard Walk On The Wild Side all over the place for a couple of days.
>But the funny thing is what happened to her nose, ooohhh
>It grew until it reached all of her toes, ooohhh >Now, when people say her feet smell, they mean her nose
what he mean by this /mu/?
>Herpes, AIDS, the Middle East at full throttle
>better check that sausage, before you put it in the waffle
>and while you're at it, check what's in the batter
>make sure that candy's in the Original Wrapper
what did he mean by this /mu/?
Was Lou Reed like the original Lil B? His work with the Velvets was alright but his solo career was fucking garbage and I don't understand all the praise he got. He couldn't play any instruments, he couldn't write songs, he couldn't sing at all, and his lyrics were cringeworthy as fuck. He even had guys like Bowie lauding him as a genius the way that Asap Rocky tries to carry Lil B under his wing these days.
Friendly reminder that David Bowie wasn't actually gay and that he literally appropriated gay culture as a marketing tool.
In the late 60s Bowie used sex as a tool to try and get signed by rich homosexuals, and throughout the 70s he amended his original claim that he was gay to being only bisexual. All the while he was married to a woman and having high profile affairs with British actresses while Lou Reed had been sent to psych wards for jacking off to gay porn everyday and was dating a 6 foot 5 peruvian transexual.
Bowie admitted later in his career that his bisexuality was "more of a product of the times than actual biology".
Why does he never get shit for this?